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News: Extreme Exorcism is Creeping Onto the Wii U eShop Soon

Extreme Exorcism is Creeping Onto the Wii U eShop Soon

I ain't afraid of no ghosts!

The good folks at UK-based Ripstone Publishing have teamed up with indie devs Golden Ruby Games to bring the paranormal platformer and spooky party game Extreme Exorcism to the Wii U eShop later this year. Not for the faint hearted, Extreme Exorcism is an arena platformer where every move you make comes back to haunt...

Nintendo Download: 28th May (Europe)

28th May (Europe)

Splatoon, Fossil Fighters, Strangeness, an imported retro treat and more

Much later than normal due to a public Holiday, we finally have this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There's a hotly anticipated Wii U retail exclusive, of course, while there's also a retail arrival on 3DS. Wii U owners have more options with an intriguing...

News: Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

No information regarding a European release at this point in time

Update: Just days after the latest release announcement, Tic Toc Games have revealed Adventures of Pip will now be arriving next week in North America on 4th June. Original: Last month Tic Toc Games announced its Kickstarter project, Adventures of Pip, was scheduled to release in...

News: Little Devil Inside Hits Its Target and is Coming to Wii U

Little Devil Inside Hits Its Target and is Coming to Wii U

Made it with two days to spare

Little Devil Inside is a success story on Kickstarter based not on the heritage and star power of its developers, but through the quality of the pitch. Having previously hit its goal of $250,000AUD, it's now successfully passed its Wii U stretch goal of $270,000AUD with two days to spare. If you missed it before, this...

News: Natsume Is Bringing Two Arc System Works Titles To North America In July & August

Natsume Is Bringing Two Arc System Works Titles To North America In July & August

More love for the eShop

Publisher of the Harvest Moon series, Natsume, has announced it has partnered with Arc System Works to release two titles for Nintendo’s eShop platform in North America over the coming months. Gotcha Racing, coming to the 3DS this July, is a top-down racing game where players gather parts from capsule machines to build a...

Nintendo Download: 21st May (North America)

21st May (North America)

Swords & Soldiers II, classic Mega Man, Puzzle & Dragons and much more

It's that time again, slightly later than normal, for the North American Download Update details. This week brings a range of new options on Wii U, a number of which are exclusives, along with a 3DS retail release, the latest from CIRCLE Entertainment and a whole load of...

News: Minecraft Clone Cube Life: Island Survival Confirmed For June Release, Launch Discount Revealed 

Minecraft Clone Cube Life: Island Survival Confirmed For June Release, Launch Discount Revealed 

60 percent off at launch

Minecraft clone Cube Life: Island Survival is coming to the North American and European Wii U eShops at the start of June, publisher Cypronia has told us. The title offers crafting with over 200 items and tools, wild animals to fend off, local inhabitants (which you'll be able to trade with or slaughter, depending on your...

News: Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

If you squint you can see it

When Koji Igarashi - the producer on classic Castlevania titles - teased a Kickstarter campaign, there was an unsurprising meltdown online. The eventual Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter campaign delivered what many hoped for - an action platformer that brings to mind the heritage of Igarashi-san's best...

News: Icy Wind Games Set To Release Action-Adventure Title "Heroes, Help!" On Wii U In Q1 2016

Icy Wind Games Set To Release Action-Adventure Title "Heroes, Help!" On Wii U In Q1 2016

Brought to you by an indie studio based in Sweden

The new two-man Stockholm-based indie studio, Icy Wind Games, is set to release its upcoming action-adventure Wii U title – Heroes, Help! – in Q1 2016. The top down title featuring 4-player local co-op involves travelling through a wide range of environments and fighting large amounts of enemies...

Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the Fault of Many, But Damages Creativity and Risk Taking

The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the Fault of Many, But Damages Creativity and Risk Taking

More for less isn't sensible or fair

There's a worrying trend at present, in which ambitious and creative independent developers announce a sizeable Wii U exclusive, and then have to defend their pricing. That's happened twice in recent times with Affordable Space Adventures and - this week - Swords & Soldiers II. We've also had a reliable...

Exclusive: eShop Publishers Are Dropping Releases In Germany Due To Low Sales And Cost Of USK Rating

eShop Publishers Are Dropping Releases In Germany Due To Low Sales And Cost Of USK Rating

Smaller indies also struggling to make a living on Nintendo systems

We've reported on the less-than-ideal nature of global age ratings in the past, and what they mean for indie developers attempting to make a living on Nintendo's systems. Releasing a game internationally isn't a simple matter of pushing a button; age ratings must be granted in every...

News: Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Soldiers II

Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Soldiers II

"There should be room for bigger, better and higher quality indie games"

Arriving this week, Swords & Soldiers II will be another Wii U eShop exclusive, following up on the popular WiiWare original which - eventually - also found its way to multiple platforms. This time around more is made of the Wii U's options with the GamePad, however, and as...

News: Come Up With Witty One-Liners to Become a SteamWorld Heist Ambassador

Come Up With Witty One-Liners to Become a SteamWorld Heist Ambassador

Plagiarising Bender isn't an option

In recent weeks Image & Form has been keeping the fires burning for the planned Fall release of SteamWorld Heist, which is coming to various platforms including Wii U and 3DS. Its mix of 2D strategy, procedurally generated levels and a quirky premise have made it one of our most eagerly watching download...

News: ​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

Sate your hunger

It appears that 28th May will be a rather exciting day for Nintendo gamers. As you may have been aware, 28th May is the eve of Splatoon's launch; no doubt thousands of gamers will be keeping a few cans of energy drinks on hand as they get started on the game as soon as it launches at midnight. However, earlier in the day, the eShop...

News: UCraft is a Wii U Exclusive Once Again

UCraft is a Wii U Exclusive Once Again

Due this Holiday season

UCraft has had a turbulent development history to date - originally announced by Nexis Games as a Wii U exclusive, the Minecraft-inspired sandbox game had unrealistic release window targets, a failed Kickstarter campaign and then caused controversy by going multi-platform with a PC release. There were then plans for a

Nintendo Download: 21st May (Europe)

21st May (Europe)

Swords & Soldiers II, yarn Kirby, Paper Mario, Curve Digital sale and more

It's time for another Monday morning to be brightened up by upcoming download delights, and this week's European Nintendo Download Update has some promising choices. On the Wii U we have an exclusive from Ronimo Games, a soft and cuddly Good-Feel game and a classic N64 title,...

News: Yooka-Laylee’s Game Worlds Will Be Contained Within "Magical Books”

Yooka-Laylee’s Game Worlds Will Be Contained Within "Magical Books”

A novel idea

Playtonic's spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie and popular Kickstarter project, Yooka-Laylee, aims to recreate the magic of the 3D platform titles of yesteryear with charming characters and classic level design. With development well underway, creative lead Gavin Price has recently discussed the team's approach to level creation in...