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News: Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

"Enhancements to improve the user’s experience"

Wii Sports Club has now been released in full as four separate downloads, while it's also now in stores as a retail disc in Europe — that offering arrives in North America on 25th July. The Wii U upgrade to the iconic bundled Wii software may not be enjoying the cultural impact of the original, but...

First Impressions: Exploring the Depths of Affordable Space Adventures

Exploring the Depths of Affordable Space Adventures

A unique challenge

After a first year of struggling momentum, the Wii U eShop library has steadily developed and now has a solid line-up of high-quality games. Some are multiplatform titles, a common reality in this era of game engines such as Unity being widely adopted, and there's also a small batch of experiences unique to the system. A...

News: Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver

Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver

You play as a pizza delivering ninja. Interested yet?

Disparity Games just opened a Kickstarter campaign for its intriguing new platformer, Ninja Pizza Girl, hoping to bring the game to the Wii U eShop should the funding target be me. Drawing inspiration from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mirror's Edge, Gemma the 16-year-old pizza delivering ninja free...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS "Very Soon"

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS "Very Soon"

European release confirmed, too

If you're a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd series then you'll be pleased to know that the interactive spin-off — Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures — is coming to both the Wii U and 3DS "very soon". Developer FreakZone Games revealed the news at SGC 2014 alongside publisher ScrewAttack and then shared the...

Interview: Nifflas Takes Us On An Affordable Space Adventure

Nifflas Takes Us On An Affordable Space Adventure

Learn more about the collaboration with KnapNok Games and progress so far

The Wii U eShop is gradually expanding its horizons and bringing us more innovative projects. Two developers that typify a creative, in some cases artful approach, are KnapNok Games and Nicklas Nygren, the latter better-known as Nifflas. The former brought us the innovative,...

News: Retro-Styled 2D Action Adventure, Midora, Hits Funding Target and Will Come to Wii U and 3DS

Retro-Styled 2D Action Adventure, Midora, Hits Funding Target and Will Come to Wii U and 3DS

Influenced by Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana

Fans of download games inspired by retro titles should perhaps pay attention to Midora, which has hit its funding target on Kickstarter and will, as a result, eventually arrive on the Wii U and 3DS. With under a day of funding to go the project has raised over $67,000 of its $60,000 target; despite...

News: Renegade Kid Open to Another Kickstarter Campaign, Suggests Demand for Moon Chronicles on Wii U

Renegade Kid Open to Another Kickstarter Campaign, Suggests Demand for Moon Chronicles on Wii U

Not in a hurry, though

Renegade Kid is a popular developer and publisher on Nintendo download stores, enjoying particular success with Mutant Mudds on 3DS, also releasing the deluxe version — previously on Wii U — as a free update this week. Its titles often attract plenty of interest from the Nintendo Life community, for example, with the...

News: It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

Sega of Japan's Yosuke Okunari delivers the bad news

Sega has done a fantastic job of servicing 3DS retro-lovers so far with its selection of Game Gear titles and the critically-acclaimed 3D Sega Classics range. However, the company has been curiously reluctant to bring any of its vintage titles to the Wii U eShop — despite the fact that it...

Video: This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

Entertaining and helpful

Shovel Knight isn't just a terrific game, but part of its appeal is its ability to prompt nostalgia for the 8-bit era. Its visuals are too sharp and detailed to actually be a game on the NES, yet it represents how we remember that era — with retro rose-tinted eyeballs, in other words. It's that combination of excellent...

Nintendo Download: 10th July (North America)

10th July (North America)

ONE PIECE Red x2, Rabi Laby returns, horror on Wii U and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for more treats in the Nintendo Download Update. After the madness of last week's bonanza, we settle back to a smaller number of choices this time around. There's a retail release on both Wii U and 3DS, the continuation of a thoroughly decent...

News: The Wii U Version Of Tengami Is Complete, Age Ratings And Lot Check Still Pending

The Wii U Version Of Tengami Is Complete, Age Ratings And Lot Check Still Pending

Looking good on paper

The Wii U version of puzzle adventure title Tengami is now complete and ready to be submitted to Nintendo's Lot Check process, according to developer Nyamyam. The news was posted on the studio's official blog: The version is finished (yay!!!) and we are preparing to go into Lotcheck, Nintendo’s certification process that...

News: Aussie Rating Outs Wii U Virtual Console Release Of Capcom's Onimusha Tactics

Aussie Rating Outs Wii U Virtual Console Release Of Capcom's Onimusha Tactics

Game Boy Advance strategy spin-off is getting a second chance

Thanks to a rating on the Australian Board of Classification, we can reveal that Capcom's 2003 Onimusha spin-off Onimusha Tactics is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. Based on the popular Onimusha series of action titles, this Game Boy Advance release takes place on a grid-based...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Updated for July

The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Updated for July

Kid Icarus! Metal Torrent! Donkey Kong Jr.! Paper Mario!

It's that time once again, as Club Nintendo in North America updates its rewards with a fresh batch of downloads to consider; retro games are the focus in this month's efforts to separate you from your hard-earned coins. We have a 3D Classic on 3DS, a rather fun DSiWare game and two Virtual...

News: Independent Retailers in the UK Will Be Able to Sell Nintendo Download Games

Independent Retailers in the UK Will Be Able to Sell Nintendo Download Games

Retail and download-only eShop cards coming to smaller retailers

It's been said often enough that the eShop platforms will become even more important for Nintendo in the coming months and years, particularly as competition for shelf space and an increasingly download-happy public look for alternatives to physical media. Traditional retail still...

News: Mighty No. 9 Has Another Crowdfunding Campaign, in Addition to Pre-Orders

Mighty No. 9 Has Another Crowdfunding Campaign, in Addition to Pre-Orders

"For this new funding campaign we are looking to add new content"

Mighty No. 9 caused a lot of buzz when announced in summer 2013, with its Kickstarter campaign proving to be one of the most successful to date. What began with a $900,000 goal rapidly stormed past that target to close on $3,845,170; with PayPal contributions added the total reached...

News: Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

The Wii U eShop is strongest in the US

As you may be aware, Nintendo recently hosted The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in which company management provides presentations to its shareholders and answers a number of questions — Satoru Iwata was unable to attend. The official transcript of that meeting has been published, which...

Nintendo Download: 3rd July (North America)

3rd July (North America)

Guacamelee! Armillo! GBA Mario Tennis! WiiWare?! Much more!

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week is full of new downloads to try and part you from your funds. Some are highly anticipated on both Wii U and 3DS, while others are rather out of left-field. There's a lot to choose from, so let's stop stalling and get to the...