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Rumour: PEGI Rating Outs the Development of a Tharsis Port for Wii U

PEGI Rating Outs the Development of a Tharsis Port for Wii U

The latest from Choice Provisions

Choice Provisions is a prolific studio responsible for engaging and quirky gameplay experiences. Titles such as Woah Dave!, the Bit. Trip Saga, and Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, are its most notable releases and they've all done pretty well commercially and critically. Perhaps in an effort to provide...

News: Development is Progressing Smoothly on The Deer God for Wii U

Development is Progressing Smoothly on The Deer God for Wii U

We're absolutely fawning over those visuals

As was revealed back in mid-September, The Deer God will be making its way to the Wii U eShop, courtesy of Mobot Studios. The 2.5D action platformer from Crescent Moon Games sees players exploring a beautiful world as a humble deer, with the ability to reincarnate as other animals. Though it's already been...

News: Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

"The market isn't quite as healthy as it once was for us"

Renegade Kid is a studio that has been supporting Nintendo consoles since the days of the DS. It arguably rose to prominence in current generation, though, as a higher volume of releases and the visibility offered by the eShop has catapulted it to higher levels of success. Generally speaking,...

News: The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

Paving the way for the amiibo

As many of you are aware, the Shovel Knight amiibo launches in Europe in about a week and in North America on 8th January. It'll bring a whole new wealth of features, such as a customizable knight, challenge stages, and co-op in the Wii U version. Yacht Club Games prepared an update to preempt the amiibo launch in...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (North America)

10th December (North America)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! Terraria! Devil's Third! More!

It's time for the North American Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week is full of enticing options. Two much-anticipated and terrific 'Nindie' download-only releases arrive on Wii U and 3DS, while each system also has a high profile retail release to consider. There are...

News: Minecraft: Wii U Edition Will Support the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat, and USB Keyboards

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Will Support the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat, and USB Keyboards

Taking the edge off

Minecraft: Wii U Edition was only announced a couple days ago, and naturally it's been the center of much attention. While it may be true that this is news that has been long-awaited, the unfortunate exclusion of GamePad inventory management has turned many potential buyers away from picking up this version. Additionally, the...

Video: Five Ways FAST Racing NEO Isn't F-Zero

Five Ways FAST Racing NEO Isn't F-Zero

That's not a bad thing

FAST Racing NEO is hitting the eShop on 10th December, and we've already shared our review in which we say it's downright excellent. We even mention F-Zero in the opening paragraph, yet the devil's in the detail - this is very much its own game, not a tribute act. Our video man Alex has decided to make this clear, so has...

Poll: Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Or Is It Too Late?

Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Or Is It Too Late?

Building the hype train

One of the great will-they-won't-they sagas of the Wii U generation has come to an end; Microsoft Studios is bringing Minecraft: Wii U Edition to the eShop on 17th December. The concept and the platform have long seemed suited for each other, yet such has been the wait for it to happen that smaller developers have attempted...

News: Medabots: Metabee and Rokusho Arrive on the Wii U North American VC This Thursday

Medabots: Metabee and Rokusho Arrive on the Wii U North American VC This Thursday

Filling that robot combat gap in the library

Medabots is a series that never really caught on much in the West. Something of a 'me-too' Pokémon series, the franchise instead focuses on building robot warrior Medabots instead of training monsters. It has some interesting ideas, such as how individual robot parts have their own health gauges, but...

News: Minecraft on Wii U Won't Feature Inventory Management on the GamePad Screen

Minecraft on Wii U Won't Feature Inventory Management on the GamePad Screen

Oh...

For those of you that are behind the curve, Nintendo's 'big news' this Monday was the official confirmation that Minecraft will be coming to the Wii U. This has been news that many have been waiting to hear for a long time, as the Wii U seems like it's set up almost perfectly for the game when one considers how the GamePad could be utilized...

News: Tabletop Gallery and Avoider Release on 7th January in North America

Tabletop Gallery and Avoider Release on 7th January in North America

The latest from RCMADIAX

RCMADIAX may not be the most popular studio on the Wii U eShop, but nonetheless it has about a dozen games under its belt. It was revealed about a month ago that there would be a new game called Avoider releasing sometime in Q1 and we now have a release date for that and another somewhat puzzling release. Avoider will be...

News: Gone Home is No Longer on its Way to the Wii U eShop

Gone Home is No Longer on its Way to the Wii U eShop

Looks like it's just gone home

As some of you may be aware, Gone Home was just recently re-confirmed to be coming to consoles. The popular Indie game got its start on the PC in 2013 and acquired something of a cult following. Majesco Entertainment was due to assist in bringing it to consoles earlier this year, but the deal unfortunately fell through...

Live: Watch Microsoft's Minecraft Mondays Stream, Here's Hoping for Wii U Footage

Watch Microsoft's Minecraft Mondays Stream, Here's Hoping for Wii U Footage

"Exciting news", for those that haven't heard

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed that Minecraft: Wii U Edition is coming to the system's eShop on 17th December, and will include six free DLC packs as standard, with 16 more available to buy. With future Nintendo-specific content also promised, it may be worth watching this Microsoft Studios Minecraft...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (Europe)

10th December (Europe)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! AVGN! Terraria! More!

Another week kicks off with the European Nintendo Download Update, and it's certainly one of the stronger weeks in recent times for eShop fans. Both the Wii U and 3DS have highly anticipated 'Nindie' releases, while a hugely popular sandbox / crafting adventure also arrives on the portable as...

News: SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

Looking fresh

SteamWorld Heist is only a few days away from release now, and hype for the game is at an all-time high. Offering up a distinct experience from its predecessor, SteamWorld Dig, many are curious how Image & Form's latest entry in the SteamWorld series will stack up in comparison. Based off of what's been shown up to this point, it...

Video: Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Pulling a job

A few days ago, it was revealed that Steamworld Heist will be releasing on 10th December, a little less than a week from now. Those who buy it before the end of the year will receive a discounted price and 3DS buyers will have the added bonus of a home screen theme that will become unavailable once 2016 begins. In order to build hype...

Video: FAST Racing NEO's Hero Mode Melts Further Faces with an F-Zero Twist

FAST Racing NEO's Hero Mode Melts Further Faces with an F-Zero Twist

Shield your eyes

FAST Racing NEO is fast, we've certainly established that, but lurking in the game's menus is another mode that takes the speed to further levels of ridiculousness. Hero Mode bring in new rules and mechanics that aren't found in the rest of the game, so rather than just trying to get around and rank as high as you can, these...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

Martin Sauter talks about creating landscapes for racing

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases, with its arrival due on 10th December. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre...

News: Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Arrives in Europe on 11th December, North America on 8th January

When Yacht Club Games lifted the lid on the Shovel Knight amiibo, it certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Third party amiibo were an inevitability, but few individuals likely expected the first one to be Shovel Knight, of all characters. The release date of the figure has been up in...

Nintendo Download: 3rd December (North America)

3rd December (North America)

Xenoblade Chronicles X! Dementium! Pokémon Picross! More!

The time is upon us, once again, for the North American Nintendo Download update. This week brings a huge retail release on Wii U, a couple of high profile 3DS eShop releases and some other tempting options. Let's get to the details. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update earlier in...

Video: We Might Melt Your Face Off With This Speed Comparison for FAST Racing NEO

We Might Melt Your Face Off With This Speed Comparison for FAST Racing NEO

It's not called MODERATELY QUICK Racing NEO, after all

With FAST Racing NEO it's all in the name - it's futuristic sci-fi racing that's supposed to feel ludicrously quick, bringing to mind classic franchises like F-Zero and WipEout. In total it has three core speed settings - Subsonic, Supersonic and Hypersonic, or as we call them 'quite fast',...

News: Wayforward Developer Discusses Shantae's Status as a Mascot, DLC is a possibility for Half-Genie Hero

Wayforward Developer Discusses Shantae's Status as a Mascot, DLC is a possibility for Half-Genie Hero

"There's a ton of game there, but there's always room for more!"

Wayforward is a studio that has made its name on the excellent 2D platformers that it's put it out. While titles like Ducktales: Remastered, Contra 4, and Aliens: Infestation do an excellent job of showcasing the studio's talent, it's Shantae – Wayforward's flagship franchise –...

News: FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

Start your engines

It's an eagerly anticipated Wii U eShop exclusive, and now Shin'en Multimedia has finally confirmed the launch details for FAST Racing NEO; the good news is that we'll be on the grid soon. It will arrive in North America and Europe on 10th December, and even better it'll be at a rather reasonable €14.99 / $14.99 / £10.99...

Video: Three Minute Showcase Demonstrates Action and Looting in Wii U Exclusive Lost Reavers

Three Minute Showcase Demonstrates Action and Looting in Wii U Exclusive Lost Reavers

Or Project Treasure, as you may know it

When Bandai Namco confirmed Project Treasure as a free-to-start Wii U eShop exclusive at the start of 2015, it raised eyebrows and some hopes. Four-player co-op action games are relatively common, but a free-to-play entry in the genre on Wii U is certainly a unique proposition. Now called Lost Reavers it's...