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Video: Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the Wii U eShop

Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the Wii U eShop

You'll need shades with all those colours!

Nintendo's latest Wii digital re-release for Wii U in Europe is Kirby's Adventure Wii - AKA Kirby's Return To Dream Land. This Wii title from 2011 is a back-to-basics adventure that puts Kirby into familiar territory - there's no need to complain if you're in North America, you get the brand new Kirby and...

News: Rodea: The Sky Soldier Confirmed For Release In North America And Europe

Rodea: The Sky Soldier Confirmed For Release In North America And Europe

Arriving this fall

After a disjointed development cycle, Rodea: The Sky Soldier has now been officially confirmed for a release in the West. NIS America will handle the digital and physical publishing rights of the game on both the Wii U and 3DS, with the title expected to arrive this fall. A copy of the original Wii game is set to be bundled with...

News: Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Pixel-based hack 'n slash oh my!

While the standard of many Indie games is truly on another level when compared with the formative days of download gaming, there's often a level of deja-vu and familiarity in their appearance. With engines like Unity prominent small developers have a challenge to make their titles look unique; as a result we think...

Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America)

19th February (North America)

Kirby, Axelay, RPG goodness, microtransactions, DSiWare and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for details of this week's download goodies to warm us up for the weekend. There's a tempting Wii U retail release, along with a classic SNES shooter, some interesting RPG options on 3DS, the return of DSiWare and more. If that's got your...

News: KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

Focused on the Wii U version for now

Affordable Space Adventures is certainly on our radar here at Nintendo Life - its unique use of the GamePad and integration of co-op has caught our attention, and we've already named it as one of the biggest Wii U games of 2015. A development partnership between KnapNok Games - Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party -...

News: Humphrey, of SPIKEY WALLS Fame, to be a Guest Character in Blocky Bot on Wii U eShop

Humphrey, of SPIKEY WALLS Fame, to be a Guest Character in Blocky Bot on Wii U eShop

Because why not?

Earlier this week we told you about Blocky Bot, a budget-priced title on the way from Mobot Studios. Though typically associated with fairly substantial download titles, the developer explained that it wants to produce a fun game that's suitable for short, snappy gaming sessions. It'll be "a bit of a mash up" of styles and genres...

News: Nintendo Confirms Japanese eShop Release Dates for Sin & Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower in Japan

Nintendo Confirms Japanese eShop Release Dates for Sin & Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower in Japan

Videos show them off and hopefully point to similar Western releases

After a two week absence for Wii downloads on the eShop, this week's European Nintendo Download Update details confirmed the arrival of Kirby's Adventure Wii in the region. With that confirmed, focus for Wii fans inevitably turns to the remaining games that have already been...

News: SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

PAX East, EXG Rezzed and The Steampunk World’s Fair

SteamWorld Heist is set to be one of the most intriguing download releases of 2015. A follow-up - but not sequel - to the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig, developer Image & Form is aiming to release the title across multiple platforms, including the eShop on Wii U and 3DS. It's a departure for...

Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Talks self-publishing, New Nintendo 3DS XL and more at Indiecade East

Nintendo recently attended Indiecade East 2015 in New York, where Damon Baker - Senior Manager in Marketing and Licensing - met with fans and developers alike, and led a seminar called "Self-Publishing with Nintendo." Nintendo Life attended the informative seminar and then had a...

News: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

"The core audience... we weren't going to win with them on that decision"

Nintendo of America has been an active supporter of Indiecade in recent years, and recently attended the New York based Indiecade East event to showcase eShop releases and to promote the Wii U and 3DS as valid platforms for small developers of all types. It was in attendance...

News: Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES and SNES Experiences Activated Through amiibo

Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES and SNES Experiences Activated Through amiibo

North America shown to be dominant in amiibo shipments

Nintendo's Investor Briefing and Q & A is underway after its postponement of a couple of weeks, and Satoru Iwata's Presentation has been uploaded to the company's Japanese website. It's heavily focused on sales patterns rather than outlining new products or core strategies, but one new...

Video: ZaciSa's Last Stand Update Detailed and Shown Off in New Trailer

ZaciSa's Last Stand Update Detailed and Shown Off in New Trailer

A belated Valentine

Not so long ago we revealed details of ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension, an expanded version of ZaciSa's Last Stand that'll finally make its way to Europe. Developer ZenFa Productions did promise a free update with additional content for the North American version in that announcement, however, and has used the Valentine's...

News: Mobot Studios Aims for High Quality Fun at a Budget Price with Blocky Bot on Wii U

Mobot Studios Aims for High Quality Fun at a Budget Price with Blocky Bot on Wii U

"Sometimes you just want to sit down and play something fun for 10 minutes"

The Wii U eShop - particularly in North America - has been host to a number of budget releases aiming to deliver quick, harmless fun; while some have succeeded, there have also been plenty of disappointments. Experienced developer Mobot Studios is next to step up to the...

Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe)

19th February (Europe)

Wii downloads return with Kirby, classic Castlevania, GBA goodness and more

Monday morning can be a dreary time, but Nintendo of Europe has sent out the Download Update details for the coming week to bring some sunshine into your life. After a two week absence we see the return of Wii downloads on the eShop, some retro classics, DLC, loads of...

Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America)

12th February (North America)

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! 3D Fantasy Zone! More!

It's a big week for 3DS fans, with the coming weekend bringing North American gamers the New Nintendo 3DS XL and some eagerly anticipated retail games. Beyond the obvious big-hitters there are also some interesting download-only efforts, another classic 3D remaster from Sega and a...

News: Curve Digital is Plotting an Honest Release With The Swindle on Wii U

Curve Digital is Plotting an Honest Release With The Swindle on Wii U

Steampunk Heist

Curve Digital recently announced a partnership with Size Five Games to bring its Steampunk Cybercrime Caper, The Swindle, to the Wii U eShop in 2015. This version of The Swindle will be developed and published by Curve, and will launch on the Wii U and practically every other platform know to man except the 3DS. Dan Marshall,...

News: Sneaky Ninja Infiltrates Kickstarter

Sneaky Ninja Infiltrates Kickstarter

Touted as "Mario meets Mark of the Ninja"

Ninja come in several different varieties, but few seem to be as round or whimsical as those in Stafall Studios' Sneaky Ninja. The egg-like masters of shadow are the focus of a Kickstarter campaign with a Wii U release as one of the main goals. According to the Sneaky Ninja Kickstarter page, the game plans...

News: RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015

RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015

Likely to focus "on platforms with a larger install base" in 2016

RCMADIAX was the first developer to release a Wii U eShop title that utilised the Nintendo Web Framework - BLOK DROP U. The studio's strategy throughout the remainder of the year was to release a series of bite-sized concept games, available at budget prices and relatively simple to...

News: Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Makes the wait for Affordable Space Adventures a little easier

Affordable Space Adventures is coming soon to the Wii U eShop, and to celebrate the impending release KnapNok and Nifflas have slashed 50 percent off the price of Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party and Knytt Underground. Both titles will retail for €3.99 / £3.99 / $5.99 until February...

News: 2D Platformer Mekazoo Swinging onto Wii U Later This Year

2D Platformer Mekazoo Swinging onto Wii U Later This Year

Robotic animals and high-speed platforming. Sound familiar?

Seattle-based indie developer The Good Mood Creators has announced the upcoming release of Mekazoo, an absolutely stunning 2D platformer for Nintendo Wii U. While an official date has yet to be revealed, this is definitely one to keep on your radar if you're a fan of side-scrolling...

Nintendo Download: 12th February (Europe)

12th February (Europe)

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! Ace Combat! Kirby! More!

It's an exciting week for dedicated Nintendo gamers in Europe, with the New Nintendo 3DS arriving in stores and some long-awaiting retail games also landing in the eShop. Nintendo of Europe kept us waiting, but we now know that beyond those big-name releases there are loads of...

News: GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

Two welcomed additions

SEGA and Capcom continue their strong support for Nintendo’s digital eShop platform next week, with the simultaneous release of Sonic Advance and Mega Man & Bass on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Priced at 702 yen each, the 2001 and 2002 Game Boy Advance titles will be unleashed on 18th February. Sonic Advance is...

News: Conker Creator Chris Seavor Reveals More Details On The Origins Of Rusty Pup

Conker Creator Chris Seavor Reveals More Details On The Origins Of Rusty Pup

Latest game from former Rare duo is shaping up nicely

It's been a while since we reported on The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, a new title for the Wii U and 3DS eShops from former Rare staffers Chris Seavor and Shawn Pile. Since bringing you the exclusive news that the title was headed to Nintendo formats, things have been a little on the quiet side...

News: Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

May have had a PA write the post, we'll never know

We're well aware that a good number of the Nintendo Life community are rather talented artists, or perhaps enjoy looking at others' masterpieces, so it's worth noting that one of the best Art Academy: SketchPad contests to date is underway. As you can see in the entry above it's based on The Legend...