Wii U eShop News

July2016

  • News ​Rain Games On Teslagrad's Success and World to the West

    Teslagrad shifted 1.6 million copies

    Some of you may remember Teslagrad from a few years back, the metroidvania title that featured beautiful, hand-drawn 2D graphics. The gloomy, steampunk-esque environments created a fantastic atmosphere, and the magnetism-centric puzzles were quite smartly designed. It was certainly a unique title on the eShop,...

  • Nintendo Download 7th July (North America)

    Legend of the Mystical Ninja! Flying Dragon! TAP TAP ARCADE 2! More!

    It's time, once again, for the North American Nintendo Download update, and this week goes heavy on Virtual Console offerings in particular. The Wii U has two Culture Brain titles, including one that hasn't previously had a VC release, while the New 3DS gets a classic SNES game...

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    Wii U eShop / DS

    Review Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

    New region, new Pokémon, similar circling action

    During the Pokémon Ranger games you spend a lot of time wandering around catching Pokémon. Captures are different from the main series, however, as Poké Balls are ditched in favour of Capture Stylers, requiring you to use the touch screen to draw circles around the Pokémon with your stylus. The...

  • News Two-Player Roguelike Bit Dungeon+ Coming To Wii U eShop This Month

    Procedurally generated dungeons and multiple endings await

    Spanish developer Dolores Entertainment has confirmed that it is bringing its Roguelike dungeon crawler Bit Dungeon+ to the Wii U eShop on July 14th. The game features two-player co-op and procedurally generated levels. There are six different level themes, over 40 individual enemies and a...

  • Feature The Biggest Wii U and 3DS Games of 2016 - Summer Edition

    Yes, we're combining the lists...

    Summer is pouncing upon us and at the time of writing it's Independence Day in the US and a tad drizzly in this writer's part of the UK. It seems like a typical early July day, but we are shaking things up a little in this latest quarterly entry of the 'Biggest Games' series. We're combining the Wii U and 3DS...

  • News Wii U Exclusive 3Souls - Episode 1: Nelesa Arrives Soon in Europe

    28th July in EU, "a few weeks" later in Americas

    There aren't many games still on the way that prioritise the Wii U GamePad and its unique features, but the exclusive eShop title 3Souls - Episode 1: Nelesa is one example. Developer Red Column has the goal of showing how the second screen can still be used in smart ways to enhance gameplay and...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review SPLASHY DUCK

    ​Just keep swimmin'

    So why did the duck cross the water? In SPLASHY DUCK, it's to grab a bunch of coins before colliding with a whale. So, uh, now you know? SPLASHY DUCK is another addition to the RCMADIAX line of simply designed score attack games. The player guides a duck endlessly swimming a vertical channel in the middle of the screen. When...

  • Nintendo Download 7th July (Europe)

    Splatoon discount! Professor Layton Movie! TAP TAP ARCADE 2! More!

    With the start of another week we have the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, and it's a relatively modest line-up this time around. Two new budget download-only titles arrive on the Wii U, while a fan-favourite also gets a timely discount. On the 3DS there's DLC, discounts...

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    Wii U / N64

    Review The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Link's Groundhog Days

    The Zelda games have a lot of fans and people are always eager to pick up the latest release to enjoy some high-quality gaming. There's also been plenty of opportunity to revisit previous instalments in the series, and indeed The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has seen a few re-releases since first appearing on the Nintendo 64...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Slots - Pharaoh's Riches

    More like Pharaoh's Rags

    There seems to be a dearth of casino-style or gambling games on the Wii U eShop, so Skunk Software has taken it upon itself to try and fill this gap. Unfortunately, there is a glaringly obvious reason why gambling games aren't found all over the eShop: they simply don't work as intended. For its part, Slots - Pharaoh's...

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