Wii U eShop News

May2016

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    Review Dodge Club Party

    Dot's all, folks!

    Last year, Dot Arcade on the Wii U eShop simmered gameplay down into its simplest, retro arcade-like form and served it up with pizzazz. One of the three games available in that package has now busted out as Dodge Club Party, upping the number of players yet losing much of its flair in the process. Dodge Club Party operates very...

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    Review Star Sky 2

    Moonlit meandering

    Video games have come a long way from their humble, straightforward beginnings. They're still a form of entertainment, primarily designed to help you waste time and relax, so there will always be a mission to complete, a goal to achieve or an enemy to defeat. However, there are simpler, quieter stories to be told as well, with an...

  • News Super Meat Boy Arrives on the Wii U eShop on 12th May

    Also, there could be a 3DS version on the way

    Many of you are no doubt looking forward to the launch of Super Meat Boy on Wii U, which was recently reported to be happening "very soon". The title has had something of a troubled release history with Nintendo platforms; it was initially set to release on Wiiware, before getting cancelled due to file...

  • News Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle Passes $1 Million and 100,000 Bundles Sold

    More games due to be added soon

    The Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle is the second 'Humble Bundle' that has featured eShop games, and is the first to be available globally. We previously reported that it had started quickly with over 60,000 bundles sold in under 24 hours, and it's now passed another notable landmark. At the time of writing the...

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    Review Pinball Arcade

    FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY

    When it comes to pinball games for the Wii U, there's really not a whole lot of options available. Zen Pinball 2 is obviously the first name that comes to mind, and while it certainly delivers a diverse and in-depth library of tables to choose from (along with the standalone Star Wars Pinball), one occasionally must wonder what it...

  • Nintendo Download 5th May (Europe)

    Pocket Card Jockey! LEGO Avenger Black Panther DLC! Discounts galore! More!

    It's a Bank Holiday in some countries but Nintendo has still sent out the European Nintendo Download Update details, albeit a little later than usual. This week we have some interesting new arrivals on the eShop stores and a lot of discounts, which are sure to tempt some...

  • News My Nintendo's Rewards Have Been Updated for May

    Discounts galore

    As you may have been aware, a range of My Nintendo rewards expired on 1st May, and new options have now been posted in North America and Europe. They're all discounts, which was expected as those that disappeared were equivalent deals. Due to differences in regional expiry dates the North American region has a lot of new offers,...

  • News A New VoxelMaker Update is Now Available

    Background music! Sample models! Glowing blocks!

    Some of you may remember Nostatic Software's VoxelMaker, which made its debut on the Wii U eShop last October. The game stood out a bit due to its nature of being more of a 3D modeling tool than an actual game. We gave it a solid recommendation, praising the depth and variety of its toolset, though a...

April2016

March2016

  • News Road Redemption's Wii U Release is Looking Rather Doubtful

    "It will take a tremendous amount of optimization to make it happen"

    Road Redemption was a high profile Kickstarter campaign way back in Spring 2013, as it called upon nostalgia for titles like Road Rash when making its pitch. Having been successfully funded it then had a slightly sticky period where early gameplay videos were poorly received,...

  • Nintendo Download 31st March (North America)

    Mario Super Sluggers! Pokkén Tournament demo! Lovely Planet! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. Around all of the buzz for My Nintendo, there are a number of new releases to choose from that could earn some precious Gold Points, along with some discounts and DLC to consider. Let's get...

  • News Nintendo's Official Website eShop Purchases Are Up and Running

    In Europe, so far, includes 'Nindie' games

    Among all of the excitement around the launch of My Nintendo, gamers in Europe and PAL territories can also see another promised feature in action - the option to purchase over 2000 games from the official website, with those downloads then sent automatically to their system. We've already tried this out...

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    Review Star Fox 64

    A renewing of hostilities in the Lylat Wars

    It remains to seen whether Star Fox Zero will be worth the wait, but before then Nintendo are giving Wii U owners more Arwing action to enjoy. It's a blast from the past (where the GamePad is used for Off-TV Play) - a Virtual Console release of Star Fox 64. Despite being only the second (released) game in...

  • News Nintendo's Gold Coin Prices Point the Way to Freebies

    Spend a little, win a little

    As you're likely already aware, the My Nintendo loyalty programme is now live, and it's all rather exciting. It's possible to pick up some early Platinum Points right off the bat, and Europeans can also grab their copy of Flipnote Studio 3D. Just head to the official website and login with your Nintendo Account. An...

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    Review Dreamals

    Dreamal a little dream of me

    Have you heard the one about the goat, the parrot, and the raccoon? It may sound like the setup to a bad joke, but it's actually the cast of Dreamals; it's a puzzle-platformer that's got cute animals and dreamy landscapes in abundance - which is probably almost definitely where the name comes from. While it isn't...

  • News Lovely Planet Arrives on the North American eShop Next Week

    Lovely stuff

    The first person shooter genre is one that has occasionally come under fire for its occasionally derivative design. After all, you can only play so many militaristic "dudebro" shooters until they all just begin to blend together. Fortunately, there's been a stronger movement in the latest generation towards more innovation in this...