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

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

Manfred Linzner talks us through an early car and track

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. 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 that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

Nintendo Download: 19th November (North America)

19th November (North America)

Mario Tennis! Pokémon! Typoman! GBA Street Fighter 2! More!

With another week comes another batch of Nintendo Download goodies in North America, and 'tis the season for major retail releases on both Wii U and 3DS. The Wii U eShop also gets an exclusive while a range of options are available across both stores - let's get to the details. Missed the...

News: RCMADIAX Announces Skeasy, Expected to Release in Q1 2016

RCMADIAX Announces Skeasy, Expected to Release in Q1 2016

Yet another score chaser

Only yesterday, it was revealed that RCMADIAX – the infamous Wii U eShop developer – would be bringing a new game called Avoider to the eShop in early 2016. Evidently, RCMADIAX has multiple games being worked on simultaneously, as the developer recently lifted the lid on another game that is also expected to release some...

News: RCMADIAX Announces Avoider, Due Out on the Wii U eShop in 2016

RCMADIAX Announces Avoider, Due Out on the Wii U eShop in 2016

Hopefully won't be one to avoid

If nothing else, RCAMDIAX has certainly been faithful to the Wii U eShop, with about a dozen titles released on the storefront in a relatively short period of time. While it may be that none of these have been rated particularly highly here on Nintendo Life, the games nonetheless offer some cheap entertainment for...

News: Hover: Revolt of Gamers Will Be "Properly" Recreated For Wii U

Hover: Revolt of Gamers Will Be "Properly" Recreated For Wii U

A fusion of Jet Set Radio and Mirror's Edge

After a successful Kickstarter campaign and an Early Access release on Steam earlier this year, Hover: Revolt of Gamers is now looking towards a release on consoles – including Nintendo's system, the Wii U. Drawing inspiration from the likes of SEGA's Jet Set Radio series and EA DICE game Mirror's Edge,...

Nintendo Download: 19th November (Europe)

19th November (Europe)

Mario Tennis! New Style Boutique 2! Typoman! DS Animal Crossing! More!

Another week begins, and therefore we have the European Nintendo Download Update details to consider. This week brings notable retail releases on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a surprising DS Virtual Console arrive and a particularly promising Nindie release. There are some...

News: Typoman For Wii U eShop Will Be Released In North America And Europe On 19th November

Typoman For Wii U eShop Will Be Released In North America And Europe On 19th November

The power of letters

Headup Games has announced Brainseed Factory's elegantly crafted platform game, Typoman, will be released on the Wii U eShop in both Europe and North America on 19th November. The Wii U exclusive will be priced at € 13.99 (USD 13.99, GBP 9.99), with individuals who participated in the E3 Nindies@Home program in June eligible...

News: Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Will it ever be officially localised for the West?

Though we've been following the Nintendo Direct festivities in North America and Europe, the equivalent broadcast in Japan has thrown up its own unique surprise; unfortunately it's an announcement that can perhaps be considered a bit of a long shot for the West. It's been confirmed that Mother 3 is...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Are Available Now on the Wii U eShop in Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Are Available Now on the Wii U eShop in Europe

They just appear, as if an apparition...

The Nintendo Direct broadcasts had a few surprises included, and in a segment dedicated to The Legend of Zelda Nintendo of Europe had an extra treat in store; this is in the form of a couple of DS releases for the Wii U Virtual Console. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit...

News: FAST Racing Neo Given a Release Window of December

FAST Racing Neo Given a Release Window of December

Hopefully, racing to Wii U consoles before Christmas

Today's Nintendo Direct was a pleasing return to form, with a plethora of new games, updates, and announcements to get gamers excited for Nintendo's lineup for the near future. One of the games briefly covered in the presentation was FAST Racing Neo, the exciting futuristic racer that aims to...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Is Receiving A High-Definition Face Lift

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Is Receiving A High-Definition Face Lift

Wolf Link amiibo also confirmed

Earlier in October we reported a rumour about a popular data miner in the Nintendo scene who uncovered listings on the Wii U eShop for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. At the time the evidence available was not entirely concrete in regards to what exactly this release would be, but now we have an official...

Nintendo Download: 12th November (North America)

12th November (North America)

Stella Glow! Nintendo Badge Arcade! Contra! Girls Like Robots?! More!

It may be 'Nintendo Direct Day', but we still have a Nintendo Download Update to look forward to, even if there are rumours of blocky surprises still to come. This week's line-up in North America has some varied and quirky offerings across both Wii U and 3DS, including a...

Parent Trap: Oft-Forgotten Wii U Features That Matter To Families

Oft-Forgotten Wii U Features That Matter To Families

Family Gamer TV looks at the eShop, backward compatibility and more

Weighing up which console to invest in for a family is a matter of identifying which features are most important to you. I've had a repeated conversation over the last few months where I introduce friends and parents to some of the lesser known features of the Wii U. Some of these...

News: Keiji Inafune is Interested in Implementing amiibo in His Games

Keiji Inafune is Interested in Implementing amiibo in His Games

Just don't delay Mighty No. 9 again, Inafune

Up until recently, amiibo had been exclusively first party affairs. There are already dozens of the evasive figures available for a wide array of Nintendo franchises, but the question always remained: will amiibo ever be utilized by third parties? This was answered by a rather surprising reveal by Yacht...

Video: Take a Look at the New Cat Costumes Now Available In Super Mario Maker

Take a Look at the New Cat Costumes Now Available In Super Mario Maker

Play custom courses as a feisty feline

If Super Mario Maker on the Wii U wasn’t already addictive enough with its extensive list of course-making tools and user-made levels, the costume collection aspect of the game is yet another reason to hang around. With the number of costumes in the game steadily on the rise, Nintendo has just added two more...

News: Get Ready To Blast Off With Space Dave!

Get Ready To Blast Off With Space Dave!

Dave in space

We really liked Choice Provisions recent frantic arcade-inspired platformer Woah Dave!, next up from developer MiniVisions is Space Dave! which is described as a spiritual successor to this readily-avaible eShop entry; you can think of this new title as a modern take on the fixed shooters of yesteryear. Taking a page from classic...

News: Bigley's Revenge Arrives on the Wii U eShop Just in Time for Christmas

Bigley's Revenge Arrives on the Wii U eShop Just in Time for Christmas

From the talented studio that brought you Meme Run

There are some developers on the eShop that - in a rather bizarre inversion – seem to be famous not because of how good their games are, but how bad. It becomes something of a guessing game as followers theorize over what the studio will do next and if this one will be even worse than the studio's...

News: Free Origin Story and 'Remaster' Update Coming to Affordable Space Adventures

Free Origin Story and 'Remaster' Update Coming to Affordable Space Adventures

Origin Story to include five all-new levels

Update: This update is also live in North America on 12th November. Original Article: We're big fans of Affordable Space Adventures here at Nintendo Life - the Wii U exclusive is a collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, providing one of the best examples of innovative GamePad usage we've...

Nintendo Download: 12th November (Europe)

12th November (Europe)

Rodea the Sky Soldier! SEGA 3DS HOME Themes! Discounts! More!

With the start of a fresh week comes the European Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a relatively rare case of cross platform retail release action, with two versions of a Yuji Naka title that some have been rather looking forward to. Beyond that we have some light-hearted...

Nintendo Download: 5th November (North America)

5th November (North America)

Yo-Kai Watch! Rodea! Stinger! Electronic Super Joy! More!

It's time for more Nintendo Download Update goodness, and this week gamers in North America have a high-profile retail arrival on 3DS to consider alongside a long-awaited dual release on the portable and Wii U. There are some promising download-only games on offer too, so let's get to the...

News: Fatal Frame Developers on Why Water was a Central Theme and How Ayane Came to be Included

Fatal Frame Developers on Why Water was a Central Theme and How Ayane Came to be Included

Evidently, ghosts are less likely to appear in dry climates

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water released only a couple weeks ago to generally positive acclaim. While the game may be a bit repetitive in some places, its integration of the GamePad as the Camera Obscura was a clever move that really added a whole new layer of immersion to the...