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Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS eShop Games Coming In 2014

The Biggest Wii U and 3DS eShop Games Coming In 2014

With apologies, this time, to your digital wallet

The second half of 2014 is almost upon us, and we have a clearer idea of what games will arrive before those New Year bells take us into 2015. We already brought you a guide to the biggest Wii U and 3DS retail games coming in 2014, so naturally we'll now do the same for eShop games. Our goal with...

News: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Release Details Pinned Down

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Release Details Pinned Down

Need-to-know info before you rock the guac

Yesterday, Nintendo Life snagged an interview with DrinkBox Studios' level designer Jason Canam about bringing the much-lauded indie gem Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to the Wii U eShop. Today, we can also divulge when exactly you'll be able to get your hands on it: 2nd July, for...

Nintendo Download: 19th June (North America)

19th June (North America)

Pushmo goes HD, Another World, more Color Zen, 5(!) DSiWare games, more...

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week there's a lengthy list of titles clawing at your eShop funds. Nintendo brings a colourful puzzle title to Wii U, we have a much-anticipated retro re-release on both systems, a crazy five DSiWare games — yep,...

Interview: DrinkBox Studios On Bringing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to Wii U

DrinkBox Studios On Bringing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to Wii U

We learn about what's new and the inspiration for that title

The Wii U eShop is rapidly becoming a go-to store for keen Wii U gamers, with an improving library of diverse titles. One that's evidently not far away, based on the "coming soon" comment of its developers during a Nintendo Treehouse E3 appearance, is Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship...

News: GravBlocks+ is a Wii U eShop Exclusive That Blends Match-3 With Gravity-Switching Trickery

GravBlocks+ is a Wii U eShop Exclusive That Blends Match-3 With Gravity-Switching Trickery

Due this summer

The Wii U eShop is host to a broad range of download titles, ranging from multi-platform titles from established publishers to releases from companies that may be unfamiliar to most gamers. GravBlocks+ will likely fall into the latter category, as it's the eShop début of the six-man team of From Nothing Game Studios — also known...

News: Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Releasing on 19th June in North America

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Releasing on 19th June in North America

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world

Just a couple weeks ago, we reported that the Super Nintendo classic Another World (initially known in North America as Out of This World) would be coming to Wii U and 3DS as Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition. Now, it appears we can confirm the title's release date as 19th June on Wii U eShop thanks to this...

News: Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

The fun of Spikes! In your hands!

Tough-as-nails platformer 1001 Spikes has earned its share of die-hard (and often) fans. However, a seemingly consistent criticism of the Wii U version among players, and also mentioned in our review, is the lack of off-TV play. But publisher Nicalis has been listening, and have tweeted that a free update in the...

News: Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain Now Free on European Wii U eShop

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain Now Free on European Wii U eShop

Not yet in North America

Just recently Nintendo released its first DS title on the Wii U Virtual Console, offering Brain Training / Brain Age for free in Japan. Now, without any warning or announcement, it's released Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain onto the Wii U eShop for free in Europe. The banner for the title says that it's only available...

News: Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Both Arrive On Wii U eShop in Europe

Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Both Arrive On Wii U eShop in Europe

30% discount at launch

Somewhat out of the blue Nintendo released two Pac-Man titles onto the Wii U eShop yesterday in North America, in order to celebrate the arrival of Bandai Namco's mascot in Super Smash Bros.. Thankfully European gamers won't miss out, as both have now appeared on the Wii U eShop in the region, with the same 30% initial...

Nintendo Download: 12th June (North America)

12th June (North America)

Pac-Man's back, AiRacing, vampire slaying and a massive number of discounts

It's Nintendo Download time, bringing us more goodies to console us for the fact that E3 2014 is now in its last day. There are two Pac-Man titles to celebrate the mascot's appearance in Super Smash Bros., some options to celebrate the upcoming Soccer World Cup, a couple of...

E3 2014: Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Mario, Sonic, Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games included

With E3 2014 now into the swing of things, Nintendo of America has launched an enticing 30% discount promotion on multiple major titles on both the Wii U and 3DS. The discounts have been applied to franchises that are prominent in Nintendo's show, with Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Yoshi and LEGO (courtesy...

Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Mini interview, screens and details galore to enjoy

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is currently one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in the Nintendo Life office, but this is an adventure so epic that it simply couldn't be contained to a single system. We're pleased to share the exclusive early news that WayForward is also bringing Shantae's...

Interview: Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

"I believe 2014 is going to be a great year for the Wii U"

Just recently Image & Form confirmed that SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U this Autumn / Fall, which is certainly terrific news for fans of the 3DS original. In some senses it's entirely logical, as the title has been upgraded for HD releases on PC and PS4, while also making its way...

Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Download delights

The Wii U eShop has come a long way since launch, though the day one line-up did also have some rather enjoyable options on offer. The library was particularly slow to grow in its first year, but an influx of excellent titles has since flowed. The platform's support for Unity and various tools in the Nintendo Web Framework have...

News: Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Causal Bit Games taking extra time to utilize game testers' feedback

Upcoming Wii U eShop title Insanity's Blade has had its release date changed to "TBA" for the time being, according to a blog post on Causal Bit Games' official site. The game, an 8-bit arcade-style adventure promising to offer "the ultimate 8-bit experience," was funded

News: Shovel Knight Launches in North America on Wii U and 3DS eShops on 26th June

Shovel Knight Launches in North America on Wii U and 3DS eShops on 26th June

Yacht Club Games also attending E3

Dust off your spade and get ready for action because Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight will be released in North America on both the Wii U and 3DS eShops on the 26th of this month. If Shovel Knight hasn’t already piqued your interest, it’s an 8-Bit inspired adventure game that’s been...