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News: Swapnote's Nikki is Revived as a Fan-Created Character in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Swapnote's Nikki is Revived as a Fan-Created Character in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Now known as 'Ikki' for copyright reasons, we suspect

We're still awaiting a release date for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the crowdfunded HD entry in the series that'll arrive either late this year or early in 2016, though WayForward is still ticking along and maintaining interest in the release. While doing so it's also fulfilling its duties to...

Feature: Finding Top Speed in FAST Racing NEO

Finding Top Speed in FAST Racing NEO

"It's been the biggest production for us. We're sure it'll pay off"

FAST Racing NEO, still due this year, is almost certainly among the most highly anticipated Wii U eShop releases of the next two months. In fact, among the hardier and most dedicated band of Wii U devotees it may be one of the most exciting upcoming releases on the system full...

Nintendo Download: 5th November (Europe)

5th November (Europe)

Chibi-Robo! Electronic Super Joy! Contra! Toki Tori 3D! More!

Another week begins, and Nintendo of Europe has the task of setting off some virtual fireworks in its Download Update. It does succeed in terms of delivering a first-party retail title on 3DS, while we think the download-only scene on Wii U is looking pretty encouraging this week. Throw...

News: RCMADIAX Is Bringing Its Entire eShop Back Catalogue To Europe And Australia

RCMADIAX Is Bringing Its Entire eShop Back Catalogue To Europe And Australia

New IARC rating system to thank

Indie studio RCMADIAX has revealed that it is bringing its entire back catalogue of titles to Europe and Australia. It would appear that the mooted adoption of the IARC (International Age Rating Coalition) system is to thank for this news, as RCMADIAX Michael Aschenbrenner boss hints in the official PR: Thanks to...

Nintendo Download: 29th October (North America)

29th October (North America)

Human Resource Machine! Octodad! Harvest Moon! Spooky discounts! More!

It's that time once again, North American gamers, to look at the download goodies on the way this week. There are a few tempting options on Wii U, a whole load of discounts and a high profile retail demo among other offerings. Let's get to it. Missed the European Download Update...

News: Word Party Will Scramble Some Letters on Wii U Soon

Word Party Will Scramble Some Letters on Wii U Soon

Word up, this could be fun

Though Word Party isn't a title that'll necessarily spark huge excitement among all Wii U gamers, it certainly has an audience. After all, Lightwood Games has been releasing a range of word games on mobile and 3DS, no doubt pleasing some with each. This Wii U title is a little different in that it accommodates up to five...

Nintendo Download: 29th October (Europe)

29th October (Europe)

Project Zero! Resi 4! Binding of Isaac! Freedom Planet! Much, much more!

It's the start of another week, but Nintendo fans in Europe at least have the download update to cheer their spirits. This week's edition seems to be a bit of a doozy, in fairness, with a mix of in-demand titles across both Wii U and - notably - the New Nintendo 3DS / 3DS; on...

News: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Creeping Up On the European eShop for Halloween

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Creeping Up On the European eShop for Halloween

Got somethin' that might interest ya'

With Halloween creeping closer Nintendo is doing its bit, particularly through the eShop, to get us in the mood. It now turns out that 29th October will have a double whammy for Wii U owners in Europe - not only will Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water finally arrive, but Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition will also...

Video: New Aperion Cyberstorm Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer 'Onslaught' Play

New Aperion Cyberstorm Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer 'Onslaught' Play

Shoot all of the things

Aperion Cyberstorm for the Wii U eShop now has a 2016 release, but it's certainly one to watch for fans of twin-stick shoot 'em up action. We recently went hands on in a survival mode and came away rather impressed, and it could certainly fill a gap in the Wii U library. Developer aPriori Digital has now released some fresh...

Nintendo Download: 22nd October (North America)

22nd October (North America)

Legend of Zelda! Fatal Frame! Gunslugs 2! Slender! More!

It's time for Nintendo Download Update goodness, North American gamers, and this week actually has quite a lot to offer. There are major 3DS retail games, a much anticipated Wii U title and an interesting range of download-only games on both systems. All told it could be - whisper it - a good...

Video: Wii U Version Of Slender: The Arrival Gets Its Own Terrifying Trailer

Wii U Version Of Slender: The Arrival Gets Its Own Terrifying Trailer

Out this week in North America

Cult indie horror release Slender: The Arrival creeps onto the Wii U eShop in North America this week, and to mark the occasion the Nintendo edition is getting its very own trailer, packed with jump-scares and spooky scenes. The sequel to Slender: The Eight Pages, The Arrival originally launched on PC in 2013 and...

News: Electronic Super Joy Will Aim to Make Wii U Owners Happy on 5th November

Electronic Super Joy Will Aim to Make Wii U Owners Happy on 5th November

Drop the beat

Update: The developer has confirmed to us that this release date is for both North America and Europe, with pricing of $7.99 / €7.99 / £6.99. Original Article: Earlier this year Wii U owners in North America got to take on Electronic Super Joy: Groove City, which we quite liked in our review. Tight platforming and a tough...

News: Cutie Pets Pick Berries Brings Provocative Mandeer Action to the Wii U eShop on 22nd October

Cutie Pets Pick Berries Brings Provocative Mandeer Action to the Wii U eShop on 22nd October

God help this game's Miiverse page

Every once in a while, you come across something that's so utterly baffling that it becomes strangely enrapturing. Nowhere is this more evident than in Yazar Media Group's upcoming eShop release, Cutie Pets Pick Berries. What initially appears to be an innocent and fairly unexceptional puzzle game quickly takes a...

News: Runbow Arrives In Australia & New Zealand This Week

Runbow Arrives In Australia & New Zealand This Week

Finally!

After quite a long delay linked to local classification troubles, Runbow is expected to arrive in both Australia and New Zealand later this week. The title is listed for release on the local Wii U eShop on 23rd October. The Toronto-based studio behind Runbow have also confirmed the date via Twitter: Users who participated in the...

News: Nostatic Software's Ascent of Kings Makes Its Regal Wii U Entrance on 22nd October

Nostatic Software's Ascent of Kings Makes Its Regal Wii U Entrance on 22nd October

NA release, EU still TBD

Nostatic Software has been rapidly making its mark on the Wii U, making the transition to the eShop with three quickfire releases from its catalogue of games. Both The Quiet Collection and Kung Fu FIGHT! earned recommendations from our reviewers, and we're still making our way through the pixel-based creation tool...

News: International Age Rating Coalition System, IARC, Set to Come to the eShop "Very Soon"

International Age Rating Coalition System, IARC, Set to Come to the eShop "Very Soon"

Could be a big deal in the Nindie scene

It's common for eShop gamers in different territories to have differing game line-ups to choose from, with some titles taking a while to make their way around different regions. There are multiple factors such as localisation with languages, and the fact that Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America operate...

News: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Gets A Revised Release Date

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Gets A Revised Release Date

You've got to be squidding me

As you'll know if you're a keen follower of this site, indie title Octodad: Dadliest Catch recently got delayed on the Wii U, with technical issues being to blame. However, if the game's Wii U eShop page is to be believed, such problems have swiftly been overcome and the title is headed to the console on October 29th...

Nintendo Download: 22nd October (Europe)

22nd October (Europe)

Legend of Zelda! NES light gun games! Gunslugs! Discounts! More!

It's the start of another week, and as normal we have the European Nintendo Download Update releases to consider. It's a relatively busy week ahead with a couple of retail titles and some varied downloads across both eShop stores, so let's jump straight into the details. Wii U Virtual...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand is Getting a New Update That Adds in Loads of New Features

ZaciSa's Last Stand is Getting a New Update That Adds in Loads of New Features

Taking a stand

ZaciSa's Last Stand was a product of the Nintendo Web Framework, an initiative that aimed to assist in the porting of flash games to the Wii U. The Nintendo Web Framework has divided opinion because while it does mean that virtually anybody can develop games for Nintendo's console, this also leads to many low quality games appearing...

News: SmileBASIC is Heading to Wii U, With Cross-Platform Support and DLC Also Confirmed

SmileBASIC is Heading to Wii U, With Cross-Platform Support and DLC Also Confirmed

Time for advanced BASIC

SmileBoom, developer of the excellent Petit Computer on DSi and most recently SmileBASIC, has confirmed DLC and update information for the 3DS entry, and a hugely exciting Wii U version. SmileBASIC for Wii U - or PetitCom BIG - will be fully compatible with all creations from the 3DS version, with cloud-based saving allowing...

News: Cosplay Dreams Come True With Zelda and Zero Suit Samus Outfits in Fatal Frame

Cosplay Dreams Come True With Zelda and Zero Suit Samus Outfits in Fatal Frame

Maiden of Hyrule

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - called Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water in Europe - is a hugely promising upcoming arrival that should be perfect for Halloween, even if most fans (outside of eager pre-order shoppers in Europe) will be limited to downloading the title. While it's not getting the full retail release its...

News: Nintendo Network ID Going Offline Next Week During General Maintenance

Nintendo Network ID Going Offline Next Week During General Maintenance

Something exciting this way comes?

We're used to Nintendo Network Maintenance taking place and impacting certain features of our consoles, but next week's work could be the prelude to something very interesting. Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a bit of downtime taking place from Monday that will mean that Wii U and 3DS users will be...