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News: Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Quick loading using the GamePad also on the way

Update: The official English translation of Satoru Iwata's briefing confirms that the quick-start GamePad feature — outlined below — will come in a system update due in the early summer. All other details below are accurate as per the translated briefing. Original Article: We will be providing a...

News: Developer Of New Dreamcast Shooter Redux: Dark Matters "Has Plans" For Wii U And 3DS eShops

Developer Of New Dreamcast Shooter Redux: Dark Matters "Has Plans" For Wii U And 3DS eShops

"It will be easy for us to port the game to Nintendo consoles"

The Dreamcast may be dead and buried as far as Sega is concerned, but that doesn't mean that developers have entirely abandoned the console. Back in 2012, NG.DEV.TEAM's Gunlord brought its high-octane, Euro-style platforming action to the "defunct" system, and 2014 has started with...

News: NES Remix Update Adds Wii U Pro Controller, Remote and Classic Controller Support

NES Remix Update Adds Wii U Pro Controller, Remote and Classic Controller Support

Or play with those controllers on the GamePad screen, to be fancy

NES Remix was not only a surprise Wii U eShop release late last year, but also a popular arrival on the platform. By combining NES retro games with twists and tweaks to their gameplay it managed to earn a solid number of fans. One peculiarity was that it was GamePad-only in the...

News: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Reduced to $19.99 on Both Wii U and 3DS

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Reduced to $19.99 on Both Wii U and 3DS

Hunt those downloads

With Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate confirmed to be on the way to the West in early 2015, Capcom seems keen to use the good news to shift more copies of the excellent Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on both Wii U and 3DS. European gamers can already look forward to some juicy discounts on both versions in this week's download update, but...

News: Zoink Games Has "Great News" On The Way for Wii U Owners

Zoink Games Has "Great News" On The Way for Wii U Owners

Tweeted with a typo, admittedly

While the Wii U may have taken some knocks recently, there's a steady stream of download developers, in particular, with games on the way or alternatively teasing future announcements. Zoink Games now falls into the latter category, having engaged in some tweeting with a fan and confirmed that it has news on the way...

Video: The 10 Biggest Wii U Games Of 2014

The 10 Biggest Wii U Games Of 2014

It's a bumper year ahead

Not so long ago, we asked you to pick your most anticipated Wii U game for 2014 from a list of the 10 titles we thought were worth getting excited about. Fast forward a short while and the results have finally been counted and verified, and our trusty video expert Rory Cocker has duly created this handy presentation which...

News: Nintendo Is "Wonderful" To Work With, Says BIT.TRIP Studio Gaijin Games

Nintendo Is "Wonderful" To Work With, Says BIT.TRIP Studio Gaijin Games

Unannounced projects currently being worked on

Nintendo's Wii U may be struggling to make the desired impression at retail, but that doesn't mean the system — and Nintendo itself — isn't held in high regard by some sectors of the development community. Last week, we heard Wales Interactive speak positively about the console, while Dakko Dakko's...

Nintendo Download: 30th January (Europe)

30th January (Europe)

Wii Fit U, hamsters that are brilliant and plenty of discounts

As is now the regular routine, European Nintendo Download fans can kick off the week with an early look at what's to come in Thursday's update. The upcoming week does only feature one new game, rounding off a quiet January for the eShop platforms, but does include a series of tempting...

News: Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN

Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN

Metroid-inspired game includes Wii U in main target

A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched by Texas-based indie developer Varia Games for a 2D shooter/platformer called ReVeN. The title, which draws inspiration from classic games such as Metroid and Mega Man, could be coming to Wii U — as well as PC, Mac and Linux — if its $18,000 target...

News: Early Mighty No. 9 Screenshots Blast Into View

Early Mighty No. 9 Screenshots Blast Into View

Looking mighty fine

In September 2013, Mega Man mastermind and creator, Keiji Inafune, teased fans all over the world with the idea of a spiritual successor to the Blue Bomber. He showed off concept art and ambitious plans for his project, but the one thing he lacked was money, and so he turned to Kickstarter to ask fans to provide the necessary...

News: Spin the Bottle DLC Update and Increased Price Detailed and Dated

Spin the Bottle DLC Update and Increased Price Detailed and Dated

"We are basically trying to do 'DLC’s done right'"

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is an intriguing game in a number of ways; not only does it utilise the GamePad and Wii Remotes for quirky minigames, but developer KnapNok Games wasted little time in stating that it'd be incorporating a DLC pricing model to reward early adopters. It may have taken...

Interview: Wales Interactive on its Upcoming Wii U eShop Games and Working With Nintendo

Wales Interactive on its Upcoming Wii U eShop Games and Working With Nintendo

"We love the GamePad concept and being able to connect to another display"

It seems fair to say that, though some quality releases have graced the Wii U eShop, we're still awaiting — due to various delays — a consistent flow of tempting download-only content on the store. With each passing week the list of promising and confirmed titles creep...

Exclusive: Wales Interactive Highlights "Very Positive" Relationship With Nintendo, Plans More Wii U Releases

Wales Interactive Highlights "Very Positive" Relationship With Nintendo, Plans More Wii U Releases

"We are massive Nintendo fans so it's a huge privilege"

Late last year we reported that Wales Interactive is bringing two games to the Wii U eShop; these are Gravity Badgers and Master Reboot. The studio has been prolific in its short existence to date, publishing a number of smartphone titles, but is increasingly moving onto PC and home console...

News: Mighty Bomb Jack Is Blowing Up The North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Mighty Bomb Jack Is Blowing Up The North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Explosive stuff

We usually put our North American Nintendo Download update live later in the week when the official word hits the street, but every now and then we get a bit of a heads-up on forthcoming releases — and today is one of those times. A listing for Mighty Bomb Jack has appeared on the North American Wii U eShop which lists the NES...

News: Scirra's Construct 2 Engine to Support Wii U Nintendo Web Framework Development

Scirra's Construct 2 Engine to Support Wii U Nintendo Web Framework Development

Another route to the eShop

While various small developers are bringing their games to the Wii U eShop using custom-developed engines or licensed options such as Unity, Nintendo's also established the Nintendo Web Framework to allow games using web-based codes such as HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript to be published on the store. One upcoming HTML5 game...

News: Team Kakumei Joins The Wii U Developer Family

Team Kakumei Joins The Wii U Developer Family

They came in like a Wrecking Ball

For fresh, straight-out-of-college game devs, catching a break can be tough. It’s no different from any other job; employers want their new recruits to have experience in the field they’re applying for, so getting the job you want straight out of school can be hard. This was no different for Team Kakumei – a...

Nintendo Download: 23rd January (Europe)

23rd January (Europe)

Unepic, old-school Mario and Ninja Gaiden challenge, loads of discounts

European Nintendo fans once again have the download update to bring some cheer to a dreary Monday morning. This time around we have a new Wii U eShop title that's already earned an 8 in our review, along with some retro goodies and a lengthy list of 3DS eShop discounts. Let's...

News: Shadow Of The Eternals Isn't Dead, But Don't Expect Big News Any Time Soon

Shadow Of The Eternals Isn't Dead, But Don't Expect Big News Any Time Soon

Precursor "taking a look" at potential options

It's fair to say that Shadow Of The Eternals has had a particularly eventful development period. The game's status as a spiritual sequel to the GameCube classic Eternal Darkness ensured that it received plenty of attention when it was initially announced, but after more than one failed crowd-funding...

Interview: Codemasters - F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition

Codemasters - F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition

Vroom vroom

Codemasters’ F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition finally zoomed on to the Wii U eShop this week in Europe and North America; its marketing promises fast and fun arcade racing on the Wii U, with four-player split-screen racing. Formula One fans may get a kick out of seeing stars such as Lewis Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel make an...

Nintendo Download: 16th January (North America)

16th January (North America)

Unepic, Powered Up F1, double Castlevania and a discount

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week we have rather slim pickings. That said, there are two new offerings on the Wii U eShop, a Konami double on the Virtual Console's and an attractive discount. So, let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, $9.99) — The work...

Video: This New F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition Trailer Hits the Accelerator

This New F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition Trailer Hits the Accelerator

Maybe the real sport could do with some of these ideas

At the risk of irritating Formula One enthusiasts around the world, we'll suggest that it's a sport often lacking the wow factor. Occasionally races are thrilling, but there are plenty of occasions where the cars simply follow each other around for a couple of hours — at admittedly high speeds...