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News: Super Doomed'n Damned to Channel Retro Capcom Action on Wii U This Year

Super Doomed'n Damned to Channel Retro Capcom Action on Wii U This Year

16-bit gameplay with modern touches

Action platformers were arguably the bread-and-butter of the 16-bit generation - though RPG fans will likely disagree - and considering the positive reaction to classics on the Virtual Console and new titles inspired by retro experiences, we're still suckers for some challenging running and jumping. Super Doomed'n...

News: Ubisoft Announcement Suggests More Child Of Light 'Universe' Games Are On the Way

Ubisoft Announcement Suggests More Child Of Light 'Universe' Games Are On the Way

Child star

Child of Light was an intriguing release from Ubisoft, utilising the UbiArt engine that originated with Rayman Origins and delivering a detailed, and rather popular, download gaming experience. It appeared to be a success, with some physical releases also making it to market, and placed well on the Wii U eShop's own charts. We're rather...

News: Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Ground control to Major Tom

In case you missed the memo, Choice Provisions is what was once known as Gaijin Games, the studio that graced the Wii with the BIT.TRIP games and brought the snappily titled BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien to the Wii U eShop. Choice Provisions is also a publisher, too, with Woah Dave! a recent...

News: Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

De-Minishing Returns

Remember Midora? It's a Zelda-inspired action-adventure which was successfully funded via Kickstarter to the tune of $73,470, and while it didn't meet its Wii U and 3DS stretch goals, developer Epic Minds insisted that it would still come to those machines - it would just take a little longer. However, there are doubts the

Nintendo Download: 16th April (Europe)

16th April (Europe)

StreetPass extras, Elliot Quest, SEGA 3D goodness, Smash DLC and much more

Another week begins, and that means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers. This week has plenty to offer, with Super Smash Bros. DLC arriving on 3DS and Wii U, a high profile indie effort on the home console, a SEGA 3D Classic, demos, another Wii title and much...

Video: The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

Featuring Affordable Space Adventures

It's no lie that due to the popularity of the ultra-competitive gaming scene that co-operative gameplay has taken rather a sideline in recent years. Luckily all is not quite lost, and a handful of developers are still keen to provide this style of gameplay for the fans who crave it, and there's no example better...

News: Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on Some Top Wii U and 3DS eShop Deals 

Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on Some Top Wii U and 3DS eShop Deals 

If you're in North America check them out

In addition to discounts announced as part of Nintendo's Download Update for North America, there are a range of enticing offers also available as part of a 'Super Spring Sale' in the region. It's Spring Break season, so there's that bit more time for games. The discounts stretch across Wii U and 3DS retail...

Nintendo Download: 9th April (North America)

9th April (North America)

Xenoblade, Etrian Dungeons, Affordable Space Adventures, DS treats and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a Wii U exclusive that makes interesting use of the GamePad, major retail releases on the New Nintendo 3DS XL and wider 3DS 'family', more free-to-play Pokémon on 3DS,...

Community Interview: Affordable Space Adventures - The Developers Answer Your Questions

Affordable Space Adventures - The Developers Answer Your Questions

"All types of game making are risky"

Affordable Space Adventures arrives in the eShop today in both North America and Europe, a Wii U exclusive that makes impressive use of the GamePad and suits either solo play or co-op for three players. It's a unique arrival in various ways, and we were full of praise for it in our Affordable Space Adventures...

News: Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prepped For The Wii U Virtual Console

Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prepped For The Wii U Virtual Console

Medabots! Medabots DX! Pocky & Rocky with Becky! More!

Publisher Natsume has eight GBA titles ready for launch on the Wii U Virtual Console, according to director of operations Graham Markay. Markay dropped the news during the latest Fragments of Silicon podcast, adding that the company had been planning its Virtual Console attack for quite some...

News: The Man Who Created Trollface Wants A Cut Of Meme Run's Earnings

The Man Who Created Trollface Wants A Cut Of Meme Run's Earnings

"I don’t think he knows what the consequences of ignoring me are"

Remember Ninja Pig's Meme Run? The game hit the Wii U eShop recently and caused quite a stir, not only for its pretty terrible quality but also because it apparently used the popular "Trollface" Meme without the permission of the original creator. The end result was that the game...

Nintendo Download: 9th April (Europe)

9th April (Europe)

Affordable Space Adventures, free Pokémon Rumble, Quell Memento and more

A day later than normal courtesy of a public holiday, we now have this week's full Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There's a Wii U eShop exclusive, the next free-to-play Pokémon title on 3DS, an excellent 'zen' puzzle experience and more. Let's get to the...

Video: Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

 Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

“Experience possible only on the unique hardware of the Wii U console”

Last year indie developer CHUDCHUD Industries announced the dungeon-crawler adventure, Temple of Yog, was on its way to the Wii U eShop. Since then, we haven’t heard all that much about it, but it appears the creators are now gearing up for the title’s official launch...

Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Removal on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse Community

Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Removal on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse Community

What a $*!$!*!$ of $*!$

Any game based on the hugely popular AVGN web-series is going to be full of profanity, of course - Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, being relatively faithful to the source material, is therefore a mature game. We acknowledged this in our review for the game, with the following observation / warning. Expletives and...

News: Actos Games Announces a New DLC Content Update For Psyscrolr - Reign of the Twig King

Actos Games Announces a New DLC Content Update For Psyscrolr - Reign of the Twig King

Free update is poised to inject some Metroidvania goodness into the puzzler

Wii U eShop release psyscrolr is a recent puzzle platformer title from Actos Games, a new start-up based in North Carolina, USA. The game revolves around the exploits of a traveler with psychic powers called the Scrolr as he's guided along by The Narrator. While we're still...

Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

We check out Wario DS mayhem on the Wii U

The WarioWare series is an excellent detour into the absolutely mad world of Wario and his friends, so it's great to see this DS game released on Wii U Virtual Console. We thought we'd show you how great this game is via the medium of video. Watch and enjoy Like this video? Subscribe to our channel then!

News: Game Freak's GBA Title Drill Dozer Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Game Freak's GBA Title Drill Dozer Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Konami's The Adventures of Bayou Billy is also on the way

The Australian Classification Board has revealed Game Freak's GBA hit, Drill Dozer, will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in the near future. The critically praised action platformer previously released in Japan in 2005 and North America in 2006 has players take control of a...

News: It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

Completely uncensored, apparently

Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false. However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS...

News: Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Knocks the average price down a little...

During this week's Nintendo Direct we had the news that Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in force. In the madness then and since we didn't notice a particular deal that's running in Europe as a result of the region having four games available right from the off. As was...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (North America)

2nd April (North America)

Nintendo 64 and DS on Wii U, AVGN, BOXBOY! and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, and this week's Nintendo Download Update has some exciting treats following the Nintendo Direct shenanigans of 1st April. Nintendo 64 and DS arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, while there are a whole load of new games and discounts across both the...