Wii U eShop - News

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  • News Chasing Aurora Receives Permanent Price Reduction In North America And Europe

    More than 40% knocked off the price

    Chasing Aurora flew into the Wii U eShop on the same day the console launched and many gamers have since been enjoying the fast paced flight-fest. It was recently announced the title would be getting a permanent price reduction in Europe - it's now £5.89/ €6.49 when it used to be £10.79/ €11.99 - and...

  • News Mutant Mudds Deluxe Confirmed for 13th June in North America

    Time to get muddy

    After various teases about Mutant Mudds Deluxe undergoing testing by Nintendo for its Wii U eShop release, Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham has now taken to Twitter to give the word on the title's confirmed release date for North America — it arrives on 13th June. [tweet https://twitter.com/JoolsWatsham/status/340129938294325250]...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Update Arriving with Luigi's DLC

    Remember that Wii U Pro Controller you bought?

    While the updates to the browser-based Miiverse attracted the most attention yesterday, it seems that an additional message was posted in Japan to confirm a planned update for New Super Mario Bros. U, which will arrive shortly before or on the same day as the arrival of the downloadable version of New...

  • News Tribute Games Approved As Licensed Nintendo Developer

    Studio made of former Ubisoft staffers gains Wii U and 3DS approval

    Tribute Games has been given approved developer status by Nintendo, which means we should be seeing some software from the studio hitting either the Wii U or 3DS eShop. [tweet https://twitter.com/Emi1yRogers/status/340090460838182913] It's not known what games Tribute will be...

  • Nintendo Download 30th May (North America)

    Legendary Zelda, Mega Man X, free Project X, Denpa Men (X?) and more

    It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and this week we've got retro goodies for your newest console, some top-notch gaming for the 3DS and a lot of discounted dancing. Let's get right to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Mega Man X (Capcom, $7.99) — The first of the...

  • News Kickstarter Campaign Opens For A Hat In Time

    Wii U version possible, although it's not promised

    Back in February, we reported that 3D platformer A Hat In Time could make its way to Wii U, after developer Jonas Kærlev explained how he was in touch with a publisher that had taken an interest in bringing it to the system. A Kickstarter campaign has just launched for the beautiful cel-shaded...

  • Video A Young Person Plays Super Metroid

    Y CAN'T METROID CRAWL

    I've been playing a videogame called Super Metroid Primes this week. It is not very good. When I saw that Dave had given the game a perfect score in his review last week, I was very excited to try it out for myself, especially considering that it was only 30p (or 30 cents, if you're on that side of the pond) on the Wii U...

  • News Rex Rocket Smashes Through Its Kickstarter Target

    There are plans for a Wii U and 3DS adaptation

    At the end of last month a Kickstarter campaign started for the interesting looking 2D platformer Rex Rocket, which takes a leaf out of Metroid's book and combines it with a hint of Mega Man. Developer Rob Maher - who now runs the newly named studio Castle Pixel - confirmed with us that if the...

  • Nintendo Download 30th May (Europe)

    Classic Zelda, the Denpa Men return, hyper speed and more

    Due to a public Holiday in various countries, we didn't receive the Nintendo Download as early as normal. Thankfully we now have the translated line-up from Germany for your reading pleasure below. It's mostly about the Wii U and 3DS this week, with retro and new delights to enjoy, while...

  • Weirdness A Wii U Gamer's Miiverse Journey Through Super Metroid

    A long and confusing road

    A little while ago we posed a question — is Super Metroid too taxing for today's gamers? This was based on the explosion of confused Miiverse posts once the title arrived for $0.30/€0.30/£0.30 on the Wii U eShop, as some gamers grappled with a retro title that resolutely refused to guide them through each step. One...

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Kirby's Dream Land 3

    Third time's the charming

    Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is the epitome of a lovable gaming experience. Carefree and popping with irresistible charm, this SNES platformer builds off the two previous Game Boy entries in the series and fulfills the potential they introduced. That doesn’t mean the core mechanics have suddenly become nuanced or up to par with...

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Kirby Super Star

    Dedede-lightful

    Kirby Super Star is a smorgasbord of creativity, as if the developers at HAL Laboratory had a game jam for two weeks straight and came out on the other side with a beautifully disheveled collection of Kirby’s best. Nine sub-games, ranging from one-button tests of reflex to multi-hour adventures, are stuffed onto the SNES with no...

  • News Mega Man X Blasting Its Way Onto Wii U Virtual Console This Week

    X marks the spot

    Mega Man X, Capcom's first entry in the 'X' series of games for the Blue Bomber, is set to release on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America this week, on the 30th May; considering how synchronised many of the Wii U VC releases have been to date, there are decent odds that it'll also arrive in Europe's next download update...

  • News Shin'en Multimedia Defends The Wii U Hardware

    Upcoming Wii U game is likely a sequel to FAST

    Shin'en Multimedia has amassed a wealth of experience in developing games for Nintendo systems. For the 3DS it has Nano Assault Ex, Art of Balance TOUCH! and the upcoming Jett Rocket II - The Wrath of Taikai, while it has also developed Nano Assault Neo for Wii U. While many people s

  • News EnjoyUp Games Has Some Unannounced Wii U And 3DS Titles In The Pipeline

    The developer also wants to make a game on a much grander scale

    EnjoyUp Games has been a big supporter of the download platform on Nintendo's systems and has many WiiWare and DSiWare titles in its catalogue including La-Mulana, Abyss and Armageddon Operation Dragon. In an interview with Spanish site Nintenderos, EnjoyUp revealed it has some unan

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

    Bring fresh underwear

    There’s a school of thought which argues that modern gamers have it too easy, and that this generation of players has grown soft thanks to the fact that developers are all too happy to provide helpful tutorials and short-cuts intended to reduce frustration. You only need to spend a few painful minutes in the company of Super...

  • News A.N.N.E Developer Confirms Wii U Version, Regardless of Kickstarter Stretch Goal

    Failure to hit target will merely delay eventual release

    In recent times we've seen plenty of Kickstarter projects offer up stretch goals for Wii U or 3DS releases, and a number of them have hit those targets. A.N.N.E, on the other hand, doesn't look likely to hit its amended Wii U target of $140,000, as it's resting on just under $90,000 — at...

  • Talking Point Nintendo Should Step Up for the Wii U eShop

    It can be the home of creative new ideas from the big N

    So, where does the eShop stand at roughly six months old? It's had an uneven release schedule, but looking at it as a complete picture we feel that it has a solid initial library with decent variety, combining some multi-platform titles with the odd exclusive thrown in, with genres and price...

  • Nintendo Download 23rd May (Europe)

    Classic Kirby, battles, groovy rhythm, an X Zone demo and more

    It's Monday, which isn't necessarily nice, but we have the Nintendo Download news for Europe, which is nice. Brightening up our early week blues is a fresh batch of goodies, and this week it's all about Nintendo's current generation of hardware; sorry, DSi and Wii fans. There are some...

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Super Metroid

    Superior Metroid

    It’s undeniable that 1994 was an extremely memorable year of videogame releases. Sonic 3, Earthworm Jim, Doom II, and the original Donkey Kong Country were just a few of the critically acclaimed games that had us chatting profusely on the playground. However, there was one game in particular that terrified and mesmerized us so...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Xevious

    An early vertical scrolling classic

    When Xevious hit arcades in 1982 it represented one of the first vertical shoot 'em ups of its kind. Not only that, but the game introduced a second bombing mechanic to give it a little more flare. After seeing a handful of home releases, it sprang upon the NES system with a vengeance and once again showed that...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Super Mario Bros. 2

    The stuff dreams are made of

    By now we all know the story of Super Mario Bros. 2: concerns about the Japanese sequel to the original Super Mario Bros. kept it from release in North America and Europe. Different reasons have been given over time, from the game being too difficult to it simply not demonstrating enough creativity to keep gamers...

  • Nintendo Direct Watch The North American Presentation Live

    Shot directly into your eyeballs

    Today at 10am Eastern and 7am Pacific time, Nintendo of America will be holding a Nintendo Direct broadcast which will contain information relating to its big summer titles for Wii U and 3DS. As always, you can watch the presentation live on this very site, and we'll be posting comments as events unfold. You can...

  • Nintendo Direct Watch The European Presentation Live

    The summer's big releases to be revealed

    At 3pm UK time / 4pm European time, Nintendo Europe will host a live Nintendo Direct presentation which will showcase forthcoming software for the Wii U and 3DS consoles. What's in store, you ask? Your guess is as good as ours at this point. Will the broadcast contain any shocks? Will we see solid release...

  • Miiverse Super Metroid - Too Taxing For Today's Gamers?

    Where's the Super Guide?

    It’s no secret that gamers are used to being mollycoddled these days; modern games very often start with a tutorial level to teach you the ropes. In its quest for accessibility New Super Mario Bros U — and various predecessors — even offer a ‘Super Guide’ to show you how the level should be played if you get...