Wii U eShop - News

May2016

  • Nintendo Download 5th May (North America)

    Pocket Card Jockey! Super Punch-Out!! PixelMaker! Discounts! More!

    It's time for the North American Nintendo Download Update details, once again, and this week brings a relatively broad variety of games. The Wii U has a number of new releases vying for our attention, along with another DS Virtual Console title. The New 3DS gets a fun arrival on its...

  • News RCMADIAX Has Just Submitted A Mystery Wii U eShop Game To Nintendo

    Such a tease

    Prolific eShop developer RCMADIAX has revealed that it has just submitted an unannounced Wii U title to Nintendo of America for approval. The indie has confirmed that it will reveal more information on the game once approval has been granted. The studio's last Wii U eShop title - SUPER ROBO MOUSE - launched earlier this month, and it...

  • News Kick & Fennick Arrives on the Wii U eShop on June 2nd

    Kicking and screaming

    For the handful of you that own a PS Vita, you may remember Kick & Fennick. The action platformer made its debut on the troubled handheld in February 2015, and while the concept of it seemed interesting enough, it received mixed reviews. Kick & Fennick sees players take control of a young boy named Kick who rockets...

  • News PixelMaker is Getting Creative on North American Wii U Systems This Week

    A budget tool for pixel art fans

    PixelMaker arrived on the European Wii U eShop on 28th April, and now Nostatic Software has confirmed it's hitting the North American store this week on 5th May; it'll cost $2.99 in the US. Having previously brought us VoxelMaker, Nostatic now seems to be taking the same approach to producing pixel art. At a budget...

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    Review Epic Dumpster Bear

    It’s time to take out the trash

    Yes. You are reading the title correctly. This is the review for Epic Dumpster Bear. A Unity-made precision platformer with a hilarious twist. Created by Log Games Ltd. (creators of the Wii U puzzle game Puzzle Monkeys), Epic Dumpster Bear takes you through the tragic life of Dumpster Bear, an unsuspecting brown...

  • Video Check Out the Launch Trailer for Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge

    Time to dust off those amiibo

    A few months back, it was announced that Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge would be arriving on both Wii U and 3DS. The sort-of sequel in the long-running Mario & Donkey Kong series aims to take a free-to-play approach to things, with the caveat that you need amiibo to unlock see everything the game has to...

  • News Three New Titles Have Been Added to the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle

    Two for Wii U, one for 3DS

    The Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle has enjoyed decent success so far, passing $1 million in money raised. It's now had the standard mid-bundle additions, adding three titles overall. Of the three new games two are for the Wii U eShop and one for the 3DS eShop - they are Runbow, Swords & Soldiers II and

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    Review Dodge Club Party

    Dot's all, folks!

    Last year, Dot Arcade on the Wii U eShop simmered gameplay down into its simplest, retro arcade-like form and served it up with pizzazz. One of the three games available in that package has now busted out as Dodge Club Party, upping the number of players yet losing much of its flair in the process. Dodge Club Party operates very...

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    Review Star Sky 2

    Moonlit meandering

    Video games have come a long way from their humble, straightforward beginnings. They're still a form of entertainment, primarily designed to help you waste time and relax, so there will always be a mission to complete, a goal to achieve or an enemy to defeat. However, there are simpler, quieter stories to be told as well, with an...

  • News Super Meat Boy Arrives on the Wii U eShop on 12th May

    Also, there could be a 3DS version on the way

    Many of you are no doubt looking forward to the launch of Super Meat Boy on Wii U, which was recently reported to be happening "very soon". The title has had something of a troubled release history with Nintendo platforms; it was initially set to release on Wiiware, before getting cancelled due to file...

  • News Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle Passes $1 Million and 100,000 Bundles Sold

    More games due to be added soon

    The Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle is the second 'Humble Bundle' that has featured eShop games, and is the first to be available globally. We previously reported that it had started quickly with over 60,000 bundles sold in under 24 hours, and it's now passed another notable landmark. At the time of writing the...

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    Review Pinball Arcade

    FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY

    When it comes to pinball games for the Wii U, there's really not a whole lot of options available. Zen Pinball 2 is obviously the first name that comes to mind, and while it certainly delivers a diverse and in-depth library of tables to choose from (along with the standalone Star Wars Pinball), one occasionally must wonder what it...

  • Nintendo Download 5th May (Europe)

    Pocket Card Jockey! LEGO Avenger Black Panther DLC! Discounts galore! More!

    It's a Bank Holiday in some countries but Nintendo has still sent out the European Nintendo Download Update details, albeit a little later than usual. This week we have some interesting new arrivals on the eShop stores and a lot of discounts, which are sure to tempt some...

  • News My Nintendo's Rewards Have Been Updated for May

    Discounts galore

    As you may have been aware, a range of My Nintendo rewards expired on 1st May, and new options have now been posted in North America and Europe. They're all discounts, which was expected as those that disappeared were equivalent deals. Due to differences in regional expiry dates the North American region has a lot of new offers,...

  • News A New VoxelMaker Update is Now Available

    Background music! Sample models! Glowing blocks!

    Some of you may remember Nostatic Software's VoxelMaker, which made its debut on the Wii U eShop last October. The game stood out a bit due to its nature of being more of a 3D modeling tool than an actual game. We gave it a solid recommendation, praising the depth and variety of its toolset, though a...

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