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News: You'll Be Able To Play Your WiiWare and Virtual Console Games On Wii U

You'll Be Able To Play Your WiiWare and Virtual Console Games On Wii U

Put down those pitchforks

Today's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation was packed full of cool new information, but one item that will prove especially interesting for hardcore Wii downloaders is the news that digital Wii purchases will be transferable to the Wii U. That means you'll be able to re-download all of your existing WiiWare and Virtual...

News: New La-Mulana Trailer Compares Old With New

New La-Mulana Trailer Compares Old With New

Find out how the WiiWare version stacks up against the original

As if we all weren't excited enough about the forthcoming release of La-Mulana on WiiWare, Nigoro and EnjoyUp Games have released yet another trailer. It's very much the same as the previous one, but this time it shows just how much better the WiiWare version looks when compared to the...

News: Feast Your Eyes on This New La-Mulana Trailer

Feast Your Eyes on This New La-Mulana Trailer

The game that very nearly didn't make it to WiiWare

Nigoro has released a new trailer for its long-awaited 2D adventure title La-Mulana. As you can see, it's quite similar to the Japanese trailer we saw a while back. Published by EnjoyUp Games - who stepped in at the last moment when the release of the game on WiiWare was looking all but lost -...

Review: Successfully Learning English: Year 4 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning English: Year 4 (WiiWare)

A bit tougher than A, B, C

So, the Successfully Learning series continues its relentless march onto WiiWare, with Successfully Learning English: Year 4 being the third entry in this particular run. As we've come to expect it's much of the same thing, but with a notable step up in challenge for its young pupils. Freddy the Vampire is starting to get...

News: La Mulana Adventures Onto North American WiiWare on 20th September

La Mulana Adventures Onto North American WiiWare on 20th September

At long last

La Mulana has had a torturous existence on the WiiWare service, arriving in Japan over a year ago but running into problems gaining approval in other regions. Earlier in the year publisher Nicalis pulled out of the project, seemingly due to issues between it and developer Nigoro when trying to resolve problems with DLC content and other...

Review: Successfully Learning English: Year 3 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning English: Year 3 (WiiWare)

Freddy says relax

Certain things are inevitable, such as death, taxes and another Successfully Learning download. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, if you have a young child that could use some extra help with the subject at hand, and Successfully Learning English: Year 3 delivers reliably. It does exactly the same as predecessor Successfully...

News: 3D Classics Excitebike Revs Up as Club Nintendo Reward

3D Classics Excitebike Revs Up as Club Nintendo Reward

It's wheelie rather good

Pull those leather jackets out of the wardrobe, North American Club Nintendo members — you can now get 3D Classics Excitebike as a reward until 26th August. The 3DS eShop game was free to download for a time last year, but if you missed out you can now grab it for 150 of your shiniest reward coins. Ride on over to our 3D...

News: Horizon Riders Gets Patched in North America

Horizon Riders Gets Patched in North America

Ride again

It's not very often that WiiWare games get updated, but Sabarasa has bucked the trend to bring out a patch for its on-rails shooter Horizon Riders. The free update, available now from the North American Wii Shop Channel, adjusts the control scheme so that the avatar can be controlled with the Nunchuk's analogue stick. Previously the...

News: LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

Frontier opens Canadian studio thanks to tax breaks

Frontier Developments — the team behind the WiiWare smash LostWinds and its sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias — has opened its first studio outside of the UK, taking advantage of tax breaks to set up shop in Canada. The new office will be based in Nova Scotia, and will house around 20...

News: Fluidity Is Your New Club Nintendo Reward

Fluidity Is Your New Club Nintendo Reward

Superb puzzle title available for 150 of your shiny coins

The North American Club Nintendo rewards page has been updated yet again, with Bonsai Barber being replaced by the equally excellent Fluidity. Normally retailing for a hefty — but totally justified — 1200 Wii Points, this physics-based puzzler will be available for 150 coins until the...

News: Golf Tees Up as a US Club Nintendo Reward

Golf Tees Up as a US Club Nintendo Reward

Worth a swing?

3DS Virtual Console title Golf is the latest game up for grabs as a US Club Nintendo reward. It's on the green until 12th August for 150 coins. Golf replaces Starship Defense, which has now blasted off out of orbit. Is it above par and worth your virtual reward money? Read our Golf review to find out. Don't forget that WiiWare's...

Review: Successfully Learning English: Year 2 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning English: Year 2 (WiiWare)

Back to the classroom

If you combine DSiWare and WiiWare, Tivola’s Successfully Learning series has been one of the most prolific franchises available for download. Just when we thought it was all over, Successfully Learning English: Year 2 makes the transition from DSiWare to WiiWare, and young pupils can breathe a sigh of relief. The question is...

News: Bonsai Barber is a Snip at 150 Coins on US Club Nintendo

Bonsai Barber is a Snip at 150 Coins on US Club Nintendo

Hairing to go

There's some vegetation in need of a trim if you pop over to the North American Club Nintendo page right now. Bonsai Barber is the latest reward in the program, listed for just 150 coins. Zoonami's bizarre WiiWare barber simulator takes Mario Tennis' spot and will be available until 5th August. Read our Bonsai Barber review if you're...

News: Super Motherload Cancelled on WiiWare

Super Motherload Cancelled on WiiWare

Can't dig out of this hole

Yesterday our attention got drawn to a Super Motherload Kickstarter page, which mattered to us because it was announced for WiiWare two years ago. After searching the campaign from top to bottom we saw plenty of references to PC and Mac releases for the project, but none for WiiWare, so reached out to the developer for a...

Nintendo Download: 26th July 2012 (Europe)

26th July 2012 (Europe)

Crashing, pinball, candles and athletics

It's another Monday, so let's cheer ourselves up in Europe with news of what downloads are coming this week. This week almost every platform is catered for, so let's get to it. 3DS Download Software: Planet Crashers (Ignition, £9/€10) — Planet Crashers is the latest title developed by Renegade Kid, of...

Review: Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (WiiWare)

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (WiiWare)

Hopping mad

Frogger reached its 30th anniversary last year so, as is tradition for gaming birthdays, Konami has marched out a new edition of the arcade classic. Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition sets out to bring multiplayer and new play styles to the franchise, but it's not quite all it's croaked up to be. It's split up into eight modes – six game...

Nintendo Download: 19th July 2012 (Europe)

19th July 2012 (Europe)

Wario, revenge, flipping and learning

The details for this week's Nintendo Download in Europe are out with 3DS, Wii and DSi all getting some love, as well as the long-awaited return of a favourite edutainment series. Let's get to it. 3DS Virtual Console: Wario Land II (Game Boy Color, Nintendo, £4.50/€5) — While Wario's first appearance on...