Latest News

News: Step to the Beat of the Lilt Line Website

Step to the Beat of the Lilt Line Website

First trailer available

Our recent Lilt Line First Impressions placed the game on many readers' radars, but words cannot do justice to the game's soundtrack or devious design. Thankfully Gaijin Games has obliged by launching the official Lilt Line WiiWare site containing the first trailer of the forthcoming release, hopefully filling in some of those mental blanks. Making the game look far easier..

News: Jam City Rollergirls Press Release Wants You to Sit Up and Take Notice

Jam City Rollergirls Press Release Wants You to Sit Up and Take Notice

All the excitement of Roller Derby in a press release!

Our previous post on Jam City Rollergirls caught the attention of roller derby players the world over – over 1,600 Facebook "likes" and counting, viral fans – and now Frozen Codebase has put out the first official press release with more shouting than you can slam a lead jammer into. If this PR gets you more excited than roller..

News: MotoHeroz for WiiWare Sounds a Lot Better Than You Might Think

MotoHeroz for WiiWare Sounds a Lot Better Than You Might Think

2D action platform racing from RedLynx

Here's a quick question for you: have there been many platform games where you control a monster truck? That slim genre is about to get a monster-sized boost as Finnish developer RedLynx has announced MotoHeroz on the way to WiiWare. Although you may not have heard of RedLynx, Xbox 360 owners may have played its Live Arcade title Trials HD, a particularly fine..

News: Telltale Jolts Us with 1.21 Gigowatts of Back to the Future Character Art

Telltale Jolts Us with 1.21 Gigowatts of Back to the Future Character Art

Marty and the Doc looking sketchy

The announcement that Telltale Games is bringing Back to the Future to WiiWare was enough to send us into a wild frenzy of quoting lines. Now the first official character art has hit 88mph and materialised on our desk there's no telling what will happen. The information accompanying the artwork is similarly exciting: Christopher Lloyd will voice Doc and the..

News: Pelvic Floor Exercise Game Fills Gap in the Market

Pelvic Floor Exercise Game Fills Gap in the Market

Now we've really heard everything

The Wii has a huge audience, from little children to pregnant women, and so it's only fair that each gamer gets a game individually tailored to them. Kaasa is already working on Physiofun, a physiotherapy game for WiiWare that uses the Balance Board, but a PEGI rating has outed something rather more... specialised...

News: Ready Your Guns for The Westerner on Monday

Ready Your Guns for The Westerner on Monday

Showdown at the Wii Shop Channel Corral

Fans of the Wild West may look enviously upon the titles released on HD consoles in the past year, notably Red Dead Redemption and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, and wish for their own rootin' tootin' adventure to match. Well, they'll be waiting a long time yet, but here comes a more sedate cowboy adventure in the form of The Westerner, coming to WiiWare on..

Nintendo Download: 30th August 2010 (North America)

30th August 2010 (North America)

Elastic on WiiWare; Piano, Notebooks and Cosmos on DSiWare

After a short delay the Nintendo Download is available, and sadly brings with it no surprises, meaning August ends with more of a whimper than a bang. WiiWareTales of Elastic Boy: Mission 1 (600pts, Lexis Numerique) – A platformer from the creators of the PooYoos games, this was released in Europe last week, so our review will be..

News: Updated Cave Story Remixed Soundtrack Released

Updated Cave Story Remixed Soundtrack Released

And it won't cost you a cent!

That's right, the nice folks over at Nicalis have just released an amazing updated remixed Cave Story soundtrack and it's now available for download completely free of charge. You can click here to download the 3 disc zip file. We'll keep you posted on any new announcements regarding the upcoming European release of Cave Story and if you're still undecided on a..

News: Super Meat Boy Should be on the WiiWare Menu Soon

Super Meat Boy Should be on the WiiWare Menu Soon

Check out the new images from the Hell chapter

If you're looking forward to Team Meat's upcoming Super Meat Boy then you're in luck, as the latest post on the developers' official blog has announced that the Xbox Live Arcade version is now content complete. With the XBLA game nearing the finish line, that means Team Meat will be able to concentrate its considerable talents on the forthcoming..

News: Brand New Frobot Director's Cut Video

Brand New Frobot Director's Cut Video

The game continues to look better and better

The nice folks at Fugazo have just sent over a brand new gameplay video of their upcoming WiiWare release Frobot in action. The brand new video shows a far more polished look and assures fans that the game will indeed be released sometime in 2010. It's been a long wait for the game, but judging from this...

News: My Planetarium Gazes Out Into the Expanding WiiWare Library

My Planetarium Gazes Out Into the Expanding WiiWare Library

Hudson's galactic follow-up to its My Aquarium series

Hudson's been releasing some fairly decent and relaxing simulations on the WiiWare service lately. The developer has more than likely extracted all it can from the aquarium route, at least for the time being, however – and an ESRB rating has revealed a new direction that's a lot more cosmic in nature. My Planetarium is a virtual simulation..

News: BIT.TRIP FATE Teaser Image Released

BIT.TRIP FATE Teaser Image Released

More funky artwork to blow your mind

As you know, Gaijin Games has just recently announced the title of their newest BIT.TRIP release BIT.TRIP FATE, so the obligatory teaser image from the ever-sadistic Alex Neuse was bound to surface eventually. As you can see below, it's a very beautiful piece of artwork, but if you're expecting to get any type of idea about what the game will hold, good luck..

Interviews: Onteca Studio Visit - A Monsteca Corral

Onteca Studio Visit - A Monsteca Corral

We discuss monsters, robots and WiiWare with Corral’s Producer and Art Director

Following our recent A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots review, we headed to Liverpool in the UK to chat with independent developer Onteca’s Jon Wetherall (Producer) and Rich Alston (Art Director), about their first WiiWare title. Nintendo Life: Where did the idea for Monsteca Corral come from and how long did..

News: The Roller Derby Game of Your Dreams is Coming to WiiWare

The Roller Derby Game of Your Dreams is Coming to WiiWare

Girls on rollerskates at last

"What's a roller derby?", the curious among you may have asked. It's a sport in which two teams of five players on rollerskates try to score points against each other. It's fast, physical and hardly what you'd call "mainstream", which makes it a perfect candidate for a transition to Wii. That's exactly what's happening, as Frozen Codebase is..

Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

27th August (Europe)

A slightly lower amount of releases this time

It's the first time in a few weeks that Europe has to make do without a new Virtual Console game, but you can't really complain too much: we've had some great titles recently and we'll be getting another game in the form of Samurai Shodown III next week. Hopefully an excellent WiiWare platformer and some other stuff will tide you over until then..

News: New Screenshots Illuminate Aya and the Cubes of Light

New Screenshots Illuminate Aya and the Cubes of Light

Object Vision gives us an art attack

We got a first whiff of Aya and the Cubes of Light last week, and now developer Object Vision has been in touch to share some new screenshots of the title and more details of its launch. There is currently no fixed release date, with the game due to enter lotcheck at Nintendo of America next month with a European submission shortly after. The developer hopes to..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

If you haven't then you're in for a real treat

Some video game themes are so iconic that it's impossible to not recognize where they're from, even if you haven't touched the game in years. Tetris. Super Mario Bros. Captain Falcon? While we're not saying his theme song is up there in the annals of game music legend, after this episode of NLFM, we're pretty confident that you won't look at the..

News: European Developers get Their Games Nominated for Milthon Awards

European Developers get Their Games Nominated for Milthon Awards

The 4th Milthon Awards has selected four titles on Nintendo systems across four categories

With the BAFTA Video Game Awards done and dusted, gamers hoping to see their favourite titles get some sort of golden trophy need only wait a few more weeks as this September marks the fourth annual Milthon Awards; recognising European video game studios and the art production that goes into their respective..

Nintendo Download: August 23rd (North America)

August 23rd (North America)

Anticipated games arrive and the Virtual Console returns!

With Rytmik, And Yet It Moves and Ufouria: The Saga all in one day, this week's download fares better than previous outings. The debut of the G.G Series, a classic puzzle game and farming on the go round out this week's line-up. WiiWareAnd Yet It Moves (1000pts, Broken Rules) – This paper-based puzzle platformer is certainly one of the..

News: Exclusive Horizon Riders Screenshots Ready to Lock and Load

Exclusive Horizon Riders Screenshots Ready to Lock and Load

Shots of Sabarasa's simple but stylish shooter

We brought you the latest trailer of Horizon Riders the other day, and now we have a wealth of exclusive screenshots straight from Sabarasa. Earlier comparisons to Star Fox gain credence with a pared-down aesthetic style that harks back to the classic shooter, with some intense-looking boss battles to spice up the mix too. The character select also..

Nintendo Download: 20th August (Europe)

20th August (Europe)

More VC and a bunch of WiiWare and DSiWare

As we reported earlier this week, Europe gets yet another Virtual Console title to continue the streak. It's accompanied by another bunch of catch-up titles on WiiWare and DSiWare of which we've already reviewed all but one. WiiWareFurry Legends (1000pts, Gamelion Studios) – A platformer that's been in development for quite a while. It didn't turn out..

News: Sabarasa Blasts Us with Horizon Riders Trailer

Sabarasa Blasts Us with Horizon Riders Trailer

WiiWare shooter looking sweet

Last month we brought you word on Horizon Riders, an upcoming rail shooter from Sabarasa Games. Now the team has sent over the latest trailer showing off more footage from the title, and it's shaping up to be a thrilling ride. Wii Balance Board support is confirmed, allowing you to lean from side-to-side to steer your character, which when teamed with the Wii Zapper..

News: WiiWare Revs Up with Rush Rush Rally Racing

WiiWare Revs Up with Rush Rush Rally Racing

Dreamcast indie game turns to Nintendo

Despite having never really taken off in the face of the PlayStation 2 – though that's a story for another site – the Dreamcast is still a much-loved console to this day, with small developers still releasing new titles. One such team is Senile Games, whose classic racing games Rush Rush Rally Racing is...

News: Robotube's Bloktonik Drops to 2011 on WiiWare

Robotube's Bloktonik Drops to 2011 on WiiWare

Delay for boxy puzzler

WiiWare may not be short on quality puzzle games featuring cubes, what with You, Me, and the Cubes, Art of Balance, Art Style: Cubello and more, but Robotube's Bloktonik won't be beefing up the service's line up this year as it's slipped to 2011. In a post on the company's blog, founder Jason Cirillo said: I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking where Bloktonik Wii is… and I..