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News: You Can Enjoy Your Massage from August 9th

You Can Enjoy Your Massage from August 9th

Get your relaxation on, North America

We got our first sight of Enjoy Your Massage! with an ESRB rating last month, and now we have the first screenshots, trailer and a release date for this upcoming downloadable relaxation-puzzle game. Coming to North American WiiWare on August 9th for an as-yet unspecified price, Enjoy Your Massage! puts you in the position of an apprentice masseur at a popular..

News: Heavy Fire Rains Down on WiiWare on Monday

Heavy Fire Rains Down on WiiWare on Monday

Just 500 Points

We've already had chance to have a quick blast on Heavy Fire: Special Operations, the upcoming on-rails shooter from Teyon, and soon you'll get the chance to enlist as the game is due to hit North American WiiWare on Monday, costing just 500 Points. With a heavy high-score focus, you unlock different weapons as you move up the ranks, which should hopefully extend the game's replay..

News: Ignition Gets a New Spark as it Aims for Download Dominance

Ignition Gets a New Spark as it Aims for Download Dominance

That's UTV Ignition Entertainment from now on

Ignition's got a commendable history of Wii and DS releases, with Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Nostalgia and plenty of other titles. Now the company wants to aim even higher by positioning itself as a distributor of quality digital content, with WiiWare on its list of priorities. The company, now rebranded...

Nintendo Download: 27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare and VC releases and four new DSiWare titles next week for Japan.

It's been awhile since we've seen any new WiiWare in Japan, though the drought is only being broken by a single title from Nintendo. The weekly Virtual Console parade is also continuing and the DSi has its usual mix of education and entertainment apps to choose from. WiiWareLine Attack Heroes (1000pts - Nintendo) – This is a..

News: Show Your Love for Bit.Trip with Commander Video Videos

Show Your Love for Bit.Trip with Commander Video Videos

Superimpose the running man into your world

You can't fault the fans of Gaijin's Bit.Trip series – from fanart to papercraft, they know how to show their love for Commander Video and friends. One ardent fan thinks there's more that can be done, and has created a YouTube 'call to arms' for other fans of the series. The idea is to superimpose Commander Video's running animation from his latest..

News: Look Out, There's a New Pearl Harbor Video on Your Six

Look Out, There's a New Pearl Harbor Video on Your Six

Do a barrel roll, of course

It's already available in North America and Europe of course, but those of you who want to see just one more video of Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising before taking the download plunge are in luck today. Check out the video below and be sure to read our Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising review to find out if this downloadable slice of digital..

News: Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Shin'en interview hints at branching out

Graphically resplendent and rather enjoyable WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket has been making waves since landing in June, and those who've clocked the adventure may have already seen this closing screen that hints at a reappearance for the jumpsuited Jett. Well, don't expect to see him repeating his platforming antics in the next title as Shin'en's Project..

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe)

23rd July (Europe)

Acrobats, skaters and more

While North America has now suffered three consecutive weeks without a new retro game available for download, we're about to get another. It's accompanied by a bunch of DSiWare and WiiWare games that might not be to the liking of everybody. WiiWareArcade Sports Air Hockey, Bowling, Pool, Snooker (800pts - Icon Games) – A collection of "arcade" games, but not..

News: Dive: The Medes Islands Secret to Surface on WiiWare Next Week

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret to Surface on WiiWare Next Week

For gamers on both sides of the Atlantic

Cosmonaut Games has just confirmed the North American release date of its next outing, the WiiWare title that one of its designers described as "an underwater Metroid". The company has also released a batch of new screenshots to coincide with the announcement. Launching on the download service in North America next week on the 26th July and in..

Nintendo Download: 19th July 2010 (North America)

19th July 2010 (North America)

The kittenpocalypse begins!

Let's just not talk about the Virtual Console this week. Instead, let's talk about furry things, like legends and kitties and selling things to unsuspecting animals. WiiWareAquaSpace (Nintendo, 600 Points) – This fish tank...thing hit Europe recently under the name Zenquaria: Virtual Aquarium. The most notable difference between this and Hudson's serene My Aquarium is..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

Listener contributions, confusing homophones and Team Fortress 2 secrets revealed!

Oh hi, didn't see you come in there. Stay a while, and listen! Turns out we've got some fine musicians in the audience as we take a look to some listener-created tunes. We've also got a few select choices from The Megas, The World Ends With You, and the song that Akira Yamaoka would like blaring as he leaves this..

Interviews: Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

La Mulana creator talks about new WiiWare remake

Nicalis have already released one hit indie PC title on the WiiWare service with the release of Cave Story and are now putting the finishing touches on their second WiiWare release La Mulana. Since it's been awhile since we've heard any new information..

News: Exclusive Mecho Wars WiiWare Screenshots

Exclusive Mecho Wars WiiWare Screenshots

Check out the WiiWare version of the iPhone classic.

Our good friend Luc Bernard was nice enough to send over a batch of brand new Mecho Wars WiiWare screenshots for everyone to peruse in the screenshot gallery. Luc has informed us that development on the game is completed, but no release date has been set currently. There's also a WiiWare version soundtrack available for download for $9.99 for..

First Impressions: Heavy Fire: Special Operations

Heavy Fire: Special Operations

We enlist for Teyon's war shooter

We've been bringing you regular field updates on Teyon's WiiWare lightgun shooter Heavy Fire: Special Operations since its announcement in April, and we recently got the chance to sit down and blast through two missions from the completed game. Played out entirely on-rails, Heavy Fire is immediately reminiscent of arcade light gun shooters such as Operation Wolf..

News: Alley-Oop! Hoopworld Slams WiiWare's Backboard on 19th July

Alley-Oop! Hoopworld Slams WiiWare's Backboard on 19th July

That's our basketball knowledge exhausted

Virtual Toys has been absent from the world of WiiWare for quite a while, but it's ready to return on Monday with Hoopworld, 1000 Point, 3-on-3 basketball game with tons of fighting. Promising plenty of arcade action, an online leaderboard, offline two-player modes and plenty of the sport's trademark...

News: Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Unless you love Scooby-Doo

The news of Last Window: The Secret of Cape West heading to Europe is just one nugget from the latest Nintendo Europe press release outlining its schedule from now until the end of September. While this means that there's no sight of its big 2010 titles like Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it's

Nintendo Download: 16th July 2010 (Europe)

16th July 2010 (Europe)

Flying and fighting on Wii; French, Darkness, solitaire and 3D tanks on DSi

Another Virtual Console holiday, but WiiWare gets Pearl Harbored and then engages in some funky fighting. Conspicuous by its absence is Furry Legends, previously believed to be released this Friday but Gamelion has confirmed to us there will be an announcement of its new release date in the near future. WiiWarePearl Harbor..

Nintendo Download: 12th July (North America)

12th July (North America)

Bashing and balloons for Wii; puzzles, paper and playing French for DSiWare

A pretty varied platter for North America today, with Virtual Console again absent but WiiWare gaining two games and DSiWare letting five more passengers onto the download bus. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) – A turn-based fighting game that's big on physics, Toribash is one of the rare WiiWare games to feature..

Nintendo Download: 9th July (Europe)

9th July (Europe)

Plenty for everyone

As with every week, DSiWare gets the lion's share of releases this week, although most of it is not too stellar, or at least not likely to be. WiiWare gets a long-awaited fighter plus an interesting Nintendo-published title, while VC gets another ninja action game. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) -- A very strange fighting game which is quite popular on PC, you fight as..

News: Prepare Yourself Well for this Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts Trailer

Prepare Yourself Well for this Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts Trailer

The world's most dangerous game, apparently

Did you find the soft, clothy corners of Target Toss Pro: Bags to be a bit lacking in danger? Would you rather have something sharp and pointy to throw into something soft and loamy? It sounds as though Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts is for you, then. But be warned: it's dangerous. With 16-player tournaments...

News: Soothe Your WiiWare Bloodlust with Zenquaria's Virtual Aquarium

Soothe Your WiiWare Bloodlust with Zenquaria's Virtual Aquarium

Here, fishy fishy

WiiWare's virtual pet shop is getting fuller all the time, with Zoo Disc Golf, My Zoo and My Aquarium among the animal-filled attractions on offer. Nintendo itself is entering the furry fray this week, with Zenquaria: Virtual Aquarium on the way to Europe for 600 Points. Looking like a combination between Endless Ocean and My Aquarium, Zenquaria lets you customise your own..

News: Download Versions of Ivy the Kiwi? Rated by ESRB

Download Versions of Ivy the Kiwi? Rated by ESRB

Tiny bird to fly to WiiWare and DSiWare

Last month we brought you our First Impressions of upcoming PROPE project Ivy the Kiwi?, as well as an exclusive interview with the game's creator Yuji Naka. In Japan, the game received small versions available via WiiWare and DSiWare, so naturally our intrepid reporter Corbie Dillard asked about the possibility of these games heading to the West, to which Mr..

News: Horizon Riders Sets its Sights on WiiWare

Horizon Riders Sets its Sights on WiiWare

Teaser trailer for Sabarasa's next project

The Wii has played host to some great shooters in its time, from arcade hits to brand new titles from genre masters Treasure, and Sabarasa is preparing to bring one more to WiiWare in the form of Horizon Riders. Although the company's released little information so far, the teaser trailer below shows an arcade-style shooter, with all the bullets,..

Nintendo Download: 5th July 2010 (North America)

5th July 2010 (North America)

Dogfighting, vampire slaying and sheep launching this week

Today, the day after the United States blew itself up and Canada wondered what all that racket was about and some people have jobs in the morning, sheesh, the Nintendo Download brings a peace offering of eight titles across WiiWare and DSiWare. Some anticipated, some not so much, and the Virtual Console is stuck in the infirmary after not..

News: Get Physical Next Friday with Toribash: Violence Perfected

Get Physical Next Friday with Toribash: Violence Perfected

1,000 Points for stop-motion fighter

It's been a long old while since we've heard anything about Nabi Studios' fighter Toribash: Violence Perfected, but it's emerged from the silence cocoon with the news it will hit Europe next Friday, July 9th for 1,000 Points. If you're unfamiliar with the admittedly odd concept, Toribash is a turns-based fighting game where extending and contracting muscles..