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News: Puzzle Agent to Inspect WiiWare

Puzzle Agent to Inspect WiiWare

New Telltale pilot on the way

When done right, episodic adventure games on Wii can be fantastic: brimming with intrigue, plot twists and great characterisation, they're up there with the Wii's best. Nobody knows this more than Telltale Games, responsible for bringing us the Tales of Monkey Island games as well as the not-quite-so-good Strong Bad games. Now Telltale's trying something even more..

Feature: The Making of Furry Legends - Video 2

The Making of Furry Legends - Video 2

Learn more about the game's production

A week ago we brought you the first making of video from our exclusive series behind the scenes at Gamelion Studios in Poland. This time we're taking you deeper into the production process with producer Lukasz Szczepanski, as he talks more about the planning that went into the game and the importance of the game's fans to its development. Head over to the..

Podcast: Episode 15 - This Nintendo Life

Episode 15 - This Nintendo Life

Brand new segment debuts!

It's been a longer gap than usual between podcasts but May's episode is now available, fresh from the oven and made with only the freshest ingredients. Chop up a delicious arrangement of news and reviews, add a dash of Kim Wild's Wii Fit Plus and mix in Zach Kaplan's new retro feature This Nintendo Life. Bake for thirty minutes and serve with fresh bread and plenty of..

News: BIT.TRIP RUNNER to Race Across Europe on May 14th

BIT.TRIP RUNNER to Race Across Europe on May 14th

Out in the US three days later

Each of Gaijin Games' previous releases in the BIT.TRIP series have taken at least a month to make it across the pond, with the last release, BIT.TRIP VOID, taking three months. Seemingly stricken with deep regret, Gaijin's making amends by bringing BIT.TRIP RUNNER to Europe first, even if only by a few days. In just one week on Friday you'll be able to blip, bloop..

News: Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part Two

Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part Two

We take a look at what was added this time

As of last week, Mega Man 10 is now "complete": all announced DLC has been released, and it doesn't look like we should expect more. This second and last update came with three extra stage to play as Mega Man only – two additional Special Stages and an Endless Stage, which was also downloadable for Mega Man 9. Here's what we think of it all:..

Nintendo Download: 3rd May 2010 (North America)

3rd May 2010 (North America)

Zombies, funk, but sadly no funk zombies for WiiWare; and five more for DSiWare. Virtual Console, where art thou?

WiiWare brings the funk and sees some long-awaited zombie killing action, and DSiWare has a bumper week with five titles full of crazy, balloons, mazes and other stuff we're not entirely sure of. Virtual Console fans can resume the weekly tradition of crying in the corner as the service..

News: Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers Zooms to WiiWare

Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers Zooms to WiiWare

A whole island of crazy characters awaits

Zallag recently announced its upcoming WiiWare title, Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers, to support play by up to eight competitors at a time with a focus on colourful characters and weapons. Each racer favours a specific tool of destruction, which from their descriptions we gather means that specific tools are only accessible to individual drivers. It was..

News: Teyon Releases Teaser for Heavy Fire: Special Operations

Teyon Releases Teaser for Heavy Fire: Special Operations

A special treat for on-rail shooter fans

We previously reported Teyon's announcement of upcoming light-gun WiiWare shooter set in the Middle East, Heavy Fire: Special Operations. Now Teyon has released a teaser for the game that you can watch below, with more information available if you head over to the official site. The site describes it as follows: Enlist the elite special forces unit in Heavy..

News: Go 8-bit Over the Official BIT.TRIP CORE Soundtrack

Go 8-bit Over the Official BIT.TRIP CORE Soundtrack

Retro gamers get your wallets out

Fans of the BIT.TRIP series not only enjoy the retro gameplay courtesy of Gaijin Games, but the audio design is some of the best the genre has to offer. Following on from the release of the BIT.TRIP BEAT soundtrack, the BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack is also now available to purchase. The BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack features 10 tracks, with two separate appearances from New..

News: First Look: Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising

First Look: Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising

Legendo have released a new trailer complete with gameplay footage for this ambitious WiiWare game.

Pearl Harbor Trilogy – 1941: Red Sun Rising is the first title in a trilogy of air-combat action games for the Wii™. In the premiere game, which will be available soon on WiiWare™, players will be dropped into the cockpit of famous World War II aircraft and thrown into contested air battles of..

Nintendo Download: 30th April 2010 (Europe)

30th April 2010 (Europe)

Catching up with North America

It seems pretty much all the releases featured this week have already been seen in North America, though there is something new in the form of some additional DLC for Mega Man 10 and Simply Solitaire for the DSi. Since some of these releases only came out Monday in North America we don't have reviews up for them all just yet, but bear with us, they're coming..

Feature: The Making of Furry Legends - Video 1

The Making of Furry Legends - Video 1

The first in our series of exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries

Earlier this month we brought you exclusive First Impressions of Furry Legends: Chapter One and an interview with its creators, Gamelion Studios. As the game nears its release for WiiWare we're teaming up with Gamelion again to bring you a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries giving more details about the game's..

Interviews: Shin'en Multimedia - Jett Rocket

Shin'en Multimedia - Jett Rocket

New game details as well as exclusive screenshots of the WiiWare 3D platformer

One look at upcoming WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket is all you need to see that it's not quite like anything else on the service. A 3D platformer with graphics to rival many full retail releases, it certainly has a lot of promise. We caught up with Shin'en Multimedia CEO Manfred Linzner to find out how large of a game..

News: Cave Story Win a Wiimote Compo Winner

Cave Story Win a Wiimote Compo Winner

The lucky winner is finally announced.

After a fantastic response to our Cave Story Win a Wiimote Compo, we'd like to announce that Iain P. (Bakajin) is our lucky winner. The exclusive Cave Story Wii Remote should be on its way to you very soon. We'd like to offer our sincere congratulations to him and take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated and entered the contest. We'd also like..

Nintendo Download: 26 April 2010 (North America)

26 April 2010 (North America)

Arcade minis, puzzling and fighting on Wii; driving, tower defence, shooting and more on DSi

Whilst the Wii has the usual 3-release week (two WiiWare and one Virtual Console) the DSi has six new releases this week in North America – whew! Also of note is the next entry in the WarioWare D.I.Y. Big Name Game series, this time from Edmund McMillen of Team Meat, who is behind the upcoming Super Meat..

News: Sid Meier's Pirates! Pillaging Its Way Onto Wii

Sid Meier's Pirates! Pillaging Its Way Onto Wii

No buckle shall go unswashed

The ESRB recently outed the highly regarded Sid Meier's Pirates! as an upcoming Wii (or, possibly, WiiWare) title. Originally developed for Commodore 64, MicroProse released the PC version in 1987 and, in 2004, Atari published the Firaxis-developed remake. 2K Games then took the reins, porting the title to the Xbox and the PSP in 2007, with Metacritic scoring the..

News: Nintendo's Upcoming U.S. Release Schedule Gets Updated

Nintendo's Upcoming U.S. Release Schedule Gets Updated

Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor get pushed back

Summer is slowly on its way and with it, brings the annual wave of big releases. Sadly though, the pace at which the tip of this wave is arriving is rubbing off on some highly anticipated games. Nintendo has just informed us that whilst some titles have been marked with release dates for the first time, some titles have also been..

Nintendo Download: 27 & 28 April (Japan)

27 & 28 April (Japan)

World Game Parade comes to a close, bountiful VC and lots of DSiWare, next week in Japan

WiiWareKatamuki Spirits (500pts - Marvelous) – Whilst it may have a fancier sounding name, this is of course DK Games' Equilibrio re-badged as the final entry in Marvelous Entertainment's World Game Parade. We certainly thought it was a fun marble rolling game as seen in our Equilibrio review

News: Flowerworks Coming to PAL Land

Flowerworks Coming to PAL Land

WiiWare floral fireworks game getting extra features for European/Australiasian release

The folks at Nocturnal have just let us know that their WiiWare debut, Flowerworks is coming to PAL territories with a new subtitle: Follie's Adventure. Flowerworks was something of a pleasant surprise when it was released last December in North America, so we're glad to see people in Europe and the developer's..

News: Jett Rocket Trailer Melts Your Face with Graphical Afterburners

Jett Rocket Trailer Melts Your Face with Graphical Afterburners

Shinen boldly goes where WiiWare has never been

We know that some WiiWare games look good. Some might even look really good, but so far there hasn't been a game that looks quite as eye-popping as Shin'en Multimedia's Jett Rocket. Until now, that is. You've already seen screenshots and the first teaser, and like us you were probably wondering exactly how all the shiny reflections and cutesy..

News: JV Games Announces Frat Party Games: Pong Toss Pro

JV Games Announces Frat Party Games: Pong Toss Pro

Not just for amateurs anymore

You may remember Frat Party Games: Pong Toss, released on WiiWare over a year ago. We gave the game a pretty unfavourable review, but instead of giving up, its developer has gone back to reassess, tweak and fix what went wrong with its debut release. The new WiiWare game, Frat Party Games: Pong Toss Pro, will be released this Spring. Read the full press release below:..

News: An In-Depth Look at Dive: The Medes Island Secret

An In-Depth Look at Dive: The Medes Island Secret

Designer dives into the game's details with dswii.es

Recently, DSWii.es sat down with José A. Giacomelli of Cosmonaut Games to talk about its upcoming WiiWare release, Dive: The Medes Island Secret. Among the topics discussed were the dynamics of a platformer based underwater, the length of gameplay (ten non-linear levels clocking in at an estimated total six hours), the graphical qualities of the..

Nintendo Download: 23rd April 2010 (EU)

23rd April 2010 (EU)

Doctors for the Wii, worms, fish, notebooks and watches for the DSi this week in Europe

There's only a couple of brand new games for Europe this coming Friday, with most of the DSiWare offerings and the Virtual Console release being catch-up titles with North America - though we welcome them to the European DSi and Wii Shops all the same. DSiWareEarthworm Jim (500pts - Gameloft) -- In the absence..