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News: La-Mulana Test Play 5 Video

La-Mulana Test Play 5 Video

More of the WiiWare title in action

We just recently showed you the fourth Test Play video of La-Mulana and now Nicalis has just sent over yet another video of the game in action. You can check out the brand new video below and we'll keep you posted on any further developments.

Nintendo Download: 2nd April 2010 (Europe)

2nd April 2010 (Europe)

The original Mario Kart! Oh, and some other stuff.

It took quite a while, but one of the most wanted Virtual Console games has finally been released in Europe, after hitting both North America and Japan last year. This week's WiiWare and DSiWare releases consist almost exclusively of games already released in North America as well, with just one DSiWare title being "new"! Super Mario Kart..

News: Rage of the Gladiator Giveaway

Rage of the Gladiator Giveaway

Win your very own copy of the game

Ghostfire Games have just announced that they're running a contest to give 15 lucky gamers a free copy of their newest WiiWare release Rage of the Gladiator. All you have to do is Twitter their account with your Wii Code and one winner will be chosen each day to receive a copy of the game. You can check out the details below for more information. Win a free copy..

News: Fishie Fishie Is Getting Ready to Splash Out on WiiWare

Fishie Fishie Is Getting Ready to Splash Out on WiiWare

New "one-button action" game from DK Games

We've just been sent a trailer from developer DK Games about its upcoming WiiWare title Fishie Fishie. You might remember the developer for its ball-rolling game Equilibrio, which was recently selected by Marvelous Entertainment to be part of the World Game Parade of European WiiWare titles being published in Japan. This colourful fish-filled game sees..

News: New Jett Rocket Shots Blast Off

New Jett Rocket Shots Blast Off

WiiWare to receive its best-looking game yet

Shin'en Multimedia has already proven its ability at creating great-looking and addictive WiiWare titles, with the superb Art of Balance available now, but the company looks set to exceed its own high standards, as these new shots of Jett Rocket show. Boasting a distinctly Super Mario Galaxy-inspired look, the game shows off graphical effects rarely..

Nintendo Download: 29th March 2010 (North America)

29th March 2010 (North America)

Wario, cafe table waiting and medieval battles on Wii; fireworks, turtles, fruity puzzles and music tuners for DSi

Another Monday, another handful of games vying for your hard-earned Nintendo Points! The offerings are all across the board today with new DSiWare apps for musicians and a much-anticipated N64 release on Virtual Console. While not...

News: Select Downloadable Games Available for Purchase on Nintendo's Web Site

Select Downloadable Games Available for Purchase on Nintendo's Web Site

Bypass the spacebucks for select titles

If you've done any game downloading on your Wii or DSi then odds are you've wound up spending more up front than what your game cost thanks to Nintendo's own Point currency. If you're not a fan of having spare points rattling around in your account, or perhaps just prefer having honest-to-goodness real money prices on your games, then Nintendo's latest..

News: La-Mulana Test Play 4 Video

La-Mulana Test Play 4 Video

More of the game in action!

Our good friend Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis has just sent over the newest test play video for their upcoming WiiWare action/platformer La-Mulana. You can see just how far along the game is in development in the many levels and boss fights that are shown throughout the..

Nintendo Download: 30th & 31st March 2010 (Japan)

30th & 31st March 2010 (Japan)

Bit Boy!! grows up and more MSX on Wii; Sims, role-playing and puzzling for DSi

Marvelous Entertainment continues its World Game Parade this week on WiiWare, and Virtual Console buffs who're into the import scene may want to check out the MSX titles on offer that have come out of nowhere (we do like VC surprises, yes we do). DSiWare is a bit light this week with three titles, only one of which is..

News: Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! Coming to US Club Nintendo

Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! Coming to US Club Nintendo

WiiWare game cooks its way out of Japan

The US branch of Club Nintendo, home of posters, cards and, uh, bookmarks, is set to broaden its range a little more with a quirky, bite-sized nugget of a WiiWare game. There's no set release date for it, although we can reasonably expect it to be "soon," and the game will go for 80 coins. Previously...

Nintendo Download: 26th March 2010 (Europe)

26th March 2010 (Europe)

This Hanabi Festival's final game, with some nice things on WiiWare and DSiWare as well.

As previously announced by Nintendo, the Hanabi Festival wasn't over just yet. This week brings us one last import game, and it's quite a highly anticipated one, at that. They could've just left it at that and called it a day, but they've also added a second, non-import Virtual Console game, just to keep the..

News: Furry Legends Teaser Trailer Born, Suitably Cute

Furry Legends Teaser Trailer Born, Suitably Cute

Upcoming WiiWare title goes episodic

Gamelion Studios' upcoming Furry Legends has been a bit quiet recently, but the studio has just sent over a new teaser trailer showing the title is coming along nicely. Although it doesn't show much, the spherical cow is almost certainly the cutest thing you'll see on the Internet today. If it's not, you should reconsider your bookmarks. Accompanying the trailer..

Nintendo Download: 22nd March 2010 (North America)

22nd March 2010 (North America)

Underground stories, street racing, tower defence and Game & Watch in this week's update

No love for the Virtual Console this week, but we hope that the retro-stylings of the long-awaited Cave Story will satisfy even the most jaded fans of Nintendo's classic gaming archive. Meanwhile on the DSiWare front we have a surprise street racing game with 4-player local multiplayer support, a space-themed..

Interviews: Pixel Talks Cave Story

Pixel Talks Cave Story

Cave Story creator answers a few of our questions.

With the upcoming release of Cave Story from Nicalis on Monday, we thought we'd take a minute to speak to the creator of the game to find out what it was like to bring his much-loved PC classic to the WiiWare service. Pixel was kind enough to take a few moments to answer a couple of our questions...

News: Cave Story to Cost 1200 Wii Points

Cave Story to Cost 1200 Wii Points

Time to get those Wii Points ready!

Our good friend Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis has just informed us that Cave Story will cost 1200 Wii Points when it makes its North American debut on Monday. That means you'd better get those points ready to go and you'll even have enough for a nice Super Nintendo game left over. Not too shabby considering you're getting quite a bit of what was originally going to..

News: New Diner Dash Screenshots

New Diner Dash Screenshots

Order up!

The guys over at Hudson were kind enough to send over a fresh batch of screenshots of their upcoming WiiWare release Diner Dash for you to enjoy. The game is set to hit the European WiiWare service on March 26th for 1000 Wii Points. Diner Dash will come to life in 3D on new generation consoles when players have the option to take direct control of Flo as she runs around to seat patrons,..

Nintendo Download: 23rd & 24th March 2010 (Japan)

23rd & 24th March 2010 (Japan)

Frogs, romantic sagas, galactic brawling, shogi, mahjong, monsters and prison breaks next week in Japan

WiiWareFrogger Returns (500pts – Konami) – A Japanese catch-up title that's been out for a few months in North America and just last month in Europe. We thought it was good fun and a nice return to form for a franchise that has spent a lot of time trying to become a platforming game. Virtual..

Nintendo Download: 19th March 2010 (Europe)

19th March 2010 (Europe)

More Hanabi Festival, plenty of DSiWare and one lonely WiiWare game

Several people were disappointed Nintendo of Europe didn't start off the latest Hanabi Festival with a certain vampire-slaying game last week, but there's no need to complain any more - It's out now! It brings with it a rather tedious little NES import, which might also mean this is already the final week of the Festival, as there..

News: Cave Story Promotional Painting

Cave Story Promotional Painting

A little Cave Story swag arrives!

The kind folks over at Nintendo are trying to do a little extra to promote the upcoming release of Cave Story from Nicalis - so much so that they sent out a promotional kit today to various media sites. We were lucky enough to be one of the sites to receive this kit and inside we found an absolutely beautiful canvas painting featuring some very cool Cave Story..

News: Mecho Wars Nearing Its WiiWare Release

Mecho Wars Nearing Its WiiWare Release

Luc Bernard thanks the fans for being so patient

Since the announcement of the turn-based strategy game's impending release on the WiiWare and DSiWare services, it's become clear that Mecho Wars is definitely a title to look forward to. Since its development started last Summer at Flying Tiger Entertainment, the game seems to have shaped up pretty nicely and a WiiWare release date is just over the..

News: Frobot GDC Trailer

Frobot GDC Trailer

More frantic Frobotic action!

The good folks over at Fugazo have just sent over the latest video of their upcoming WiiWare title Frobot in action for all to see. In this new video you can check out many of the new levels and boss battles to better get a taste of what you can expect when the game hits the WiiWare service later this year. We'll keep you posted on any new information on Frobot and..

Nintendo Download: 15th March 2010 (North America)

15th March 2010 (North America)

Gladiators, vampires, shooting, dinos, zoos and golf this week

Fans of the classics will be pleased to see the TG-16 CD entry in the Castlevania series as well as a new take on the Punch-Out formula and a surprise target shooter on Wii, whilst the DSi gets a range of sim-style games: zoo, dino and gangster and a golf game for good measure. WiiWareRage of the Gladiator (1000pts - Ghostfire Games)..

News: Art Of Balance Leaning Towards Europe

Art Of Balance Leaning Towards Europe

Shin'en Multimedia announces release date and pricing

Following the game's American release last month, this WiiWare puzzler will have you stacking various blocks to form a stable construction will be available on the Wii Shop Channel in a couple of weeks. Think you've got steady hands and fast reflexes? Art of Balance will see if you do. If you're not familiar with the game, head on over to our..

News: Lilt Line Zipping to WiiWare

Lilt Line Zipping to WiiWare

Gaijin Games enters the publishing fray

Gaijin Games has the whole retro-abstract aesthetic on WiiWare locked down with their BIT.TRIP series (although maybe not so abstract anymore), and now they're further tightening their vice-like grip on it by stepping into the publishing game with an iPhone-to-WiiWare conversion of developer Different Cloth's Lilt Line. In Lilt Line, players navigate a white..

Nintendo Download: 16 & 17 March 2010 (Japan)

16 & 17 March 2010 (Japan)

Racing punch-up, Zombie Wonderland and karate for the Wii; learning, canoeing, dogfighting, puzzling and shogi on the DSi

The Virtual Console Arcade gets a surprise release (always nice) and there's a couple of interesting WiiWare games to tide over Wii owners; add in some intesting titles on the DSi and you get a pretty good week for Nintendo downloading overall. WiiWarePokosuka Racing (500pts -..