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News: La-Mulana Stands Atop Download Charts Worldwide

La-Mulana Stands Atop Download Charts Worldwide

Global dominance beckons for WiiWare classic

WiiWare smash hit La-Mulana has taken top spot in the UK, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish and North American WiiWare download charts. The long-awaited 2D adventure - which, as we love to remind you, almost didn't make it to the Wii - was finally released globally last week. In our glowing 10/10...

Feature: WiiWare Games That Bit the Dust

WiiWare Games That Bit the Dust

And one we may still see

Today La Mulana finally arrives on WiiWare in Europe and North America, bringing an end to a particularly long development saga. Nigoro had already released the title in Japan, but problems apparently related to DLC content led to a number of delays, with original publisher Nicalis eventually pulling the plug on the...

Nintendo Download: 20th September 2012 (North America)

20th September 2012 (North America)

Surfing, retro pockets and the long-awaited La-Mulana!

Roll up, roll up, it's another generous helping of digitally-downloaded goodness from our North American Nintendo Download report! Feast your eyeballs on the following treats and start counting those virtual pennies - there's purchasing to be done. 3DS eShop: Rising Board 3D (odenis studio,...

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 -...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nintendo Download: 12th July 2012 (North America)

12th July 2012 (North America)

8-bit summer heats up

Two 3DS Virtual Console games plus new titles on WiiWare, DSiWare, Virtual Console and the eShop make another very strong week for the Nintendo Download in North America. Here's what's going live today. 3DS Virtual Console: Kirby's Pinball Land (Game Boy, Nintendo, $3.99) — The little pink ball makes the most of his rotund...

News: Nigoro: Still a Chance for La-Mulana on WiiWare

Nigoro: Still a Chance for La-Mulana on WiiWare

It's never too late

Japanese developer Nigoro has said there's still a possibility we'll see La-Mulana reach WiiWare in the West. The team said on its official blog: To be honest, we don’t give up WiiWare version for overseas. So, we want to let you know in advance, “There is a possibility to release WiiWare version.” It will be without the...

Nintendo Download: 12th July 2012 (Europe)

12th July 2012 (Europe)

Sparkles and frogs

This week's Nintendo Download is a metaphorical mixed bag, with 3DS add-on content and WiiWare sitting alongside weird eShop applications. Scan the list below for the full lowdown. 3DS Download Software: Sparkle Snapshots 3D (Nintendo, £4.50/€5) — Remember Sparkle Snapshots on DSiWare? How would you like a similar...