Sunday25th Jul 2021
"Effective from 1st April 2022"
Nintendo could be preparing to wind down 3DS and Wii U eShop game releases, according to a new rumour. YouTube channel Impact Game Station has supposedly "received a message from someone" about Nintendo's European branch ceasing the acceptance of submissions for new eShop releases on the 3DS and Wii U by early next...
Tuesday20th Jul 2021
Ends January 2022
Back in 2019, Nintendo announced 3DS and Wii U users located in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand would no longer be able to top up their eShop funds with a credit card. Japan is now a part of this - with Nintendo's customer support account on social media today confirming credit cards and prepaid cards will no longer be accepted...
Friday25th Jun 2021
Ready to challenge retro Metroid titles in the charts
SturmFront - The Mutant War: Übel Edition came out on Nintendo Switch earlier in Spring, but publisher Red Art Games and developer Andrade Games certainly got some attention by confirming there'd be a Wii U eShop release. It was originally planned for May, but after a delay it now has a final...
Thursday24th Jun 2021
The return of Samus
Over the past week, Nintendo lifted the lid on Metroid 5 - no, it's not a sequel to the Metroid Prime game we're still waiting on, it's part of the original series dating all the way back to the NES era. This new entry, known as Metroid Dread, is being co-developed by MercurySteam and has already seen pre-order success on Amazon...
Monday3rd May 2021
And gets a Switch physical edition, which makes more sense
We love the Wii U, we defend it against many detractors, but it's also surprising when a new game is confirmed for the system in 2021. But it's happening, what a strange world this is. The game in question, which lands on Wii U eShop some time this month, is SturmFront - The Mutant War:...
Thursday15th Apr 2021
14 games on offer
Kemco has kickstarted yet another sale across Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U, this time discounting 14 games in total. The deals listed below can be found on the North American, European and Australian Nintendo eShop stores, with titles being discounted by as much as 50% for a limited time: Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space 25% off...
Monday22nd Mar 2021
Re-Logic confirm the Journey's End update is hitting consoles later this year
Terraria's been on more platforms than we can count at this point. First launched in 2011, Nintendo fans have been able to play it on 3DS, Wii U, and Switch, and 10 years later, it's still going strong. Initially bringing us a "2D Minecraft" concept, Terrari
Thursday28th Jan 2021
Launching "super early for 2021 holidays"
Launching almost as far away from the upcoming holiday season as is possible, a brand new Christmas-themed game has appeared on the Nintendo eShop today. If that wasn't bizarre enough, it's also skipping the Switch, favouring a release on the discontinued Wii U. That's right, Seasonal Assistant, a title...
Thursday24th Dec 2020
Although it's not exactly 'new'
Loading up the Wii U eShop doesn't tend to result in many new games or exciting updates these days, but thanks to a release arriving on the system's digital shelves today, owners of Nintendo's discontinued system can finally get stuck into something new. Well, we say new, but the game in question is Commander Keen in...
Thursday17th Dec 2020
And a bonus game, too
Serial RPG publisher Kemco has announced a brand new sale on Nintendo Switch, Wii U and 3DS which discounts ten role-playing titles (and a bonus rhythm game) for your consideration. The sale is live across the North American, European and Australian Nintendo eShops, with discounts reaching as high as 50% off for a limited...
Monday14th Dec 2020
It's a Christmas miracle
Did you know games are still being released on the Wii U? In fact, early next year, there'll be a special holiday-themed game launching on the system's eShop for $3.99 / € 3.59. It's called Seasonal Assistant and is a spin-off of Ultra Dolphin Revolution's arcade action Wii U eShop title, Spellcaster's Assistant. Here's...
Friday4th Sep 2020
Update: And it's back
Update: The game has apparently now reappeared for digital purchase on the Wii U eShop. So, if you haven't played Pikmin 3 before, this means you still have the option to buy and experience the game in its non-Deluxe, vanilla (and much cheaper) form on the hardware it was originally designed for. Here at Nintendo Life, that's...
Sunday16th Aug 2020
Vblank Entertainment has finally locked in a release date for Shakedown: Hawaii on the Wii U. It'll be made available on 20th August on the Vblank store and the North American Wii U eShop. The standard editio
Tuesday28th Apr 2020
By 31st July 2020
Nintendo has announced it will shutdown the limited eShops for the Wii U and 3DS family of systems in certain Latin American and Caribbean countries by 31st July 2020. The brief summary on the Nintendo Support page explains how users in affected regions will no longer be able to redeem codes, redownload software, or update...
Wednesday1st Apr 2020
An incredible achievement
Terraria might have started out as a 2D take on Minecraft when it first launched in 2011, but since then it's morphed into its own style of game and has been ported to just about every platform possible including the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. It looks like all the hard work for Re-Logic and 505 Games has paid off...
Wednesday4th Mar 2020
Quack, it's back!
Last year in August, Capcom pulled the 2013 DuckTales: Remastered from all digital storefronts, including the Wii U eShop. It was believed to be tied to the game's license, as it's all about the Disney-owned character, Scrooge McDuck. Now, roughly eight months later, the Capcom-Unity blog has announced the remaster has returned to...
Monday10th Feb 2020
Take that, Switch
The good ol' Wii U is getting a brand new release this week, and if that's not exciting enough, it's even launching exclusively on the console. Who needs Switch anyway? Space Hunted: The Lost Levels is the latest title headed our way from Ultra Dolphin Revolution, the indie dev which also brought Shadow Archer to Wii U towards the...
Saturday1st Feb 2020
If you haven't experienced the SteamWorld series by Image & Form yet, or still need to play a specific entry, this weekend is the perfect time to act on this. From now until the end of the weekend in both North America and Europe, all SteamWorld games on the Switch, 3DS, and Wii U eShop have been discounted. Some games are even...
Wednesday8th Jan 2020
"Stands in the tradition of the classics from the late 90s"
If you're an indie developer, the Switch has to be one of your target platforms these days. The console's popularity – combined with a vibrant digital storefront – has triggered a flood of indie classics. However, it's becoming increasingly hard to stand out on the crowded eShop, so...
Wednesday4th Dec 2019
And it'll be cheap, too
It's been left out in the cold over recent years, but the poor Wii U is being treated to its very own present this Christmas with a new game. Well, kind of. ZeNfA Productions has revealed that Drop It: Block Paradise! is finally launching for the console in North America on 25th December. It's a physics-based puzzle game...
Thursday17th Oct 2019
Nintendo may well have ditched the poor beast in favour of its shiny new Switch console, but the Wii U is receiving a brand new game today. The game in question is Space Intervention, an action-arcade title from developer VG && IG. The listing on Nintendo's official site has what must be the shortest description for a...
Pay your respects
The popular video streaming app Hulu will be removed from the Japanese Wii U eShop on 24th July 2020, officially marking the end of the service on Nintendo's troubled system. This follows on from its termination in North America earlier this year. After the app has been removed from the eShop, the service will no longer function...
Thursday12th Sep 2019
Update: Applies to Japan, Europe and North America
Update - 12/09, 03:40 BST: As of 19th September, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will no longer be available for purchase on the Wii U eShop in North America. And if you've already bought the digital versions of these games on Wii U, Nintendo of America has confirmed you'll still be able to download both...
Tuesday27th Aug 2019
Update: Possibly thanks to new EU ruling
Update (27th Aug, 13:45 BST): Further digging suggests that the change could be thanks to PSD2, a new payment directive adopted by the European Parliament. PSD2 is said to add new levels of protection for those making purchases online and make cross-border European payment services safer, and it comes into...
Wednesday7th Aug 2019
Get it while you can
The Capcom-Unity blog has revealed DuckTales: Remastered will be removed from multiple digital storefronts including the Wii U eShop on 9th August. If you've already purchased the game, you'll still be able to access and play it after this date. The title will be on sale for 75% off on most platforms until it gets removed...
Wednesday19th Jun 2019
Discounts on Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShop games
Sega is running a Sonic anniversary sale in North America from now until June 24th. For owners of Nintendo platforms, this sale includes discounted Sonic games on the Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShops. Take a look at the 12 games on sale in the list below which includes Sonic's latest racing game:...
Saturday2nd Mar 2019
It's time to move on
Remember the Wii U exclusive Lost Reavers? Perhaps you would rather not. Either way, the game’s publisher and developer Bandai Namco will finally be putting it out of its misery on 30th May, by terminating its online services. If you didn’t download this free-to-play co-op experience when it was originally released on the...
Thursday17th Jan 2019
El Silla - Arcade Edition
Put down your trusty Nintendo Switch for just a moment, folks; the Wii U's getting a new game tomorrow and it looks fittingly bonkers. Meet El Silla - Arcade Edition, an arcade game where your one and only task is to whack everyone in the head with a chair. It really is as simple as that; players need to help the titular...
Thursday12th Jul 2018
Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today
We're almost halfway into July, so that means more summertime games to keep your entertained on Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Wii U and mobile. Since it's Thursday, expect plenty of new games, DLC updates and discounts on the eShops in your region - there's bound to be something down below that'll...
Thursday5th Jul 2018
Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today
It's Thursday, so you know what that means - it's time for the weekly Nintendo Download update. This week's haul brings all manner of new digital delights to an eShop near you, so there's bound to be something that'll catch your eye. Drop a vote in our poll if it applies, and a comment or...