Wii U eShop News


  • News Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Screens Remind Us That It's Due This Year

    It's happening

    Update: Below are another four screens showing the work in progress build for Wii U, with release due in 2015. Original Article: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a critically acclaimed remaster - it's far more than a simple remake - that's gone down well on various systems. Its Wii U release has been elusive and long delayed,...

  • Review DK: Jungle Climber (Wii U eShop / DS)

    Aping the King of Swing

    What do you get when you throw away an established series' playbook and try for something new? You get DK: Jungle Climber. Unlike previous entries in the venerable Donkey Kong franchise, DK: Jungle Climber takes a fresh look at the series by focusing on swinging and timing more than precise platforming. The problem? It gets...

  • News Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

    Including Shovel Knight's 'Plague of Shadows' DLC

    Nintendo has been keen to ahead of Gamescom opening to the public with a range of announcements for Europe, covered in other articles, and has also outlined its plans for the show itself. If you are heading along to the world's biggest gaming expo this weekend in Cologne, Nintendo is keen to keep you...

  • News Get a Taste of Upcoming eShop Goodness in This Awesome Sizzle Reel

    Beatbuddy is out today, don't forget

    We love a good sizzle reel here at Nintendo Life, and Nintendo of Europe has released a beauty to celebrate its presence at Gamescom. Focused on Wii U and 3DS eShop releases, it rattles through plenty of exciting games that are out now or on the way relatively soon. Many of these are familiar, though its nice to...

  • Review Canvaleon (Wii U eShop)

    Karma karma karma karma karma Canvaleon

    Take a peek at some recent Wii U releases and you may see a painterly pattern forming. That's right; what with Art Academy: Atelier and Splatoon splashing some colour onto Nintendo's home console this year, it's almost like an artistic renaissance is upon us - just with more squids. On the surface, Canvaleon...

  • Review Astral Breakers (Wii U eShop)

    Puzzling Over the Stars

    Ever since the stars aligned and humans discovered the fun of matching coloured objects, we've been trying to invent new ways to make puzzle games based on this simple premise. Puzzle Fighter and Bust-a-Move are just some of the diversions we've come up with. Astral Breakers joins the fray and brings with it a little bit of...

  • News PolyKid's Poi Hits Kickstarter, $80,000 Needed To Bring It To Wii U 

    2016 release date mooted

    Back in June we reported on Poi, a 3D platformer from PolyKid which is inspired by the likes of Banjo-Kazooie, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. The title was slated for release on Wii U and PC, and the team confirmed that Kickstarter would be used to raise funds. The

  • Review Mario Tennis (Wii U eShop / N64)

    Love All

    Some people would say Mario Tennis is worthy of praise solely for the fact it introduces the glorious specimen known as Waluigi into the Nintendo World. These people are right, but you can't write a full review out of that. In all seriousness, Mario Tennis marks a highlight in Nintendo's adaptation of the sport into a fun, casual style...

  • News Typoman Set to Spell Out a Release on 16th September

    That's the target for all regions

    Typoman was one of nine titles to feature in the E3 Nindies@Home promotion, a smart twist on puzzle platforming with wordplay and a Limbo vibe to the visual design. Based on that demo alone it's certainly full of promise. The good news is that it's not too far away from its arrival on the Wii U eShop. It's now been...

  • Review Dare Up Adrenaline (Wii U eShop)

    Don't you dare...

    Dare Up Adrenaline is a game that doesn't have much going for it. The idea of a Pilotwings-style experience with high-flying stunts and tricks is certainly an appealing concept, but this title fails to deliver on every front. The main gameplay hook of Dare Up is controlling a wingsuit-wearing daredevil through the skies. The idea...

  • Nintendo Download 6th August (Europe)

    Beatbuddy, Star Fox, DK,Dragon Ball Z demo and more

    Another week has begun, bringing with it the European Nintendo Download Update. This time around we have a long-anticipated Indie effort on the Wii U, alongside a lesser known title and two DS releases; the 3DS offers a demo, DLC and plenty of discounts. Let's get to the details. Wii U eShop:...

  • Interview 13AM Games on Getting Up to Speed With Runbow

    "When we go to parties it's always the Wii U out entertaining everyone"

    You can always judge how much Nintendo's eShop teams enjoy an upcoming release by the amount of support it receives at the big N's expo booths, social media channels and more. On those criteria Nintendo's staff clearly adore Runbow, as the colourful nine-player Wii U eShop title...