Gintendo Namer Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop)

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Two years in the making, BeautiFun’s Wii U port of its stylish puzzle-platformer arrived last week, following mobile, PC and PS Vita versions of the game. As Gintendo Namer‘s Luke Summerhayes points out in his review, the game holds up well with the addition of physical controls and high-definition graphics.

“Look at the screenshots and you can see the gorgeous hand drawn backgrounds and characters but there’s a lot more to it than that. The animation, the music, even the narration creates an incredible atmosphere all the way from the first time you press start until the final credits roll.”

Read the full Gintendo Namer review of Nihilumbra here.

Review: Codename S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo 3DS) from YoshiUnity

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Intelligent Systems’ Codename S.T.E.A.M. makes its long-awaited arrival in Europe on Friday, having débuted in North America back in March.

While certain American sites have been less than forgiving, there’s no doubt that gamers in the States have been enjoying their hands-on time with Nintendo’s new IP. If you Europeans are still undecided on a purchase, perhaps YoshiUnity can provide some insight in his review at the following link:

Codename S.T.E.A.M. review | YoshiUnity, via tumblr

Codename: S.T.E.A.M. is a new IP that I never thought that [Nintendo] would attempt; let alone in the way that they pulled it off. A tactical RPG that not only has an art style that harkens to the days of golden age comics, but fully embraces the aesthetic in a multitude of ways through the cutscenes, writing, gameplay and tone just to name a few.”

Emily Rogers discusses the challenges faced by Yooka-Laylee devs, Playtonic Games

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Yooka-Laylee’s immediate Kickstarter success must have come as a surprise to the guys at Playtonic Games, raising over £1 million in less than twenty-four hours.

Having smashed its funding goals, the UK-based studio now faces further challenges as it strives to deliver on the early promises – as Emily Rogers argues over on her blog Continue reading

Let’s Play Metroid: Other M with Mister Tanooki [Part 4]

The first part of Mister Tanooki’Metroid: Other M Let’s Play is out now! It’s his first time playing a game in the series, so expect unbiased thoughts on Team Ninja’s interpretation of Samus; along with a healthy dose of humour. You can watch the début episode above, and keep track of following videos below. Continue reading

Gintendo Namer Review: Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U eShop)

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Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren and Knapnok Games have teamed up for an exclusive Wii U eShop title, combining the two developers’ trademark approaches to game design. Affordable Space Adventures is the end result, and Gintendo Namer‘s Simon “Zero” Ball delivers his verdict at the link below:

Affordable Space Adventures review | Gintendo Namer

“It’s a one-of-a-kind experience, which kind of automatically makes it worth the entry fee. All in all, we’re looking at something approaching a classic.”

A look at Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with NintendoZjman

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Mewtwo makes his Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS debut on 28th April. Those that purchased both versions of the game, however, have received download codes for the new character ahead of its official release.

If you’re curious to see how it handles, NintendoZjman has put together a short video showcasing its moveset in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Check it out below, and don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel!

Introducing the New Nintendo Invader  –   we need your help!

new-nintendo-invaderAre you passionate about Nintendo?

Maybe you have a personal blog, or a YouTube channel, where you rant about the latest Nintendo Direct? Perhaps you fancy your hand at long-form writing, and want an outlet for your reviews and editorial content? Or maybe you just want to push your existing content to a wider audience? Did you answer yes to any of those questions? Sounds to us like you’re the perfect match for the New Nintendo Invader!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Writers: We need help with the general up-keep of the site. If you consider yourself a decent writer, and enjoy sharing your thoughts in the form of written articles, we invite you to join the Nintendo Invader team. It doesn’t matter if you prefer writing news, reviews, features or personal blog posts, your words will always be welcome on Nintendo Invader!
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If any of these apply to you, then please do get in touch with us. Nintendo Invader has been dormant for too long now, yet keeping up with the demands of a fast-paced industry such as ours requires more time than our team currently has available. If you’d like to share your stuff with our visitors, or have an interest in writing original content with us, please use the form below to get in touch!

What about that Newsletter of yours?

With the Nintendo Invader Newsletter, I planned to make an outlet for my Nintendo writing – without the need to be online 24/7. There’s plenty other, more successful, sites covering the latest Nintendo news as it breaks, so I wanted a new approach.

It was supposed to be a round-up of the month’s news and other content, but with no new content on the site, it’d prove kind of pointless, right? That’s where the New Nintendo Invader comes in! With new content being brought in by YOU, we’ll have more substance and content for an awesome new newsletter!

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Frozenbyte confirms Trine 3 is heading to PC later this year

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If you think back to 2012, Trine 2: Director’s Cut was one of the more impressive Wii U launch titles, despite being an eShop-exclusive from a small independent studio.

Having gone back and updated the original Trine with an Enchanted Edition – which us Wii U owners are still waiting for! – Frozenbyte’s started work on a third game in the series: Trine 3: The Artifacts Power. Continue reading

PSA: Get the entire Bit.Trip series on 3DS for less than a fiver

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If you’ve somehow missed out on the genre-hopping BIT.TRIP series from Gaijin Games – be it the WiiWare originals, or the series’ many PC and mobile ports – there’s never been a better time to catch up.

BIT.TRIP SAGA was a retail compilation that launched on 3DS back in 2012, and it’s currently available via the Nintendo eShop for a mere £4.49. That’s six unique retro-inspired games, updated with new content and 3D visuals, for less than each game’s original launch price on the Wii Shop Channel.

For me, a portable copy of BIT.TRIP RUNNER is worth the asking price alone.

For you retro fanatics, Curve Digital’s 3DS port of Titan Attacks! arrived earlier today, too. We posted a review this morning.