Splatoon helps the Wii U continue to gain momentum. The game, which is the latest Wii U title from Nintendo, launched May 29th in North America and Europe, and one day earlier in Japan. Sales numbers are not yet available for North America or Europe, but we have the sales figures from Splatoon’s first 2 weeks in Japan thanks to Media Create. Continue reading
EarthBound Beginnings is out now in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. It’s a Virtual Console re-release of the previously Japan-only NES RPG, Mother, marking the first time it’s been made legitimately available in the English language. Producer Shigesato Itoi left a video message for fans, which you can check out below: Continue reading
Nintendo’s E3 presence started with a boom today, as the Super Smash Bros. series director made a handful of announcements ahead of the Nintendo Digital Event on Tuesday.
Most notably, new characters and stages are available to download in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and via the Nintendo eShop. Here’s the line-up of new content available for download now – providing Nintendo’s servers have recovered from the influx of traffic post-show: Continue reading
The upcoming Legend of Zelda was revealed rather unconventionally last year, with Nintendo bigwigs Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma showing off early footage late last year. Its 2015 release date has already been pushed back to next year, and Nintendo had previously iterated that the game would not be making an appearance at E3 next month. Continue reading
The folks at Gintendo Namer are at it again, with yet another fantastic review of an indie Wii U eShop release. This time, Simon “Zero” Jones takes on the role of Elliot Quest’s Elliot, adventuring through – and delivering his verdict on – Ansimuz Games’ retro throwback:
“Elliot Quest keeps playing it old-school with an almost complete lack of signposting… Fortunately, the game is always fun, even in the midst of vastly frustrating sections of powerful enemies. It demands to be played.”
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.”
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
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:
“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.”
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!
May is looking like a busy month for Nintendo gamers, and the Wii U line-up for that month just got one title stronger with HAL Laboratory’s Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush. Continue reading