Image & Form announces SteamWorld Heist for a Spring 2015 release

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Indie game studio Image & Form has just announced the third game in its SteamWorld series – sub-titled Heist. Having tackled the tower defence genre on DSiWare, and more recently explored the depths of vertical platforming in the critically acclaimed SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based strategy game based in space. Continue reading

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Review: Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

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Cubemen 2 is a fast-paced, action-packed 3D real-time strategy game. Originally released on PC, it later made its way onto Mac and iOS devices. Now, it’s only the second ever cross-platform title to grace the Wii U, and developer 3 Sprockets’ first effort on the eShop. Players can also access all of the user-generated content which has built up since the game’s debut over a year ago in this definitive version.

Developer: 3 Sprockets
Publisher: Nnooo
Review Platform: Wii U eShop
Also Available on: Steam, iOS
Price: £6.99, $7.99 €7.99
EU/NA Release Date: 04/09/14
Genre: Real-time strategy
Players: 6 players online
File-Size: 253.7MB
PEGI: 7

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Competition: Win a Trine: Enchanted Edition Steam key

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Update: The competition is now closed. Thanks to all of you that entered, and congratulations to our winner: Alexis Castaño.

Last month saw the reveal of Trine: Enchanted Edition for Wii U and PlayStation 4. It’s an upgraded port of 2009’s Trine, running on its sequel’s game engine – thus employing superior graphics, physics, and online multiplayer.

If you’re eager to get your hands on the game, and want to take it for a spin ahead of its console release, we have a Steam key to giveaway to one lucky reader! Continue reading

Review: Soon Shine (Wii U eShop)

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Dahku Creations is back on the Wii U again after their most recent release Chubbins, and it seems that they’re improving their eShop influence pretty rapidly. Soon Shine may only be their second game on the eShop, but the improvements between releases are significant and exciting.

Developer: Dahku Creations
Publisher: Dahku Creations
Review Platform:
 Wii U eShop
Also Available on: N/A
Price: $1.99
NA Release Date: 14/08/14
EU Release Date: TBC
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1

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Software update to add improvements and Mercedes Benz DLC to Mario Kart 8

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The number of times we’ve accidentally clicked “View Highlight Reel” at the end of a Mario Kart 8 race is uncountable. You know what we mean – you’re beating your family in a heated tournament, you’re mashing the 2 button on your Wii Remote to quickly start the next Grand Prix, when you remember that the “Next Race” button is no longer atop the post-race menu. Thankfully, tweaks to this menu, and other areas of Mario Kart 8, will be added via a software update on 27th August – the 22nd anniversary of Super Mario Kart’s Japanese release. Continue reading