Nintendo Everything: Wii U eShop

Nintendo assisted 13AM Games in getting guest characters into Runbow

rusty-runbow Posted 2 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

13AM Games has further discussed the cameo appearances of characters in Runbow.

For those who are unaware, the game features guest stars including Shovel Knight and Rusty from SteamWorld Dig. There are several other familiar faces as well.

Interestingly, it sounds like Nintendo assisted 13AM Games in getting these cameos into Runbow. Creative director and designer Alex Rushdy spoke with Nintendo Life about how the Big N ended up getting involved, as well as the partnerships with the other indies in general:

We owe some of that gratitude to Nintendo. We came up with a wishlist of developers that we love and admire, and Nintendo helped facilitate conversations with about 90% of the list. From the get go we wanted Runbow, our first game, to be a celebration of games we love and the spirit of community that local multiplayer games inspire. We’re pretty lucky to be here in Toronto where the indie scene is so supportive of one another. It was the kind of atmosphere and attitude we wanted to bring back to the industry when we got started, so we just started asking people if they wanted to join the run. The really humbling thing is when that 90% of the list started responding and saying they’d like to work with us. We feel incredibly lucky.



Kung Fu FIGHT! hitting the North American Wii U eShop next week

kung-fu-fight Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Nostatic Software’s first Wii U release, The Quiet Collection, launched on the North American Wii U eShop last Thursday. The studio has another title in the works, and it’s due out very soon.

On Twitter, Nostatic Software announced that Kung Fu FIGHT! is slated for August 6 in North America. It’s a run/jump/beat-em-up that has players fighting against enemies in hopes of saving a girl. Kung Fu FIGHT! features retro-styled/old school gameplay, various environments, and multiple difficulty modes.


Curve Digital bringing Hue to Wii U in Q1 2016

hue-wii-u Posted 1 day ago
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Curve Digital hasn’t slowed down with its Wii U announcements. Today, the company announced that it will publish Hue on a number of platforms, including the eShop.

Hue is described as “a stark puzzle platformer where the aesthetics and mechanics are intertwined.” An official overview is posted below.

When Hue’s mother becomes trapped in the mono world, he gains access to the colour ring – a device which allows him to alter the perception of colour. Embarking on a mission to foil the evil intentions of the despicable Doctor Gray, Hue begins a journey which will not only shape him as person, but alter the world forever.

Key to the game is the ability to shift specific colours, a thrilling game mechanic which offers a host of new puzzle possibilities. Players can manipulate the environment in order to reveal hidden routes, avoid threats, remove hazards, defeat adversaries, create platforms and more…the gameplay possibilities are endless.

Hue has been funded by Kuju Startups, a video games investment fund who help great indie developers bring their dream ideas to market.

Hue is launching on Q1 on Wii U. View the game’s teaser trailer released earlier this year below.

Source: Curve Digital PR


Swords & Soldiers II – version 1.1 update out now, adds new languages

swords-soldiers-2-update Posted 1 day ago
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Swords & Soldiers II has received a new update. Version 1.1 is out now, and it adds several new languages. The game now supports Dutch, French, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Ronimo Games tweeted out the update news just a couple of minutes ago:



Wii U and 3DS eShops seeing a bit of maintenance later today

Nintendo eShop Posted 1 day ago
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The Wii U and 3DS eShops will be undergoing a small round of maintenance later today. Both digital shops will be unavailable at the following times:

– 8 AM PT – 9 AM PT
– 11 AM ET – 12 PM ET
– 4 PM in the UK – 5 PM in the UK
– 5 PM in Europe – 6 PM in Europe

It’s a little bit of inconvenience, but luckily the downtime shouldn’t last too long.



Astral Breakers hitting the North American Wii U eShop next week

astral-breakers Posted 1 day ago
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Intropy Games is releasing Astral Breakers on the North American Wii U eShop next week, the studio confirmed today.

Astral Breakers is a cooperative/competitive action-puzzle game. The goal is to break colorful spheres, which in turn drops useless spheres into your opponent’s territory.

Astral Breakers allows for competitive play in Versus mode. In SuperNova survival mode, two players can team up against the CPU.

It’s possible to draw your own characters in the game. As it’s based on a Zodiac theme, you can use the GamePad to plot your own constellations. Constellations take on different properties when you bring them into battle. Their name, how they are drawn, their drop pattern and drop intensity (amount of garbage dropped on an opponent) will cause variations. Constellations are typically more lethal if they’re a complex drawing. Astral Breakers will also come with 12 existing Zodiac constellations.

Look for Astral Breakers on the Wii U eShop next Thursday.