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Nintendo just added a new video to its YouTube account to promote the recent launch of Runbow. It even features a special guest – yup, Reggie! Check out the video below.

Runbow arrived in North America just a few days ago, and thankfully, the European release isn’t far behind. Nintendo announced on its Twitter account that those in Europe can begin playing the Wii U eShop game starting on Thursday.

The tweet reads:


Runbow file size

Posted on 7 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop | 0 comments

Runbow made its debut on the North American Wii U eShop today. Once installed on your console (or external hard drive), the game takes up 709MB of space. That’s not too far off from the size of the [email protected] demo released during E3.

13AM Games is completely finished with Runbow’s development, but the company hasn’t stopped working on the title all together. Writing in a Reddit AMA, producer Dave Proctor mentioned that more content – including costumes and levels – will be added in the future. Additionally, any issues that crop up will be addressed as well.

Proctor mentioned:

“We’re planning new content right now and we’ll be making announcements very very soon. Suffice it to say we will continue to fix issues if there are any, and we want you guys to know that we are appreciative for all of your support. Definitely new costumes and levels down the road.”

13AM Games also expressed some interest in the 3DS during the AMA session, and also left the door open to a Runbow sequel. You can read the full Q&A here.

Runbow launched today on the North American Wii U eShop. The European release is set for September, and a specific date will be announced in the very near future.


A bunch of footage from Runbow has been posted online. A couple of videos with extensive gameplay can be viewed below.

System: Wii U eShop
Release: August 27, 2015
Developer: 13AM Games
Publisher: 13AM Games

Author: Vincent

It’s not too often that an indie release comes around and blows my expectations out of the water. But with Runbow, it appears that the folks over at 13AM Games have successfully created a title worthy of being the exception. Bringing a new concept to the platformer genre is about as difficult as it gets, and it’s even harder to make it all work. Yet with Runbow, the developer has gracefully created a game filled with as much innovation as there is fun. Also, did I mention you get to play as Shovel Knight and Rusty?

Runbow will be available on the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow in North America, and September in Europe. 44 minutes of footage from the game can be seen below.

Runbow is due out on the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow, but a few reviews are already in. Below you’ll find a roundup of the early verdicts – including ours!

Nintendo Everything – “Thumbs Up”
Nintendo World Report – 9 / 10
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
Destructoid – 9 / 10
Shacknews – 9 / 10

Runbow was on display at Gamescom 2015 last week. Watch some footage from the expo below.

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