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SteamWorld Dig is Now Available on the Wii U eShop

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SteamWorld Dig is now available to download on the Wii U eShop. Image & Form’s mining platform adventure is priced at $9.99 and well worth your money. The game features a robot named Rusty who must save the old western town of Tumbleton through mining. You can read our full review of the game here.

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Shut The Box [Wii U] – Review

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Developer RCMADIAX is hard at work pumping out Wii U exclusive eShop games. Shut the Box (based on the board game) is his third and latest game this year. The game is only $0.99, which is currently the cheapest on the eShop. Even a cheap game needs justified though, you’ll have to keep reading to see if Shut the Box made the cut.
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Two New Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs Scheduled Within 9 Months

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According to the offical Nintendo UK Online store, Mario Kart 8 will be getting two paid DLC packs schedule for November 2014 and May 2015 respectively. Each pack features three new characters, four new kart parts, and two new grand prixes. The packs will retail for $9.99 and buying both of them will get you 8 different colored Shy Guy’s and Yoshi’s. Click Read More for details on the packs.

The first pack is Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart, which features Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach as drivable characters. It features the Blue Falcon from F-Zero as one of four kart parts. It will include two new grand prixes, with a new F-Zero track and Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii. It will be available in November 2014.

The second pack is Animal Crossing X Mario Kart, which will feature Animal Crossing Villager, Issabelle, and Dry Bowser as drivable characters. It too will include eight new tracks (including Animal Crossing themed ones) and four new vehicle parts.

Stay tuned for more infromation!

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The Fall Arrives on the North American eShop Today

Set in a dark, distant sci-fi universe, The Fall is about ARID, an artificial intelligence on-board a futuristic combat suit. One day, she is activated to find that the human pilot of the suit is unconscious and in desperate need of medical help. ARID’s directive is clear – take her pilot towards medical attention. However, as she struggles to take control of the suit and help her non-responsive friend, she finds herself in a unique and bizarre situation that will cause her to question her rigid relationship to her various protocols and ultimately her self understanding. The Fall is a unique blend of traditional adventure game puzzles and action, mixed together nicely and set in a world rich with atmosphere. Players of The Fall will find themselves, thinking, exploring, and sometimes fighting with the world and its unusual inhabitants.

The Fall, developed by Over the Moon is now evailable in the North American Wii U eShop. The game is currently being sold for $9.99, and looks to be an excellent addition to your library. Click Read More for more information and stay tuned for our review of The Fall later this week.
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Here’s 3 New Bayonetta 2 Videos


A few new videos of Bayonetta 2 have emerged online, coutresy of NintenDaan. The videos show off opening cut scenes, walking around, and attack sequences. Bayonetta 2 is being developed by Platinum Games as a Wii U exclusive. The game will come packed with an HD port of the original Bayonetta, and will launch in October 2014. Hit the jump for a few more videos.
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SteamWorld Dig [Wii U] – Review

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What’s with all these digging games lately? Mining too. I thought I’d taken all the digging I could handle between Spelunky, Terraria, and Shovel Knight, but man was I wrong. SteamWorld Dig still manages to break ground (see what I did there?) on the Wii U eShop.
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New Leak Possibly Reveals Entire Super Smash Bros. 4 Roster and Stages

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A recent leak from anonymous members of 4chan has taken the Super Smash Bros. community by storm. The leak showcases all characters and stages from the 3DS version of the game, as well as five more characters to be added as DLC. It suggests that the roster includes the dog from duck hunt, Wario, and Dr. Mario among others who have yet to be officially revealed. Although people spend a lot of time creating fakes and mockups regularly, this leak is widely considered to be legitimate, as images revealed after it confirm. Check out the leak by clicking Read More.
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Yacht Club Games Says Shovel Knight has a Very High Attach Rate with Wii U

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In a recent interview on She Attack, the developer behind recent indie hit Shovel Knight explained how and why the game had such a high attach rate, and why developers shouldn’t dismiss the eShop for their games. You can check out the full response after the jump.
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Win a free copy of Pikmin 3!

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Howdy, beloved visitors of Nintendo Castle! To thank you for your continued viewership, we’re awarding three games in a raffle-style giveaway. The main prize is a download code for the spectacular Wii U retail release, Pikmin 3. We also have two copies of Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot for the 3DS to second and third place winners. All game downloads will only work for North American Wii U’s and 3DS’s. Click Read More to find out how you can win!
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Why Nintendo will dominate Next-Gen

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Note: The author of this article is in no way a market analyst or professional, and has no inside knowledge on specifics of any next generation console. This article is purely speculation.

“Console Wars” have been around for a long time now. People tend to want the company that makes the console they play to succeed and surpass other consoles in sales and popularity, so that they can continue to get great content on the console of their preference.

The Nintendo Wii U is not selling incredibly well right now. Although it got a year’s head start, Microsoft’s Xbox One has almost caught up in terms of sales and Sony’s PS4 has far surpassed it. While current sales don’t necessarily reflect lifetime sales, it’s very likely that the Wii U will not wind up on top of current generation console sales. Hit the jump to read why I think the next generation will play out very differently.
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