Actor Wil Wheaton Provides Voice Acting In Code Name STEAM

Nintendo of America has confirmed via Twitter that Wil Wheaton will be lending his vocal talents in the upcoming Code Name STEAM on Nintendo 3DS. Wheaton will be providing voice acting for the mighty Abe Lincoln. Wil Wheaton has appeared in movies, TV, and video games, including a stint in the Grand Theft Auto series. Don’t forget there’s a playable demo for Code Name STEAM on the Nintendo 3DS eShop to try out before the game launches in the coming months.

Thanks, N-Dub Nation

Here’s The Launch Trailer For Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Nintendo has released the launch trailer for Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, which launched today, March 5th, via the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Priced at $19.99, the latest entry in the puzzle action series lets players create and share stages that can be played across both platforms. Those who purchase one version of the game will receive a download code for the other version at no additional cost.

Nintendo Details Future Indie Games Line-Up For Wii U and 3DS eShop, Includes Octodad And Don’t Starve

Nintendo has announced it’s bringing a whole host of first and third-party games to the Wii U and 3DS eShop during 2015. The company’s rather hefty press release detailed a number of new announcements including the arrival of Never Alone, Octodad and Don’t Starve: Giant Edition for Wii U – which you can view above – and promises exclusive GamePad features and functionality.

For the Nintendo 3DS, games such as BOXBOY! will arrive this Spring and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars launches tomorrow, March 5, featuring cross-buy over both Wii U and 3DS platforms. You’ll find Nintendo’s full eShop schedule outlined below, along with a snippet of the press release.

“The Nintendo eShop continues to grow, offering consumers a vibrant and constantly expanding library of digital content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “We’ve seen tremendous support from the ‘Nindie’ developer community, and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the games we will soon be helping them to launch.”

Wii U

  • 13AM Games – Runbow – Q3 2015
  • Ackk Studios – LLC Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director’s Cut – August
  • BeautiFun Games – Nihilumbra – Spring
  • Bedtime Digital Games – Back to Bed – May
  • Breakfall – STARWHAL – Q2 2015
  • Curve Digital – NOVA-111 – Summer
  • Curve Digital – OlliOlli – March 5
  • Curve Digital – The Swindle – Summer
  • Curve Digital – Ultratron – May
  • Choice Provisions – Woah Dave! – Q2 2015
  • Choice Provisions – Shutshimi – Q2 2015
  • Digerati Distribution – Slain! – Q3 2015
  • Disparity Games – Ninja Pizza Girl – June
  • Flippfly – LLC RACE THE SUN – Q2 2015
  • Frogmind – BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition – Q2 2015
  • Frozenbyte – Trine Enchanted Edition – March 12
  • Hoplite Research, LLC – Space Hulk – May 2
  • James Montagna – Dot Arcade – March
  • Juicy Beast Studio – Toto Temple Deluxe – Q2 2015
  • KnapNok Games – Affordable Space Adventures – April 9
  • Klei Entertainment – Don’t Starve: Giant Edition – Spring
  • Mixed Bag – forma.8 – Q3 2015
  • Nintendo – Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – March 5
  • Nintendo – Art Academy – 2015
  • PlayEveryWare – Elliot Quest – March
  • Prismatic Games – Hex Heroes – Q3 2015
  • Renegade Kid – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Q2 2015
  • Ronimo Games – Swords & Soldiers II – May
  • Saturnine Games – Antipole DX – Q3 2015
  • Super Icon – Life of Pixel – Q2 2015
  • THREAKS – Beatbuddy – Q2 2015
  • Tic Toc Studios – Adventures of Pip – May
  • Turtle Cream – 6180 the moon – Q2 2015
  • Robot Invader/Unity Games – Windup Knight 2 – April
  • Upper One Games – Never Alone – June
  • Wayforward – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut – Q3 2015
  • Young Horses, Inc. – Octodad: Dadliest Catch – Summer

Nintendo 3DS

  • Big John Games – Cube Creator 3D  – Q2 2015
  • Big John Games – Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails – Q2 2015
  • Curve Digital – OlliOlli – March 5
  • Choice Provisions – Shutshimi – Q2 2015
  • Engine Software – Proun+ – March 5
  • Image & Form – SteamWorld Heist – August
  • Nintendo – Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – March 5
  • HAL Laboratory, Inc. – BOXBOY! – Spring
  • Renegade Kid – Dementium: The Ward – Q2 2015
  • Renegade Kid – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Q2 2015
  • Saturnine Games – Antipole DX – Q3 2015
  • Wayforward – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut – Q3 2015
  • PUMO – DOOORS – Spring

Is There A Sega and Game Freak Collaboration On The Way?

RPG site has just received a postcard suggesting that both Sega and Game Freak will be announcing a collaboration soon. There’s no hints regarding what we should expect but it could be related to a Sega anime and video game project. The announcement will take place on March 11th.

Game Informer Says They’re Always In Talks With Nintendo Regarding A Cover Game

You’ve probably noticed that as of late Game Informer cover story reveals are usually about brand new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games in development. However, Andy McNamara, Editor-In-Chief of Game Informer, has said on Twitter that he’s always in talks with Nintendo to have one of their games as the cover reveal. Would you like to see a brand new Nintendo game on the front of Game Informer or rather see it revealed in a Nintendo Direct?

Thanks, Ahmad

WayForward Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Great Discounts On Select Wii U & 3DS Games

Shantae developer WayForward is celebrating 25 years in the gaming industry with some fantastic discounts on select Wii U and 3DS games. Following its Twitter tease at the beginning of the week, the Californian-based developer has detailed which games are receiving between 25 and 75 per cent off on the Nintendo eShop on its official blog. So if you’ve yet to hop into lightning quick action in Mighty Switch Force!, its sequel, or take on peg-legged enemies in Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, it’s prime time to do so. Below you’ll find a bullet-pointed list of all the discounts available in the eShop from March 12 – 19.

Nintendo 3DS eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):

  • Mighty Switch Force! (3DS) – 75% off
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 (3DS) – 75% off
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS) – 25% off

Nintendo Wii U eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):

  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (Wii U) – 75% off
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U) – 75% off
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U) – 25% off

Yacht Club Games Announces Shovel Knight: Plague Of Shadows Free DLC, Coming Q2 2015

Yacht Club Games has announced a free expansion pack for its 2D side-scrolling platform game Shovel Knight. The Californian-based developer has been hard at work on its first DLC pack, Plague of Shadows, since securing the game’s North American and European release on multiple platforms last year. Arriving for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, among other platforms, Plague of Shadows is due to arrive in the eShop around the second quarter of 2015.

Playing as the mischievous master of alchemy, Plague Knight, fans must guide him through various levels to find ingredients for the Ultimate Potion: Serum Supernus. But you’ll have to obtain these ingredients by extracting them from former allies – it’s a risky venture, though the Order of No Quarter won’t stand a chance against your world-class platforming skills.

The free DLC pack also features new gameplay mechanics and an alchemy crafting system for all your necessary power-ups. With many new bosses, enemies and a bunch of objectives, fans will be able to savour new flavours in a meaty expansion in Plague of Shadows. To take a look at some of the great new screenshots and illustrations, head to Yacht Club Games’ official site. Plus, gameplay details for Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows can be found below. Let us know if you’re looking forward to the expansion in the comment section.

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  • Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
  • Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
  • Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!
  • New objectives and enemies!
  • Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
  • New bosses!
  • Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!