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1:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8

The Wii U gets one of its only major releases in sight this year in the form of Mario Kart 8, and it's fantastic -- play it. Also, Ittle Dew drops today, as does Gravity Badgers and the incredible Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (VC...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 05.22.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega May gets more exciting with Mega Man V

This week's Wii U offerings are decent, with Street Fighter Alpha 2 (VC), the billionth version of Swords and Soldiers (although this one has separate GamePad and TV multiplayer), Squid's Odyssey, and Fit Music. On the 3DS ...

Chris Carter

2:10 PM on 05.21.2014

GameStop spring sale is in full swing

GameStop never gets much notice for selling PC games to download and I'll admit, part of that comes down to me living in the UK and GameStop being almost non-existent here. I know everyone gears themselves up for the Steam su...

Alasdair Duncan

12:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega May continues with Mega Man IV

Oddly enough, the Wii U is getting a "new" eShop release in the form of Wii Party U, which was only available at retail formerly. It's also getting Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, as well as Color Zen. Not the worst week ...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Pick up Plants vs. Zombies for free on Origin

If you're looking for a reason to see the bright side about using Origin, you can pick up Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition there currently for the low, low price of free. I realize that doesn't exactly make up for...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Nintendo Download: It's Mega [Man] May!

It's Mega Man May over at the Nintendo eShop, which means more old Mega Man games for dedicated fans -- but first, let's see what the Wii U eshop has to offer. Let's see...Wario Land 4 on the GBA Virtual Consol...

Chris Carter

3:15 PM on 05.02.2014

Thank the Goddess! Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC is free on PSN

If you've been holding off on purchasing additional Mass Effect DLC because of the sticker shock, today's your lucky day -- if you're a PS3 player, at least. The Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC pack is currently free via PSN for US ...

Brittany Vincent

2:30 PM on 05.02.2014

Blizzard releases The Lost Vikings and Rock 'n Roll Racing for free

Everyone needs more games to add to their digital collection, right? How about Blizzard's The Lost Vikings and Rock 'n Roll Racing? They're now available to download for free via Blizzard's Battle.net service. Just ignor...

Brittany Vincent

1:45 PM on 05.01.2014

Nintendo Download: Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf 3DS

It's a pretty exciting week for the 3DS, but first, the Wii U stuff. This week on the Wii U eShop, you can pick up Abyss, Stick it to the Man, and Mach Rider. But the 3DS is really where it's at, with a few major Nintendo rel...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 04.24.2014

Nintendo Download: NES Remix 2, Child of Light

It's actually a great week for the Wii U in this issue of Nintendo Download, as NES Remix 2 is set to hit the eShop on April 25th, and Child of Light will drop on April 29th. Expect our Child of Light review ne...

Chris Carter





12:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Nintendo Download: Super Mario Bros. 3!

This is the week you've all been waiting for, as Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtually Consoles -- just in time for the upcoming release of NES Remix 2. The Wii U is also getting Golden Sun, and F-Zero: M...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 04.14.2014

Child of Light trailer shows off world of Lemuria

A new trailer for upcoming Ubisoft RPG Child of Light shows off the watercolor world of Lemuria. We already knew this game is going to be a treat for the eyes, but this new world tour video shows us that we've got so much mo...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 04.10.2014

Nintendo Download: More GBA games on the Wii U!

The Wii U is getting even more Game Boy Advance titles this week, in the form of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror as well as WarioWare Inc. Also appearing on the Wii U is My Exotic Farm, and My Farm is getting a perma...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Nintendo Download: GBA games on the Wii U!

Today is a landmark day for Nintendo, as the Game Boy Advance has hit the Wii U. You can grab Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion for $7.99 each. The Wii U is also getting Batman: Arkham Origin...

Chris Carter



Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder photo
Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder
by Alessandro Fillari

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too many people knew what to make of it, especially considering it was coming from the team that made Far Cry 3, which is a title that seems very far apart from it.

But after spending some time with Child of Light, about three hours to be exact, there might be more in common with these two titles than you think. I got the chance to talk with lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem, and saw what passion and a small team working on a unique throwback to JRPG titles managed to come up with.

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11:00 AM on 03.27.2014

Nintendo Download: Sonic Lost World Zelda DLC

As a kid who grew up with both Nintendo and Sega consoles, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine a crossover, but here we are with Wii U Sonic Lost World DLC in the form of The Legend of Zelda Zone. Expect impres...

Chris Carter