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Interviews: Sega - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

Sega - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

We chat about the hedgehog's 2D return

It's nearly here: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is released on WiiWare in North America on October 11th, with a European release following on Friday October 15th. With the game now finished and so very nearly here, we caught up with Ken Balough, Digital Brand Manager for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, to pose some questions about the hedgehog's impending..

Interviews: Hudson - Oops! Prank Party

Hudson - Oops! Prank Party

We talk with producer Yukihiro Kobayashi about the new Wii title

While party games are relatively common today, the one that put the genre on the map is undeniably Hudson's Mario Party, released a little over a decade ago on the Nintendo 64. Now the company's making another foray into the party business with the devious Oops! Prank Party, set for release in the United States on October 5th. We had..

Interviews: Brian Provinciano - Retro City Rampage

Brian Provinciano - Retro City Rampage

Vblank Entertainment's open-world game looks set to hijack your 8-bit heart

Grand Theftendo may have started out as a pet project of Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano, but eight years later it's turned into one of the most intriguing games slated to hit WiiWare in the form of Retro City Rampage. The novelty of an 8-bit open-world game was enough to put it on our radar, and the amount of..

Interviews: WayForward - Batman: The Brave and the Bold

WayForward - Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Developers open up about new Wii and DS titles

WayForward have had their hands in quite a number of licensed releases over the years, but it's their upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold titles that have been garnering a lot of attention as of late. With the Wii and DS versions of the game set for release in North America on September 7th and in...

Interviews: Onteca Studio Visit - A Monsteca Corral

Onteca Studio Visit - A Monsteca Corral

We discuss monsters, robots and WiiWare with Corral’s Producer and Art Director

Following our recent A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots review, we headed to Liverpool in the UK to chat with independent developer Onteca’s Jon Wetherall (Producer) and Rich Alston (Art Director), about their first WiiWare title. Nintendo Life: Where did the idea for Monsteca Corral come from and how long did..

News: Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Shin'en interview hints at branching out

Graphically resplendent and rather enjoyable WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket has been making waves since landing in June, and those who've clocked the adventure may have already seen this closing screen that hints at a reappearance for the jumpsuited Jett. Well, don't expect to see him repeating his...

News: Shu Takumi Talks Ghost Trick, Ace Attorney

Shu Takumi Talks Ghost Trick, Ace Attorney

Would love to see a 3DS Phantom Detective

Recently, PlanetDS.de published an interview with Shu Takumi, a creative director at Capcom who's working on Ghost Trick and whose past projects include the first four Phoenix Wright titles. In it, he discusses his excitement with Phantom Detective: I swear none of you have ever seen anything like it...

Interviews: Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

La Mulana creator talks about new WiiWare remake

Nicalis have already released one hit indie PC title on the WiiWare service with the release of Cave Story and are now putting the finishing touches on their second WiiWare release La Mulana. Since it's been awhile since we've heard any new information..

Interviews: Dancing Dots - QuickPick Farmer

Dancing Dots - QuickPick Farmer

The independent French studio talks about its upcoming release, downloadable gaming, humour and more

On July 5th, North American DSi owners will be able to download QuickPick Farmer, the first DSiWare release from independent developer Dancing Dots (not to be confused with Dippin' Dots, the ice cream of the future). We spoke to managing director Martial Hesse-Dréville and QuickPick Farmer game..

News: Kingdom Hearts DS Release Re:coded to Tease 3DS Title

Kingdom Hearts DS Release Re:coded to Tease 3DS Title

Nomura tells all!

According to a recent interview with Square Enix director Tetsuya Nomura, the 3DS Kingdom Hearts game will be a brand new adventure in which characters Soru and Riku explore worlds previously unforeseen in the series (no Pixar characters, though). If you want any more tidbits, though, it might do you well to check out the upcoming...

News: Optimus Prime Talks About Being the First Voice of Mario

Optimus Prime Talks About Being the First Voice of Mario

Peter Cullen reminisces about lending his vocal talents to the world's most famous plumber

Legendary voice actor Peter Cullen - who has recently lent his talents to Activision's upcoming Transformers title War for Cybertron (also known as the slightly less threatening Cybertron Adventures on Wii) was interviewed by Wired.com the other day and revealed some interesting insights into providing..

News: 3DS Online Content to Push, Not Pull

3DS Online Content to Push, Not Pull

In new Nintendo console, the games come to you

There are still no hard-and-fast facts about how the 3DS's shop will function, but several recent interviews with Satoru Iwata have revealed a potential sea change in thinking at Nintendo's highest level: as well as Mr Iwata's post-E3 comments that the console could support video chat, a discussion with...

E3 2010: First Impressions: Ivy the Kiwi?

First Impressions: Ivy the Kiwi?

Yuji Naka shows off his newest project

For the three or four people on the planet who don't know, Yuji Naka is the former head of Sega's Sonic Team and had a hand in the creation of the Mega Drive Sonic releases. He was also heavily involved in the creation of NiGHTS Into Dreams for the Sega Saturn before leaving the team to pursue other projects. Now Naka-san is in charge of his own game..

E3 2010: Interviews: Okamiden - Capcom

Interviews: Okamiden - Capcom

Okamiden producer answers a few of our questions

Okamiden has remained under the radar for the most part as of late, so it was nice to see the game on display at E3 2010. After spending a bit of time with the game, it's clear that it continues the tradition of beautiful oriental-style artwork and scenery, not to mention the same unique gameplay of the original Okami release. Since the game is being..

Interviews: Marcin Kawa - Bloober Team

Marcin Kawa - Bloober Team

Executive producer slices and dices about the team's upcoming aviation nightmare

You don't see a whole lot of blood and guts on WiiWare, so Bloober Team's upcoming episodic vamp-fest Last Flight certainly stands out among the crowd. We spoke to Marcin Kawa of Bloober Team about how development is going, getting beat to the pop culture punch on vampire popularity and a bunch of other good stuff..

Interviews: Mere Mortals

Mere Mortals

We chat to the Pocket Pack developer about its download-focused future

Mere Mortals probably isn't a name you instantly recognise, but UK readers have experienced more of the company's output than they might realise. The multi-talented team produced the animations for Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe, had a hand in the CG for Danny Boyle's Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire and is about to broadcast more..

Interviews: Mateusz Makowiec & Piotr Łatocha - Heavy Fire: Special Operations

Mateusz Makowiec & Piotr Łatocha - Heavy Fire: Special Operations

We catch up with Teyon to find out more about its latest WiiWare game

Teyon has been a pretty big supporter of both WiiWare and DSiWare lately and with a new war-themed arcade shooter approaching release we thought we'd find out a bit more about the company, its newest WiiWare game and plans for the future. Mateusz Makowiec, the VP for Sales and Marketing, and Piotr Łatocha, the Project Lead for..

Interviews: Ty Roberts - Bejeweled 2

Ty Roberts - Bejeweled 2

We talk to producer Ty Roberts about PopCap's upcoming WiiWare debut

Though PopCap is no stranger to Nintendo platforms, having already released several retail and download games for the DS and DSiWare, Bejeweled 2 marks their first foray in the lounges of Wii owners. After a bit of hands-on time with the final release candidate, we thought we'd find out a little more about PopCap and what's it's..

News: Suda 51 Interested in Killer7 Sequel, No Plans for NMH3

Suda 51 Interested in Killer7 Sequel, No Plans for NMH3

Travis's story done but perhaps Harman Smith's isn't

Our good friends over at Cubed3 recently snagged an interview with Suda51 of No More Heroes fame, probing him about any upcoming projects on the horizon from his Grasshopper Manufacture team. Although he didn't confirm any new projects he did lay down some tantalising hints, including his desire...

Interviews: Ryozo Tsujimoto - Monster Hunter Tri

Ryozo Tsujimoto - Monster Hunter Tri

We chat monsters, quests and gamers clocking 8,000 hours

Initially scheduled for the week of the game's launch in April, ongoing issues with the Icelandic volcano dust cloud situation meant we had to postpone our interview with Monster Hunter Tri producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, but we're now able to bring you the interview in full. Nintendo Life: Why do you think Monster Hunter been such a massive..

Interviews: NBA Jam Producer Pete Trenouth

NBA Jam Producer Pete Trenouth

Yes, the announcer is back

The upcoming NBA Jam revival for the Wii has been music to the ears of gamers wanting to taste that nostalgic goodness that will see them slam dunking like beasts as if it's easier than breathing, all to the enthusiastic commentary of the in-game announcer. The NBA Jam series is long overdue for a return and with the game's release planned for later in the year, we..

News: Don't Worry, You May Get More 2D Metroids

Don't Worry, You May Get More 2D Metroids

"Certainly possible", says Yoshio Sakamoto

As promising as Metroid: Other M looks, not everybody is happy with the direction the series has taken: some would be happier with a straightforward 2D Samus adventure like the days of old. Their prayers may not be falling on deaf ears either, as Metroid overlord Yoshio Sakamoto has hinted the flat...

News: Dive: The Medes Islands Secret "Like an Underwater Metroid," Says Developer

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret "Like an Underwater Metroid," Says Developer

Comparison holds water, no multiplayer due to size limits

Intriguing concepts on WiiWare are ten-a-penny – or, in US dollars, a dime-a-dozen – but the idea of setting a platformer entirely underwater is a new one on us, and new comparisons to classic Nintendo platform-shooter Metroid pretty much earmark Dive: The Medes Islands Secret as one to...

Interviews: Shin'en Multimedia - Jett Rocket

Shin'en Multimedia - Jett Rocket

New game details as well as exclusive screenshots of the WiiWare 3D platformer

One look at upcoming WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket is all you need to see that it's not quite like anything else on the service. A 3D platformer with graphics to rival many full retail releases, it certainly has a lot of promise. We caught up with Shin'en Multimedia CEO Manfred Linzner to find out how large of a game..