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Developer Interview: Neko Entertainment on Kung Fu Rabbit's Wii U Debut

Neko Entertainment on Kung Fu Rabbit's Wii U Debut

Bunny basher

Last week we were able to exclusively reveal Neko Entertainment's second Wii U eShop title, 2D platformer Kung Fu Rabbit. It's a big-screen conversion of an iOS / Android game that was released in 2012, and features the martial arts-trained bunny battling against Universal Evil in an attempt to rescue his colony of kidnapped...

Weirdness: Fire Emblem Devs Answer That Burning Question: What Happened To Everyone's Feet?

Fire Emblem Devs Answer That Burning Question: What Happened To Everyone's Feet?

Best foot forward

Fire Emblem: Awakening is a fantastic game — you need only gaze at our review to acquire this knowledge — but there's something that has been bugging us for quite some time here at Nintendo Life Towers: all the characters seem to possess odd-looking feet. Thankfully, this troubling situation now has an answer, as Intelligent...

News: No Circle Pad Pro In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Because "It Didn't Add Anything"

No Circle Pad Pro In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Because "It Didn't Add Anything"

"It just wouldn’t work"

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (or Luigi's Mansion 2 if you're in Europe) is fantastic — as you'll be aware if you've already read our review. However, one of the common issues people have had with the game — or perhaps the hardware it's running on — is the lack of a second analogue stick. It begs the question: why no...

News: Intelligent Systems Isn't Done With Advance Wars Just Yet

Intelligent Systems Isn't Done With Advance Wars Just Yet

More mobile war-gaming on the horizon?

Intelligent Systems has recently reinvigorated the Fire Emblem franchise with Fire Emblem: Awakening, one of the best 3DS games to date. It would seem that the studio is keen to perform the same trick with one of its other famous properties, too. Speaking in an interview on the official Fire Emblem site,...

Developer Interview: Yacht Club Games On Shovel Knight And Loving Nintendo

Yacht Club Games On Shovel Knight And Loving Nintendo

"We grew up playing Nintendo games on the NES and SNES"

Yesterday we reported that Yacht Club Games' Kickstarter campaign for Shovel Knight had hit its funding target with two weeks to spare. Fresh from this success, studio founder Sean Velasco kindly took some time out of his busy schedule to speak to us about the split from WayForward...

News: Renegade Kid Open To Idea Of Moon Sequel

Renegade Kid Open To Idea Of Moon Sequel

IP rights present an issue, however

Renegade Kid recently announced its new FPS, Cult County, which is to be released on the 3DS eShop episodically later this year and into next year. Speaking to Nintendo Force magazine about the horror-themed shooter, co-founder Jools Watsham made reference to his studio's DS horror series Dementium and the...

Ninterview: Meet Adam Howden - Voice Actor For Shulk

Meet Adam Howden - Voice Actor For Shulk

This is the Monado's power!

Xenoblade Chronicles is an epic adventure on Wii, receiving universal praise from critics and gamers alike. Its release was so desired that it partly prompted fan-movement Operation Rainfall, and was the first of a trio of fantastic JRPGs to be localised for the West - The Last Story being second, and Pandora's Tower...

Developer Interview: Scientifically Proven Is Bringing "Brutal, White Knuckle" Platforming To Wii U

Scientifically Proven Is Bringing "Brutal, White Knuckle" Platforming To Wii U

Former Call of Duty dev announces Blood of the Werewolf for the Wii U eShop

Scientifically Proven Entertainment is a studio which has its fingers in many pies. It produces award-winning apps, content for TV and — possibly most importantly — video games. Speaking of which, it gives us great pleasure to exclusively confirm that the company's...

Ninterview: Meet Roger Craig Smith - Voice Actor for Sonic the Hedgehog / Chris Redfield

Meet Roger Craig Smith - Voice Actor for Sonic the Hedgehog / Chris Redfield

A hedgehog's got to do what a hedgehog's got to do

Roger Craig Smith is a very talented man. He's done voice overs for a wide range of characters in top video games, but most would recognise him as the voice behind the modern Sonic the Hedgehog, and Chris Redfield in the more recent Resident Evil series of games, including Resident Evil:...

Ninterview: The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

Orchestrating classic gaming music

Earlier this week we told you about the upcoming Super Metroid Symphony, which will be formally licensed by JoyPad Records and available for sale. It's being produced by Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra, a prolific project that's specialised in producing orchestral arrangements of popular music, ranging from...

Developer Interview: Uncade's David Byers Talks Another Castle And His Love Of Nintendo

Uncade's David Byers Talks Another Castle And His Love Of Nintendo

"I think the Wii U is going to be a really indie-friendly platform"

As we exclusively reported a short time ago, Uncade's Another Castle is coming to the Wii U eShop in 2014. An old-school platform epic designed to test your reflexes and tickle your nostalgia-bone, the game is the work of just one man: David Byers. Fresh from announcing that...

Interview: Reinventing Castlevania For A New Handheld Generation

Reinventing Castlevania For A New Handheld Generation

Konami's Dave Cox talks about the latest entry in the bloodsucking franchise

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is almost with us, so what better time is there to sit down with the producer of the game and chat about its development, inspiration, aims and challenges — as well as the future of the Castlevania franchise? Nintendo Life:...

News: Side-Scrolling Fighter Dusty Raging Fist Is Punching Its Way To The Wii U eShop This Year

Side-Scrolling Fighter Dusty Raging Fist Is Punching Its Way To The Wii U eShop This Year

Inspired by Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Devil May Cry

There was once a time when titles like Final Fight, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Double Dragon were the biggest draws in gaming, but the side-scrolling fighting genre has been unfairly sidelined of late. Thankfully, Singapore-based PD Design Studio is doing its best to turn things...

Developer Interview: Ambient Studios On The Possibility Of Bringing Death Inc. To Wii U

Ambient Studios On The Possibility Of Bringing Death Inc. To Wii U

"Vote with your wallets!"

Last week, we reported that Ambient Studios — the team behind Kickstarter title Death Inc. — were considering bringing the game to the Wii U eShop. Soon after the story went live, Ambient director and co-founder Jonny Hopper got in touch with us to explain a bit more about his company and the long-term aspirati

Developer Interview: Why The 90's Arcade Racer Is The Ultimate Love Letter To Sega's Daytona USA

Why The 90's Arcade Racer Is The Ultimate Love Letter To Sega's Daytona USA

Antonis Pelekanos talks exclusively about the hottest racer on the Wii U eShop

The news that The 90's Arcade Racer is coming to the Wii U eShop courtesy of Nicalis has pretty much made our week — this colourful love letter to Sega's arcade racers is shaping up to be one of our most eagerly-awaited download releases of 2013. We spoke to the...

Ninterview: Heather "Miss Gamer Girl" Cascioli

Heather "Miss Gamer Girl" Cascioli

Avid collector and beadcraft expert

Our next Ninterview subject is someone who has found fame on Instagram under the name MissGamerGirl. Heather Cascioli - for that is her real name - has been a keen gamer all her life, and has amassed an impressive collection of vintage hardware. We sat down with her to talk about gaming, confounding stereotypes...

Developer Interview: Rebellion On Why Sniper Elite V2 Wii U Is The Definitive Version

Rebellion On Why Sniper Elite V2 Wii U Is The Definitive Version

"The GamePad offers something completely new to developers that you just don’t see elsewhere"

The news that Sniper Elite V2 is coming to the Wii U has us very excited indeed. The WW2 epic launched on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC last year, and gained positive reviews for its tense action and innovative "Kill Cam". We were understandably keen to speak to...

Developer Interview: WaterMelon On Kickstarter, Nintendo And Bringing Pier Solar To The Wii U

WaterMelon On Kickstarter, Nintendo And Bringing Pier Solar To The Wii U

"Working with Nintendo is much easier than one would think"

We reported last year that WaterMelon's 16-bit RPG Pier Solar would be gracing the Wii U in the near future, having secured funding for a HD remake via Kickstarter. The team is busy working on the HD version as we speak, so we thought it would be a good time to get in touch and talk...

News: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Could Come To Home Consoles

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Could Come To Home Consoles

Nintendo exclusivity could mean a Wii U version in the future

It's something of a bumper morning for Castlevania fans, as Konami producer Dave Cox has been giving interviews with several different sites regarding the forthcoming 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. Having already spilled the beans on the game's development and...

News: Konami: Forget Everything You Know About Castlevania

Konami: Forget Everything You Know About Castlevania

"You've got to drive the series forward" says producer Dave Cox

With the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate looming on the horizon, Konami producer Dave Cox has given a little more insight into the game's storyline and how it fits within the twisted Castlevania canon. Speaking to GameSpot, Cox stressed that although it's...

Ninterview: Phil "Shamoozal" Summers

Phil "Shamoozal" Summers

Animaniac

Shamoozal.com has a pretty straightforward objective: to create "Flash Cartoons and Animation about Nintendo, Rabbits, Ninjas, Monsters and More". It's the brainchild of Phil Summers, a rabid Nintendo fan whose unique sense of humour has resulted in a series of incredibly amusing animations based on famous video games from the past few...

Ninterview: Australian Retro Gamer

Australian Retro Gamer

Retro gaming from down under

The next subject in our Ninterview chair is a retro gaming fanatic from Down Under known as Australian Retro Gamer - or ausretrogamer, for short. We caught up with this internet phenomenon to quiz him on his love of all things retro and Nintendo. Nintendo Life: Who are you, and what do you do for a living? Australian...

News: Platinum CEO: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Restored My Faith In Games Development

Platinum CEO: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Restored My Faith In Games Development

Tatsuya Minami explains how the SNES classic helped him out of a rut

The latest Iwata Asks focuses on Japanese studio PlatinumGames, which is currently hard at work creating Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U. In the interview, Iwata chats with PlatinumGames President and CEO Tatsuya Minami about his development past, and uncovers an interesting piece of...