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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,...

News: Translated 1997 Interview with Miyamoto and Itoi Reveals Nintendo 64 Insights

Translated 1997 Interview with Miyamoto and Itoi Reveals Nintendo 64 Insights

Details on their professional relationship, the 64DD and N64 advertising

Japanese translation blog Yomuka! has produced a full English transcript of an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi (MOTHER series) that originally appeared in Japanese gaming magazine, The 64 Dream. The extensive interview from December 1997 provides a great...

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...

Developer Interview: Renegade Kid Tells Us More About Cult County

Renegade Kid Tells Us More About Cult County

"It was important to us that our new FPS presented something unique"

Last week, just before its unveiling at PAX East, Renegade Kid revealed its upcoming 3DS eShop FPS title that had been confirmed earlier in the year. The accompanying logo and screens revealed relatively little, but did make it clear that the aptly-titled Cult County had a rather...

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: Meet Antony Del Rio - Voice Actor for Pit / Dark Pit

Meet Antony Del Rio - Voice Actor for Pit / Dark Pit

Sorry to keep you waiting!

Last year saw the resurrection of Kid Icarus, with 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising. It is the third game in the Kid Icarus series and the first since Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters back in 1991 - a whole twenty-year wait, with the small exception of the heroic angel featuring in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. The...

Interview: Vblank Entertainment On Bringing a Retro Rampage to WiiWare

Vblank Entertainment On Bringing a Retro Rampage to WiiWare

"It’s a twenty layer dip with something for everyone"

After a lengthy wait and a lingering suspicion that it would never come, Retro City Rampage has arrived on WiiWare, bringing its own blend of old-school game mechanics with a chaotic storytelling style. There are enough parodies and in-jokes to fill a dozen games, and it arrives on the...

News: Vblank Entertainment: Retro City Rampage on WiiWare is a "$20,000 Gift to the Fans"

Vblank Entertainment: Retro City Rampage on WiiWare is a "$20,000 Gift to the Fans"

Shares praise for eShop improvements

Retro City Rampage is available now on the Wii Shop or, if you've long since moved onto a Wii U, on the same platform in the new system's Wii Mode. A manic, parody-heavy flashback to the original GTA and with pop-culture references from further back in time, it's an experience unlike any other WiiWare release of...

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:...

Interview: TT Fusion On Building LEGO City: Undercover

TT Fusion On Building LEGO City: Undercover

One brick at a time

As you may have seen from our LEGO City: Undercover first impressions, we recently visited TT Fusion to go hands-on with the upcoming Wii U title and to learn more about its development. We also had the opportunity to talk in detail with four members of the development team: executive producer Loz Doyle, script writer Graham...

News: TT Fusion: LEGO City Undercover Could Take 40-50 Hours To Beat Fully

TT Fusion: LEGO City Undercover Could Take 40-50 Hours To Beat Fully

GamePad is a "central and a core element of the game"

We recently had the opportunity to spend a day at TT Fusion games in Wilmslow, England, to learn more about LEGO City: Undercover and have an extensive play-through on a close-to-final build. You can check out our first impressions of LEGO City: Undercover here, but our day at the studio also...

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

News: Renegade Kid "Certain The Wii U Will Have an Excellent Future"

Renegade Kid "Certain The Wii U Will Have an Excellent Future"

Mutant Mudds 2 looks like it "will be a 2014 release"

Renegade Kid may be a developer best known for Mutant Mudds on the 3DS eShop, but it's a studio with a lot of experience in the industry, with team members working in game development long before the company was formed. As its increasing output on Nintendo's download platforms is also showing...

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...