Gunlord Creator NG:DEV.TEAM Keen to Work on 3DS
Posted by Damien McFerran
More glorious 2D action coming to Nintendo's handheld?
If you're suffering from E3 overload right now, allow us to divert your attention to a tasty bit of news relating to German indie studio NG:DEV.TEAM. We've already covered the developer's excellent run-and-gun platformer Gunlord - better described as 'Turrican and them some' - but at the time of writing, the game is confined to the Neo Geo and Sega Dreamcast. However, if fate smiles upon us, that could change.
Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer about Gunlord and game development in general, NG:DEV.TEAM founder Timm Hellwig gave this tantalising reply when asked which modern-day format he was most interested in:
Currently the 3DS is the most interesting mainstream platform for us...people on that platform seem to like 2D titles, and Nintendo is supportive about publishing such games.
He's not wrong, either - 2D games like Mighty Switch Force and Mutant Mudds have gained significant critical acclaim on the 3DS, and a conversion of Gunlord would surely meet with a similar level of approval. Having played the Neo Geo version of the game, we can reveal that it's a little bit special, so let's keep those fingers firmly crossed.