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 — Mutant Mudds Deluxe and ATV Wild Ride are coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops, respectively — its a small team committed to continuing a healthy relationship with the big N's systems.
We've recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Renegade Kid's best-known team member, Jools Watsham, to discuss the company's history developing for Nintendo's handhelds and, of course, Wii U. On the subject of Nintendo's latest system, Watsham described himself as "ridiculously excited" about bringing Mutant Mudds Deluxe to the platform, while sharing his personal view that it's a "wonderful console". In general, he believes Wii U's future is bright:
I am certain the Wii U will have an excellent future. The writing is on the wall. It is an excellent console. Nintendo has some amazing titles lined up for future releases. Even though Q1 2013 may have had some issues, I predict that the 2013 holiday season will be huge for the Wii U. Nintendo’s campaign for the Wii U has only just begun.
We did, of course, ask about the latest progress of Mutant Mudds 2, a title that's promised but as yet unseen; Renegade Kid's line-up of releases means that, ultimately, we'll all need to be patient into next year.
We have a lot of projects going on right now, and Mutant Mudds 2 is one of them. But, it’s going to be a while before we can share any more information on it. Due to our busy schedule, it is looking like Mudds 2 will be a 2014 release.
ATV Wild Ride 3D is set to arrive on the 3DS eShop soon, while Mutant Mudds Deluxe is currently targeting a Q2 release. We spoke to Jools about a range of topics, including FPS titles from the DS past and 3DS future, so check back tomorrow for the full interview feature.