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News: Criterion Working On "Amazing" Unannounced Racer For 2013

Criterion Working On "Amazing" Unannounced Racer For 2013

Could Burnout be getting a revival?

It would appear that UK studio Criterion — famous for the Burnout series and the recent Wii U classic Need For Speed: Most Wanted U — is hard at work on its next magnum opus. Some LinkedIn snooping has revealed that the company is due to release another racer this year. Could it be Burnout? Or possib

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...

News: LucasArts Shut Down By Disney

LucasArts Shut Down By Disney

Star Wars titles will be licensed out to third parties

It has been confirmed that Disney has shut down LucasArts. The company's publishing and internal development businesses will now close for good. Disney picked up the company as part of its deal to acquire LucasFilm but has since decided to disband it. Star Wars games will still be made, they'll...

News: XSEED Details Game Localisation Costs

XSEED Details Game Localisation Costs

Just wait until you see the snack budget!

XSEED Games, known for its excellent translations of games like Little King's Story and Unchained Blades, recently spoke with localisation advocate Operation Rainfall about their development process. During the interview it went into detail - sort of - about the various costs that go into localising a...

News: Epic Games: Developers Can Use Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U Titles

Epic Games: Developers Can Use Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U Titles

Mark Rein clarifies his previous comments

Unreal Engine 4 is Epic Games' impressive next-generation engine, which can help developers deliver more impressive visuals when making their latest titles. It's being geared towards the upcoming PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, both of which are expected to have plenty of power under the hood. Recently...

News: Ubisoft: Players Will Let Us Know When They've Had Enough Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft: Players Will Let Us Know When They've Had Enough Assassin's Creed

As long as people are buying it, Ubisoft will keep on making it

Every year brings with it an Easter Sunday, a Christmas Day and a new Assassin's Creed title. The series is just over five years old now and there are five home console games already in existence as well as several portable iterations on the DS, PSP and Vita. It's reached the point now...

News: Epic Games Rules Out Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U

Epic Games Rules Out Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U

"If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3"

Epic Games' Mark Rein has been speaking recently about his company's impressive Unreal Engine 4, and has delivered some rather disappointing — but predictable — news for Nintendo fans. Speaking to Kotaku, Rein admitted that the cutting-edge game development engine won't be making its...

News: Metroid Prime Developer Working On 2D Platformer For Mobile Formats

Metroid Prime Developer Working On 2D Platformer For Mobile Formats

Wii U eShop edition could be on the horizon

Sunbreak Games is a studio founded by former Retro staffer Jason Behr, who worked as lead level designer on the Metroid Prime series during his time with the company and can also list Halo 4 on his résumé. Behr has gotten in touch to let us know about his studio's next project, a 2D platform adventure...

News: Forgotten Memories: Sixth Sense Developer Hopes To Bring Game To Wii U

Forgotten Memories: Sixth Sense Developer Hopes To Bring Game To Wii U

Can you sense it?

Psychoz Interactive is hoping to bring survival horror Forgotton Memories: Sixth Sense to the Wii U eShop. The game — which has been made using Unity — has been in development for a couple of years, with the studio now wanting to make plans to bring its work to the Nintendo console. Lead Programmer for Psychoz Interactive...

News: Nintendo To Reveal Its Web Framework For Wii U At GDC

Nintendo To Reveal Its Web Framework For Wii U At GDC

Big N looking to reduce development time for games and applications

The Nintendo Web Framework is due to be unveiled in a panel today entitled "Nintendo Wii U Application Development with HTML and JavaScript" at this week's Game Developer's Conference (GDC). The panel focuses on developing games and applications for Wii U using HTML 5, Javascript...

News: Star Fox Developer: I Wanted To Say "Screw That" To Shigeru Miyamoto

Star Fox Developer: I Wanted To Say "Screw That" To Shigeru Miyamoto

Dylan Cuthbert reveals the magic of working with Nintendo

Star Fox is one of the Super Nintendo's most enduring classics, thanks largely to its ground-breaking use of 3D and tight, immserise gameplay. However, had Dylan Cuthbert — one of the game's key developers — had his way, it might have turned out very differently; something he now admits...

News: Tecmo Koei Slices Team Ninja in Two

Tecmo Koei Slices Team Ninja in Two

The company is reorganising after big profits

Tecmo Koei has been doing pretty well for itself recently. Last year it recorded a net profit of $27.9 million (£17.7 million) between the beginning of October and the end of December, which was a staggering 291.7% increase on the previous quarter. Now the company has announced it is reorganising its...

News: Next Level Games Has A "Top Secret" Title In Development

Next Level Games Has A "Top Secret" Title In Development

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon developer is hard at work

Next Level Games is the Canadian studio behind the upcoming Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and it appears it hasn't been taking any time off after the long development process. According to the LinkedIn profile of Devon Blanchet, a lead designer at the company, there's a "top secret" game that's been...

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...

News: Wii U GamePad "Screams Innovation", Says Project Cars Developer

Wii U GamePad "Screams Innovation", Says Project Cars Developer

More positive comments

The developer behind Project CARS seems pretty pleased with the Wii U GamePad, saying that it "screams innovation" and that it intends to take full advantage of the controller's features. Speaking with NowGamer, Slightly Mad Studios creative director Andy Tudor said: The gamepad just screams new innovations for gameplay and...