Development News - Page 11

News: Denis Dyack: X-Men Destiny Accusations Affecting Shadow Of The Eternals Development

Denis Dyack: X-Men Destiny Accusations Affecting Shadow Of The Eternals Development

"I've got to do something about this"

Last last year, Kotaku reported that Silicon Knights was on its last legs, crippled by mismanagement. The blame was laid squarely at the door of founder Denis Dyack, who has since left the company and joined Precursor Games — which is hard at work at the Wii U title Shadow of the Eternals. Dyack was accused...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Localizers Talk Shop

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Localizers Talk Shop

Input began on the ground floor

Localization is often seen as a post-production task, but a new diary video for Animal Crossing: New Leaf shows that its cultural nuances were being considered well in the early stages of development. According to Reiko Ninomiya of Nintendo of America’s Treehouse division, she and other localizers began...

News: Wii U GamePad Teardown Reveals Upgradeable Firmware, Dual GamePad Support As Standard

Wii U GamePad Teardown Reveals Upgradeable Firmware, Dual GamePad Support As Standard

Hackers successfully emulate the controller on a PC

The developers responsible for the Dolphin emulator have successfully reverse-engineered the Wii U GamePad, shedding light on exactly how the piece of tech works. The hackers found that Nintendo is using custom protocols to beam information from the pad to the console (and back), which discounts...

News: EA Developing Frostbite Engine For Mobile, But Not Wii U

EA Developing Frostbite Engine For Mobile, But Not Wii U

Sign of the times?

As we're all painfully aware, DICE's Frostbite engine isn't coming to the Wii U — which means that owners of the console will be missing out on titles in the Battlefield and Star Wars series. The reason given is lack of power, which makes the move to develop Frostbite for "all major mobile platforms" all the more surprising...

News: Insomniac's CEO Is Open To Working On Wii U, Wants To See More Zelda, Mario And Metroid

Insomniac's CEO Is Open To Working On Wii U, Wants To See More Zelda, Mario And Metroid

That was quite a U-Turn

Last week, we reported that Insomniac CEO Ted Price had branded the Wii U "current gen" and stated that his studio wasn't working on any projects for the system. He should probably have added a "at the moment" to the end of that comment, because only a few days later, Price has changed his tune slightly. Speaking to...

News: Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It More "Current Gen" Than "Next Gen"

Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It More "Current Gen" Than "Next Gen"

Here we go again

Insomniac Games — the studio behind Ratchet And Clank, Resistance and Spyro — has a history of working on Sony systems, but has recently gone multi-platform with the forthcoming Fuse. However, the company has ruled out creating games for the Wii U. Speaking to IGN, Insomniac CEO Ted Price said: Wii-U is something I'd consider...

News: Precursor And Nintendo In "Constant" Contact Regarding Eternal Darkness Successor

Precursor And Nintendo In "Constant" Contact Regarding Eternal Darkness Successor

"They have been very supportive of our endeavour"

Following the announcement of Eternal Darkness "spiritual successor" Shadow of the Eternals, many fans expressed concern regarding the game's link to the Silicon Knights' GameCube classic. If this was a true sequel — as the involvement of Denis Dyack would suggest — then why not call it Eternal...

News: Assassin's Creed Creator Fired From Ubisoft Less Than Two Months After Rejoining

Assassin's Creed Creator Fired From Ubisoft Less Than Two Months After Rejoining

"I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights"

Patrice Désilets has been fired from Ubisoft less than two months after rejoining the company following the collapse of THQ. Désilets was one of the leading figures in the creation of the million-selling Assassin's Creed series, and departed Ubisoft in 2010 in order to take some time out from...

News: DICE Tested Its Frostbite Engine On Wii U, Wasn't Enamoured With The Results

DICE Tested Its Frostbite Engine On Wii U, Wasn't Enamoured With The Results

Dat "unprecedented relationship"

DICE's Johan Andersson has hinted that the company's future Star Wars titles won't be making their way to the Wii U. Speaking about the new publishing agreement between Disney and EA on Twitter, Andersson stated that the company's titles will be built using its Frostbite 3 game engine — which means that there's...

News: Nintendo Issues Statement on Wii U Hacking Attempt

Nintendo Issues Statement on Wii U Hacking Attempt

The system appears to be secure

Nintendo has responded to claims by hacking group, Wiikey, that it's hacked the Wii U to play pirated, copied games. While Nintendo does acknowledge that it's aware of the reported hacking, the Wii U appears to still be secure. Responding to the circulating reports, Nintendo issued a statement to Eurogamer:...

Exclusive: Tengami Confirmed For Wii U Release

Tengami Confirmed For Wii U Release

Nyamyam authorised as Wii U developer

UK developer Nyamyam has exclusively confirmed to us that Tengami is coming to the Wii U eShop. The game is currently in development for the Apple iPad. The studio has issued us with this statement regarding the news: Last year we asked on Twitter whether you would like to see Tengami on the Wii U. The...

News: Nintendo To Reveal Retro's New Wii U Game "In The Not So Distant Future"

Nintendo To Reveal Retro's New Wii U Game "In The Not So Distant Future"

Counting down the days

Are you dying to know what Retro Studios is working on right now? Well you won't have to wait much longer, because Nintendo's Hiro Yamada has told Official Nintendo Magazine that the company will be lifting the lid on the new Wii U title soon. Retro moved to larger offices last year, presumably to enlarge its workforce for...