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Developer Interview: Bertil Hörberg On Being a One Man eShop Developer

Bertil Hörberg On Being a One Man eShop Developer

"I've always had a thing for Nintendo's portables"

The 3DS eShop — along with its online store predecessors on Wii and DSi — has attracted a number of small developers that would have likely remained anonymous in previous generations. The evolution of download gaming has transformed our consoles to include smaller, more diverse experiences at...

News: This Homage To Sega's Classic Racers Could Be Speeding To The Wii U eShop

This Homage To Sega's Classic Racers Could Be Speeding To The Wii U eShop

Rolling start?

During the '90s, Sega was the undisputed king of arcade racers. The Japanese coin-op veteran produced a string of solid-gold classics, such as Virtua Racing, Daytona USA, Sega Rally and Scud Race. Sadly, as interest in arcade hardware has dipped, the need for these attention-grabbing experiences has lessened - but there are few who...

Rumour: eShop Developers No Longer Required To Have A Physical Office

eShop Developers No Longer Required To Have A Physical Office

Dan Adelman drops a hint on Twitter

One of the early rules put in place by Nintendo for developers on its digital platforms was the need for a physical office - a move which was no doubt intended to ensure a certain "quality" of developer. However, since the days of WiiWare the playing field has shifted - the number of professional coders...

News: Neko Entertainment Discusses The Possibility Of Further Wii U Support

Neko Entertainment Discusses The Possibility Of Further Wii U Support

Games for 3DS not ruled out, either

Neko Entertainment released Puddle on the Wii U eShop in time for the launch of the the next generation console across Europe, and since then has been making quite a splash with gamers. It's only been over a month since its release, but that hasn't stopped Neko's QA Manager Sébastien Chipot-Delys discussing...

Developer Interview: Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Talks Armillo And Developing For The Wii U eShop

Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Talks Armillo And Developing For The Wii U eShop

Rolling ever onwards

Yesterday we exclusively broke the news that Fuzzy Wuzzy Games' Armillo is coming to the Wii U eShop. Keen to know more about the development and history of this interesting title, we sat down with James Saito and Yanni Fyssas for a little chat. Nintendo Life: Can you give us a bit of information on your respective...

News: Ubisoft Open To The Idea Of ZombiU Sequels

Ubisoft Open To The Idea Of ZombiU Sequels

A frightening franchise?

Wii U launch title ZombiU seemed to divide critics across the globe, but we thought it was pretty darn special - so much so that we've got all of our fingers and toes crossed that a sequel eventually goes into development. It would appear that the guys at Ubisoft are equally keen to see the game turn into a fully-fledged...

Interview: Curve Studios' Jonathan "Bidds" Biddle

Curve Studios' Jonathan "Bidds" Biddle

We speak to the developer who’s making quite a splash

One development studio that has made a valiant contribution to Nintendo’s digital download services is undoubtedly Curve Studios. Having first released Hydroventure for WiiWare to much critical acclaim back in 2010, the development team has recently returned to its original idea and expanded...

News: Activision On Disney Infinity: We're Flattered

Activision On Disney Infinity: We're Flattered

But still "well positioned" to remain on top

Last night, Disney announced its own take on the Skylanders "toys to life" concept: Disney Infinity. It hasn't taken long for Skylanders publisher Activision to react to the news, with John Coyne, Vice President of Consumer Marketing, telling Forbes: We are thrilled by the incredible success that the...

News: Zero Escape Director Craves Mainstream Recognition

Zero Escape Director Craves Mainstream Recognition

Ideals remain due to "very humbling" support from fans

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is one of the most unique experiences currently available on 3DS, serving a role well fulfilled by its predecessor — 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors — on DS. Part of its appeal, as shared by many of its strongest advocates, is its strength of...

News: DreamRift: Publishers Are Scared Of Piracy

DreamRift: Publishers Are Scared Of Piracy

Even if there's no reason to be

When Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham stated that his company would be forced to pull support for the 3DS if piracy became a big enough problem, it triggered quite a debate. Watsham was branded as "anti-Nintendo" by some quarters, and Goodbye Galaxy Games founder Hugo Smits entered the argument with his own...

News: Whatever Happened To The Studio Founded By Ex-Retro Employees?

Whatever Happened To The Studio Founded By Ex-Retro Employees?

And has it been working on a Mega Man game?

Back in 2008, a group of staff from Retro Studios broke away to form Armature, with the promise of creating games for platforms other than those made by Nintendo. However, in four years the company has only produced one product: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on the PlayStation Vita. Although the...

News: Nano Assault Neo Developer Lavishes More Praise On Wii U

Nano Assault Neo Developer Lavishes More Praise On Wii U

Shin'en clearly pleased with Nintendo's new hardware

We know that Shin'en Multimedia - the studio behind the Wii U eShop title Nano Assault Neo - is fond of Nintendo's latest console, because we spoke to the company recently about developing for it. However, Shin'en is clearly a very pro-Wii U firm, as the Manfred Linzner has recently spoken to...

News: The Disney Projects That Never Came To Life

The Disney Projects That Never Came To Life

Mickey Mouse titles that could have been

It's come to light that Buena Vista Games - now known as Disney Interactive Studios - was experimenting with different ideas for a Mickey Mouse game long before Disney Epic Mickey became a reality. The proposed Mickey Mouse title - given the working title Spy Mickey - sadly never got past the concept phase,...

News: Kojima Productions: We Aren't Thinking About Metal Gear Rising On Wii U

Kojima Productions: We Aren't Thinking About Metal Gear Rising On Wii U

No solid hope for conversion

Early next year, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will get the chance to sample the latest instalment in the Metal Gear series, with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance arriving on their consoles. The game is a co-production between Kojima Productions and Platinum Games, and boasts a compelling mixture of sword-play and...

News: Monolith Soft: We Want To Be Like Bethesda

Monolith Soft: We Want To Be Like Bethesda

Xenoblade Chronicles developer has big ambitions

Monolith Soft is certainly a developer worth keeping a close eye on. In 2007 Nintendo became the studio's parent company by acquiring an 80% stake in the business, and since then the developer has made titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii and Project X Zone — a Japan only crossover RPG...