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Interview: Vblank Entertainment On Bringing a Retro Rampage to WiiWare

Vblank Entertainment On Bringing a Retro Rampage to WiiWare

"It’s a twenty layer dip with something for everyone"

After a lengthy wait and a lingering suspicion that it would never come, Retro City Rampage has arrived on WiiWare, bringing its own blend of old-school game mechanics with a chaotic storytelling style. There are enough parodies and in-jokes to fill a dozen games, and it arrives on the...

News: Pwnee Studios: Nintendo Has Been Great To Work With

Pwnee Studios: Nintendo Has Been Great To Work With

Cloudberry Kingdom studio is "pumped" about working with The Big N

The general feeling from Wii U eShop developers seems to be that Nintendo is a pretty decent company to work with. Cloudberry Kingdom developer Pwnee Studios has reinforced this viewpoint in an interview with Aussie Gamer, where company co-founder TJ Lutz said: Nintendo has been...

News: You Can Now Control Your PC With Your Wii U GamePad

You Can Now Control Your PC With Your Wii U GamePad

UPDATE: Actually, it's the Pro Controller, not the GamePad

Update: As several helpful readers have pointed out, this hack is actually for the Wii U Pro Controller and not the GamePad — although someone is working on it. Apologies for any misunderstanding or disappointment caused. Those bedroom coders. Is there anything they can't do? Take the...

Rumour: Aliens: Colonial Marines Tester Says Wii U Version Is "The Worst"

Aliens: Colonial Marines Tester Says Wii U Version Is "The Worst"

"It is a bit of a joke"

One of the worst things about the internet is that people can post things with very little proof and others will gleefully report it as fact. So please, as you read and digest the following item of news, be aware that we're treating it as a rumour for the time being. A Reddit poster by the name of “soetester” (Sega of...

News: Castlevania Producer Would Love To Work With Nintendo On Zelda

Castlevania Producer Would Love To Work With Nintendo On Zelda

Dave Cox wants a link to the future

Nintendo's stance on collaborating with other developers is resulting in some interesting new titles, and rightly so — given the highly-esteemed nature of the company's portfolio, it's no surprise that other devs are falling over themselves to join forces with the Kyoto-based veteran. Speaking to Dutch site...

News: Journey Developer's Next Game Could Be Coming To The Wii U

Journey Developer's Next Game Could Be Coming To The Wii U

A match made in heaven?

Thatgamecompany's Journey has received a lot of love since its release on PS3 last March. The game's own epic journey saw it grow from humble PSN sleeper to assailing many "Game Of The Year" lists, not to mention the eight BAFTA nominations (for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Game...

News: Wii U Should Do As Well As The Wii, Says Developer

Wii U Should Do As Well As The Wii, Says Developer

"There’s a lot of potential that’s not tapped yet"

We've had a lot of negative news regarding the Wii U lately, so it's nice to have something positive to report. Giants Software's Marc Schwegler has stated that he feels the console could be even more popular than its predecessor, the Wii — which at the time of writing, has sold over 98...

Developer Interview: Why The 90's Arcade Racer Is The Ultimate Love Letter To Sega's Daytona USA

Why The 90's Arcade Racer Is The Ultimate Love Letter To Sega's Daytona USA

Antonis Pelekanos talks exclusively about the hottest racer on the Wii U eShop

The news that The 90's Arcade Racer is coming to the Wii U eShop courtesy of Nicalis has pretty much made our week — this colourful love letter to Sega's arcade racers is shaping up to be one of our most eagerly-awaited download releases of 2013. We spoke to the...

Talking Point: The Emergence of "Niche" Japanese Titles Into The Nintendo Mainstream

The Emergence of "Niche" Japanese Titles Into The Nintendo Mainstream

If in doubt, go with what you know

As the weeks pass of Wii U's early days, and the 3DS campaigns to prove that gaming handhelds still have a major role to play, there are some signs that Nintendo's being forced to adjust its strategies when preparing new games. With the previous week's debates about third party content — both multi-platform and...

Developer Interview: Rebellion On Why Sniper Elite V2 Wii U Is The Definitive Version

Rebellion On Why Sniper Elite V2 Wii U Is The Definitive Version

"The GamePad offers something completely new to developers that you just don’t see elsewhere"

The news that Sniper Elite V2 is coming to the Wii U has us very excited indeed. The WW2 epic launched on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC last year, and gained positive reviews for its tense action and innovative "Kill Cam". We were understandably keen to speak to...

Developer Interview: WaterMelon On Kickstarter, Nintendo And Bringing Pier Solar To The Wii U

WaterMelon On Kickstarter, Nintendo And Bringing Pier Solar To The Wii U

"Working with Nintendo is much easier than one would think"

We reported last year that WaterMelon's 16-bit RPG Pier Solar would be gracing the Wii U in the near future, having secured funding for a HD remake via Kickstarter. The team is busy working on the HD version as we speak, so we thought it would be a good time to get in touch and talk...

News: Put Your Questions To The Producer Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Put Your Questions To The Producer Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Answers will come in a special video in March

Do you have any burning questions you'd like to put to the developers behind the forthcoming beast-slaying epic Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? If the answer is yes then today's your lucky day - Nintendo UK is inviting fans to put their queries to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, and the best questions will be...

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...