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News: Nicalis Teases 3DS Ikachan Port

Nicalis Teases 3DS Ikachan Port

2D classic from the same developer as Cave Story

Had your fill of Cave Story already? Well prepare to get unreasonably excited, because it would appear that Daisuke Amaya's Ikachan is headed to the 3DS. Created in 2000 by Amaya (better known by the pseudonym Pixel) - 4 years before Cave Story, perhaps his most famous work - Ikachan focuses on the...

News: Guess What? Michael Pachter Isn't a Fan of The Wii U

Guess What? Michael Pachter Isn't a Fan of The Wii U

Doesn't think third parties will succeed on Nintendo's new console

Wedbush Securities Digital media and electronics analyst Michael Pachter seems to have an odd relationship with Nintendo. He's forever casting doubt on the company's chances, taking any chance he can to stick the boot in and predict naught but doom and gloom for Mario and company...

News: Will LEGO City Undercover Have Multiplayer? Not Even Nintendo Seems to Know

Will LEGO City Undercover Have Multiplayer? Not Even Nintendo Seems to Know

Confusion reigns

For the longest time, we've been labouring under the belief that the forthcoming LEGO City Undercover will boast a two-player mode. Heck, we've even listed it as such on the game's profile page on this very site. However, it would appear that the number of players that will be able to enjoy the game on a single Wii U console at any...

News: Trine 2 Developer: Nintendo is Reaching Out to Indies

Trine 2 Developer: Nintendo is Reaching Out to Indies

Exclusive interview reveals information about Wii U patching process

Trine 2: Director's Cut developer Frozenbyte has spoken to us in an exclusive interview about working on Wii U, and has continued the current trend for positive comments about Nintendo's attitude towards smaller studios. Contrary to the perception that Nintendo is aloof and...

News: Platinum Love The 3DS, But Are Too Busy To Work On It Right Now

Platinum Love The 3DS, But Are Too Busy To Work On It Right Now

A case of "what if"

Platinum Games executive director Atsushi Inaba has expressed his admiration for Nintendo's 3DS console in a recent interview with The Verge, but has also added that the company has too many ongoing projects to fund development for a 3DS game at present. He said: We are very interested in the Nintendo 3DS as a platform. I view...

Interview: Unity - Licensing Deal Means A New Era For Indies On Nintendo Systems

Unity - Licensing Deal Means A New Era For Indies On Nintendo Systems

We speak exclusively to Unity's Tracy Erickson about the new agreement with Nintendo

Nintendo recently signed a worldwide license agreement with Unity Technologies to bring its multi-platform engine and development tools to the Wii U. To get a better idea of what benefits this deal will bring, we spoke exclusively to Unity's Tracy Erickson, who is...

News: Platinum: Without Nintendo, There Would Be No Bayonetta 2

Platinum: Without Nintendo, There Would Be No Bayonetta 2

Right place, right time

The announcment of Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U sent shockwaves through the gaming world, causing lovers of the original to cry foul and forcing Platinum Games to publish a statement which insisted that the release was not an attempt to snub existing fans. Card-carrying Otaku may wish to look away now, as the developer has...

News: Unsure About Wii U's Online Capabilities? Don't Worry, So Are Some Developers

Unsure About Wii U's Online Capabilities? Don't Worry, So Are Some Developers

Tekken Tag 2 producer admits he doesn't fully understand the online side of Wii U

Nintendo has devulged quite a bit of information on its forthcoming Wii U console lately, but the company is still holding some cards close to its chest. The true extent of its online functionality is one of the things that remains a little fuzzy. Don't feel upset,...

News: Nnooo Keen To Exploit Asymmetric Gameplay On Wii U

Nnooo Keen To Exploit Asymmetric Gameplay On Wii U

"You’ve got to use it, otherwise it’s a wasted opportunity"

We already know that Australian dev Nnooo is planning to produce games for the Wii U, but the company has recently given a few more details relating to its unannounced projects. Speaking to Aussie-Gamer, Nnooo's Nic Watt had this to say: We’ve already got one game concept that...

News: Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Gotta drive 'em all

Nintendo is clearly an influential company in the realm of video gaming, but we're just beginning to see exactly how far-reaching its inflience has been. Last week, we reported that Sony's WipEout was inspired by Super Mario Kart, and today we've learned that Xbox 360 favourite Forza Motorsport can count Pokémon as its muse...

News: Eurogamer Expo 2012 To Host Exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dev Session

Eurogamer Expo 2012 To Host Exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dev Session

Treyarch designer due to talk about forthcoming FPS epic

Just in case you weren't excited enough about the impending release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, UK site Eurogamer has confirmed that Treyarch game design director David Vonderhaar will be holding a developer session at this year's Eurogamer Expo. The session will take place at...

News: Two Tribes Founder: Wii U Could Become A "Casual Haven"

Two Tribes Founder: Wii U Could Become A "Casual Haven"

Twitter mistake creates storm in a teacup

Twitter can be a valuable tool when it comes to connecting with the world around you, but it can also prove to be a curse - as Two Tribes co-founder Collin van Ginkel found recently. He replied to a tweet regarding Wii U third party development support, but instead of using his personal account, he did so...

News: Bayonetta 2 Dev: Wii U Exclusivity Isn't a Snub, It's About Reaching a Wider Audience

Bayonetta 2 Dev: Wii U Exclusivity Isn't a Snub, It's About Reaching a Wider Audience

Platinum Games defend decision to make anticipated sequel Wii U-only

Yesterday's announcement of Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U was arguably one of the biggest talking points of Nintendo's Wii U Preview event. Although the original game was released on the 360 and PS3 - seen by many as systems owned by 'core' gamers - developer Platinum Games has taken...

News: New Super NES Game Project Launches

New Super NES Game Project Launches

Investors call the shots

In recent months we've reported on some fan-funded campaigns that have appeared on sites such as kickstarter.com, but a new project has launched that's a little different in its approach. It's the latest campaign from Magical Game Factory, called 'ProjectN', which will be an all-new game developed for Super NES. Unlike...