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News: Rayman Creator: Wii U Is For The Core Gamer

Rayman Creator: Wii U Is For The Core Gamer

Legendary designer seems very pleased by Nintendo's new console

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has taken part in an interview with French site GameBlog, where he talks about his experience with Nintendo's new Wii U console. Ancel's comments, which have been translated by a NeoGAF forum member, give a tantalising glimpse into the power and potential of...

News: Tekken Producer: Working With Nintendo Offers Unique Possibilities

Tekken Producer: Working With Nintendo Offers Unique Possibilities

There's mushroom for fun features

Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has spoken to Siliconera about the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and briefly discussed what it's like working with Nintendo on the Wii U version. It would appear that from a marketing perspective Namco Bandai are currently keen to push the 360 and PS3 editions of the...

News: Capcom: The Next Gen Doesn't Start With Wii U

Capcom: The Next Gen Doesn't Start With Wii U

"Time is required before the next generation console cycle begins in earnest"

Capcom has released its annual report, in which it outlines the current state of its business and its predictions and aims for the future. The company has stated that it wishes to move away from the current development model - which involves big budget games with long...

News: Job Listing Leaks Big Budget Fantasy RPG For Wii U

Job Listing Leaks Big Budget Fantasy RPG For Wii U

Massive budget and a team of gaming industry veterans involved

Job listings are great. Not only do they offer people a welcome route into this crazy industry that we know and love, but they also inadvertantly provide leaks on forthcoming titles we currently know nothing about. Take this listing as an example. It's for a 'big budget' European RPG...

News: Warren Spector Wants to Make a DuckTales Game

Warren Spector Wants to Make a DuckTales Game

Veteran developer keen to follow in Capcom's footsteps

Speaking in an interview with 1UP at PAX 2012, Deus Ex creator Warren Spector has spoken a little about his love for Disney's DuckTales, and his desire to create a new title in the same universe. He wouldn't be the first person to attempt such a feat - Capcom released a DuckTales game for the...

News: Blitz: Forget The Specs, Wii U Is Getting Developers Excited

Blitz: Forget The Specs, Wii U Is Getting Developers Excited

UK studio speaks out on Wii U tech specs, and why they're irrelevant

Blitz Game Studios has spoken exclusively to Eurogamer.net about the forthcoming Wii U console, and has addressed some of the irksome issues regarding the technical specifications of the machine. With many Nintendo-hating nay-sayers pointing out that the Wii U is only capable of...

News: Sumo Digital: Wii U "Looks As Good" as HD Platforms

Sumo Digital: Wii U "Looks As Good" as HD Platforms

Shares thoughts on GPU and memory

Sumo Digital is the developer of upcoming multi-platform racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, a title set to hit later this year on both Wii U and 3DS. Just one week ago comments from a representative of publisher SEGA, related to this title, described the graphical capabilities of Wii U as on par or...

News: Conker's Bad Fur Day Madness and Vulgarity The Work of "Twisted Genius"

Conker's Bad Fur Day Madness and Vulgarity The Work of "Twisted Genius"

Warning: poo references

Although Nintendo systems are notorious for censoring and toning down adult or vulgar content, there have been various mature games released on its consoles. A recent example, to name just one, is Madworld on Wii, which had enough violence and bad language to keep any mature gaming fan happy. If you want to go back to retro...

News: Could The Wii U GamePad Suffer From Latency?

Could The Wii U GamePad Suffer From Latency?

Early hands-on reports suggest so

One of the most impressive aspects of the Wii U's GamePad controller is its ability to stream gameplay directly from the console so you can play on it even when someone else is hogging your television. This facet of the controller could be a massive selling point in homes that boast large families and subsequently...

News: Turok Developer Wants To See N64 Versions On Virtual Console

Turok Developer Wants To See N64 Versions On Virtual Console

Ex-Iguana dev talks N64 development and the influence of James Bond

Former Acclaim and Iguana Entertainment designer Ryan Tracy wants to see the four N64 Turok games made available on the Virtual Console, but admits that the thorny issue of IP ownership could mean that his desire never comes to pass. Speaking to NotEnoughShaders.com, Tracy also...

News: Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Voldi Way returns for 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends

We reported on this excellent event last year, and wouldn't you believe the 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends at Westwood College in Anaheim, CA is almost upon us — which makes this a ripe time to bring it to your attention once again. The event will take place on Saturday,...

News: LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

Frontier opens Canadian studio thanks to tax breaks

Frontier Developments — the team behind the WiiWare smash LostWinds and its sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias — has opened its first studio outside of the UK, taking advantage of tax breaks to set up shop in Canada. The new office will be based in Nova Scotia, and will house around 20...

News: 2K Games: Gamers Need Time to 'See The Beauty' of Wii U

2K Games: Gamers Need Time to 'See The Beauty' of Wii U

Nintendo is 'an impressive company'

After the limited appearance of Wii U at EA's Summer Showcase, it was another indication that developer support for the system, in some quarters, is still relatively limited. With the console arriving in a matter of months, it seems that a number of companies are adopting a "wait and see" approach, though there is...

News: Crysis 3 Isn't Coming to Wii U

Crysis 3 Isn't Coming to Wii U

Crysis city

There's been conflicting information about Crytek's Wii U ambitions for a while, particularly in regards to Crysis 3. The latest word is no: at this time, there aren't any plans to put a version of Crysis 3 on Wii U. Over the last couple of months we've heard that, despite CryEngine 3 running "beautifully" on Wii U, there was no chance...

News: Crytek: Crysis 3 on Wii U 'Is a Possibility'

Crytek: Crysis 3 on Wii U 'Is a Possibility'

Some decisions would be nice

The Crysis series is highly regarded by many FPS fans who get their game on with an Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. With Crysis 3 due to arrive Spring 2013, it's natural for some Nintendo gamers to wonder whether this title will make the jump to Wii U. After all, developer Crytek was in the Wii U cheerleading brigade just one month...

News: Infinite Interactive Hint at More Puzzle Quest

Infinite Interactive Hint at More Puzzle Quest

The big tease

If you like puzzles, questing and DS, then it's more than likely that you enjoyed the appropriately named Puzzle Quest on DS, or possibly its sequel. These titles generated a fair bit of buzz when released, while fans may regard them as providing some of the most addictive and compulsive puzzling on the handheld. The good news for...

News: Nnooo Approved for Wii U Development

Nnooo Approved for Wii U Development

Yesss

Australian development studio Nnooo will be familiar to afficionados of Nintendo download services. The company was there for the WiiWare launch with Pop, followed up with some DSiWare apps before releasing its best title to date, escapeVektor: Chapter 1. The studio's continued support for Nintendo means that escapeVektor is on the way to 3DS,...

News: Gearbox Interested in Bringing Borderlands 2 to Wii U

Gearbox Interested in Bringing Borderlands 2 to Wii U

Lots of love, but no commitment yet

The developer response to Wii U has been remarkably mixed, with studios contradicting each other on a weekly basis in terms of the machine's capabilities and potential. One particularly vocal developer in the supporter's camp has been Gearbox, which has talked about the system's power and contributed plenty of...