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Interview: Tom Create on Past Projects, Smash Cat Heroes and the Download Transition

Tom Create on Past Projects, Smash Cat Heroes and the Download Transition

"The eShop is somewhere where we definitely want to be involved"

The increasing importance and role of the download game market is often attributed to development studios based outside of Japan, with a perception that the home of Nintendo and many other prominent industry names is playing catch-up in embracing that segment of the market. There is...

News: Capcom Investing $80 Million in Two New R & D Buildings

Capcom Investing $80 Million in Two New R & D Buildings

All part of boosting internal development

Capcom may have enjoyed another smash hit with Monster Hunter 4 in Japan, with hopes of the Ultimate release achieving success worldwide, but it's had a hit-and-miss period in other areas. Just recently the company cut its profit projections by 50%, citing investment, an underperforming mobile sector and...

News: Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, But Can't Reveal If It's Coming To 3DS Or Wii U

Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, But Can't Reveal If It's Coming To 3DS Or Wii U

"There’s still a lot more room for discovery and invention"

Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi has revealed that work has already begun on the next Super Mario game, but he is unable to give any information about which console it is coming to. Speaking to EDGE in a feature about the making of Super Mario 3D World, Koizumi refused to be drawn on...

News: Animal Crossing Creator Discusses How Mobile Apps Could Affect Your ''Second Home''

Animal Crossing Creator Discusses How Mobile Apps Could Affect Your ''Second Home''

Don't worry, there's not a microtransaction in sight!

Animal Crossing; New Leaf released over half a year ago on 3DS, but with something new to see and do every single day it has continued to live on as small, relaxing part of many player's daily routine. While attending the Game Developers Conference last week, series creator Katsuya Eguchi and New...

News: Goodbye Galaxy Games' Hugo Smits Unveils Gomba, a "Rapid Prototype Game Creation" Tool for 3DS

Goodbye Galaxy Games' Hugo Smits Unveils Gomba, a "Rapid Prototype Game Creation" Tool for 3DS

"It’s super easy in use"

Goodbye Galaxy Games and its creator Hugo Smits are best known for some excellent download titles, including games such as Ace Mathician on DSiWare and Tappingo most recently on the 3DS eShop, yet the developer is also active in other ways within the independent community. After beginning a project called indi3DS as a...

News: Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

"Don't think we're going to be all indies for the next five years"

In an interview with CVG, our old friend Peter Molyneux — who recently spoke about the Wii U and his thoughts on Nintendo in general — hopes the games industry won't take the recent indie boom for granted. The veteran developer — now in charge of indie studio 22Cans — likens...

News: Delayed Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Game Is Still Happening, And Still Coming To 3DS

Delayed Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Game Is Still Happening, And Still Coming To 3DS

Remains very much in the saddle

If you're in your thirties then chances are that the name Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs may trigger a flash of recognition in your addled and aging brain. Based on a Japanese anime series called Sei Jūshi Bisumaruku, Saber Rider was picked up for western localisation in the '80s by World Event Productions (the...

News: Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

More exciting stuff from Nintendo at GDC 2014

With the annual GDC preparing to close, a lot of cool bits of information regarding the latest game industry happenings and developments are popping up all over the net. Nintendo has already revealed a few things this week – including the fact it’s been able to shift 7.3 million copies of Animal...

News: Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campaign, Says Creator Yu Suzuki

Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campaign, Says Creator Yu Suzuki

Famous game designer is "researching" crowdfunding the sequel

Shenmue and its sequel cost around $70 million to make — an incredible figure when you consider that Sega was on the ropes when it bankrolled them. Unsurprisingly, the death of the Dreamcast — combined with Sega's gradual shift from developer to publisher — has put Shenmue 3 on the...

News: Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Always room for more tools in the developers' shed

Nintendo's partnership with Unity Technologies has served well in attracting indie developers by making it easier to bring their games to a Wii U-specific build of the popular engine. The fact that Wii U development kits come with a free Unity license is certainly an encouraging gesture as well. So...

News: Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

"It feels like a return to the golden days"

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 is now approaching its close in San Francisco, and has hosted a variety of games, demonstrations and reveals. As is also the norm there have been presentations from various figures in the games industry, with a particularly high profile example being that given by...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

"Diverse" team has resulted in 7.3 million worldwide sales

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is unquestionably one of the 3DS console's most popular games, having found a receptive global audience and attracting players of both sexes. Producer Katsuya Eguchi and director Aya Kyogoku have been discussing the game's development process at GDC, and believe...

News: Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never Be Underestimated, Says Peter Molyneux

Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never Be Underestimated, Says Peter Molyneux

"They're super smart people"

Former Bullfrog and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has had plenty to say about Nintendo over the past few years, which is striking when you consider that he hasn't released a game on a Nintendo platform in quite some time. He has previously been critical of the Wii U, and even suggested that Nintendo's hardware gets in...

Ninterview: Legendary Designer Julian Gollop On Ghost Recon, Fire Emblem And Chaos Reborn

Legendary Designer Julian Gollop On Ghost Recon, Fire Emblem And Chaos Reborn

"Chaos Reborn would actually work really well on the Wii U"

A true veteran of the industry, British developer Julian Gollop has been making games for longer than many of this site's readers have been alive. His career started way back in 1983 with Time Lords, but it was with titles like Rebelstar and Laser Squad that he really made his name;...

News: Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues With Releasing Need For Speed On Wii U

Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues With Releasing Need For Speed On Wii U

"Neither Nintendo or EA gave a s*** about it"

Criterion co-founder Alex Ward recently parted company with the studio to found his new firm, Three Fields Entertainment. Yesterday, he took to Twitter to partly explain the reasons behind this move, as well as highlighting some of the issues he and his staff faced when porting Need for Speed: Most...

News: Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Keiji Inafune gets at least one fresh build every month

In terms of Kickstarter success stories, Mighty No. 9 is undoubtedly in the top tier. With last year being an anniversary year for the Blue Bomber and Capcom making no moves to produce an official game, Keiji Inafune rather cleverly gauged the mood and seized the moment. As the figurehead well...

News: Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Speculation ahoy!

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now settling into stores around the world, its developer Retro Studios is looking back on the development and hinting at what's to come. As a first-party studio with high-profile experience on GameCube, Wii and now Wii U, it's also in a position to share its perspective on the hardware...