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News: A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Inside Story of Working on Wii U

A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Inside Story of Working on Wii U

"We would be lucky to make back all the money that we had invested"

One regular topic that can worry or frustrate Wii U owners is the issue of third-party support, particularly with retail content. While the Wii struggled to maintain third-party parity with its rivals — albeit with some excellent exclusives over its years — there was some hope...

News: Next Level Games "Doing Only Nintendo Products Now"

Next Level Games "Doing Only Nintendo Products Now"

Still an independent company, however

Next Level Games has produced a good number of Nintendo titles — including the excellent Punch-Out!! reboot on Wii — but truly shot to prominence with the critically and commercially successful Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The studio has been working solely on Nintendo games for a number of years, and told us...

News: Genius Sonority Has Something "Challenging" In Store For Fans In 2014

Genius Sonority Has Something "Challenging" In Store For Fans In 2014

Denpa Men studio working on new software this year

Genius Sonority has revealed in an interview with 4Gamer that it is hard at work on new content for 2014, and that it could prove to be quite a stern test for players. The Japanese company — famous for its Denpa Men series — isn't able to give a name to this new project yet, but president...

News: Wii U "More Than Capable" Of Providing The Core Project CARS Experience, Says Developer

Wii U "More Than Capable" Of Providing The Core Project CARS Experience, Says Developer

Slightly Mad's Andy Tudor says Wii U version is "extremely promising"

Project CARS is a unique game in more ways than one. A rival to the likes of Gran Turismo and Forza, the racer has been crowd-funded and is being developed with the assistance of more than 35,000 backers. Alongside Kickstarter, Slightly Mad's Worlds of Mass Development platform...

News: Nintendo of Europe's Ed Valiente Highlights the Creative Value of Indie Developers

Nintendo of Europe's Ed Valiente Highlights the Creative Value of Indie Developers

"If there are interesting, creative... and fun games, consumers will come"

In what's surely been one of the most notable shifts of power in recent years, download and 'Indie' developers have gone from being underdogs struggling to release games to being central in a home console battleground. The continuing and extravagant growth of the PC Steam...

News: Hideki Kamiya Explains Reasoning For Not Leading Bayonetta 2 Development

Hideki Kamiya Explains Reasoning For Not Leading Bayonetta 2 Development

"It's not that I don't want to make sequels – I really do!"

Although yet to receive a release window beyond a vague "2014", Bayonetta 2 is a highly anticipated arrival on the Wii U; it's also easy to forget that, when confirmed for the system in August 2012, large parts of the internet given up to game forums suffered a meltdown. While the...

News: Ashes Cricket 2013 Officially Cancelled as 505 Games Issues Apology

Ashes Cricket 2013 Officially Cancelled as 505 Games Issues Apology

"Our deepest apologies, however, are reserved for the fans of cricket"

Earlier this week we reported that the continually delayed Ashes Cricket 2013 was briefly released on PC, before it was promptly removed following negative feedback. YouTube videos had quickly appeared following release highlighting a game that was simply not finished and up to...

News: Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Veteran designer seems to be back in action

Nintendo may be looking to shake things up with an entirely new intellectual property in the near future, and former Pikmin director Masamichi Abe is tipped to be involved with the project's development. The revelation comes from current Tekken lead Katushiro Harada, who tweeted in response to a fan...

News: Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Miiverse and Streetpass integration announced

The crew over at Yacht Clubs Games are still putting their backs into the development of Shovel Knight, according to a recent Kickstarter update. The team has offered a list of some of the current features it's working on, with a couple that'll be exclusive to the Nintendo versions of the game. In...

News: FAST Racing NEO To Feature 'Hyper Real Graphics'

FAST Racing NEO To Feature 'Hyper Real Graphics'

Shin’en to use 4K - 8K textures within the game

Shin’en’s recently announced Wii U eShop title FAST Racing NEO will feature “hyper real graphics” according to a tweet made by the developer earlier today. The follow up to 2011’s FAST Racing - League for WiiWare, will use between 4K and 8K textures to impress from a technical standpoint...

News: Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Perfection is only a Triforce away

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma exhibits all the traits of a true artist, from a willingness to buck the confines of tradition to the overwhelming desire to branch out into different territory. Now, he has admitted that with every new Zelda adventure, he has been striving to make the perfect video game. In an...

News: Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Wii U target is more than three times the initial $70,000 goal

By now we've come to understand that Nintendo's innovations have many developers excited by the possibilities, and many more simply scratching their heads. The Kickstarter project for acclaimed indie game Paradise Lost: First Contact by developer Ashtree Works has left its Wii U port...

News: Take A Look At The Red Steel 2 We Never Got To Play

Take A Look At The Red Steel 2 We Never Got To Play

Leaked production screens show a different style

Red Steel was Ubisoft's big Wii launch title many years ago, and despite its cool visuals, it didn't quite get the gameplay right. Ubisoft atoned for its sins to a certain extent with Red Steel 2, but the game was almost unrecognisable thanks to a totally different "Samurai Western" setting...

News: Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

External studio was instrumental in getting online Tennis working

It has been revealed during the latest Iwata Asks that Namco Bandai is handling development duties on the forthcoming Wii Sports Club. The selection of sporting titles — upscaled and improved from the Wii originals — joins the ever-increasing list of Nintendo franchises to be...

News: David Jaffe Is A Massive Fan Of Nintendo, But Thinks The Company Should Sell Out To Disney

David Jaffe Is A Massive Fan Of Nintendo, But Thinks The Company Should Sell Out To Disney

"I just think it’s time to bring in some new blood"

Outspoken game developer David Jaffe — famous for his work on the Twisted Metal and God of War series — has suggested that Nintendo should sell itself to Disney if it wants to move forward as a company. Speaking to Hip Hop Gamer in an interview which contains some profanity — this is...

News: Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

"We're really excited about this and have been waiting to announce it"

Knite & The Ghost Lights is one of the most unique looking titles we've seen on Kickstarter yet, and its creators are aiming to release a Wii U port "close to launch". Developed by Mobot Studios — which is also behind Paper Monsters — the game offers a mixture of...

News: VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

Third person action title uses a custom game engine

VD-Dev may not have revealed a great deal about its forthcoming 3DS shooter IronFall but the game is already causing quite a stir with Nintendo fans. The indie studio — which was responsible for the technically impressive DS title C.O.P. The Recruit — has been speaking to Nintendo Everything...

News: Wii U Isn't Getting Need For Speed: Rivals Thanks To Low Sales Of Most Wanted

Wii U Isn't Getting Need For Speed: Rivals Thanks To Low Sales Of Most Wanted

"I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was"

The Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is arguably the definitive version, adding in new features which are exclusive to Nintendo's console. However, it didn't sell as well as expected — which seems to be a key reason why we're not getting Need for Speed: Rivals. The Six