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News: Ubisoft: Nintendo Has "Some Of The Best IP In The World", But Needs To Work On Communication

Ubisoft: Nintendo Has "Some Of The Best IP In The World", But Needs To Work On Communication

"There are so many great franchises that are still making people dream"

Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre has confirmed that his company continues to have faith in Nintendo, despite the rather poor sales of the Wii U. Speaking to IGN, Corre pointed out that Nintendo's incredible pool of franchises should be enough to pull the console through...

News: Ubisoft: ZombiU Development Was a Learning Experience in Second Screen Gameplay

Ubisoft: ZombiU Development Was a Learning Experience in Second Screen Gameplay

Have "learned some interesting [things about] gameplay thanks to the Wii U"

When the Wii U launched it was inevitable that the day one library would make sketchy use of the system's GamePad. Nintendo Land was a showcase, but other releases such as Assassin's Creed III did little beyond offer menus, maps and a horse whistle. One of Ubisoft's other...

News: Kokuga Publisher Believes The Shoot-em-‘up Genre Faces a "Very Difficult Crossroads" in Japan

Kokuga Publisher Believes The Shoot-em-‘up Genre Faces a "Very Difficult Crossroads" in Japan

"You are not able to make a living on just making shooters"

Kokuga's arrival on the 3DS eShop this Summer was certainly welcomed by shoot-em-‘up fans, especially as Hiroshi Iuchi's name was on the project. As was made clear to us in our interview with G.rev CEO Hiroyuki Maruyama, however, the market for these titles is smaller than it perhaps was...

News: n-Space Not Currently Working On New Projects For Nintendo Consoles

n-Space Not Currently Working On New Projects For Nintendo Consoles

"There's just very low demand right now"

In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, CEO of developing company n-Space, Dan O'Leary, announced that the company has no titles in development for Nintendo consoles for the first time in "probably 10 years". The company has earned a reputation as a specialist in the handheld market in particular, but work...

News: Crytek Announces New CRYENGINE and Doesn't Exclude Wii U, Champagne Corks are Popped

Crytek Announces New CRYENGINE and Doesn't Exclude Wii U, Champagne Corks are Popped

Press release mention of Wii U is a small but welcome inclusion

Prior to the Wii U launch, there was much back and forth and contradiction over the system's capabilities from a graphical standpoint, and no two developers seemed to have the same stance. For its part Crytek, the company behind the widely-used CryEngine 3, stated that its engine ran...

News: Wii U Web Framework Tools Outlined in Detail at Game Developers Conference

Wii U Web Framework Tools Outlined in Detail at Game Developers Conference

As easy as 1, 2, 3

Currently underway in Cologne, Germany, GDC (Game Developers Conference) Europe 2013 is bringing together hundreds of companies and studios for various presentations, demonstrations and networking opportunities. As we've reported before, Nintendo is in attendance and also hosting two developer sessions to promote the Nintendo Web...

News: Translated EarthBound 64 Interview Gives Insight Into Struggles of Development and Cancellation

Translated EarthBound 64 Interview Gives Insight Into Struggles of Development and Cancellation

Satoru Iwata, Shigesato Itoi and Shigeru Miyamoto pull no punches

Despite the loyal following generated by the first two games in the series, EarthBound 64 — or MOTHER 3 as it actually was — never saw the light of day. It didn't in that form, in any case, as MOTHER 3 eventually arrived on the Game Boy Advance in 2006, but only in Japan; the...

News: Gory Detail Officially Given 3DS Developer Status

Gory Detail Officially Given 3DS Developer Status

Rusty Pup has already been confirmed for the platform

A couple of months ago we exclusively revealed former Rare staffer Chris Seavor's studio Gory Detail will be bringing The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup to the Wii U and 3DS and it seems the handheld version is well and truly set in stone now as the company has announced it is an officially...

News: Small Developers Coming to the Wii U eShop Outline Positives and Negatives

Small Developers Coming to the Wii U eShop Outline Positives and Negatives

Wii U "has a veritable toybox of controller options to play with"

With last week's reveal of a series of new titles coming to the Wii U eShop later this year and into 2014, we've seen the first wave of what could become a steady stream of new developers and projects for the platform; in a lot of cases these are multiplatform titles, with some...

News: Former EA VP Named New President of n-Space

Former EA VP Named New President of n-Space

Takes place at head of longtime developer

Dan Tudge, a former vice-president and executive producer at Electronic Arts, has ranked up in title to become President of Orlando, Fla.-based independent developer n-Space. According to GamesIndustry International, the former president of n-Space, co-founder Dan O’Leary, is now the company’s CEO...

News: Platinum: Nintendo's Focus On Perfection Can Be "Unnerving", But They Give "Great Advice"

Platinum: Nintendo's Focus On Perfection Can Be "Unnerving", But They Give "Great Advice"

Director Yusuke Hashimoto and producer Atsushi Inaba talk Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 is currently in development at Platinum Games and is shaping up to be one of the Wii U's most important titles. Gamasutra has been speaking to director Yusuke Hashimoto and producer Atsushi Inaba about the game's path to release, its finely-balanced combat mechanics...

News: Spin The Bottle Studio KnapNok Is Working With NightSky Creator Nifflas On Wii U Title

Spin The Bottle Studio KnapNok Is Working With NightSky Creator Nifflas On Wii U Title

"You will definitely like this one"

KnapNok's Spin the Bottle hits the Wii U eShop this week, and the company's Creative Director Lau Krosgaard has been speaking to Nintendo World Report about upcoming projects. Krosgaard has revealed that KnapNok is working with NightSky creator Nifflas — real name Nicklas Nygren — on a new Wii U eShop...

News: Nintendo Most Likely To Produce Gaming-Centric Tablet, Says Game Designer Jesse Schell

Nintendo Most Likely To Produce Gaming-Centric Tablet, Says Game Designer Jesse Schell

"Who knows what Nintendo has up its sleeve, right?"

Game designer, author and CEO of Schell Games Jesse Schell has been speaking to Games Industry International about the future of the games market, and has delivered a few home truths about where he feels we're headed. Schell — who graduated with a Masters of Science in Computer Networking and...

News: John Carmack: Doom 3 BFG Edition Would Be Great On Wii U, But There's Not Enough Interest

John Carmack: Doom 3 BFG Edition Would Be Great On Wii U, But There's Not Enough Interest

Would love to develop for 3DS and Wii U, but it's "unlikely"

QuakeCon is currently taking place in Dallas, and id Software Technical Director John Carmack has already given a quote-laden presentation at the event. Carmack covered a wide range of topics, including government snooping via games machines and the next-gen console race. He also touched...