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News: ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

Wii U port will be handled by Armature Studio if the goal is reached

A couple weeks ago, industry veteran Koji Igarashi revealed his latest project to the world, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The hotly anticipated game will follow the adventure of a character named Miriam as she explores a dark, gothic castle infested with a vast array of...

News: Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

No information regarding a European release at this point in time

Last month Tic Toc Games announced its Kickstarter project, Adventures of Pip, was scheduled to release in North America on the Wii U eShop on 14th May. Since then, the studio has confirmed the title has been delayed until June, with the 2D side-scrolling action adventure game now due...

News: Little Devil Inside Hits Its Target and is Coming to Wii U

Little Devil Inside Hits Its Target and is Coming to Wii U

Made it with two days to spare

Little Devil Inside is a success story on Kickstarter based not on the heritage and star power of its developers, but through the quality of the pitch. Having previously hit its goal of $250,000AUD, it's now successfully passed its Wii U stretch goal of $270,000AUD with two days to spare. If you missed it before, this...

News: Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

If you squint you can see it

When Koji Igarashi - the producer on classic Castlevania titles - teased a Kickstarter campaign, there was an unsurprising meltdown online. The eventual Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter campaign delivered what many hoped for - an action platformer that brings to mind the heritage of Igarashi-san's best...

News: Yooka-Laylee’s Game Worlds Will Be Contained Within "Magical Books”

Yooka-Laylee’s Game Worlds Will Be Contained Within "Magical Books”

A novel idea

Playtonic's spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie and popular Kickstarter project, Yooka-Laylee, aims to recreate the magic of the 3D platform titles of yesteryear with charming characters and classic level design. With development well underway, creative lead Gavin Price has recently discussed the team's approach to level creation in...

News: Combat Core Is What You'd Get If Super Smash Bros. And Power Stone Had A Baby

Combat Core Is What You'd Get If Super Smash Bros. And Power Stone Had A Baby

Kickstarter incoming, Wii U version in contention

Ever wondered what would happen if you fused Super Smash Bros. with Capcom's cult brawler Power Stone? We're sure the result would be pretty close to Combat Core, a PC fighting game which should be coming to consoles, dependant on a successful Kickstarter campaign. Created by Micah Betts, Combat...

Video: Here Is The First Footage Of 90s Arcade Racer Running On The Wii U

Here Is The First Footage Of 90s Arcade Racer Running On The Wii U

Looks superb

It’s been quite some time since we last heard from developer Antonis "Pelikan13" Pelekanos about his hotly anticipated Kickstarter project, 90s Arcade Racer. A love letter to SEGA’s cabinet racer line including the likes of Daytona USA, 90s Arcade Racer for the Wii U eShop and several other platforms will pay tribute to the arcade...

News: Introducing The Very First Support Character In Yooka-Laylee, Trowzer The Serpent Salesman

Introducing The Very First Support Character In Yooka-Laylee, Trowzer The Serpent Salesman

A snake wearing trousers

Support characters were very much a staple of 3D platform games during their prime, and it looks like Playtonic Games will continue this tradition with the recent reveal of the first support character in Yooka-Laylee: Trowzer, the serpent salesman. A business-snake whose career never took off, the smug salesman is...

News: Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Kickstarter Launches, But Won't Come To Nintendo Consoles

Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Kickstarter Launches, But Won't Come To Nintendo Consoles

What a horrible night to have a Wii U

Former Castlevania Producer (and possible vampire) Koji Igarashi has been creating some sinister headlines recently, as word of a new project whipped fans up into a frenzy of speculation. The prophetic Kickstarter reveal on Monday has indeed come to pass, but alas this new project won't be coming to Nintendo...

News: Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Teased by Comcept, Set for 11th May Reveal

Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Teased by Comcept, Set for 11th May Reveal

The moon rises

The past week was rather exciting for fans of Castlevania and Koji Igarashi's work, as Igarashi-san launched a teaser site teasing a spiritual successor, allowing curious fans to choose between a pixelated sword or whip - if this isn't a Castlevania-style project, we'll be amazed. Expected to arrive on Kickstarter - retro-themed...

News: Yooka-Laylee Hit The $1 Million Point Faster Than Any Other Game In The History Of Kickstarter

Yooka-Laylee Hit The $1 Million Point Faster Than Any Other Game In The History Of Kickstarter

On course to be the UK's biggest gaming Kickstarter campaign, too

Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee reached the $1 million marker faster than any other game on Kickstarter, it has been revealed. The campaign smashed its initial funding goal of £175,000 in less than 40 minutes, and by the end of its first full day had

News: Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Creating Playtonic Games' Quirky Heroes

Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Creating Playtonic Games' Quirky Heroes

"Big eyes, big teeth, big belly. You can’t go wrong with these traits"

If the core appeal of your game is 3D platforming, there are key ingredients that simply must be included - slick controls, a smooth camera and solid mechanics are naturally part of the recipe. Immediately charming characters are also a must, though - unlike some genres where...

News: Teaser Site For Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Lets You Have Your Say

Teaser Site For Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Lets You Have Your Say

Sword or whip - which will you choose?

Yesterday, we reported on a rumour which seemed to suggest that Koji Igarashi - he of Castlevania fame - was about to launch a Kickstarter campaign for his next game. The rumblings appear to have been true, as Igarashi has just launched a teaser site for his next venture - and it allows fans to have some...

News: Rumour: Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Could Rise From The Grave This Week

Rumour: Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Could Rise From The Grave This Week

"The first sign rises with the full moon. Soon, I will return"

Long-time Castlevania producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi left Konami a while back to move into indie development, but aside from a cryptic double-page PAX flyer, we've heard very little about what he's up to. However, this week could change all of that, if rumours swirling around the dark...

News: Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickstarter Stretch Goal In Less Than 24 Hours

Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickstarter Stretch Goal In Less Than 24 Hours

£1 million in the bag, day one Wii U release assured

Update: Playtonic Games has now announced two new stretch goals on its campaign page. £1.1 million will bring an N64 'shader mode' plus a DK rap + video in the credits, while £1.2 million will add a developer walkthrough and commentary video. At current momentum these will likely be passed in...

News: Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Its Funding Goal In Less Than An Hour

Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Its Funding Goal In Less Than An Hour

Thousands of backers jump in for spiritual Banjo-Kazooie Successor

Playtonic Games, a new studio comprised of ex-Rare developers, has been generating a lot of hype for its first project. We know from speaking to the studio, however, that it'll be absolutely stunned by the reaction to the Kickstarter campaign for its first game - Yooka-Laylee. After...

News: A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

The full history of the creators of Gods, The Chaos Engine and Speedball

If you're a UK gamer with a keen sense of history then the name The Bitmap Brothers will be instantly recognisable. Most active during the 16-bit era, "The Bitmaps" are considered by many to be gaming's first "rock star" developers, and produced such classics as Gods, The...

News: Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

De-Minishing Returns

Remember Midora? It's a Zelda-inspired action-adventure which was successfully funded via Kickstarter to the tune of $73,470, and while it didn't meet its Wii U and 3DS stretch goals, developer Epic Minds insisted that it would still come to those machines - it would just take a little longer. However, there are doubts the