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News: Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

"Expect a new Giana early 2016"

Adrian Goersch of Black Forest Games revealed in an interview with Red Bull that a new game in the Giana Sisters series should be expected in early 2016. With an HD Director's Cut of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – but sadly not Wii U – in the near future, Goersch explains...

News: Hollow Knight is a Bit Like Shovel Knight, Except the Knight is Hollow Instead of Carrying a Shovel

Hollow Knight is a Bit Like Shovel Knight, Except the Knight is Hollow Instead of Carrying a Shovel

More action adventure than platformer, however

As the video game industry gets older, we see less mind-blowing new concepts and more clever variations on established ideas. While pummelling foes with the downward shovel attack in Shovel Knight — the hugely successful title now also heading to Sony systems — we were reminded of DuckTales; that's...

News: Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Boy into a Full HD Beast

Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Boy into a Full HD Beast

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing in 1080p

Gunpei Yokoi, the late father of the Game Boy, famously embraced a design philosophy of "lateral thinking with withered technology," in which one found cool new ways to entertain with cheaper, older equipment. One can only wonder if Yokoi ever even considered the notion that, 25 years later, his iconic...

News: Blinking Light Win Means You'll Never Have To Blow On Your NES Cartridge Again

Blinking Light Win Means You'll Never Have To Blow On Your NES Cartridge Again

No soldering required

The NES is one of Nintendo's most famous systems, but it came with a massive, massive design flaw. The "toaster" zero insertion force cartridge slot — designed so the system could avoid unwanted comparisons with traditional games consoles and thus avoid the stigma which had risen up since the Video Game Crash of 1983 —...

Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Second chances and missed targets

Last week brought us a fairly busy Kickstarter update with a few success stories to celebrate, albeit with the flipside of other notable projects not hitting their targets. This week brings us more titles that have fallen short, while some new entries arrive with their second attempts on the crowdfunding platform...

News: Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for Wii U Version Through Kickstarter Campaign

Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for Wii U Version Through Kickstarter Campaign

Fly Wii to the moon

Developer Renegade Kid is asking the Twitter community if they'd be interested in supporting a possible Kickstarter campaign they have in mind. The campaign is suggested for a Wii U version of Moon Chronicles, which was released earlier this year on the 3DS eShop. No details about whether or not this potential title would be...

Interview: Still Games Discusses Kickstarting a Legendary Tale With Animal Gods

Still Games Discusses Kickstarting a Legendary Tale With Animal Gods

"You are called upon to save the Gods"

Over recent weeks our Kickstarter summaries (which will resume this weekend) have featured Animal Gods, an intriguing project from US developer Still Games. Though listed for PC, Mac and Linux, as is the norm on the crowdfunding platform, the developer has also included the Wii U in its core goal, placing...

News: Nexis Games Launches Kickstarter For Minecraft Clone, UCraft Today

Nexis Games Launches Kickstarter For Minecraft Clone, UCraft Today

Developer needs to dig a little deeper for funding

We like to keep an eye on Kickstarter here at Nintendo Life, as it's helped some pretty fantastic projects to get off the ground in the past. Today, news has emerged that the outspoken developer behind UCraft has taken to crowd-funding in order to see the title through to completion. Nexis games...

News: Pixel Galaxy: Enemies Aren't Forever is a Shooter That Looks Like an Eye Exam

Pixel Galaxy: Enemies Aren't Forever is a Shooter That Looks Like an Eye Exam

We mean that in a good way, we think

The download scene isn't short of retro-styled titles, as they can be an effective way to develop on a budget and appeal to a wide range of gamers. Another throwing its hat into the ring, through Kickstarter, is Pixel Galaxy: Enemies Aren't Forever; it's only looking for $6000 in funding, too. Apparently...

News: Hazewalker Kickstarter Campaign Launches With $100,000 Goal

Hazewalker Kickstarter Campaign Launches With $100,000 Goal

We missed it from our summary, oops

We made a slightly odd omission in our last Kickstarter summary article, in that we failed to include a title we'd written about prior to its campaign's launch — Hazewalker. Let's remedy that right now, shall we? It caught our eye with its pre-launch press release and footage, as it has some ambitious scope and...

News: Miniatures for Mega Man: The Board Game Take Shape

Miniatures for Mega Man: The Board Game Take Shape

You can keep your stupid Monopoly car

While many are enjoying a new way to play as everyone's favourite super fighting robot in Smash Bros., let us not forget the fully unplugged experience coming in the form of Mega Man: The Board Game. Developer Jasco games has been working steadily on the project since blasting their Kickstarter goal early this...

News: Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy Powering Onto Wii U

Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy Powering Onto Wii U

Passing pre-determined profit point provides portable preference!

If you enjoy your puzzle games with opponents and real-time arcade style, then please allow a new Professor to make your acquaintance. Action-puzzler Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal, and the acquisition of a Wii U...

News: Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Throwing money into the mix

BitFinity – the developer behind the upcoming Wii U eShop title Tadpole Treble – has put together a new trailer to show off how far the game has come in its development cycle, taking a similar approach to Curve Studio's recent trailer for Thomas Was Alone. The game initially began as a Kickstarter and reached its