Luc Bernard - News

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July2010

  • News Exclusive Mecho Wars WiiWare Screenshots

    Check out the WiiWare version of the iPhone classic.

    Our good friend Luc Bernard was nice enough to send over a batch of brand new Mecho Wars WiiWare screenshots for everyone to peruse in the screenshot gallery. Luc has informed us that development on the game is completed, but no release date has been set currently. There's also a WiiWare version soundtrack available for download for $9.99 for..

April2010

  • News Fear the REAPER

    Creator says new project is going to be "one of the best-looking 2D games ever made"

    Luc Bernard, designer of Mecho Wars and Eternity's Child, has revealed to Nintendo Life that his latest project, iPhone title SteamPirates, is finishing up this week and it's therefore time to start talking about other things. One of these "other things" is a project codenamed Reaper, a home console game..

March2010

  • News Mecho Wars Nearing Its WiiWare Release

    Luc Bernard thanks the fans for being so patient

    Since the announcement of the turn-based strategy game's impending release on the WiiWare and DSiWare services, it's become clear that Mecho Wars is definitely a title to look forward to. Since its development started last Summer at Flying Tiger Entertainment, the game seems to have shaped up pretty nicely and a WiiWare release date is just over the..

November2009

  • Interviews Mecho Wars - Luc Bernard

    Luc talks about his many upcoming projects.

    Well we're constantly seeing new artwork and rumors about what our good friend Luc Bernard is currently working on and with these rumors beginning to mount, we thought it might be time to get in touch with him in order to find out any new information on his plans for the various Nintendo platforms. Of course with any Luc Bernard interview also comes the..

August2009

  • News WiiWare Mecho Wars To Feature Online Multiplayer Mode?

    It will if the game's creator has anything to do with it.

    Our good friend Luc Bernard has just sent over word that he's trying to get an online multiplayer mode added in to the upcoming WiiWare version of Mecho Wars. Of course this good news comes with a catch. The game might end up being delayed a bit in order to implement this feature. He also mentioned that the WiiWare version will feature a..

July2009

  • News WiiWare and DSiWare Mecho Wars Games Approved by Nintendo

    Mecho Wars headed to the Wii and DSi within the next few months.

    It looks like the wait for the WiiWare and DSiWare versions of Luc Bernard's Mecho Wars won't be too much longer. According to Oyaji Games' web site news section, both games have passed approval at Nintendo and are ready to go. Below is the news snippet from Oyaji Games' official web site. Mecho Wars on WiiWare and DSiWare have both..

June2009

  • News Mecho Wars Confirmed for WiiWare and DSiWare

    Luc Bernard's latest project meets with Nintendo's approval

    In case you didn't know, Luc Bernard's fantasy-themed turn-based strategy title Mecho Wars has just been released on the iPhone and has been getting some generally positive reviews. Bernard himself has previously stated - albeit under the influence of alcohol - that he'd like to bring the game to either WiiWare or DSiWare and now he's..

  • News Luc Bernard's Mecho Wars out now on iPhone

    WiiWare or DSiWare coming soon (perhaps!)

    We don’t normally pay too much attention to iPhone apps here at Nintendo Life for obvious reasons, but as Luc Bernard’s Mecho Wars is out now for download on iTunes we thought we would give it a mention. Under the banner of his new company Oyaji Games, Luc intends to release Mecho Wars on WiiWare or...

May2009

  • News Eternity's Child Status Update

    If you're wondering what ever happened to Eternity's Child, wonder no more.

    You may have noticed that it's been quite awhile since we've heard any news on Alten8's upcoming WiiWare title Eternity's Child. Well we managed to get in contact with Alten8 regarding a status update on the title and CEO Paul Andrews was kind enough to give us a little information regarding the game's current status. Yes..

  • News Mecho Wars Confirmed For WiiWare and DSiWare Release

    Luc Bernard spills the beans in drunken video preview

    It's been a while since we heard from our old mate Luc Bernard but then he has been a pretty busy chap lately. He's moved to the US, founded his own development studio and is currently putting the finishing touches to the iPhone title Mecho Wars. The game is shaping up nicely and owes a massive debt to the Nintendo classic Advance Wars, which is..

March2009

  • News Luc Bernard Is Back With New Studio, Oyaji Games

    It’s been a long while since we’ve had anything to report on our friend Luc Bernard.

    There was a time when every other day we faithfully posted something about his antics, despite the fact the infamous Eternity’s Child is still yet to appear on WiiWare (of course this is Alten8’s problem now!). After a drunken hissy fit following bad reviews of the Steam version of Eternity’s Child on..

February2009

  • News Eternity's Child Nominated for GANG Award

    Eternity’s Child may have had its critics but that hasn’t prevented it from picking up a Game Audio Network Guild nomination for Best Soundtrack.

    The music was crafted by the very talented Sean Beeson and is well worth a listen. You can check out samples - as well as read about how the soundtrack was created – by visiting Sean’s own site here. However, despite such accolades, Mr Bernard is..

December2008

  • News Luc Bernard Talks About Upcoming WiiWare Projects

    After a rough 2008, our good friend Luc Bernard has decided to focus his efforts on a number of new projects for 2009 on both the Apple iPhone and Nintendo WiiWare game download services.

    Luc, along with a close personal friend of his and a handful of investors, has established a new game development company that will be based in Florida. This new...

  • News Eternity’s Child – Still Alive, Coming in 2009

    Luc Bernard’s Eternity’s Child is easily one of the most hyped WiiWare releases of all time and despite months of speculation and chatter, it’s still not available. Having heard about release dates ranging from ‘Christmas 2008’ to ‘sometime in 2009’ we decided to get the official word from publisher Alten8 – who also happen to be handling the coding duties, too.

    We’ve been told that Eternity’s Child is DEFINTELY still being worked on. The horrendous delay is due to Alten8 having to totally re-code the game in order to avoid the same pitfalls that seemed to blight the PC rele...

September2008

  • News Eternity's Child Delayed - Sequel Announced!

    Our good friend Luc Bernard has just sent word that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will be slightly delayed due to difficulty in porting the game over from the PC version. Luc has told us that Alten8, the publisher of the WiiWare version of the game, has someone working on the project full time in order to get it ready for release hopefully by the end of the year.

    He's also told us that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will have an added Challenge Mode where players can play through levels that were created by gamers using the PC version's level...

August2008

  • News Eternity's Child Demo Now Available!

    Well for all those of you out there who have been patiently awaiting Luc Bernard's upcoming WiiWare title Eternity's Child, our friend Luc has just sent word that the Eternity's Child Demo is now up on Steam. Luc also sent along a personal message for the fans as well.

    The EC demo is out, so people can test it out. The demo level won't be in the WiiWare version, and the WiiWare version will have..

  • News Luc Bernard's Pitch For The Star Thief

    As we reported earlier today Luc Bernard plans to take a break from the videogame industry for personal reasons. Given the mixed reception around the release of his debut game Eternity’s Child on Steam he feels it is time to hang up his golden joypad for now and move on to other things in life.

    Could Luc be being too hasty however? Whatever your opinion on Eternity’s Child it did have beautiful..

  • News Luc Bernard Quits Videogame Development

    Some rather upsetting news has reached our ears today. Luc Bernard – the creator of WiiWare title Eternity’s Child and a firm friend of the site – has announced via his blog that he is quitting the videogame industry. He will be pursuing a career in graphic novels instead.

    Bernard has recently been on the receiving end of some rather bad press...

  • News Eternity's Child Now Available for Steam

    For those who are interested in the upcoming WiiWare game Eternity’s Child it may come as good news to hear that it is now available on the PC download service, Steam for a measly $4.49 (until 7th August when it goes up to a backbreaking $4.99!).

    A few weeks we did a preview of Eternity’s Child based on a non-complete version of the game which...

July2008

  • News Play Eternity’s Child Prequel – For Free!

    Not many people seem to be aware that the upcoming WiiWare title Eternity’s Child actually started life as a mobile phone game. It was never officially released but creator Luc Bernard has put it on his site as a free download. What a kindly gent he is.

    Eternity's Child: The Lost Chapter (snappy title, eh?) showcases a gorgeous artstyle, with lovely hand drawn 2D visuals. If you’re sufficiently..

  • News WiiWare Preview - Eternity's Child

    Luc Bernard was kind enough to send us over a new preview build of his upcoming WiiWare platformer Eternity’s Child complete with tons of new levels to play. We've also added a bunch of new screen shots of the game in action which you can see at the bottom of this preview.

    You might remember that we did a preview of the game last month, but for...

  • News Luc Bernard's Pitch For A Castlevania-Like Game On WiiWare

    The ever outspoken friend of WiiWare World, Luc Bernard has revealed a game pitch from a game on his blog which he claims could have been the “Castlevania of WiiWare”. It seems that publishers were not overwhelmed by this concept for whatever reason and this idea got put on permanent hold.

    We suspect Luc is referring to the Rose Princess (and her sidekick Mr. Cuddles), which was going to be his..

  • News Alten8: Eternity's Child Is Coming To North America

    Just a few short days ago we posted a story that seemed to confirm that the highly anticipated WiiWare title Eternity’s Child was not planned for release in North America. This news came from the game’s creator Luc Bernard and was followed by the sound of wailing and the gnashing of teeth.

    However, in a bizarre twist to this tale, we’ve since been contacted by the publishers of the WiiWare..

June2008

  • News Eternity's Child - No Plans For A North American Release

    After yesterday’s shock news regarding the distribution of World of Goo, we’ve been informed by Luc Bernard that to the best of his knowledge, Eternity’s Child is currently only coming out in Europe on WiiWare.

    The game is being published by UK company Alten8 and Bernard has confirmed that although he's been kept informed about the upcoming Euro release, he's not been told anything about..

  • News Imagination Is The Only Escape May Be Coming To WiiWare

    Our good friend Luc Bernard has gotten in touch to confirm that his World War 2 epic Imagination Is The Only Escape which was previously flagged for release on the DS – may be coming to WiiWare in an episodic format.

    Posting on his blog page, Bernard confirms that development of this innovative title - which focuses on the horrors of the Holocaust...

  • News Get Your Ugly Face In Eternity's Child

    Luc Bernard has contacted us to announce that he’s giving fans the opportunity to put themselves in his upcoming WiiWare title Eternity’s Child.

    All you need to do is submit an amusing photo or video of yourself, or make a witty comment on Bernard’s blog page. Given Bernard’s obsession with pugs, we recommend that you try to feature at least one of these dogs in your photo or video. The..

  • News Eternity’s Child To Feature 4 Player Co-Op Mode

    If you’ve been keeping up with the development of Luc Bernard’s gorgeous platform adventure Eternity’s Child then you’re probably getting increasingly excited about it by now. When we had the chance to play test a level recently we came away encouraged and optimistic.

    Well, Bernard has contacted us exclusively to reveal another aspect of the game that has us well and truly pumped – it’s..

  • News Hands-On With Eternity's Child

    Eternity's Child has traveled a long and troubled road to get to where it currently resides as an upcoming Nintendo WiiWare release. Loosely based on a mobile phone game, it actually started development as an Xbox Live Arcade title, but after a was later moved over to Nintendo's DS and Wii systems. Not long after that the DS version was cancelled and the game was officially announced for release on Nintendo's new WiiWare service. The game is probably best known for its unique art style - no surprise considering it's the product of eccentric Anglo-French artist and independent game designer Luc Bernard.

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  • News Luc Bernard Talks Eternity's Child, Rose Princess and Uwe Boll

    Luc Bernard’s Eternity’s Child has been on the WiiWare radar for some time now thanks to its gorgeous visuals and unique setting, so many people were surprised when the talented Anglo-French developer was interviewed recently and publicly stated that he was disappointed with his work.

    We got in touch with this enigmatic young gent and asked him about his titles, his views on other WiiWare games..

May2008

  • News Luc Bernard's Rose Princess Coming To WiiWare

    Luc Bernard has been a busy chap lately. In addition to putting the final touches to the upcoming WiiWare title Eternity’s Child, he has also revealed that he has another game in the pipeworks called Rose Princess which is destined for WiiWare, if a publisher can be found.

    Princess Rose is a cello player who kills anything she touches. She is befriended by a mechanical rabbit named Mr Cuddles who..

February2008

  • News Inside the Mind of Luc Bernard - Eternity's Child Interview

    Eternity's Child is the product of the wild and wacky mind of artist Luc Bernard. It's shaping up to be one of the more promising WiiWare releases and is certainly getting a lot of attention thanks to its lush visuals and unique setting.

    We caught up with Luc and popped a few questions his way regarding this innovative platform adventure. WW: Eternity's Child has a very unique visual style - what..

  • News Eternity's Child - New Screens and Soundtrack Online

    As the release of Eternity’s Child gets ever closer, Luc Bernard has kindly published some more rather excellent-looking screens as well as putting sections of the official soundtrack online. What a kind fellow he is.

    The screens look promising and confirm what we already know: the game is looking gorgeous. However, the soundtrack is the real surprise here; composed by Sean Beeson, the music is..

  • News Eternity's Child Confirmed as WiiWare

    Those of you that own an Xbox 360 and follow developments on Xbox Live Arcade will no doubt be aware of this title.

    Created by professional cartoonist Luc Benard, Eternity’s Child is a lovely looking platform action title that practically oozes quality. It was supposed to be XBLA-bound, but Microsoft’s cap on the size of downloadable games has forced the developer to look elsewhere – more..

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