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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: Developers Explain How to Make a 3DS eShop Game

Developers Explain How to Make a 3DS eShop Game

Patience and perseverance needed

Just recently we spoke to Trent Oster of Beamdog to learn about WiiWare from a developer's perspective, though his experience had ultimately been negative. Something that we touched upon was that the eShop on 3DS seems to be a better download platform that shows improvements over the Wii Shop, though specific details...

News: Shin'en Licensed to Develop for Wii U

Shin'en Licensed to Develop for Wii U

Rocket start

German developer Shin'en Multimedia is licensed to develop for Wii U. The team behind WiiWare hits Art of Balance, FAST Racing League, Jett Rocket recently updated its home page with the following message: Welcome to Shin'en's web-site. If you're interested in our services and productions, you've come to the right place. Shin'en was...

First Impressions: Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS eShop)

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS eShop)

Shin'en star?

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! might lay it on a bit thick with its overly exclamatory title, but it does a decent job of summing up the first 3DS eShop game from long-time Nintendo supporter Shin'en Multimedia. It's worth saying right off the bat this isn't a portable version of WiiWare original Fun! Fun! Minigolf: while that was intended...

News: Nintendo Outs Jett Rocket Super Surf for 3DS eShop

Nintendo Outs Jett Rocket Super Surf for 3DS eShop

No secrets in this place

Nintendo just took the lid off Shin'en Multimedia's long-teased 3DS follow-up to WiiWare hit Jett Rocket. Called Jett Rocket Super Surf, the game will hit the 3DS eShop in early 2012. Other than that, we know next-to nothing about the game, but we're going out on a limb and suggesting it involves surfing. More details as we...

News: Shin'en Putts Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! Into the eShop Cup

Shin'en Putts Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! Into the eShop Cup

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As proof that three exclamation marks is just enough to express excitement, Shin'en Multimedia has announced Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! for the 3DS eShop. After an outing on WiiWare, the 3DS version brings with it several key features, including the ability to play as your Mii using either touch or button controls. There are 54 holes — half as...

First Impressions: Nano Assault

Nano Assault

Shin'en knows shmups

Shin'en is certainly no stranger to the shoot 'em up genre, having already developed games in the Iridion and Nanostray series for Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS respectively, but after taking a few years to work on other projects, many shooter fans were beginning to wonder if the developer would ever get back to its shmup roots. Thankfully, fans were given the answer they..

News: Nano Assault Trailer Shoots to Thrill

Nano Assault Trailer Shoots to Thrill

Have a blast

Just checking: is Shin'en Multimedia's Nano Assault still one of the best looking games on 3DS? Yes, yes it is. That's good, then. The new trailer for the game — out in North America on 22nd November for just $29.99 — shows off more of the same fantastic graphics we've come to expect from Shin'en. The accompanying press release also contains the word "nemeses", so good..

News: Brand New Nano Assault Gameplay Trailer

Brand New Nano Assault Gameplay Trailer

Game gets new gameplay video and official site

After enjoying success with its Iridion series on Game Boy Advance, developer Shin'en knocked the socks off of shoot 'em up fans with two Nanostray DS releases. And while Shin'en has released a variety of titles over the past few years, it's the studio's upcoming return to the Nanostray series, Nano Assault for Nintendo 3DS, that has long time fans of..

News: First Nano Assault Footage Assaults All Your Senses

First Nano Assault Footage Assaults All Your Senses

Well, maybe not your sense of smell

Shin'en Multimedia's first 3DS game is the microscopic Nano Assault, and now we have the first video footage of the game in action. As you might have expected, it looks pretty stunning. This off-screen footage from E3 shows off the game's standard top-down shooting gameplay as well as the tunnel-esque Escape mode. We'll let Majesco's Manny Hernandez take you..

News: You Must See These Nano Assault 3DS Screenshots

You Must See These Nano Assault 3DS Screenshots

How good does it look?

If you were impressed with Shin'en's graphical mastery of WiiWare in Jett Rocket and the upcoming FAST — Racing League, you're going to be very pleased with what the studio's first 3DS game looks like. Nano Assault is a shooter set in a microscopic world, with your Nanite ship sent in to destroy a rapidly spreading virus. The environment should help create an innovative..

First Impressions: FAST - Racing League

FAST - Racing League

Taking Shin'en's latest for a spin

Plenty of Nintendo fan ire has been drawn by the lack of an F-Zero game for the Wii, and with Wipeout exclusive to Sony consoles there's a huge gap in the market for sleek-looking futuristic racers. WiiWare developer Shin'en Multimedia is hoping to fill that with its upcoming WiiWare title FAST – Racing League, due to reach Europe on 27th May. On the surface,..

News: Shin'en Brings Bullets Back with Nano Assault for 3DS

Shin'en Brings Bullets Back with Nano Assault for 3DS

Have a blast

Shin'en Multimedia has made a name for itself with pushing superb graphical performances from Nintendo hardware, from Nanostray to Jett Rocket, so the news that the developer is working on Nano Assault for 3DS should have you pricking up your ears. The fact it's a shoot 'em up set inside a world that resembles electron microscope imagery might also grab your interest, as might the..

News: Feel the G-Force With New FAST - Racing League Screenshots

Feel the G-Force With New FAST - Racing League Screenshots

Shin'en Multimedia pushing the capabilities of WiiWare once again

Last September, we brought you word on Shin'en Multimedia's upcoming racing title FAST - Racing League, and with the German developer's track record of producing visually-compelling titles, this racing game doesn't seem to deviate from that reputation at all. The game's website has been updated with some new screenshots and they're..

News: Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Shin'en interview hints at branching out

Graphically resplendent and rather enjoyable WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket has been making waves since landing in June, and those who've clocked the adventure may have already seen this closing screen that hints at a reappearance for the jumpsuited Jett. Well, don't expect to see him repeating his platforming antics in the next title as Shin'en's Project..

News: Jett Rocket Sequel May Already be Firing Up its Boosters

Jett Rocket Sequel May Already be Firing Up its Boosters

Spoilers potentially contained within

Jett Rocket has only been out in North America for a few days, but already talk of a sequel has hit the Internet, with the game's end sequence dropping some fairly large hints that a follow-up is on the way. Those of you who've already clocked Jett's adventure may have seen this screen, adorned with the familiar...

News: Jett Rocket Gameplay Trailer - Toxic Swamps

Jett Rocket Gameplay Trailer - Toxic Swamps

More amazing footage!

The folks at Shin'en were kind enough to send over another jaw-dropping gameplay trailer of their upcoming WiiWare title Jett Rocket! in action. In this video you can check out the "Toxic Swamps" area of the game, along with a host of cool gameplay mechanics demonstrated throughout the video. Just three more days until North American gamers can get their hands on..

First Impressions: Jett Rocket

Jett Rocket

Shiny 3D platforming comes to WiiWare

Everyone was impressed by the initial videos of Jett Rocket when they first came out, but they don't prepare you for the experience of playing the game itself. We were lucky enough to play a preview build consisting of the first area and it's probably safe to say that based upon our experience this could be the definitive 3D platformer for WiiWare. The..