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Feature: A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

"All in all we did the best we can, and this has already made us happy"

In the first of this 2015 'Year in Development' series, Shin'en Multimedia's Manfred Linzner talks about a big year for the studio that culminated in the December release of FAST Racing NEO on the Wii U eShop. As a studio you were relatively quiet early in the year, though...

News: Digital Foundry Gives a Thumbs Up to FAST Racing NEO

Digital Foundry Gives a Thumbs Up to FAST Racing NEO

"The end results are simply fantastic in motion"

FAST Racing NEO is out now on the Wii U eShop, and as far as we're concerned it's a fantastic racing game. It delivers pacey action and looks great, standing out one of the store's best titles and also helping to fill that sci-fi racing itch some may have. Intriguingly, our chums at Digital Foundry...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

Martin Sauter talks about creating landscapes for racing

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases, with its arrival due on 10th December. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre...

News: FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

Start your engines

It's an eagerly anticipated Wii U eShop exclusive, and now Shin'en Multimedia has finally confirmed the launch details for FAST Racing NEO; the good news is that we'll be on the grid soon. It will arrive in North America and Europe on 10th December, and even better it'll be at a rather reasonable €14.99 / $14.99 / £10.99...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

Bernhard Wodok on its technology and a surprise DS cameo

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part One

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part One

Manfred Linzner talks us through an early car and track

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

Feature: Finding Top Speed in FAST Racing NEO

Finding Top Speed in FAST Racing NEO

"It's been the biggest production for us. We're sure it'll pay off"

FAST Racing NEO, still due this year, is almost certainly among the most highly anticipated Wii U eShop releases of the next two months. In fact, among the hardier and most dedicated band of Wii U devotees it may be one of the most exciting upcoming releases on the system full...

News: ​New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Revealed in Summer

​New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Revealed in Summer

"The biggest, and most beautiful game we ever did."

Remember FAST Racing Neo? You'd be forgiven for forgetting about it, as Shin'en has been rather reluctant to release much information about the racing extravaganza. The sequel to the popular Wiiware hit, FAST- Racing League, it promises to deliver a blisteringly fast experience in glorious 60 FPS...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Nano Assault! Art of Balance! Jett Rocket II!

We may have already had this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, but a few more surprise discounts will arrive as the stores freshen up today (18th December). While one Shin'en Multimedia game was listed in the 3DS eShop discounts initially, it's now been confirmed that a total of six...

Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing NEO and its Development Approach

Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing NEO and its Development Approach

"We hope we can deliver the best eShop title"

Shin'en Multimedia is a name that'll be familiar to keen Nintendo download gamers, releasing a series of highly regarded titles across WiiWare, the 3DS eShop and the Wii U eShop. The studio is typically praised for extracting impressive performance from Nintendo's hardware, producing some of the...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Lining Up Another Wii U Game Reveal

Shin'en Multimedia Lining Up Another Wii U Game Reveal

More FAST Racing Neo details to follow

Shin'en Multimedia was on the Wii U from day one with Nano Assault Neo, a twin-stick shooter that continued one of the studio's established franchises and was also an early showcase for the impressive visuals possible for downloads on the system. It was unsurprising that keen Nintendo download fans were also...

Feature: A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

Life in the FAST lane

In our third Year in Development feature we have a guest article from Shin'en Multimedia's Manfred Linzner. The eShop developer has, over a number of years, forged a reputation for developing high-quality, polished games on Nintendo's download platforms. In this article Linzner summarises the studio's 2013, including surprise...

Developer Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on the First Days of the Wii U eShop

Shin'en Multimedia on the First Days of the Wii U eShop

Neo beginnings

Shin'en Multimedia is a developer likely to be well-known to Nintendo download enthusiasts, with the company having made multiple appearances on Wii and 3DS, in particular. Some of its releases, such as Jett Rocket and Art of Balance TOUCH!, have been among the best titles on WiiWare and the 3DS eShop, respectively, while the small...

News: Start Your Engines for FAST - Racing League's Release Date

Start Your Engines for FAST - Racing League's Release Date

Europe first past the post

Shin'en's past WiiWare output has been pretty solid — both Art of Balance and Jett Rocket sit near the top of their genres — so hopes are high that upcoming racer FAST — Racing League can continue the studio's hot streak. The developer has just been in touch to let us know the game's European release date is locked in for 27th May 2011 at a price of 1,000 Nintendo..

News: Latest Jett Rocket Video Gives Us a Frosty Reception

Latest Jett Rocket Video Gives Us a Frosty Reception

North Pole level looks ice cool

Now we know there's only a few weeks left until Jett Rocket's finished form lands on WiiWare we're all the more eager to take it for another spin following our recent First Impressions preview. Understandably unable to speed up the passage of time, Shin'en Multimedia has instead sent over a new video of the title to help pass a few more minutes of waiting. Set in the..

News: Jett Rocket Comes into Land Soon for 1000 Points

Jett Rocket Comes into Land Soon for 1000 Points

June 28th for North America, July 2nd in Europe

Yesterday we brought you the latest part of the Jett Rocket developer's blog and soon we'll have our First Impressions of the title, but until then tide yourself over with the news that the game is due for a release within the next few weeks for 1,000 Nintendo Points. Reaching North America on June 28th and hitting Europe a few days later on July 2nd,..

News: Jett Rocket Blog Reassures You It's Not All About the Graphics

Jett Rocket Blog Reassures You It's Not All About the Graphics

Jett's moves and why 60fps is key

The thrill of watching Jett Rocket in action is still very much present, but now we know the engine is in good shape it's time to delve a little deeper into what kinds of gameplay will await gamers when the game hits WiiWare in the near future. The latest developer's blog has just been posted to shed some light on Mr Rocket's special abilities. Taking in everything..

News: New Making of Jett Rocket Blog Opens

New Making of Jett Rocket Blog Opens

Go behind the scenes with Shin'en's platform beauty

Anticipation around these parts for Shin'en Multimedia's WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket is pretty high at the moment, with everything released on it so far pointing to a quality platforming title on the way. How did they make it so shiny, though? The official behind the scenes blog should answer those questions. Just opening today with a piece on..

News: Jett Rocket Trailer Melts Your Face with Graphical Afterburners

Jett Rocket Trailer Melts Your Face with Graphical Afterburners

Shinen boldly goes where WiiWare has never been

We know that some WiiWare games look good. Some might even look really good, but so far there hasn't been a game that looks quite as eye-popping as Shin'en Multimedia's Jett Rocket. Until now, that is. You've already seen screenshots and the first teaser, and like us you were probably wondering exactly how all the shiny reflections and cutesy..