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Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Mini interview, screens and details galore to enjoy

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is currently one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in the Nintendo Life office, but this is an adventure so epic that it simply couldn't be contained to a single system. We're pleased to share the exclusive early news that WayForward is also bringing Shantae's...

News: Little Orbit Bringing Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to 3DS

Little Orbit Bringing Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to 3DS

WayForward reporting for developer duty a third time

Little Orbit has announced plans to bring Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to Nintendo 3DS this November. WayForward will once again be handling development, bringing its total number of games featuring the Adventure Time property to three. The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom...

News: Australian Classification Board Rates Xtreme Sports for 3DS Virtual Console

Australian Classification Board Rates Xtreme Sports for 3DS Virtual Console

The WayForward Game Boy Color classic appears headed to the eShop

It looks like one of WayForward Technologies' early classics will be arriving on the 3DS Virtual Console in the near future. The Australian Classification Board has rated Xtreme Sports, published by Infogrames in 2000 on the Game Boy Color exclusively in North America. Europe would...

News: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Taking a Couple More Months for "Finishing Touches"

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Taking a Couple More Months for "Finishing Touches"

Winter's no weather for her getup, anyway

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a jaunty number many fans have been wishing patiently for, but that patience might have to hold out just a little bit longer. Although developer WayForward originally delayed the game into a Q1 timeframe, a tweet from the company's account today points toward a post-March...

Developer Interview: WayForward on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Going to HD and Expanding the Franchise

WayForward on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Going to HD and Expanding the Franchise

Moving onto bigger screens

WayForward is a company that seems to have two very different representations of itself. There's the contracting company that takes on projects for third-parties, some of which are excellent, crowd-pleasing projects and other movie spin-offs that perhaps aren't, and then there's WayForward the developer of its own...

News: WayForward Initially Planned a Shantae HD Title for the Wii U Launch

WayForward Initially Planned a Shantae HD Title for the Wii U Launch

"Half-Genie Hero could become our Symphony of the Night"

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a new HD entry in the series currently undergoing a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter; at the time of writing over $260,000 of the $400,000 target has been pledged with 21 days to go. It's an ambitious release from WayForward, which is set for a significant...

News: WayForward Hopes To Release Wii U Version of Mighty Switch Force! 2 in October

WayForward Hopes To Release Wii U Version of Mighty Switch Force! 2 in October

Will be more than just a typical HD port

Last month, WayForward confirmed Mighty Switch Force! 2, the 3DS eShop title that emerged in June, will be coming to Wii U in the future. However, the developer did state it was a "backburner project" and considering it is pretty busy at the moment, what with the unveiling of the Kickstarter project for

News: WayForward Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

WayForward Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Wii U listed as a platform

Late last week WayForward began a countdown to a Kickstarter project, prompting fans to speculate on what it could be. Perhaps unsurprisingly it's for a new title in one of its most adored original IPs — Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. If funded it'll be a multi-platform HD adventure for the character, with the Wii U listed...

News: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Update Now Live in Europe

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Update Now Live in Europe

Fixes "a few bugs"

A new patch for Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is now available to download from the Wii U eShop in Europe. Players won't need to do anything as the update will be applied automatically once you're connected to the internet. Matt Bozon, creative director at WayForward, made the announcement on his Twitter page, where...

Review: Shantae (3DS eShop)

Shantae (3DS eShop)

Whip ya hair

Just over 11 years since its original release in 2002, Shantae has finally made it onto the 3DS Virtual Console – and it's the first time that it's been available in Europe too. Despite the long wait, WayForward's tricky 2D platformer is sprinkled with enough genie-magic to keep it fresh and interesting for a modern audience. Shantae...

Interview: WayForward on Shantae's Past, Present and Future

WayForward on Shantae's Past, Present and Future

Some "pretty big surprises" in store for Pirate's Curse this Fall

With the release of Shantae (originally a Game Boy Color title) this week we touched base with WayForward's Creative Director and founding member, Matt Bozon, and he kindly agreed to a quick-fire interview before he jetted off to Comic-Con. This is a series that, despite being just...

Review: Mighty Switch Force! 2 (3DS eShop)

Mighty Switch Force! 2 (3DS eShop)

The sequel, the sequel, the sequel's on fire

In late 2011, WayForward released Mighty Switch Force!, one of the first eShop titles to make significant use of the 3DS's capabilities. You took control of Patricia Wagon, a cop in search of the ostensibly criminal Hooligan sisters, and the puzzles were all based in some way around the 3D effect, popping...

Developer Interview: WayForward Talks Mighty Switch Force! 2

WayForward Talks Mighty Switch Force! 2

This girl is on fire

WayForward is one of the best known developers on Nintendo's download stores, making its name most prominently on portable platforms. It's a studio with many strings to its bow, including numerous retail releases on various platforms for other publishers, but it's arguably the company's own self-published IPs that have...

News: Silent Hill Producer Joins WayForward Technologies

Silent Hill Producer Joins WayForward Technologies

Tomm Hulett leaves Konami for pastures new

A new director has been appointed at WayForward Technologies in the form of Tomm Hulett, the former Konami producer behind Contra 4, Rocket Knight and the more recent Silent Hill games. Konami and WayForward Technologies have worked together before, with the publisher releasing Silent Hill: Book of...

Developer Interview: WayForward Technologies on the First Days of the Wii U eShop

WayForward Technologies on the First Days of the Wii U eShop

High and Mighty

Californian developer WayForward Technologies is a long-time supporter of Nintendo and its hardware. Often noted for its proficiency with 2D, the company has worked on all manner of titles on several Nintendo platforms, from licenced games to its own original properties such as Shantae and the Mighty series. For the launch of the...