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News: Psychoz Interactive Becomes Wii U Developer, Announces Forgotten Memories

Psychoz Interactive Becomes Wii U Developer, Announces Forgotten Memories

Indie dev brings survival horror to the eShop

George Paz of Psychoz Interactive took to Twitter to announce that the indie developer is now an authorized Wii U developer and will be bringing its upcoming survival horror title, Forgotten Memories, to the eShop. Paz expressed interest in becoming a Wii U developer back in March. The game, which is...

News: Developers: No Nostalgia Allowed in Creating Core of Dark Moon

Developers: No Nostalgia Allowed in Creating Core of Dark Moon

Mario minus Mario

When making a game in a universe with such massive, long-standing presence as the Mario series, it would seem a no-brainer to start mixing that familiar essence in right from square one. But not so with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon; the brother was granted a cleaner slate. In an interview with Gamasutra, developer Bryce Holliday...

News: Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indies From Releasing Games Down Under

Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indies From Releasing Games Down Under

The studio calls for a self-rated, no-fee model

Australian Wii U owners are often frustrated when they do not receive games other Western nations do. Despite being a PAL region, games don't always make it Down Under as we've seen very recently with the news that Fast & Furious: Showdown will be not be made available. That game is published by...

News: Criterion Working On "Amazing" Unannounced Racer For 2013

Criterion Working On "Amazing" Unannounced Racer For 2013

Could Burnout be getting a revival?

It would appear that UK studio Criterion — famous for the Burnout series and the recent Wii U classic Need For Speed: Most Wanted U — is hard at work on its next magnum opus. Some LinkedIn snooping has revealed that the company is due to release another racer this year. Could it be Burnout? Or possib

Developer Interview: Neko Entertainment on Kung Fu Rabbit's Wii U Debut

Neko Entertainment on Kung Fu Rabbit's Wii U Debut

Bunny basher

Last week we were able to exclusively reveal Neko Entertainment's second Wii U eShop title, 2D platformer Kung Fu Rabbit. It's a big-screen conversion of an iOS / Android game that was released in 2012, and features the martial arts-trained bunny battling against Universal Evil in an attempt to rescue his colony of kidnapped...

News: LucasArts Shut Down By Disney

LucasArts Shut Down By Disney

Star Wars titles will be licensed out to third parties

It has been confirmed that Disney has shut down LucasArts. The company's publishing and internal development businesses will now close for good. Disney picked up the company as part of its deal to acquire LucasFilm but has since decided to disband it. Star Wars games will still be made, they'll...

News: XSEED Details Game Localisation Costs

XSEED Details Game Localisation Costs

Just wait until you see the snack budget!

XSEED Games, known for its excellent translations of games like Little King's Story and Unchained Blades, recently spoke with localisation advocate Operation Rainfall about their development process. During the interview it went into detail - sort of - about the various costs that go into localising a...

News: Epic Games: Developers Can Use Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U Titles

Epic Games: Developers Can Use Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U Titles

Mark Rein clarifies his previous comments

Unreal Engine 4 is Epic Games' impressive next-generation engine, which can help developers deliver more impressive visuals when making their latest titles. It's being geared towards the upcoming PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, both of which are expected to have plenty of power under the hood. Recently...

News: Ubisoft: Players Will Let Us Know When They've Had Enough Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft: Players Will Let Us Know When They've Had Enough Assassin's Creed

As long as people are buying it, Ubisoft will keep on making it

Every year brings with it an Easter Sunday, a Christmas Day and a new Assassin's Creed title. The series is just over five years old now and there are five home console games already in existence as well as several portable iterations on the DS, PSP and Vita. It's reached the point now...

News: Epic Games Rules Out Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U

Epic Games Rules Out Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U

"If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3"

Epic Games' Mark Rein has been speaking recently about his company's impressive Unreal Engine 4, and has delivered some rather disappointing — but predictable — news for Nintendo fans. Speaking to Kotaku, Rein admitted that the cutting-edge game development engine won't be making its...