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Talking Point: The Emergence of "Niche" Japanese Titles Into The Nintendo Mainstream

The Emergence of "Niche" Japanese Titles Into The Nintendo Mainstream

If in doubt, go with what you know

As the weeks pass of Wii U's early days, and the 3DS campaigns to prove that gaming handhelds still have a major role to play, there are some signs that Nintendo's being forced to adjust its strategies when preparing new games. With the previous week's debates about third party content — both multi-platform and...

Developer Interview: Rebellion On Why Sniper Elite V2 Wii U Is The Definitive Version

Rebellion On Why Sniper Elite V2 Wii U Is The Definitive Version

"The GamePad offers something completely new to developers that you just don’t see elsewhere"

The news that Sniper Elite V2 is coming to the Wii U has us very excited indeed. The WW2 epic launched on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC last year, and gained positive reviews for its tense action and innovative "Kill Cam". We were understandably keen to speak to...

Developer Interview: WaterMelon On Kickstarter, Nintendo And Bringing Pier Solar To The Wii U

WaterMelon On Kickstarter, Nintendo And Bringing Pier Solar To The Wii U

"Working with Nintendo is much easier than one would think"

We reported last year that WaterMelon's 16-bit RPG Pier Solar would be gracing the Wii U in the near future, having secured funding for a HD remake via Kickstarter. The team is busy working on the HD version as we speak, so we thought it would be a good time to get in touch and talk...

News: Put Your Questions To The Producer Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Put Your Questions To The Producer Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Answers will come in a special video in March

Do you have any burning questions you'd like to put to the developers behind the forthcoming beast-slaying epic Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? If the answer is yes then today's your lucky day - Nintendo UK is inviting fans to put their queries to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, and the best questions will be...

Developer Interview: Bertil Hörberg On Being a One Man eShop Developer

Bertil Hörberg On Being a One Man eShop Developer

"I've always had a thing for Nintendo's portables"

The 3DS eShop — along with its online store predecessors on Wii and DSi — has attracted a number of small developers that would have likely remained anonymous in previous generations. The evolution of download gaming has transformed our consoles to include smaller, more diverse experiences at...

News: This Homage To Sega's Classic Racers Could Be Speeding To The Wii U eShop

This Homage To Sega's Classic Racers Could Be Speeding To The Wii U eShop

Rolling start?

During the '90s, Sega was the undisputed king of arcade racers. The Japanese coin-op veteran produced a string of solid-gold classics, such as Virtua Racing, Daytona USA, Sega Rally and Scud Race. Sadly, as interest in arcade hardware has dipped, the need for these attention-grabbing experiences has lessened - but there are few who...

Rumour: eShop Developers No Longer Required To Have A Physical Office

eShop Developers No Longer Required To Have A Physical Office

Dan Adelman drops a hint on Twitter

One of the early rules put in place by Nintendo for developers on its digital platforms was the need for a physical office - a move which was no doubt intended to ensure a certain "quality" of developer. However, since the days of WiiWare the playing field has shifted - the number of professional coders...

News: Neko Entertainment Discusses The Possibility Of Further Wii U Support

Neko Entertainment Discusses The Possibility Of Further Wii U Support

Games for 3DS not ruled out, either

Neko Entertainment released Puddle on the Wii U eShop in time for the launch of the the next generation console across Europe, and since then has been making quite a splash with gamers. It's only been over a month since its release, but that hasn't stopped Neko's QA Manager Sébastien Chipot-Delys discussing...

Developer Interview: Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Talks Armillo And Developing For The Wii U eShop

Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Talks Armillo And Developing For The Wii U eShop

Rolling ever onwards

Yesterday we exclusively broke the news that Fuzzy Wuzzy Games' Armillo is coming to the Wii U eShop. Keen to know more about the development and history of this interesting title, we sat down with James Saito and Yanni Fyssas for a little chat. Nintendo Life: Can you give us a bit of information on your respective...

News: Ubisoft Open To The Idea Of ZombiU Sequels

Ubisoft Open To The Idea Of ZombiU Sequels

A frightening franchise?

Wii U launch title ZombiU seemed to divide critics across the globe, but we thought it was pretty darn special - so much so that we've got all of our fingers and toes crossed that a sequel eventually goes into development. It would appear that the guys at Ubisoft are equally keen to see the game turn into a fully-fledged...

Interview: Curve Studios' Jonathan "Bidds" Biddle

Curve Studios' Jonathan "Bidds" Biddle

We speak to the developer who’s making quite a splash

One development studio that has made a valiant contribution to Nintendo’s digital download services is undoubtedly Curve Studios. Having first released Hydroventure for WiiWare to much critical acclaim back in 2010, the development team has recently returned to its original idea and expanded...

News: Activision On Disney Infinity: We're Flattered

Activision On Disney Infinity: We're Flattered

But still "well positioned" to remain on top

Last night, Disney announced its own take on the Skylanders "toys to life" concept: Disney Infinity. It hasn't taken long for Skylanders publisher Activision to react to the news, with John Coyne, Vice President of Consumer Marketing, telling Forbes: We are thrilled by the incredible success that the...

News: Zero Escape Director Craves Mainstream Recognition

Zero Escape Director Craves Mainstream Recognition

Ideals remain due to "very humbling" support from fans

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is one of the most unique experiences currently available on 3DS, serving a role well fulfilled by its predecessor — 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors — on DS. Part of its appeal, as shared by many of its strongest advocates, is its strength of...