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News: Hudson May Continue as a Brand

Hudson May Continue as a Brand

There's hope yet

Late yesterday we reported the sad news that Konami is dissolving Hudson Soft, one of the industry's most experienced development companies. Although it's clear that Hudson will no longer exist as an independent entity, there's now hope that it may still retain its own brand and identity. Hudson released a statement on its website, translated by Andriasang, which seems to suggest..

News: Miyamoto Working On Secret, Original Game

Miyamoto Working On Secret, Original Game

A lot on his plate

According to an interview with Zoomin.TV, Shigeru Miyamoto is currently at work on an unannounced, original game. Miyamoto himself didn't say anything about the game, so we have nothing else to go on: no format, no genre and no hint at which of his hobbies it'll be based on. Miyamoto is still working on Luigi's Mansion 2 for 3DS...

News: How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

Origin tails

The Tanooki tail is back in a big way this year, but it's time to take a look back at when and how it entered the Mario canon way back in Super Mario Bros. 3. Chris Covell's website has a translation of The Stars of Famicom Games, a 1989 book taking a sneaky peek at how Mario's greatest 8-bit adventure was created, from ideas to manufacturing. Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Takashi..

News: Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas

Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas

Baby-raising and family struggles

Shigeru Miyamoto's ideas come from all angles. Pikmin came from gardening; Wii Fit from his wife bringing home a new set of bathroom scales. We're almost afraid to ask about the inspiration of an idea revealed in a recently translated discussion all the way from 1989 (thanks to Siliconera.) The discussion in question takes place between Miyamoto and Dragon Quest..

News: Nintendo Working On Two Controller Support for Wii U

Nintendo Working On Two Controller Support for Wii U

That's a lot of screens

When the Wii U was unveiled at E3 2011, we only saw it working with one touch screen controller, but according to an anonymous source speaking to Develop Nintendo is beavering away on supporting a second controller. Citing a "trusted game development executive", Develop says the Wii U codebase indicates that...

News: Ubisoft: "Nobody Proved Wii Does FPS Controls Better"

Ubisoft: "Nobody Proved Wii Does FPS Controls Better"

Many have tried...

If there's one genre that's really exploded in popularity on consoles over the last five years, it's the first-person shooter, the Call of Duty series in particular experiencing phenomenal growth. While these titles thrive on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, they don't always take advantage of the Wii's qualities, particularly when it comes...

Rumour: Next Smash Bros. Could Be Called 'Universe'

Next Smash Bros. Could Be Called 'Universe'

Game not actually in development, though

After the peculiar 'unveiling' of a new Smash Bros. title at E3 2011, after which it was hastily shot down, we've become wary of any so-called news about the next entry in the series. Nevertheless, a rumour is worth sharing, even if the actual game is still, potentially, years away. There have been leaked...

News: Flush the Goldfish Development Update

Flush the Goldfish Development Update

Flipper sequel is almost here

We just got word from developer GoodbyeGalaxyGames that development of Flush the Goldfish, the sequel to hit DSiWare game Flipper, has officially been completed. Hugo Smits, Director of Flush the Goldfish, was even kind enough to give us a development update on the game: Development is totally done, the game is at...

News: Renegade Kid Shopping ATV Wild Ride 3D to Publishers

Renegade Kid Shopping ATV Wild Ride 3D to Publishers

ATV sequel takes shape on 3DS

Renegade Kid, best known for its work on such DS titles as Dementium and Moon, is already hard at work on a 3DS sequel to its DS ATV racing title ATV Wild Ride. ATV Wild Ride 3D will take many of the same racing conventions of its predecessor, but this time the developer is tossing in a wealth of new gameplay functions, not to mention a full 3D racing experience on..

News: A Week in the Life of Renegade Kid

A Week in the Life of Renegade Kid

Behind the scenes look at game development

For those of you who enjoy an inside look at the daily life of a game developer, Renegade Kid co-founder and Creative Director Jools Watsham has just the thing for you. All this week, Jools will be posting a vlog on his YouTube account each day in which he'll talk about some of the interesting aspects of...

News: Crytek: Wii U Technology a Far Cry From Wii Hardware

Crytek: Wii U Technology a Far Cry From Wii Hardware

Investigating the new machine

Crysis and Far Cry developer Crytek is looking at the Wii U quite closely, discussing the console's core future with NowGamer in a recent interview. The European developer told the site it was interested in the machine and is pleased with the technological leap over the present Wii hardware: We were unfortunately unable to support the last generation of Wii because it..

News: Resident Evil: Revelations Graphics "Will Blow You Away"

Resident Evil: Revelations Graphics "Will Blow You Away"

So says producer

3DS has already produced some pretty stellar-looking games, but Capcom is already heading for the graphical high ground with next year's Resident Evil: Revelations, with producer Masachika Kawata confident it'll be among the best looking games on the system. Citing recent release Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as a current high watermark for 3DS graphical quality, Kawata is..

News: Super Mario Galaxy Director was Kept in the Dark About Wii U

Super Mario Galaxy Director was Kept in the Dark About Wii U

Koizumi left guessing

Nintendo unveiled Wii U at E3 in June without a single official first-party game to demonstrate it — attendees had to make do with tech demos like New Super Mario Bros. Mii and Zelda Wii U. If you were wondering why there wasn't a more concrete showing of upcoming games, it could be because Nintendo's legendary secrecy extended even to its own top employees. Super Mario..

News: Wii U "A Better Fit" for Valve's Development Model

Wii U "A Better Fit" for Valve's Development Model

Might Gordon Freeman come to Nintendo?

Valve is respected as one of the Western world's best developers, having created the legendary Half-Life and Portal series. It's never released anything on a Nintendo console though, but there's a chance that could change with Wii U on the horizon. Joystiq recently asked Valve co-founder and head Gabe Newell...

News: WayForward Founder Speaking at Westwood College on 25th June

WayForward Founder Speaking at Westwood College on 25th June

Voldi leads the Way

WayForward is one of the most prolific producers of games for Nintendo handhelds, from licensed titles like Thor on DS to downloadable gems like Shantae: Risky's Revenge and Mighty Milky Way. The studio's founder and Tyrannical Overlord, Voldi Way, is set to speak at California's Westwood College on 25th June, and all for free. The "3rd Annual Gathering of Video Game..

News: City Interactive Moving Towards 3DS

City Interactive Moving Towards 3DS

3DS puzzler fans might want to take note

City Interactive has already released several DS puzzle games in various forms of the genre and all have received good reviews here at Nintendo Life. With the likes of Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life, Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun and Crime Lab: Body of Evidence, it's certainly worth finding out what the publisher has planned for..