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News: Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

"They’re part of the criterion used for proposals from everyone"

Shigeru Miyamoto is arguably one of the most famous games designers in the world, and it goes without saying that he has influenced countless other developers over the past few decades. He's taken more of a backseat role at the Nintendo of late, but thanks to the efforts of Super...

News: Bravely Default Producer Inspired by 90210 and Glee

Bravely Default Producer Inspired by 90210 and Glee

Saving the world is like going to high school

Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano was recently kind enough to field a question on the Nintendo Handheld Gaming Facebook page, revealing his inspirations behind the game's plot. Asano started off with the somewhat predictable — yet understandable — response of establishing a fantasy RPG setting...

News: Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Under 2% for 3DS

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 takes place from 17th - 21st March in San Francisco, a gathering of thousands of companies and individuals to demonstrate, discuss and debate the current trends and patterns in the development industry. As is the norm, ahead of this year's event the organisers have polled "more than 2,600...

News: SEGA Splits Index Into Two Companies, Secures Continued Atlus Game Development

SEGA Splits Index Into Two Companies, Secures Continued Atlus Game Development

Moving forward

Last year, after much speculation, Sega Sammy acquired Atlus via its parent company, Index, after the latter had endured financial problems. Once the acquisition was complete Atlus stated that it was continuing its development projects as normal, though Sega has now confirmed how it will restructure the acquired business — the...

News: AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

Would George Washington have made a tasty quarterback?

AE Games — the indie studio which caused a few ripples when it announced its support of the Wii U earlier this week — has now confirmed its first title: Mad Men Football. Described as American Football with "an historical twist", the game will take notable figures from world history and...

News: Zero Escape Series Director Struggling to Find Funding for Third Title

Zero Escape Series Director Struggling to Find Funding for Third Title

Takes to Twitter for help

The Zero Escape series, which features the puzzle-based visual novels 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on the DS and Virtue's Last Reward on the 3DS and Vita, has always included the carrying of hope in desperate times as a theme. Series director Kotaro Uchikoshi is now finding himself trying to maintain a similar...

Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

How important that is for the system is up for debate

Before the Wii U was launched Nintendo made the right noises about third-party support — here was a powerful system with backing from major players like EA, Activision and Ubisoft, we were told, and the innovative new controller would encourage unique, multi-screen experiences. Of course,...

News: Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details On Sonic Boom For Wii U And 3DS

Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details On Sonic Boom For Wii U And 3DS

Reveals Sonic Team is involved and explains THOSE new character designs

Yesterday's news that Sega's next Sonic title would be a cross-media extravaganza complete with re-imagined characters, CGI cartoon series and Nintendo-exclusive video game outings sent the web into overdrive, with the reaction from fans ranging from delighted to highly...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Developer Provides an Update on Progress

ZaciSa's Last Stand Developer Provides an Update on Progress

Possible release date and new game mode announced

In a recent update ZeNfA developer Greg Wiggleton has stated that his upcoming tower defence game ZaciSa's Last Stand is slated for a North American Wii U eShop release in late February for $2.99. The game was originally set for release in December or January 2014, but there were some issues with the...

News: Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the GamePad, With Hopes of Sales Driving Third-Party Support

Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the GamePad, With Hopes of Sales Driving Third-Party Support

"We first need to create a strong foundation in areas Nintendo excels at"

With the Wii U currently enduring a tough run in the marketplace, finding answers to the conundrum of enticing consumers is becoming increasingly challenging. The system is struggling for third-party support, yet that becomes less likely with each poor set of sales results,...

News: Iwata Looking To Emulate iOS And Android With A Common Platform For Future Nintendo Hardware

Iwata Looking To Emulate iOS And Android With A Common Platform For Future Nintendo Hardware

Handheld and Home Console Divisions to "Become Like Brothers"

Last week's Corporate Management Policy and Third Quarter Financial Results Briefing Q&A session has just been translated into English, which allows us non-Japanese speakers to find out the inner workings of Satoru Iwata's brain. One topic which cropped up is the way in which Nintendo...

News: Early Mighty No. 9 Screenshots Blast Into View

Early Mighty No. 9 Screenshots Blast Into View

Looking mighty fine

In September 2013, Mega Man mastermind and creator, Keiji Inafune, teased fans all over the world with the idea of a spiritual successor to the Blue Bomber. He showed off concept art and ambitious plans for his project, but the one thing he lacked was money, and so he turned to Kickstarter to ask fans to provide the necessary...

News: Scirra's Construct 2 Engine to Support Wii U Nintendo Web Framework Development

Scirra's Construct 2 Engine to Support Wii U Nintendo Web Framework Development

Another route to the eShop

While various small developers are bringing their games to the Wii U eShop using custom-developed engines or licensed options such as Unity, Nintendo's also established the Nintendo Web Framework to allow games using web-based codes such as HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript to be published on the store. One upcoming HTML5 game...

News: Team Kakumei Joins The Wii U Developer Family

Team Kakumei Joins The Wii U Developer Family

They came in like a Wrecking Ball

For fresh, straight-out-of-college game devs, catching a break can be tough. It’s no different from any other job; employers want their new recruits to have experience in the field they’re applying for, so getting the job you want straight out of school can be hard. This was no different for Team Kakumei – a...

News: Shadow Of The Eternals Isn't Dead, But Don't Expect Big News Any Time Soon

Shadow Of The Eternals Isn't Dead, But Don't Expect Big News Any Time Soon

Precursor "taking a look" at potential options

It's fair to say that Shadow Of The Eternals has had a particularly eventful development period. The game's status as a spiritual sequel to the GameCube classic Eternal Darkness ensured that it received plenty of attention when it was initially announced, but after more than one failed crowd-funding...