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September2017

  • News WayForward Is Hoping To Bring Mystik Belle To Switch Soon

    Just waiting on GameMaker support

    Yesterday we got a press release informing us that WayForward has teamed up with Last Dimension to bring its magical misadventure Mystik Belle to consoles. However the Switch was not on the agenda; only the PS4 and Xbox One are getting this title at present. That's pretty normal for some publishers,...

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    Review Goosebumps: The Game

    Player beware, you're in for mediocrity

    As one of the latest in a long line of recent nostalgia-driven reboots, the Goosebumps franchise has managed to drag itself out of the grave for another attempt at success. R.L Stine's series of horror novellas aimed primarily at children was a smash hit during the 1990s, quickly going on to spawn a television...

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  • News Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Looks Stunning in New E3 Trailer

    Bring on the hair-whipping and belly dancing

    With E3 on the way next week, the talented folk at WayForward have belly danced past all the cacophony and released their E3 trailer for the upcoming Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. As the fourth game in the esteemed Shantae series, Half-Genie Hero marks the first cross-platform HD outing for the hair-whipping...

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December2013

  • News Adventure Time Video Game Soundtrack Available Now

    Available to stream on SoundCloud

    Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! may flutter between a wonderful homage to the series and a slightly disappointing sequel, but one thing's for sure, the musical score is up to scratch and is no doubt something you'll want to listen to when the game comes to an end. So you'll be glad to hear...

September2013

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  • First Impressions DuckTales Remastered

    The quack is back

    There is a well-known phenomenon in the video gaming world where a licensed game will be adapted from a much larger franchise, and it will inevitably flop. It’s been happening for decades now, with such notable titles as Atari’s 1982 stinker E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and more recently with the ill-fated Aliens: Colonial...

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    Review Shantae

    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

    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...

June2013

January2013

  • News 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...

December2012

July2012

  • News WayForward is Making a Hotel Transylvania Tie-In Game

    Such a lovely place

    To coincide with the upcoming release of Sony Pictures Animation's animated comedy Hotel Transylvania, GameMill Entertainment has announced a 3DS / DS game of the same name. Don't look so terrified — WayForward is on development duties. We're promised a wide variety of locations, puzzles and boss battles, but that's about all...

  • News Mighty Switch Force! HD Heading to Wii U eShop

    Lick of paint

    WayForward's eShop favourite Mighty Switch Force! is getting revamped for the Wii U's download store. Mighty Switch Force! HD is currently on course to launch alongside Wii U later this year, with all-new graphics akin to the hand-drawn style of Wii title A Boy and His Blob. It'll also include all the extra content recently released...

February2012

  • News WayForward: "eShop a Major Part of Our Plan"

    3DS downloads the way forward

    WayForward has a rare knack for delivering enjoyable download games for Nintendo formats, with its DSiWare Mighty games and, of course, Shantae: Risky's Revenge helping the company make a profit on DSi downloads. The studio's now moved onto 3DS eShop titles, with its latest title Mighty Switch Force! getting it off to a...

December2011

  • News Mighty Switch Force Gets Release Date

    Get ready to switch!

    We've just gotten word from WayForward that its upcoming 3DS eShop platformer Mighty Switch Force is coming to Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America, Europe and Australia on 22nd December. The game will also only set you back a paltry $5.99 (€6 in Europe). If you're somehow still on the fence, you can check out our Mighty Switch...

November2011

October2011

  • First Impressions Mighty Switch Force

    The Mighty series just got a lot mightier

    While Shantae will probably always be the series WayForward is best known for, it's also been quite successful on Nintendo's download services, especially with its two previous Mighty releases, Mighty Flip Champs and Mighty Milky Way. Now the developer is looking to continue that success with its first 3DS...

September2011

  • News In Space, Nobody Can Hear This Aliens: Infestation Trailer

    It's just too far away

    SEGA's Aliens: Infestation is sneaking up on its late September launch date like a particularly stealth facehugger, and now we have a trailer showing the game off. Created by Shantae: Risky's Revenge team WayForward, the game looks set to combine shooting with exploration, which will do us very nicely indeed. Check out the...

August2011

  • News Aliens Infest North America on 11th October

    Earlier in Europe, though

    WayForward's homage to the Aliens series should be showing up on your motion trackers soon, as SEGA has announced the game will release in North America on 11th October, with a European release slightly earlier on 30th September. The 2D action shooter boasts WayForward's usual quality artwork, but can the company turn its...

  • News WayForward Releases New Mighty Switch Force Screenshots

    Check out the game in action!

    All of you 'Mighty' fans out there are in for a real treat as WayForward has just posted a brand new batch of screenshots of its upcoming 3DS eShop game Mighty Switch Force in action on its official Facebook page. We'll be taking the game for a spin in the coming weeks and we'll have a full preview of the game shortly...

July2011

  • News SEGA Finally Makes Aliens: Infestation Official

    Bursting from the chest of secrets

    Retail rumours and ESRB age ratings let us know that Aliens: Infestation was approaching, and now SEGA has finally lifted the lid on its upcoming DS title. Developed by WayForward in conjunction with Aliens: Colonial Marines developer Gearbox Software, the game features typically handsome WayForward sprite work and apparently boasts a cast of nearly 20 playable..

June2011

May2011

  • News Mighty Milky Way - Gameplay Trailer

    Planet jumping madness now playing

    Although Mighty Milky Way was released on the DSiWare service yesterday, there still wasn't a gameplay trailer of the game anywhere to be found. Now thanks to the kind folks at WayForward, gamers can finally see the game in action in the exclusive Nintendo Life Mighty Milky Way gameplay trailer below. We'll also...

  • News Mighty Milky Way Hits DSiWare on Monday

    Planet-hopping fun is almost here

    WayForward has just announced that their newest release Mighty Milky Way will be coming to the North American DSiWare service on Monday, May 9th. The game will cost you 800 Nintendo Points, but considering the developer's track record on the service, it would seem a small price to pay. We'll have a full review of...

April2011

  • News Mighty Milky Way Takes to the Stars on 9th May

    800 Points at the ready

    WayForward's next DSiWare title is Mighty Milky Way, and it's coming to North America on 9th May for 800 Nintendo Points. The new game from the creators of the acclaimed Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a sequel of sorts to Mighty Flip Champs, as the game's director Sean Velasco explained in our Mighty Milky Way interview: Mighty Milky Way and Mi

  • News WayForward Talks 3DS Shantae Possibilities

    Sounds eager

    Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the best thing on DSiWare and, according to Metacritic, the best game released on DS last year, a stunning achievement indeed. With the 3DS available now, WayForward's Matt Bozon has touched on plans to bring the half-genie into the third dimension in an interview with CVG. While there was no official...

February2011

  • News WayForward Drawing Up Spongebob Game for uDraw and 3DS

    No more Mr Squarepants

    THQ's uDraw GameTablet is causing quite a stir in North America where it's proved hard to find for many, and it's sure to sell bucketloads more once THQ's next title for the tablet, SpongeBob Squigglepants hits the shelves. Developed by WayForward – A Boy and His Blob, Shantae: Risky's Revenge and so on – the game will...

  • Interviews WayForward - Mighty Milky Way

    Sean Velasco talks Mighty Milky Way

    We've already seen WayForward release some of the best DSiWare titles the service has seen to date, but now the company is getting set to release the pseudo-sequel to their first DSiWare hit Mighty Flip Champs. And while Mighty Milky Way shares many of the traits of its predecessor, it's actually a completely...

  • News Shantae Not Coming to Australian DSiWare Next Week

    Down, under, over and out

    The other day we reported on Shantae's European release date but we were unsure if that release date applied to Australia. Now we are sure: it doesn't. The official Shantae Twitter account broke the bad news that the game will not reach Australia on Friday, February 11th, the date the download hits European download stores...

December2010

  • News WayForward's Next DSiWare Game is Mighty Milky Way

    ESRB outs galactic title

    WayForward has created some of DSiWare's finest titles – in fact, Shantae: Risky's Revenge is the only game on the service awarded a 10/10 score – so the ESRB's rating of a new title from the studio should get your thumbs standing to attention. Called Mighty Milky Way, it's an action-puzzle game involving portals,...

November2010

  • News Shantae Shimmying to Europe in a Few Weeks' Time

    Three to eight, to be precise

    European DSi owners' long wait to play Shantae: Risky's Revenge is nearly over: the game will be out in three to eight weeks, according to WayForward. A message posted on the company's Twitter account reveals the game has just been submitted to Nintendo Europe, and barring any hold-ups the game should be available...

October2010

  • News Shantae Soundtrack Doing Great, Thanks to You

    Yes, you

    We may never know if Shantae: Risky's Revenge sells as well as WayForward hoped, what with strict limitations on the discussion of sales figures, but one aspect of the game that's definitely doing better than expected is the original soundtrack. Released at the end of September, the soundtrack by Jake "virt" Kaufman is up there...

  • Interviews WayForward - Shantae: Risky's Revenge

    Matt Bozon talks about his long-awaited sequel

    After an eight year absence, WayForward's half-genie has finally come out of the bottle for her brand new sequel just released on Nintendo's DSiWare service. Shantae: Risky's Revenge captures all of the unique gameplay of the original and expands upon it with all new magical powers and animal...

September2010

August2010

  • News Now You Can Follow Shantae Wherever You Are

    Via Twitter, that is

    The wait for Shantae: Risky's Revenge is proving too much to bear for some. If you're one of those folks desperate to get their hands on the genie's goods, you might want to direct some of your enthusiasm and impatience to the official Shantae Twitter account. As you'd expect, the genie's first tweets have been explaining...

  • News Official Shantae: Risky's Revenge Site Updated

    Could this mean a release is coming soon?

    Wayforward has completely updated their Official Shantae: Risky's Revenge Site for all of you Shantae fans to check out. It was actually one of our members that discovered the site a few weeks back, but now the site has a bit more content on it, including the game's official gameplay trailer. We'll keep you...

June2010

  • News Shantae is Nearly Finished but Not Submitted

    It won't be out for weeks

    Although there was no DSiWare or WiiWare on display at Nintendo's E3 booth this year, IGN met up with WayForward's Matt Bozon to get some hands-on time with Shantae: Risky's Revenge. The game itself is all-but finished, needing just some final playtesting and any tweaks arising therein, which means that the game has not yet...

  • News Kapow! New Batman Trailer is Both Brave and Bold

    Holy hand-drawn animation!

    Time to dig out that cape and tiny pants, readers: this new trailer for upcoming Batman adventure The Brave and the Bold is sending out the Batsignal into the night sky. Despite sounding like an American daytime soap opera, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is based on the cartoon series, putting players in control of the...

November2009

  • News Mighty Flip Champs Europe-Bound This Month!

    At long last...

    It seems like European gamers have been waiting an absolute age to get their fingers on WayForward's really rather good Mighty Flip Champs, but the waiting is nearly over as WayForward has just told us the game will be releasing this month! As yet we have no exact date, but with European releases going up on Friday it can really only...

September2009

  • News Shantae Coming to DSiWare

    WayForward set to release the long-awaited sequel to their Game Boy Color classic!

    Well it's been a long time coming, but Shantae fans are about to have their wishes come true with the release of not one, but three new Shantae episodic titles on Nintendo's DSiWare service. The first release Shantae: Risky's Revenge, is expected to hit the DSiWare service sometime in the 4th quarter of this year. We..

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