September2020

May2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #43 - Super Turrican

    Turrican't decide

    It's time for another round of Box Art Brawl, your weekly opportunity to get uppity and opinionated over regional cover art that once adorned the packaging of video games around the globe. Last week the European cover of Pikmin 2 emerged victorious after scrapping with its brethren from Japan and the United States. Yes, the EU...

May2019

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December2017

  • Video Take To The Skies In This Trailer For Factor 5's Unreleased WeFly

    Pilotwings on Wii, basically

    Earlier this year we reported on Liam Robertson's excellent investigation into Factor 5's WeFly - basically Pilotwings for Wii - which went into detail about the game's development and its subsequent cancellation. Robertson is back with another neat exclusive - a hitherto unseen trailer for the game which was only...

October2017

September2017

  • Video Check Out WeFly - Factor 5's Long Lost Pilotwings Game for Wii

    Fly me to the moon

    Factor 5 enjoyed quite a unique relationship with Nintendo. Due to some bad fortune, we already know that the company had a complete Rogue Squadron game on the Wii that sadly never saw the light of day, and we previously reported on their plans for a new Pilotwings game on the same hardware. Now former Nintendo Life contributor...

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October2014

  • Video Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

    A Rogue Squadron resurrection that never left the base

    In what at least feels like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Factor 5's Rogue Squadron games were all the rage on the N64 and GameCube. Following Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, the company would attempt some projects for Microsoft and Sony, but either found little success...

March2013

August2012

  • News Albert Chen - Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II Aimed for "Fantasy Fulfilment"

    Would love to see a remake on 3DS

    One of the highlights of the GameCube library — a launch title no less — was Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II, a wonderful sequel to the Nintendo 64 original that dazzled with high-end graphics. For fans of the films that wanted to immerse themselves in the action and go all Luke Skywalker, it was an exciting and...

June2009

  • News Factor 5 Being Sued By Ex-Employees

    Lawsuit reveals a Rogue Squadron Wii game was in the works.

    A few months back San-Rafael-based Factor 5 (the studio behind the popular Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series) was declared bankrupt with between $1 million to $10 million in unpaid debts. In addition to this, the company was also faced with 69 claims for unpaid wages totaling more than $900,000. As you can imagine, much wailing and gnashing..

December2008

  • News Games Industry to feel the pinch?

    We don't like talking about real world issues, but are we going to lose big names from the games world? Yes, Free Radical and Factor 5 are the first ones down.

    It would appear that video gaming isn’t quite as recession-proof as many people would have you believe – long-time Nintendo supporter Factor 5 is rumoured to have closed it doors for the last time. The company found fame via its Turrican..