Announced earlier in the year for Wii U, Gear Gauntlet is a challenging - but potentially addictive - title in which you try to keep up a relentless pace through tricky courses. Previously released on Xbox One, developer Drop Dead Interactive now has a firm release date for the eShop - it'll arrive on 15th September in both North America and Europe at a price of $10/€10.
We had a go of the Wii U port - which has been produced and published by Crystalline Green - not too long ago at the Nintendo Life Community Gaming Night in Cambridge, England. It's shaped up nicely, and is also pretty darn challenging - the aim is to rush through courses while also quickly pushing face buttons when hit by a colour-coded dead end. You can get a taste for how it plays in the Xbox One trailer below.
Do you like the look of this one?
So it's Flingsmash but without motion controls?
Glad they got this out of the way before the ND, we don't need a 23 minute indie sizzle real for an ND.
My biggest question for the ND is why bother? They've done a good job lately of releasing news without an ND - NES Mini, white New 3DS for $149, the $79 2DS price cut. What news could they possibly have - outside of the NX elephant in the room - that warrants going to the trouble of bringing back an ND after all these months? They didn't even have 1 at E3. And they know everybody is geared up for NX news. They must have something planned to risk the backlash ire of why bother.
Guess we'll see what's trending after its over, #3ds4life or #whybother?
@Captain_Gonru "at no additional cost" It takes a serious man to type that instead of "free" like 99.9% of people do.
So, what would be a good price to charge for My Nintendo membership?
So, does your wife know you rearranged your work schedule to watch an ND? I was supposed to take the boys for back-to-school haircuts today, told my wife it depended on my mood after the ND. She replied - "So that's a no then." I think I better take them this afternoon.
They want to announce Splatoon 3d.....
I wish developers wouldn't put the word Gauntlet in the name of games that aren't Gauntlet.
@Radbot42 Double MEH.
@rjejr For all intents and purposes it actually is free:
At around $35 - $40 a year for an Xbox Live Gold subscription, the number of games that you can download (each month two Xbox 360 games and two Xbox One games) easily amounts to around $500 - $700 worth of games that you don't have to pay for.
Here's this month's sizzle reel:
Now not all of these games are new, but even the prices of these old ones are still around $20 or more in shops, and $10 for the arcade (eShop) games, so it's a nice bonus no matter which way you look at it.
if a brit wants to refer to the 15th in a list of 15 septembers, is it also the 15th september?
@Captain_Gonru "so my feed is a bit choppy."
Mine wasn't exactly choppy, though all the lip movement was off, and it paused for a fracture of a second a few times. By Pikmin 4 and Mario Sports Mix 2 I was in such a rage Icoudlnt' see anything clearly anyway.
@Captain_Gonru Content. Its' weird, I'd score it a 10 out 10 - SMM, Pikmin, Pokemon, new Tank game, new Link amiibo, Yoshi and that adorable Poochy amiibo, Mario Sports Superstars. But as a Wii Uowner, who paid $349 for his Wii U, why are all my Wii U games - both port and new - on the 3DS? Were are my games? @#$%$%##@ Nintnedo. I may be done with them.
If there is an NX Home no way I buy 1, what's the point? To have game support dropped in 3 years and everything be on the handheld? Which is why hybrid makes sense, no game drought, no angry Home owners. And besides, really, whats the difference between a hyrbid w/ TV out and a Home, same thing really, just make that. I still may not buy 1 though, I'm really mad. And it will be $349 to get Home power chips in a portable, which is why Wii U is still $299, New 3DS XL $199. Wii U is obviously dead and buried - no mention of Paper Mario today, just Skyward Sword, so they din't leave out Wii U compeltley, just rubbing salt in the wound of 3 ports - WW HD, TP HD and SS VC, but no new Zelda exclusive game on Wii U - EVER. I think they'll announce a New 3DS XL price drop when NX launches, hence none today. They'll keep them alongside each other, New 3DS XL and 2DS for kids, $349 NX hybrid for grown-ups.
And I probably dont 'need to say this to you, but I aint angry at you, so dont' take any of that anger personally.
@Captain_Gonru Peanut butter gamer, a youtuber, did a video on ACaF. You should watch it, pretty funny.
I'd almost consider that game for $20 for that island survival minigame and the 2 amiibo, but probably not.
And I know it was a 3DS ND, I just didn't expect 3DS to get my Wii U baseball, soccer and Pikmin games I've been waiting on. It can have all the ports it wants. But where are the 3DS to Wii U ports in return, kid icarus and Luiguus Mansion 2 would be nice.
My wife says wev e been duped and betrayed. Which is a little stro g, but directionally correct.
@Captain_Gonru aargh, I have a 165 emails. I can only imagine how many I'm going to have when NX gets announced.
So, you worried at all about an NX delay, or have you given up caring?
amiibo have been $5 on Amazon but I keep forgetting to buy them. Mostly those 4 new Kirby ones. I think the thrill is gone. I still want Cloud and Bayonetta though.
How many of these thread comments are on Gear Gauntlet, maybe 5%?
OK, now I'm just stalling to avoid my inbox. Sure I'll see ya soon.
@Captain_Gonru "but do you think 3DS Pikmin is unnamed because it's going to serve as a companion game to a NX Pikmin? Food for thought."
I seriously don' tknwo what they were thinking with that Pikmin announcment. Surely they know we are all waiting on Pikmin 4, surely they all know we are waiitng on NX news, most of us thinking Pikmin 4 will be on NX, and then WHAM, Pikmin on 3DS. Come on already, enough is enough, stop being so freaking stupid all the time and either say "This is Pikmin 4" or "this sint Pikmin 4". You have a twitter account, use it Does Myamoto have his own personal twitter account? He's the one who started this mess, he's the one who should be clearing it up. Stupid Ntinedo.
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