Close followers of the Wii U eShop may be familiar with Zoink, the rather talented studio that developed Stick it to The Man. It's a studio with an interesting Nintendo history, having also worked on a cool concept idea called WeeWaa back in the Wii days. Back in 2014 the company also announced a publishing partnership with Image & Form, and is also developing the first game of the EA Originals initiative; more on that below.
The good news is that Zoink has confirmed it's developing a project for the Nintendo Switch. The blog post avoids details, but expresses excitement about working with the system.
We can't tell you much yet, but we all have really high hopes for the Nintendo Switch, with its versatility and innovative features. And we promise to work our ***** off to produce a high-quality title for the platform – we're already on it! The dev kit is in our hands and the ideas in our heads.
Since Stick it to The Man, Zoink has released Zombie Vikings on PS4 and PC, and its latest announced project is Fe. It was only revealed in the Summer, has no confirmed platforms yet and is that aforementioned first game under the EA Originals label; in this initiative the Indie retains IP ownership, with EA handling publishing and retaining "partnership rights". EA is actually listed as a third-party supporter of Switch, too.
Of course, until it's confirmed we don't known whether Zoink is bringing a port of an older game, Fe, or something entirely different to the Switch.
In any case, it's another talented development studio stepping up with some content for Nintendo's next-gen system, which is certainly welcome news.
Fe looks good. I hope Link gets a giant flying ray to ride around on in BotW.
Well, I was hoping the flood gates would open w/ NS games after Nintendo announced it, so I guess this is a start. Not exactly the FF7 Remake, but it's a start.
40 days to The Game Awards. Surely it will have a big night there, not really any other time to have a big night with gamers between now and March. CES in January isn't really their scene.
@rjejr I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo had a Nintendo Switch Direct in Janurary or Feburary detailing how the Switch's first few months are going to go down.
@rjejr Oh yeah! Forgot about that, will be interesting to see if Nintendo loosens the leash a little for The Game Awards.
@YouSeemFRAZZLED Nintendo have actually been pushing for third-parties to announce their titles first, as Nintendo won't be talking about their own works until 2017.
I imagine that The Game Awards will give us a new trailer for Zelda. This would tide us over and still somewhat fit Kimishima's "no game/specs news until 2017" statement.
Beyond that I'd think we'll get a new trailer for Ever Oasis. Not expecting anything else.
I hope they give Zombie Vikings another chance
@IceClimbers @ThomasBW84 "Kimishima's "no game/specs news until 2017" statement."
If we believed anything that Ntineod ever said there would be no Switch, their would be a platform of consoles like Apple has.
Even if Nintendo doesn't show up to lie to us again about Zelda and SFZ release dates, surely there will be other games there coming to NS. If any 3rd party has a big NS game at launch that's the time, and really only time, to show it off. It's about 2 days after FFXV releases too. A little late to mention an NS port perhaps, but better late than never. Or KH3.
If there aren't any NS game trailers at TGA awards, then there aren't any NS games worth knowing about. Zelda we know about, I'm nto worried about that. Though Link really needs a better mode of transport thru the skies, that leaf only goes down, not up.
Really, they should do a skit with Aonuma and Miyamoto talking about the Zelda reveal they did before when they said they'd be getting both StarFox and Zelda done — or actually try to make us forget about that.
Nice! I really enjoyed Stick It To The Man
@rjejr I'm looking at the trailer we got yesterday as more of a teaser than a full announcement. Considering how many developers are working with Nintendo, it's hard to see how we've not had more game news come out.
Although if Nintendo was bothered with "big events" they'd have announced at CES and had the Switch ready for Christmas.
I thought Fe looked interesting, and I loved Stick it to the Man, so this is good news.
@DanteSolablood Nintneod should do CES next year. It's where AMD showed off Discovery 2 years ago so it makes sense.
@aaronsullivan Any footage I see of Anouma better be hidden camera documentary style of him chained to a table in a small room working on Zelda. "Yes. Next year." my ... How many TP HD interviews did he do this year?
Miyamoto is a living legend can't do much to him.
"Zoinks Scoob, like this console could have like the best starting third party support on a Nintendo system after a long time. What should we do?"
"Ruh roh, pray for names and release dates. Hihihihihihihihi."
Kingdom Hearts 3 for Switch ?
As long the gameplay is not complicated as Dream Drom Distance, I think I will consider again because almost 3 years since I owned 3DS, still not finished my Dream Drop Distance due to clueless hints.
I'm so excited! God bless the Nintendo Switch!
@rjejr Haha. Poor Aonuma. Really, though. Imagine if they hadn't delayed Zelda to bring it to NS. How much less compelling would the NS be right now? And just launching on Wii U wasn't going to save Wii U, but only get small sales numbers. He does admit to making some mistakes during development but so much of this was outside his control and TP was necessary damage control, in my opinion. Be nice to him. Or don't.
@aaronsullivan I'll be nice to him when he starts being nice to me.
And I dont' care how well NS sells, that's Nitneod's problem. I care that I bought a $350 system and was told in 2014 that in 2015 I'd have an exclsuive Zelda game to play. Then in 2015 I was told in 2016 I'd have a Zelda game to play. Then in 2016 they took out the interactive map that Miyamoto was telling me how awesome it was back in 2014. The map that they added into WW HD to make the game better. Then in 2016 I'd have a Zelda game in March 2017, on the NS. Then they fed us some garbage about how the 2 games were always made side by side from the beginning, which is garbage b/c NS probably wasn't anywhere near ready in 2014 when they said it would be out in 2015, 2 years before NS launched.
Just why should I be nice to Anouma, what has he ever done for me? Lies, lies and more lies. I owe him nothing. Nintneod has owed me a Zelda game for the past 2 years. And what Wii U games are we getting this holiday since they delayed Zelda into 2017 from 2016 while they wait for NS to launch? Nothing, that's what.
Nintneod should give us $200 towards a NS to trade in our Wii U. We should at least get a free download of Zelda BotW on Wii U w/ our 3000 Platinum MyNintnedo coins. How about a Zelda demo for the holidays?
As a Wii U owner, all Nintendo has done lately is thrown me under the bus. I got nothing left to be nice to Anouma.
Thanks for the KH3 video.
It clearly much like KH2, unlike Dream Drop Distance with very confusing Aerial Flow and FF XIII-ish Abilities.
From i heard, Big Hero 6 will be in KH3.
KH3 should be on Nintendo Switch also.
Nice, their game looks good
Fe looks awesome! Hope that ends up on Switch.
Fe looks fantastic i would defo check it out on the NS.
Stick it to the man was fun, but sadly not as good as I had hoped!
Fe looks interesting by the way.
that looks trippy
@rjejr it happened on the cube with twilight princess it ended up on that awful Wii console with pointless motion controls. we had to wait till the wii u remake to get a version without motion controls.
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