In February, Gunman Clive developer Bertil Hörberg announced his new platform action title Mechstermination Force would be arriving on the Switch eShop this Spring. It's described as a cross between the Contra series and Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 2, and will apparently be "a lot bigger" than his previous releases. Speaking...
Deal with it
While Nintendo is known for making gaming as accessible as possible to the masses, a number of indie developers have made a name for themselves on the Switch by providing absolutely ruthless experiences. Cuphead by StudioMDHR will be no different. This game is already known as a punishing run and gun 2D platformer and it's now been...
The power of cardboard
At the very beginning of 2019, the organisers of the 19th Game Developers Choice awards announced this year's nominees. On the Switch front, Nintendo Labo was nominated for an innovation award, while indie titles such as Celeste got nominated for the best audio, design and game of the year. The winners of each category have...
The relationship between Nintendo and indie developers seems to be getting stronger by the day. We've seen characters such as Shovel Knight represented as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and now the developer behind Crypt of the NecroDancer is working on a special Zelda cross-over known as
Cuphead is just the beginning
Last week, Microsoft's Gaming Cloud Chief Kareem Choudhry said the technology giant had no specific Xbox Live announcements for the Switch right now. Despite this, the company has somehow touched on the subject again at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, currently taking place in San Francisco. According to a tweet...
Physical deluxe edition also confirmed
During Epic's keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, The Bearded Ladies and Funcom announced Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden would be released on the Switch on 25th June. This version of the game will come with expansion DLC. There'll also be a retail deluxe edition released on the same...
Google takes Nintendo's cons for a Joy-Ride
Next week, Google intends to reveal plans for its foray into the gaming industry at GDC – and while little is known about their intentions at the moment, delicious new details seem to be emerging daily. According to a recent Chromium commit spotted in the wild by coder Owen Williams, Google is...
The upcoming schedule for this year’s Game Developers Conference – taking place between the 18th and 22nd of March – has revealed how Microsoft will be discussing its plans to expand Xbox Live support to Android, iOS and the Nintendo Switch. It wants cross-platform play to go beyond the insanely popular crafting-survival game...
Smash Bros. Ultimate Receives an honourable mention
The organisers of the 19th Game Developers Choice Awards have announced this year's nominees. The winners of each category will be announced on 20th March at the San Francisco Moscone Center during the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) event hosted by Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine...
Developer Niantic to provide an in-depth look
One of the year's biggest events for the development community will take place from 14th-18th March (public expo from 16th March) with GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco. Thousands of developers and industry professionals will descend on the city for a series of events, networking sessions...
Virtual Reality, PS4 and Xbox One all gain support
GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2016 is around a month away, and as part of the traditional warm-up for the gathering the event has released the outcome of its most recent 'state of the industry' survey - over 2000 North American game developers took part. As was the case in 2015 it reflects a...
Splatoon is up for three awards, Super Mario Maker is up for one
In a couple short months, it'll be about that time of year for the annual Game Developers Conference, one of the largest events in the industry. Rather than E3, which is centered around new announcements for greater audiences, GDC is primarily focused on the craft of game development...
New Leaf and Castlevania devs discuss the intricacies of game development
Many of the presentations at last month's Game Developers Conference are now available to view for free on the GDC Vault website, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf producer Katsuya Eguchi and co-director Aya Kyogoku's "How to Turn a New Leaf at the Animal Crossing" and...
Keepin' it fresh
Staying up to date, while at the same time pleasing fans, is quite possibly one of the biggest issues for developers of games in franchises such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. The games have been around for many years and have amassed a huge fan-base that arguably expects Nintendo's popular franchises to...
Don't worry, there's not a microtransaction in sight!
Animal Crossing; New Leaf released over half a year ago on 3DS, but with something new to see and do every single day it has continued to live on as small, relaxing part of many player's daily routine. While attending the Game Developers Conference last week, series creator Katsuya Eguchi and New...
Next year's event scheduled for 2nd-6th March
UBM Tech Game Network, the organizers behind the Game Developers Conference, announced today that a record-breaking 24,000 attendees visited the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week for one of the industry's biggest events. The figure represents steady growth from last year's event, which could...
The Virtual Boy even appeared
GDC (Game Developers Conference 2014) has drawn to a close, and it brought us some snippets of Nintendo news, mainly focused on the download market. Nintendo showed off various games on the way to the eShop, promised there were plenty more, and showed off Mario vs. Donkey Kong running on the Nintendo Web Framework. The...
More exciting stuff from Nintendo at GDC 2014
With the annual GDC preparing to close, a lot of cool bits of information regarding the latest game industry happenings and developments are popping up all over the net. Nintendo has already revealed a few things this week – including the fact it’s been able to shift 7.3 million copies of Animal...
"It feels like a return to the golden days"
GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 is now approaching its close in San Francisco, and has hosted a variety of games, demonstrations and reveals. As is also the norm there have been presentations from various figures in the games industry, with a particularly high profile example being that given by...
Another gong to celebrate
From late 2013 and into 2014 Nintendo's best titles on Wii U and 3DS have picked up some notable awards, with landmark releases such as Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds leading the way. The latter has triumphed again at the Game Developers Choice Awards, which are part of this week's GDC...
"Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers"
Next week San Francisco will host the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014, from 17th to 21st March, a significant event that brings thousands of developers and publishers together. It hosts talks and presentations, while also giving companies an opportunity to network with others and...
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 North...
Giving new meaning to "silent protagonist"
At this year's GDC, Ubisoft Montpellier gave a post-mortem discussion on their Wii U launch title, ZombiU, discussing the genesis of the game and the unique approach they took to involving the player in the story. First shown at E3 2011 as the darkly comical Killer Freaks From Outer Space, story design...
It seems that being an independent WiiWare developer isn't all it's cracked up to be for some.
According to Gamasutra publisher and Independent Game Festival chairman Simon Carless, Nintendo has a threshold in place that determines whether or not an independent developer is paid for their game release. Carless goes on to say that this number is in the neighborhood of mid-quadruple digits for..
At a GDC 2009 roundtable with renowned designers, Art seems to be a dirty word
It’s a debate that has raged for centuries: Do video games constitute art? Ok, maybe not centuries, but it seems like a while. Personally, I say ‘yeah, of course it is!’, but I’m not the creator of games that have been hailed as art by so many. At this years...
A recap of all the third-party news and announcements for Nintendo consoles from this year's Global Developers' Conference.
Sotoru Iwata's keynote speech at this year's Global Devopers' Conference revealed more than a couple of exciting projects for Nintendo fans to look forward to in the coming months. It's not just the Big N who came to the party, however; third-party developers both independent..
While Capcom has now fully admitted that they knew about the Virtual Console Arcade long before the announcement was made, they've decided to remain quiet as far as what their plans are for supporting the service.
Below is a statement made by Capcom Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development Christian Svensson regarding Capcom's thoughts on Nintendo's recent announcements..
A new Horror Thriller, Cursed Mountain (Wii) and the long missing Duke Nukem (DS) Platforming style
At this year's GDC publisher Deep Silver held a small, exclusive press screening to showcase it's upcoming titles including the new horror title Cursed Mountain (Wii) and Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS). Cursed Mountain is a Wii exclusive and a welcome one for those that've been itching for some more..
For those unable to keep up, an overview of the stories and announcements made during Satoru Iwata's keynote speech.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dropped more than a few bombshells today during his keynote speech at the Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco - some surprising, some predicted months ago, all exciting news for Nintendo fans. Here's a look at all the announcements in brief:..
Earlier today at GDC 2009 Satoru Iwata announced a brand new Zelda game for the DS, Spirit Tracks.
The new The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks game that Iwata announced will utilize the intuitive touch control of Phantom Hourglass in an all new adventure that will please longtime Zelda™ fans while keeping the game accessible to all DS owners. The concept behind this Zelda game includes..
Nintendo release a new Super Mario Galaxy trailer at this years Game Developers Conference, Mario is back and better than ever!
Check out this new video fresh from the GDC in San Francisco, Miyamoto also announced that the game "would be available this year" lets just hope that includes an English speaking region! We've also added a handful of new screenshots released by Nintendo
Today Nintendo-san Miyamoto shared his "Creative Vision" as he gave his Keynote speech at the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Miymoto started off by announcing that his speech would be "a very different kind of keynote, a personal experience" and boy was he right, he even showed a bunch of his own photos using the Photo Channel on the Wii console, first off showing his very own..
Nintendo shows off some of its latest games at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Reggie and co have six new titles on show for the attendees. Four for Wii and two for DS, here's some information about the titles and when they expect them to be released in the US. Big Brain Academy 15 new activities challenge brains in five categories: memory, analysis, number crunching, visual..
It's that time of year again - all the top games developers flock to San Francisco for the annual conference.
Whilst this event doesn't often lead to any exciting announcements for average gamers, this years Game Developers Conference will see a keynote speech by the legendary man himself, Shigeru Miyamoto, the main man behind Nintendo's continued success. "In his keynote address at the 2007..
Nintendo have released a transcript of Satoru Iwata's Games Developers Conference speech yesterday.
Just in case you were interested in exactly what the Nintendo president had to say, we've received a full length transcript of the keynote speech, delivered yesterday. "Thank you so much for giving me the honor of speaking before you again this year. In my job, I have to talk to a lot of people,..