Tag: Shinen

  • Feature FAST RMX - The Price, Modes and Performance of Switch's Futuristic Racer

    Shin'en Multimedia aims to hit top speed

    The launch line-up of the Nintendo Switch continues to evolve and grow, with FAST RMX by Shin'en Multimedia being a recent addition to the 3rd March line-up. A 'remix' of the excellent FAST Racing NEO, it's an exciting one for fans of the original fast-paced racer as it will add new content and improved...

  • Feature Taking the FAST Racing NEO Future Pack DLC for a Test Drive

    YOU GOT BOOST POWER

    Has it really been nine-or-so months since FAST Racing NEO first graced our consoles? This writer finds it hard to believe and yet here comes an incessant rattling that many might consider to be an opinion on its DLC pack we've been dying for. To say that we at Nintendo Life are fans of Shin'en and the games they produce is no...

  • Interview Shin'en Multimedia Explains How FAST Racing NEO's Future Pack DLC Got on the Grid

    "We see it as a fan service"

    This week there are certainly some high profile arrivals due on the eShop, one of which is the NEO Future Pack DLC for Wii U exclusive FAST Racing NEO. It looks set to be a good deal, too, confirmed with a price tag of $4.99 / €4.99 / £4.20; as the racer is fondly regarded by many, the opportunity to jump into eight...

  • News The Next Shin'en Game Will Be on Nintendo Platforms

    What'll it be?

    Shin'en Multimedia has had a great relationship with Nintendo, consistently releasing games that both look and play great. While it's released the vast majority of its games for Nintendo platforms (all the way back to the Game Boy Color!), the company has recently ported a few games to the PS4, making some question whether or not it...

  • Feature A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

    "All in all we did the best we can, and this has already made us happy"

    In the first of this 2015 'Year in Development' series, Shin'en Multimedia's Manfred Linzner talks about a big year for the studio that culminated in the December release of FAST Racing NEO on the Wii U eShop. As a studio you were relatively quiet early in the year, though...

  • News Digital Foundry Gives a Thumbs Up to FAST Racing NEO

    "The end results are simply fantastic in motion"

    FAST Racing NEO is out now on the Wii U eShop, and as far as we're concerned it's a fantastic racing game. It delivers pacey action and looks great, standing out one of the store's best titles and also helping to fill that sci-fi racing itch some may have. Intriguingly, our chums at Digital Foundry...

  • Feature A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

    Martin Sauter talks about creating landscapes for racing

    FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases, with its arrival due on 10th December. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre...

  • News FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

    Start your engines

    It's an eagerly anticipated Wii U eShop exclusive, and now Shin'en Multimedia has finally confirmed the launch details for FAST Racing NEO; the good news is that we'll be on the grid soon. It will arrive in North America and Europe on 10th December, and even better it'll be at a rather reasonable €14.99 / $14.99 / £10.99...

  • Feature A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

    Bernhard Wodok on its technology and a surprise DS cameo

    FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

  • Feature A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part One

    Manfred Linzner talks us through an early car and track

    FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

  • Feature Finding Top Speed in FAST Racing NEO

    "It's been the biggest production for us. We're sure it'll pay off"

    FAST Racing NEO, still due this year, is almost certainly among the most highly anticipated Wii U eShop releases of the next two months. In fact, among the hardier and most dedicated band of Wii U devotees it may be one of the most exciting upcoming releases on the system full stop,...

  • Exclusive Get Revved Up With the First FAST Racing NEO 60fps Footage

    Hitting top speed

    E3 week may typically be associated with the big beasts of gaming, but there's more to be enjoyed from the LA extravaganza. It's an industry event also graced by many smaller Indie developers, and the Nindie contingent will be there in force to show off exciting new downloads on the way. We have a Nindie treat before the expo...

  • News New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Revealed in Summer

    "The biggest, and most beautiful game we ever did."

    Remember FAST Racing Neo? You'd be forgiven for forgetting about it, as Shin'en has been rather reluctant to release much information about the racing extravaganza. The sequel to the popular Wiiware hit, FAST- Racing League, it promises to deliver a blisteringly fast experience in glorious 60 FPS...

  • News Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

    Nano Assault! Art of Balance! Jett Rocket II!

    We may have already had this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, but a few more surprise discounts will arrive as the stores freshen up today (18th December). While one Shin'en Multimedia game was listed in the 3DS eShop discounts initially, it's now been confirmed that a total of six...

  • Interview Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing NEO and its Development Approach

    "We hope we can deliver the best eShop title"

    Shin'en Multimedia is a name that'll be familiar to keen Nintendo download gamers, releasing a series of highly regarded titles across WiiWare, the 3DS eShop and the Wii U eShop. The studio is typically praised for extracting impressive performance from Nintendo's hardware, producing some of the...

  • News Shin'en Multimedia Lining Up Another Wii U Game Reveal

    More FAST Racing Neo details to follow

    Shin'en Multimedia was on the Wii U from day one with Nano Assault Neo, a twin-stick shooter that continued one of the studio's established franchises and was also an early showcase for the impressive visuals possible for downloads on the system. It was unsurprising that keen Nintendo download fans were also...

  • Feature A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

    Life in the FAST lane

    In our third Year in Development feature we have a guest article from Shin'en Multimedia's Manfred Linzner. The eShop developer has, over a number of years, forged a reputation for developing high-quality, polished games on Nintendo's download platforms. In this article Linzner summarises the studio's 2013, including surprise...

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    Review Jett Rocket II - The Wrath of Taikai

    A rocketing success?

    It’s crazy to think that it’s been three years since we last saw Jett Rocket. Three years may not seem like it was that long ago, but a lot has changed during this time. As a result, not only is the planetary inspector only just making his handheld début on 3DS, but his creators at Shin’en Multimedia no longer have to...

  • News FAST Racing NEO To Feature 'Hyper Real Graphics'

    Shin’en to use 4K - 8K textures within the game

    Shin’en’s recently announced Wii U eShop title FAST Racing NEO will feature “hyper real graphics” according to a tweet made by the developer earlier today. The follow up to 2011’s FAST Racing - League for WiiWare, will use between 4K and 8K textures to impress from a technical standpoint...

  • Developer Interview Shin'en Multimedia on the First Days of the Wii U eShop

    Neo beginnings

    Shin'en Multimedia is a developer likely to be well-known to Nintendo download enthusiasts, with the company having made multiple appearances on Wii and 3DS, in particular. Some of its releases, such as Jett Rocket and Art of Balance TOUCH!, have been among the best titles on WiiWare and the 3DS eShop, respectively, while the small...

  • News Developers Explain How to Make a 3DS eShop Game

    Patience and perseverance needed

    Just recently we spoke to Trent Oster of Beamdog to learn about WiiWare from a developer's perspective, though his experience had ultimately been negative. Something that we touched upon was that the eShop on 3DS seems to be a better download platform that shows improvements over the Wii Shop, though specific details...

  • First Impressions Art of Balance TOUCH! (3DS eShop)

    Small scale

    Art of Balance on WiiWare is one of the service's best puzzlers — the second highest-rated puzzler on Wii, according to Metacritic — so an enhanced, portable version for 3DS sounds like a winner. Surprise! It is. Art of Balance TOUCH! follows the same format as previous Shin'en WiiWare-to-eShop transition

  • News Shin'en Licensed to Develop for Wii U

    Rocket start

    German developer Shin'en Multimedia is licensed to develop for Wii U. The team behind WiiWare hits Art of Balance, FAST Racing League, Jett Rocket recently updated its home page with the following message: Welcome to Shin'en's web-site. If you're interested in our services and productions, you've come to the right place. Shin'en was...

  • News Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! Rattles into 3DS Cup Next Week

    Well, in Europe anyway

    Shin'en's first eShop game Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! is coming to Europe next week. 3DS owners in the continent can fire up their consoles, head over to the eShop and watch a 3D video of the game in action. If you're on a computer you can read our First Impressions: Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! and anticipate all the Fun! Fun!...

  • First Impressions Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS eShop)

    Shin'en star?

    Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! might lay it on a bit thick with its overly exclamatory title, but it does a decent job of summing up the first 3DS eShop game from long-time Nintendo supporter Shin'en Multimedia. It's worth saying right off the bat this isn't a portable version of WiiWare original Fun! Fun! Minigolf: while that was intended...

  • News Nintendo Outs Jett Rocket Super Surf for 3DS eShop

    No secrets in this place

    Nintendo just took the lid off Shin'en Multimedia's long-teased 3DS follow-up to WiiWare hit Jett Rocket. Called Jett Rocket Super Surf, the game will hit the 3DS eShop in early 2012. Other than that, we know next-to nothing about the game, but we're going out on a limb and suggesting it involves surfing. More details as we...

  • News Shin'en Putts Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! Into the eShop Cup

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    As proof that three exclamation marks is just enough to express excitement, Shin'en Multimedia has announced Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! for the 3DS eShop. After an outing on WiiWare, the 3DS version brings with it several key features, including the ability to play as your Mii using either touch or button controls. There are 54 holes — half as...

  • First Impressions Nano Assault

    Shin'en knows shmups

    Shin'en is certainly no stranger to the shoot 'em up genre, having already developed games in the Iridion and Nanostray series for Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS respectively, but after taking a few years to work on other projects, many shooter fans were beginning to wonder if the developer would ever get back to its shmup...

  • News Nano Assault Trailer Shoots to Thrill

    Have a blast

    Just checking: is Shin'en Multimedia's Nano Assault still one of the best looking games on 3DS? Yes, yes it is. That's good, then. The new trailer for the game — out in North America on 22nd November for just $29.99 — shows off more of the same fantastic graphics we've come to expect from Shin'en. The accompanying press release also...

  • News Brand New Nano Assault Gameplay Trailer

    Game gets new gameplay video and official site

    After enjoying success with its Iridion series on Game Boy Advance, developer Shin'en knocked the socks off of shoot 'em up fans with two Nanostray DS releases. And while Shin'en has released a variety of titles over the past few years, it's the studio's upcoming return to the Nanostray series, Nano...

  • News First Nano Assault Footage Assaults All Your Senses

    Well, maybe not your sense of smell

    Shin'en Multimedia's first 3DS game is the microscopic Nano Assault, and now we have the first video footage of the game in action. As you might have expected, it looks pretty stunning. This off-screen footage from E3 shows off the game's standard top-down shooting gameplay as well as the tunnel-esque Escape mode...

  • News You Must See These Nano Assault 3DS Screenshots

    How good does it look?

    If you were impressed with Shin'en's graphical mastery of WiiWare in Jett Rocket and the upcoming FAST — Racing League, you're going to be very pleased with what the studio's first 3DS game looks like. Nano Assault is a shooter set in a microscopic world, with your Nanite ship sent in to destroy a rapidly spreading virus...

  • First Impressions FAST - Racing League

    Taking Shin'en's latest for a spin

    Plenty of Nintendo fan ire has been drawn by the lack of an F-Zero game for the Wii, and with Wipeout exclusive to Sony consoles there's a huge gap in the market for sleek-looking futuristic racers. WiiWare developer Shin'en Multimedia is hoping to fill that with its upcoming WiiWare title FAST – Racing League,...

  • News Start Your Engines for FAST - Racing League's Release Date

    Europe first past the post

    Shin'en's past WiiWare output has been pretty solid — both Art of Balance and Jett Rocket sit near the top of their genres — so hopes are high that upcoming racer FAST — Racing League can continue the studio's hot streak. The developer has just been in touch to let us know the game's European release date is locked...

  • News Shin'en Brings Bullets Back with Nano Assault for 3DS

    Have a blast

    Shin'en Multimedia has made a name for itself with pushing superb graphical performances from Nintendo hardware, from Nanostray to Jett Rocket, so the news that the developer is working on Nano Assault for 3DS should have you pricking up your ears. The fact it's a shoot 'em up set inside a world that resembles electron microscope...

  • News Feel the G-Force With New FAST - Racing League Screenshots

    Shin'en Multimedia pushing the capabilities of WiiWare once again

    Last September, we brought you word on Shin'en Multimedia's upcoming racing title FAST - Racing League, and with the German developer's track record of producing visually-compelling titles, this racing game doesn't seem to deviate from that reputation at all. The game's website has...

  • News Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

    Shin'en interview hints at branching out

    Graphically resplendent and rather enjoyable WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket has been making waves since landing in June, and those who've clocked the adventure may have already seen this closing screen that hints at a reappearance for the jumpsuited Jett. Well, don't expect to see him repeating his...

  • News Jett Rocket Sequel May Already be Firing Up its Boosters

    Spoilers potentially contained within

    Jett Rocket has only been out in North America for a few days, but already talk of a sequel has hit the Internet, with the game's end sequence dropping some fairly large hints that a follow-up is on the way. Those of you who've already clocked Jett's adventure may have seen this screen, adorned with the familiar...

  • News Jett Rocket Gameplay Trailer - Toxic Swamps

    More amazing footage!

    The folks at Shin'en were kind enough to send over another jaw-dropping gameplay trailer of their upcoming WiiWare title Jett Rocket! in action. In this video you can check out the "Toxic Swamps" area of the game, along with a host of cool gameplay mechanics demonstrated throughout the video. Just three more days...

  • News Latest Jett Rocket Video Gives Us a Frosty Reception

    North Pole level looks ice cool

    Now we know there's only a few weeks left until Jett Rocket's finished form lands on WiiWare we're all the more eager to take it for another spin following our recent First Impressions preview. Understandably unable to speed up the passage of time, Shin'en Multimedia has instead sent over a new video of the title to...

  • First Impressions Jett Rocket

    Shiny 3D platforming comes to WiiWare

    Everyone was impressed by the initial videos of Jett Rocket when they first came out, but they don't prepare you for the experience of playing the game itself. We were lucky enough to play a preview build consisting of the first area and it's probably safe to say that based upon our experience this could be the...

  • News Jett Rocket Comes into Land Soon for 1000 Points

    June 28th for North America, July 2nd in Europe

    Yesterday we brought you the latest part of the Jett Rocket developer's blog and soon we'll have our First Impressions of the title, but until then tide yourself over with the news that the game is due for a release within the next few weeks for 1,000 Nintendo Points. Reaching North America on June...

  • News Jett Rocket Blog Reassures You It's Not All About the Graphics

    Jett's moves and why 60fps is key

    The thrill of watching Jett Rocket in action is still very much present, but now we know the engine is in good shape it's time to delve a little deeper into what kinds of gameplay will await gamers when the game hits WiiWare in the near future. The latest developer's blog has just been posted to shed some light on...

  • News Get Fired Up Over Jett Rocket's New Gameplay Trailer

    World 1 of the planet Yoroppa

    It's rare to see a WiiWare game push the graphical boundaries of the format to an extent where you forget it's a download title, so when a game does exactly that, it's enough to turn heads. That's the kind of impact Jett Rocket has created and the latest trailer shows the game in action, centred in the Atoll Region. The...

  • News New Making of Jett Rocket Blog Opens

    Go behind the scenes with Shin'en's platform beauty

    Anticipation around these parts for Shin'en Multimedia's WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket is pretty high at the moment, with everything released on it so far pointing to a quality platforming title on the way. How did they make it so shiny, though? The official behind the scenes blog should answer...

  • News Jett Rocket Trailer Melts Your Face with Graphical Afterburners

    Shinen boldly goes where WiiWare has never been

    We know that some WiiWare games look good. Some might even look really good, but so far there hasn't been a game that looks quite as eye-popping as Shin'en Multimedia's Jett Rocket. Until now, that is. You've already seen screenshots and the first teaser, and like us you were probably wondering exactly...

  • News New Jett Rocket Shots Blast Off

    WiiWare to receive its best-looking game yet

    Shin'en Multimedia has already proven its ability at creating great-looking and addictive WiiWare titles, with the superb Art of Balance available now, but the company looks set to exceed its own high standards, as these new shots of Jett Rocket show. Boasting a distinctly Super Mario Galaxy-inspired...

  • News Art of Balance Coming Soon to North America

    Release date and pricing set.

    Shin'en Multimedia have informed us that their upcoming WiiWare title, Art of Balance is coming to the North American Wii Shop on the 15th of February and will be retailing for 800 points. Naturally we'll give it a full review at that time, but for now you can read our first impressions and feast your eyes on a new...

  • First Impressions Art of Balance

    We get to grips with this blocky beauty

    Puzzle games are ten-a-penny on WiiWare, varying from the boring to the brilliant. Attempting to nestle nicely into this overcrowded genre comes Art of Balance, a physics-based block-stacker from the developers of DS shooter Nanostray. Having had chance to sit down with Art of Balance for a few hours it’s...

  • News Art of Balance Announced for WiiWare

    Cubic cranium conundrums on the way

    Puzzle games and physics go together like plumbers and mushrooms, so Shin'en Multimedia's announcement that Art of Balance is heading towards WiiWare is welcome news. Here it is in their own words: Shin’en Multimedia announces the development of Art of Balance for WiiWare. Grab your Wii Remote™ and build a...