Category Archives: Wii U News
Although the eerie survival horror Cult County is now coming to home consoles and PC, the developers at Renegade Kid have shared that it is still coming to Nintendo 3DS. This is a big relief, since it was originally announced for Nintendo’s feisty handheld. Also, there’s just something about playing a survival horror game on my 3DS with 3D on that gives me chills. After playing and beating the crap out of Resident Evil: Revelations, I’ve been dying to see more of the horror genre on 3DS. In their latest Kickstarter update, Renegade Kid confirmed that the 3DS will be added to the platform lineup, as long as they reach their stretch goal of $580,000.
If you want to play the game on 3DS, be sure to support Renegade Kid in the development of Cult County.
Finally An RTS For The Wii U!
For those of you in the dark, Hex Heroes is an RTS planned for the Wii U and PC. Started by Prismatic Games LLC. Hex Heroes is a 5-person co-op or competitive RTS that is in its last few days of kickstarter funding. The game itself looks super promising and has cameos from several indie game personalities like Juan from Guacamelee and Shovel Knight from Shovel Knight. Not only that but the Game Grumps will also be making appearances in the game. Pair all of that with a soundtrack made by Grant Kirkhope and you have a Wii U game that is a must buy!
I had the opportunity to discuss the game with Mario Castenada and ask him some questions. Read on for the interview!
Seeing the game in action for the first time just gives me chills. We haven’t even seen any sort of combat yet and I can’t wait to play Cult County on Nintendo Wii U. Yesterday, developer Renegade Kid posted gameplay footage (above) from the game on YouTube, and it’s looking pretty promising! Check out the gameplay video above and tell us what you think!
Make sure to drop by the game’s Kickstarter page and help them out!
Kickstarter: Cult County
In a recent interview with Edge magazine, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed that the development team are already working on a new title. He is not yet able to confirm what the game is, or whether it’s coming to Wii U or 3DS, but he did note that they are already working on new game mechanics. What better title to add new mechanics to than one in the Galaxy series? Nintendo has previously hinted towards another game in the series, but they were in the middle of Super Mario 3D World at the time. We can’t be for sure, but do do have a pretty big hunch that the next game will be Super Mario Galaxy 3 for Wii U. What do you think?
Source: Edge Online, via Wii U Daily
If you’re anything like me, you were really anticipating today’s Smash Bros. Direct. Just as Sakurai promised, this video was worth the wait, but maybe not in the ways you would’ve anticipated! The first thing talked about was the release date. The 3DS version of the game will be released first this summer. The Wii U version is coming this winter. You might be a little disappointed that both games aren’t coming out at once, but the thing is that the creators need enough time to pack in as much content into these games as humanly possible. Read on for the details!
Masahiro Sakurai (Smash Bros. Creator) reminded everyone via Miiverse that a new Nintendo Direct will be out later today. He also noted that this particular episode will be “worth the wait”. What could that possibly mean do you think? Here’s a hint, it’s probably got something to do with the picture above! Most likely there’s going to be a new Smash Bros. character or two announced… but what do you think will be announced???
Update: Well, the broadcast has already concluded, and it was fantastic! We have a confirmation of 4 returning characters, as well as an unexpected newcomer… Watch the entire Smash Bros. Direct and check out my impressions of the new announcements here.
Source: Miiverse, via My Nintendo News
Anything’s possible! Sega plans to bring Wii U owners more DLC zones to Sonic Lost World, and judging from the last two Nintendo-themed levels (based on Yoshi’s Island and The Legend of Zelda), a Mario zone would fit right in. Producer Takashi Iizuka has shared that he and the Sonic Team still want to make more Nintendo-influenced downloadable content. Here’s what he said:
“Sonic Lost World is a title that only released on Nintendo hardware, which is an opportunity that I couldn’t believe, collaborating together. This time, the appearance is interesting, as combining Sonic into such a world is extremely foreign, and I wanted to aim at the unexpected.”
“In normal production, the hardest part is building up the base of the game. Stages can normally be changed simply by variations, but this time, it was shaped to be a different experience on each stage of the DLC, which is why it took so long to complete.”
“The team says that the music, sound and songs of The Legend of Zelda were entertaining to try and re-create and is now interested in working on more levels that allow it to collaborate with Nintendo.”
How awesome would it be to explore the colorful Mushroom Kingdom as Sega’s iconic blue blur? It would sure be a shame if the developers didn’t do a Mario zone, but there are also a ton of other Nintendo worlds I would love to see Sonic visit. Where do you want Sonic to visit next?
It’s been a while since we’ve gotten some solid Super Smash Bros. news, but that’s about to change this Tuesday. Nintendo recently shared that they will be holding a Nintendo Direct broadcast on Tuesday, April 8th, exclusively for the games on Wii U and 3DS. Be sure to tune in to the link here at 6 p.m. EST (11 p.m. UK time) to watch the live stream.
My fingers are crossed for some more new characters!
Source: Nintendo of America
If you’ve seen any footage from Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, then you know how great it looks in action. The lighting, frame-rate, HD visuals, and higher processing power of Wii U – all of these factors play a key part in making this the most visually stunning Mario Kart game to date. The Wii U’s power has also made this the most graphically-stable game in the series. Producer Hideki Konno recently shared some remarks on the presentation in the game:
We’re working with HD for the first time, and we really wanted to take advantage of that. We put a lot of effort into making this a good looking game–it’s a very pretty game. This time with the power of the Wii U we really made an effort to keep that graphic quality high regardless of how many ways we were splitting the TV into. Using the power of the Wii U, we were able to create a Mario Kart title that feels right, and the controls feel like they’re perfect for this game.
Fasten your seat belts, because Mario Kart 8 hits North America on May 30th. Stay tuned for a preview on the game in the coming weeks before launch! Who else is super excited?
Source: Wii U Daily
Ubisoft’s third title to utilize the revolutionary UbiArt framework is heading to Wii U this month! Child of Light is an RPG where the concept art is the in-game graphics, thanks to the new engine. This cuts down development time, and allows the developers at Ubisoft Montreal to take their ideas and put them directly in the game with ease. Eurogamer was nice enough to post the first 10 minutes of gameplay from this adventure on their YouTube account, and without a commentary! This way, you can enjoy the direct-feed footage without any distractions.
Check it out above this text.
Source: Wii U Daily
What’s better than one Rainbow Road course? The answer is simple: TWO Rainbow Road courses! Since the start of the series, each Mario Kart game has featured one new Rainbow Road track, but Nintendo has decided to change that. In Mario Kart 8, you will be able to race on the fan-favorite N64 version as well. Game director Kosuke Yabuki says:
Rainbow Road of course is a classic course. This time we actually grabbed Rainbow Road N64 version in addition to the current iteration of Rainbow Road. So we hope you look forward to racing on both of those courses. One thing I do want to mention is Rainbow Road, that final course. We really want you to look forward to what we’ve done to it this time because it’s something else. It’s really spectacular.
Also, some of you are aware of the rumor that this installment would feature a track editor, but the developers have put that to rest. Here’s why, according to game producer Hideki Konno:
With regards to course editing, and letting users create and edit their own courses, it’s something that I’m interested in, and I’ve been interested in for a long time. It’s a fun feature. However, with Mario Kart, courses are key to the series, and it’s really tough. This is the eighth game in the series, and when we work on a Mario Kart title, we work on courses, and we create them, and then we work on them again, and again, and we revise until we come up with something that we think will be fun for everyone to play.
More Mario Kart 8 news is on the way, right here on Nintendo Charged!