Posted 5 hours ago
Curve Studios’ Wii U support continues. Today, in conjunction with Funktronic Labs, the company announced that Nova-111 is heading to the Wii U eShop early next year.
Nova-111 is a sci-fi themed adventure game that offers a mix of turn-based gameplay and real-time action. Players will need to use both real time decisions and turn based strategy to fight enemies and solve puzzles. Curve says, “The combination of two very different methods of interacting with the world creates a title that allows for the sense of urgency of real-time games while providing the depth of strategy and methodical combat decisions typically associated with turn-based titles.”
You’ll find today’s full announcement after the break. A trailer is posted above.
Posted 6 hours ago
Black Forest Games is working on Giana Sisters 2, the studio has confirmed. The Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams sequel is currently in the early prototyping stages and is targeted for Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Black Forest Games expects the game to be ready by late 2015 or early 2016.
Posted 13 hours ago
Nefarious has been successfully funded on Kickstarter. This one truly came down to the last second, as the project hit its $50,000 target with just minutes remaining. Nefarious is now guaranteed for Wii U having reached its goal.
You can find Nefarious’ Kickstarter page with lots of details here.
Posted 22 hours ago
Actos Games has confirmed plans to launch Psyscrolr on the Wii U eShop this fall.
Jonathan Meyer, founder of the studio, shared the news on Twitter:
Here’s an overview of the game shared a couple of months ago:
Welcome to the world of psyscrolr, a tale of a young man outcast from his society by gaining powers he never wanted or had. The Scrolr, which is the main character, must find his way through the beautiful landscapes while solving puzzles, fighting enemies, and uncovering the truth of his world while being hunted by the Magi; a sect of wizards who wish to put an end to the Scrolr’s new powers.
Utilizing the Wii U GamePad, interact with the world directly as you make contact from your world to the Scrolr’s world. Move objects, shoot fireballs, block hits… the touch is your greatest weapon.
Next Level Games has dabbled with the combination of Mario and sports in the past. Super Mario Strikers launched for GameCube, while Mario Strikers Charged came out for Wii. Next Level Games also created an idea for a third project at one point: “Super Mario Spikers”.
Super Mario Spikers would have been a new game for Wii featuring a mixture of volleyball/wrestling gameplay. Development never actually began, and the idea was canned soon after the initial phases of conceptualization.
Unseen64 has plenty of additional information here.
Nintendo is continuing the “Super Smashing Sale” in North America today. Games on the Wii U and 3DS eShops have been discounted to celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.
Here’s a look at the three week deals:
Pokemon Rumble U – $10.99 (was $17.99)
Metroid – $3.99 (was $4.99)
Wii Fit U – $19.99 (was $29.99)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – $24.99 (was $34.99)
Pokemon Battle Trozei – $5.49 (was $7.99)
Metroid – $3.49 (was $4.99)
These prices are valid between September 18 and September 25. A new set of games will be swapped out each week through October 2.
Posted 1 day ago
Do you live in Europe? Have you purchased Art of Balance for 3DS? If these two questions apply to you, then you can save 25 percent on the Wii U version of Art of Balance when the game launches.
Shin’en announced on Twitter earlier today: