Former Ubisoft dev on porting Assassin’s Creed III to Wii U, making Prince of Persia for Wii
Maxime Beaudoin worked at Ubisoft for several years as a technical architect. Last year, he left the company and founded his own studio. Beaudoin thought it would make sense to look back at his time at Ubisoft in a personal blog post.
One interesting part of the piece has Beaudoin speaking about porting Assassin’s Creed III to Wii U. It was no easy task due to the technical challenges involved, but in the end, the team managed to get it done.
After PoP, I contributed on several games here and there, and eventually landed on a technically very challenging project: porting Assassin’s Creed 3 on the WiiU. This was very different from my previous work. The team was super small: we were 2 programmers at the beginning, and at the peak I think we were like 15 or something.
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD comparisons show faster animations, improved load times
People have been picking apart the latest Zelda: Twilight Princess HD footage from yesterday’s Nintendo Minute. GameXplain has another video up, this time showing faster animations and improved load times. Check out the comparisons in the video below.
Latest Zelda: Twilight Princess HD comparison
GameXplain has a lengthy video comparing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on Wii U to the original versions based on yesterday’s Nintendo Minute footage. Check it out below.
Fan makes Hyrule Temple playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
This is absolutely bizarre and random. But it’s also kind of amazing.
“Sir Kirby” has modded Super Smash Bros. Brawl so that Hyrule Temple can be played in the game. Someone told him to do it… so he went ahead and made it happen!
Here are some photos:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD graphics comparison
The folks over at GameXplain have uploaded another comparison video of the various Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess versions. Check the link below to see how the Wii U version looks in comparison to the original
GamesTM #169 review scores
This month’s GamesTM review scores are as follows:
Star Wars Battlefront – 7
Just Cause 3 – 6
Rainbow Six: Siege – 7
Rise of the Tomb Raider – 7
Xenoblade Chronicles X – 8
Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 4
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam – 8
Football Manager 2016 – 9
Just Dance 2016 – 7
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – 5
Sonic Lost World PC – 6
Thanks to joclo for the tip.
Fire Emblem 25th anniversary book shows unreleased Wii game
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Earlier this month, a scan appeared from the Fire Emblem 25th anniversary book showing an in-development photo of what was thought to be Radiant Dawn. Fresh information has since surfaced indicating that this was to be an entirely new title/experiment all together.
This mystery game was in development for Wii after Radiant Dawn had shipped. However, due to poor sales stemming from previous console entries, Nintendo and interior staff were trying to create “something new” and appeal to the broader audience brought in by the Wii and DS.
GameStop: $10 off Yoshi, Toad, and Bowser Wii Remote Plus controllers
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GameStop has discounted its exclusive Wii Remote Plus controllers by $10. The Yoshi, Toad, and Bowser ones are down to $30 each. To get an order in, head on over here.
A look at Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn during early development
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A book for Fire Emblem’s 25th anniversary was published in Japan not too long ago. It’s filled with all sorts of interesting information and images, such as the cancelled Fire Emblem 64.
Another notable item to be featured in the book is an early development photo of Fire Emblem on Wii, which is posted above. This went on to become Radiant Dawn.
November 2015 NPD: top 10 best-selling games in the U.S.
NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of November 2015. The results can be found below.
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
2. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
3. Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
4. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
5. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
6. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
7. Need For Speed (PS4, Xbox One)
8. Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
9. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. Just Dance 2016 (Wii, Wii U, 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)