Nintendo Everything: Wii U eShop
Fenix Fire is considering Wii U support for its Kickstarter campaign “Source”.
In a Kickstarter update, the studio wrote:
Possibly. We are licensed Wii U developers ad our game engine, Unity, does work on Wii U. The issue is that some of our effects are DirectX11 GPU optimized, meaning that they only work on this architecture. We’re currently evaluating the Wii U and if this is possible, and there is enough demand, will offer Wii U support as a stretch goal.
*Note – If you want to back this project and need it for Wii U, please send us a comment so that we can gauge interest in this platform.
Source is a new Metroidvania action-adventure game with exploration, puzzle-solving and combat. Check out the video above to get a taste as to what the title is about.
When we last spoke about JetGetters, the game’s Kickstarter had received a Wii U stretch goal. The campaign ended up reaching its overall target, but developer tinyBuild ended up cancelling the funding process.
The studio explained in a Kickstarter update:
During the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) – We found an investor to assist tinyBuild in expanding our development and publishing efforts. Because of the time it will take in bringing our new partners up-to-speed and hiring on additional people for JetGetters we have decided to cancel the Kickstarter. The main reason for this is because we feel strongly that if we promise something, we better damn well deliver on it and with the few month delay we won’t be able to deliver JetGetters this year.
We have a reputation to uphold and don’t want to be lumped in with all the other kickstarters that have been delayed and or abandoned. Being up front and honest about everything is always what we strive for.
As mentioned above, JetGetters will still be coming out, but with a 2015 release date. What this means to you as backers is that you get to keep all your money and will still get to play JetGetters in the future!
Unfortunately, tinyBuild’s update doesn’t provide any information about the status of JetGetters on Wii U – or other consoles for that matter. Hopefully we do ultimately end up seeing the game on Nintendo’s system.
Swords & Soldiers HD has successfully made it out of lot check in Europe without any issues. Presumably, Two Tribes won’t encounter any issues when submitting the North American version as well.
Two Tribes shared the news on Twitter through the following tweet:
— Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) April 18, 2014
Two Tribes originally hoped to have Swords & Soldiers HD out this month. The game probably won’t be ready next week, but will likely launch in May.
Nintendo’s website confirms some of the North American downloads that will be going live on the Wii U and 3DS eShops next Thursday.
Here’s a quick look at the titles we’re expecting:
Wii U Download
Wii U Virtual Console
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 – $7.99