Shovel Knight amiibo officially announced

Posted under General Nintendo, News
8 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

The Shovel Knight amiibo, which was leaked yesterday through retailer listings, has now been officially confirmed. An announcement was just made during a presentation being held at Nindies@Night.

Polygon reports that Yacht Club will be selling the figure on its own. It’s the first licensed amiibo, and Nintendo will promote the Shovel Knight figure “in line at retail” along with the other figures”.

The Shovel Knight amiibo will unlock unique content in the Wii U and 3DS games. On Wii U, the figure provides a co-op mode, and a challenge mode on both platforms.

Nintendo’s Damon Baker also teased, “There will be more Yacht Club and Shovel Knight content coming to Nintendo platforms in the future”.

The Shovel Knight amiibo will be compatible with all future Yacht Club titles on Nintendo systems.



Nindies@Night – Damon Baker presentation live blog

Posted under News, Wii U eShop
8 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Update: Presentation is now over!

Nintendo’s Damon Baker is currently hosting a presentation for Nindies@Night. We’ll be gathering up all of the information shared below. If anything major is shared, we’ll make a new post on the site.

FAST Racing Neo

– Martin Sauter on stage
– Out at the end of 2015
– 16-tracks including lava snow
– 4-player split screen announced
– 2-player split screen also supported
– Runs at 60fps even in split screen
– 8-people online at a time
– New trailer shown

Hive Jump

– Houston Brayton from Black Lantern Studios on stage
– Throwback retro run n gun style shooter
– 2D sidescroller
– 1-4 player co-op
– Set in a future where humanity is colonizing other planets
– Encounter aliens in a hive that you need to destroy
– Out in Q1 2016
– The team is trying to support different Wii U controllers, including classic Pro, and GamePad
– amiibo support could be coming

Kerbal Space Program

– Officially announced for Wii U
– Miguel Pina on the stage
– They wanted to make something huge and interesting
– 4.5 years in the making
– Physics based simulator
– With the GamePad, you can plan space travel using map and coordinates
– Use the GamePad as an inside view of the cockpit, of the spaceship you build part by part
– It’s said to be really fun, but scary when you crash in new 1st person GamePad view
– Comes out on Wii U as same time as other platforms but no exact date set

Shovel Knight

– Talking about Plague of Shadows, which is like a twisted remixed version of Shovel Knight
– It’s a free update
– Shovel Knight amiibo confirmed
– Been working on the amiibo since last year
– Unlock co-op on Wii U with the amiibo
– Also unlock challenges for Wii U and 3DS
– All future Shovel Knight content will support the amiibo



Two Tribes wants to continue supporting Nintendo consoles

Posted under General Nintendo, News
9 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Toki Tori and RIVE developer Two Tribes is interested in supporting Nintendo in the future, so long as the company continues to produce consoles.

The studio’s Martijn Reuvers told Nintendo World Report:

“If they still make consoles then, and I hope they will especially after the NX, I’ll always support them. I’m not just saying that because I want to please them, we’ve been working with them for 15 years and it just feels right. If they’re still making consoles, we’ll be there.”



Project Treasure now known as “Lost Reavers” – new trailer, beta test soon

Posted under News, Wii U eShop
9 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Update: The official website is now live here. Bandai Namco is kicking off the beta on September 3 – at least in Japan.

Bandai Namco’s Project Treasure has finally resurfaced – and it has a new name.

The latest trailer for the game just came online a few minutes ago. In the new video, we learn that it’s been updated with the title “Lost Reavers”, and a beta test is happening soon.

Lost Reavers is a free-to-play online co-op action game. Four players hunt down treasure by fighting whatever gets in their way.

Players will have several characters to choose from. Sayuri, for instance, is an all-rounder who fights with both blades and guns. Dwayne is a “power type” character who seems to use heavy weapons. Victoria duel-wields guns, and ShadowStalk is a tricky character with a variety of attacks.

The main goal in Lost Reavers is to find and recover relics, but there’ll be all kinds of enemies and giant bosses standing in the way. One aspect of the game lets you customize the characters with different weapons, costumes and consumable items. The GamePad displays the map and can be used to chat with other players through pre-set messages. All of that stuff also appears on the main screen, so there might be Pro Controller support.