Cosmic Star Heroine looking likely for Switch
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
Although not absolutely confirmed, it appears that Cosmic Star Heroine will be making an appearance on Switch. Robert Boyd from Zeboyd Games put out a message on Twitter that a port will probably be happening later this year.
The tweet is below:
No promises, but it looks like a Cosmic Star Heroine Switch port sometime late this year is probable.
— Robert Boyd (@werezompire) March 8, 2017
Boyd previously mentioned wanting to bring over Cosmic Star Heroine. However, he had major issues with getting a dev kit and reaching Nintendo overall. That just changed this week when Boyd heard from Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker.
Indies reassert that Switch is easy to develop for
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Fernando in News, Switch | 9 Comments | 0 Likes
Gamasutra wrote recently a piece asking 9 indie studios how’s it like to develop for Switch. Yacht Club Games, VBlank Entertainment, Game Atelier and Frozenbyte, among others, all agree that Switch has been an enourmous improvement compared to the Wii U days in terms of ease to work with. Many of them even put it on par with Sony’s PlayStation 4, while others think they are still not there, but are catching up.
Brian Provinciano, of VBlank Entertainment, said that “the tools and hardware are much better than they were for the Wii U, so devs from the previous generation should look forward to digging into the Switch”. Additionally, David Bellanco, of Game Atelier agreed in that “Nintendo did a very good job making it easier to develop on the Switch”. He also declared that “it’s very straightforward, I push play on my visual studio, it runs on the device and I can debug very easily.”
Check out the whole article on Gamasutra, as it is an interesting read.
6180 the moon for 3DS out in Europe and Australia next week
6180 the moon was originally made for Wii U. Turtle Cream has since prepared a 3DS version, and it’s coming soon to PAL regions.
6180 the moon is hitting the European and Australian 3DS eShops on March 16. In North America, it’ll be arriving a bit later.
We’ve included a trailer for the game below.
Zoink, Image & Form say dev tools and power on Switch are a step up from previous Nintendo systems
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo has made a big deal early on about how third-party development tools are very compatible with Switch. This is a big contrast to previous Nintendo hardware, as some engines and technology weren’t supported until later on. And when they were, such as with Unity on Wii U, they weren’t in the best of shape. Nintendo made sure to rectify this with Switch.
Speaking with GamesIndustry, Zoink CEO and creative director Klaus Lyngeled talked about how Unity is well supported on the new console:
“When we tried to do Zombie Vikings for Wii U – when I got Unity I could see it just wasn’t going to work, it was too slow an engine; then we got Unity for Switch and we saw directly, ‘wow it’s actually working’ and the tools are much better. So that part is very important for most indies. Most indies are using Unity and that makes a huge difference. It feels like they are pushing Unity more to make it good from the beginning.”
On a similar note, Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson spoke about how developing for Switch is easy thanks to its straightforward nature and power.
“We’ve made games for the 3DS, the DSi, for the Wii U and they all had some issues – the 3DS and DSi were just weak. Since we were developing for them specifically it wasn’t like we were watering down our games, but all the time through development we had to think about how not to overtax the system. With the Wii U there was more power but you had the gamepad where you could use the [screen] and TV at the same time and so you had to show different things and take that into consideration. This is straightforward, period. What you see on the big screen is what you’re going to see on the handheld as well. It’s very simple and powerful, and ingenious – it’s a home console and a portable unit. Everybody’s wanted to say that in the past but here it is now. It’s powerful and really easy to develop for. There’s not very much wrong with the system.”
Lobodestroyo still planned for Wii U as of now
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Lobodestroyo was funded on Kickstarter way back on 2013. We’re still waiting on its release, but Wii U owners will be happy to hear that it’s still on track for the console.
Lefthanded Games wrote in a website update that Lobodestroyo will eventually hit Wii U so long as development on the platform remains open to indies. However, if the team is forced to migrate to Switch by the time work finishes, then that would be the next move. Kickstarter backers will also be able to change their platform if they aren’t satisfied with the final result.
Lefthanded Games’ full comments on the matter:
“With development running past the transition between Nintendo consoles we are going to need to modify our initial promise to backers. We absolutely intend to have Lobo playable on your Nintendo, whatever the console of the time might be. If Wii U development is still open to indies, then we will still push to Wii U. If we are forced to migrate to Switch by the time Lobo is in a releasable state, then we will release there. If those platforms are not what a backer originally intended/wanted we will endeavor to migrate their copy to a console they will be happy with.
It all comes down to the simple fact that despite being stuck in development limbo, we want to keep everyone happy. And to that effect, when it comes time to start sending out our game to the world, we will do whatever we need to so that our dedicated supporters can enjoy it how they would like.”
Shakedown Hawaii: 3DS version targeted for release this year, 60 FPS, will come to all 3DS models
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in 3DS eShop, News | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Shakedown Hawaii got a lot of attention at the Switch Nindies event last week, but what perhaps some people don’t know is that there is a 3DS version of the game as well which has been in the works for a while. The 3DS version wasn’t scrapped in favor of the Switch version – it’s still being worked on by developer Vblank Entertainment. NintendoLife have reached out to them and got an update on the 3DS version.
First of all, the 3DS version is still slated to be released this year. While a bit more vague than the Switch version’s “Q2 2017”, it’s still reassuring. Unlike some recent indie games which have been exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS, Shakedown Hawaii will work on all 3DS models – and the developers say they are working hard to ensure a steady 60 FPS even on older models. New Nintendo 3DS owners still get some additional benefits though as the C-Stick will be fully compatible with Shakedown Hawaii.
Mobot Studios closes its doors
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 16 Comments | 0 Likes
Mobot Studios is no more. The indie developer announced through Twitter today that the company has closed.
Although Mobot Studios won’t be around any longer, Crescent Moon Games will be handling the team’s games to ensure that they remain on the eShop.
— Mobot Studios closed (@mobotstudios) March 6, 2017
Aperion Cyberstorm – March 2017 trailer
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
aPriori Digital readied a new trailer for Aperion Cyberstorm, which is still on track for Wii U. Take a look at it below.
Shin’en is working on a new game
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 9 Comments | 0 Likes
Shin’en has revealed that the studio is developing a new project. “We are already working on a new game, but we can’t say more for the moment,” the company stated in an interview with German outlet Nintendo-Online.
Shin’en just wrapped up FAST RMX for Switch. Despite that, the small team has moved on to something new already. Although platforms are unconfirmed, a release on Switch is probably a safe bet.
First FAST RMX update in the works
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
Shin’en has announced plans to update its just-released Switch eShop game FAST RMX. A Time Attack mode will be added as well as online support with friends. No word on a release date, but look for it soon.