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Woah Dave! came to the 3DS eShop last year (and there are also plans to bring it to Wii U). Developer Jason Cirillo spoke with Destructoid about the game’s success, which came as a slight surprise.

He told the site:

“…despite the fact that we felt very strongly that we had created a truly fun game, I think even we were a bit surprised at how well it did.”

“I think the surprise came in that we knew we’d made a very simple game that would appeal mostly to more mature gamers who grew up with score-chasing arcade games in the 80s, but what we didn’t expect was the general enthusiasm we got from all crowds on all platforms. It was a very big success for MiniVisions both critically and financially.”

MiniVisions is building on the success of Woah Dave! with the studio’s next project, Space Dave!, which will be revealed at PAX Prime in August.

“…Space Dave! would most likely still have happened even if Woah Dave! hadn’t done well. The reason being is that MiniVisions games are largely driven, in all honesty, by us making games that we want to play ourselves. They’re all kinds of experimental.”

“We’re never sure if everyone else will be as in to these ideas as we are, but the passion on our end to make it is there, so we kinda roll with that. Also, probably worth nothing that Space Dave! is a surprisingly different formula, but still 100% a ‘Dave’ game.”

We don’t know which platforms Space Dave! will be on, but 3DS and Wii U seem like pretty safe bets. Information about the project should be shared very soon.


Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria made its way to the Wii U (and 3DS) eShop on Thursday in North America. You’ll find a ton of footage from the title after the break.

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria’s Wii U file size is in. The game’s download clocks in at 182 MB.

Remember: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is also out on 3DS in North America. Buying one version provides you with the other edition for free.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is coming to the North American Wii U and 3DS eShops tomorrow. Take a look at some footage from the game below.

New screenshots of Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria are in. With these latest images, we get a look at how the game appears on both Wii U and 3DS. Check them out below.

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria launches on the North American Wii U and 3DS eShops next Thursday. Those who purchase one version can receive the other edition for free.

Choice Provisions has revealed that Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is making its way to the eShop on July 23 on both Wii U and 3DS. Cross-buy is supported, so if you purchase one version, you’ll get the other one for free.

Choice Provisions announced via Twitter a few minutes ago:

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is the first entry in the Dragon Fantasy series. The second game is also expected on the eShop at some point.


Choice Provisions’ update for Woah Dave! is out now on 3DS. This is entirely for the “Deluxe” content, which adds new characters, bosses, and more.

Choice Provisions passed along the update news via Twitter a few moments ago.

To recap, here’s what’s included in Woah Dave! Deluxe:

* Two new levels, each of which will challenge even the best Woah Dave! players to rethink their strategy
* New characters in the form of:
– Adoma (of Destructamundo fame)!
– Jr. Melchkin (of BIT.TRIP fame)!
– CommandgirlVideo (of BIT.TRIP fame)!
– Mr. Robotube (of Robotube Games fame)!
– BlokTom (of Bloktonik fame)!
– Plus a new, hidden character. Find them if you can!
* Boss battles!
* New enemy types!
* Rideable UFOs!
* A “Classic Mode” for all those Woah Dave! purists who would prefer their game remain unchanged!
* Maybe a few additional Easter eggs…!

And here’s the original trailer:


There were a few unexpected trophy inclusions in the new Smash Bros. One of these was CommanderVideo, the star of the Bit.Trip series.

CommanderVideo’s inclusion in Smash Bros. Wii U came about thanks to some persistence from Choice Provisions. The company reached out to Nintendo, and that’s pretty much all it took!

Associate producer Dant Rambo Nintendo Life:

We were the ones to approach Nintendo. We’ve always loved the idea of CommanderVideo showing up in a Smash Bros. game in some capacity, and thanks to our longstanding relationship with Nintendo, we were able to make it happen!

But yes, the “process” here was really just us emailing Nintendo a lot and being annoying.


Choice Provisions already has plans to bring the Dragon Fantasy games and Shutshimi to Wii U. The company’s support may not be stopping there, however.

In an interview with Nintendo Life, associate producer Dant Rambo mentioned that Choice Provisions has interest in releasing the PC strategy game Tharsis on the eShop.

Rambo said:

We’re currently hard at work on games called Tharsis and Laserlife. The former is a perma-death, turn-based strategy game about the first manned mission to Mars; the latter is a music game where players are tasked with restoring the memories of a dead astronaut. Both are significant departures from our previous work and we’re really excited about them!

In fact, we’ve been talking a lot about bringing Tharsis to the Wii U! Stay tuned for more info about that.


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