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Muteki and Choice Provisions recently announced that the two sides are teaming up for the distribution of the Dragon Fantasy games. Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria and Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice are still coming to 3DS as originally planned, but other platforms have been added, including Wii U.

So how’d all of this come about anyway? It’s all because creator Adam Rippon is involved at both Muteki and Choice Provisions. As for Wii U, Choice specifically requested that the console be thrown into the mix.

Muteki founder Bryan Sawler told Siliconera:

Adam works there? Seriously, though, they actually approached us about the idea. Adam had started working with the Choice Provisions guys on some games and they mentioned they’d love to help us get the games on Steam. At the point we were talking about a 3DS port already and they told us about this idea of Choice Publishing and we decided that our interests were aligned. Half-way through the deal they decided they were interested in adding Wii U to the mix and far be it from me to get in the way of more people playing this game!


Neon Deity Games’ randomized shoot ’em up Shütshimi is coming to Wii U. Choice Provisions announced that the company will be publishing the title on Nintendo’s console and other platforms.

Read up on a brief overview of Choice Provisions below. You’ll also find an announcement trailer attached.

Shütshimi is a randomized shoot ’em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems defending the seven seas.

Armed with your trusty bullet-morphing shotgun, defeat or navigate through waves of enemies and collect powerups as you battle your way through each of the game’s bosses. But there’s a catch (there’s always a catch): you’ve been cursed with an incredibly short attention span. Combat waves and upgrade cycles only last 10 seconds a piece, so you’d better act fast!


Muteki ended up confirming Dragon Fantasy Book I and II for 3DS last year. The studio finally shared an update today, and also revealed that the two titles will be heading to another Nintendo system.

First, let’s talk about the big news. Dragon Fantasy Book I and II are now confirmed to be in development for Wii U alongside 3DS. The two RPGs will be released under the updated names “Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria” and “Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice”.

Muteki additionally announced today that Choice Provisions will be in charge of publishing duties for Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria. The company will be handling things like dealing with rating boards while Muteki focuses on development.

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It’s certainly a big day for Woah Dave! In addition to sharing news about the game’s Deluxe update, Choice Provisions confirmed on Twitter today that the entire package will be released on Wii U.

The tweet is as follows:

We don’t have any additional information yet, but stay tuned!


You may remember that Choice Provisions teased Woah Dave! Deluxe earlier this month. It’s out now as a free update on Steam, and will be coming to 3DS at some point soon.

Here’s an overview as to what’s included in the Deluxe patch:

* 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…!

You can find a trailer for Woah Dave! Deluxe below.

There’s something interesting about how Woah Dave! handles coins. When you die for the final time, coins left on the field remain there until you start again. That means you could essentially die and leave 15 coins on the field, only to start a new round by picking them all up to start with and beginning with 15 coins. There’s more information in the video above!


I’m not entirely sure what Woah Dave! Deluxe is, but it’s something that exists. It it a new game? A new mode for the original game? The developer is keeping quiet for now, so we can only speculate!


Woah Dave! came to the 3DS eShop a few months ago. Sometime in the future, the game could end up launching on another – albeit much older – Nintendo system.

Speaking with Tiny Cartridge, Choice Provisions’ Jason Cirillo said that the company is interested in making a NES version.

Cirillo stated:

“Yes, we are very keen on doing a cart-based version of Woah Dave! Our preferred platform would be NES because the NES is rad. I think we can all agree on that.”

“I imagine we might have to tone down the gameplay just slightly to keep people’s NES consoles from exploding, but it might be possible.”

“In fact, our own Adam Rippon who has so expertly ported Woah Dave! to various console, has an extensive knowledge on coding for legacy hardware such as Game Boy and the like.”


Woah Dave! has a total of not one, but three secret characters.

We’ve previously talked about CommandgirlVideo who can be unlocked with certain button inputs. However, it seems that there are two more characters to be found in the game.

Robotube’s Jason Cirillo confirmed on Twitter today:


Woah Dave! launched on the 3DS eShop just recently. In the case of Wii U, some may wonder why the game didn’t land on the console.

The decision, at least partially, can be attributed to game engines. Choice Provisions felt that bringing Woah Dave! over would be “difficult” as it would have needed to be ported to Unity or C++, according to former Nintendo indie head Dan Adelman.

One of the games they showed was Woah Dave!. Being a good Nintendo employee, I of course asked whether they were planning on releasing it on Wii U. They told me that it would be really difficult to do, because the game was originally created with an engine that would make porting to Wii U difficult. They would need to port the game over to Unity or C++.


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