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Lots of details about the Wii U and 3DS versions of Terraria have been shared on the game’s official forum. We’ve rounded up the various tidbits below.

– Additional control options on New 3DS to take advantage of the extra buttons
– The team is trying to include as much content as possible
– Dual screen setup will be used to its fullest
– So far everything up to version 1.2 is in
– Not all of the 1.3 content will be ready for launch
– The game will be receiving future updates
– Won’t have stereoscopic 3D
– Touching to build and dig isn’t compulsory
– “Wii U will take its cues from the existing console versions, but obviously takes full advantage of touch and the second screen”
– No Download Play; each player needs a copy of the game
– Wii U version has Miiverse, but no voice chat currently
– For multiplayer on Wii U, you can split the displays, meaning the first player has all of the GamePad screen and the other players split the TV screen
– 3DS is four-player ad hoc
– Use the second screen for inventory and accessory management, housing management, map usage, etc.
– CodeGlue is handling the 3DS version
– Engine Software is on the Wii U version
– Looking into what will happen with the Plumber and Hero Outfits in terms of coloring
– There will be constant updates like the other version
– “first post launch updates are already specced out”


Update: OrangePixel shared a release month on its Twitter account: October.

Gunslugs 2 is making its way to the 3DS eShop, OrangePixel and Engine Software announced today.

Gunslugs 2 contains “over the top action, chaos, explosions”, though its “weirdness” means it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Players can expect a mix of “fast run and gun gameplay” and “elements of all our favorite movies and other pop-art from the 90s and 80s.”

Here’s the official story overview:

The Black Duck Army is back with new domination plans, this time they want to take the galaxy! Their signal towers are covering the planet, and alien technology seems to be used all over the place Luckily the Gunslugs are here to stop them.

Gunslugs 2 features seven worlds, eight levels per world, and an end level boss. All levels in the game are randomly generated. Additionally, the game comes packed with a story mode, arcade mode, and daily challenges. Stereoscopic 3D is supported as well.

A release date for Gunslugs 2 hasn’t been announced. A trailer for the title can be seen below.

Siliconera has gone live with a new Mighty No. 9 interview featuring associate producer Nick Yu. Yu talked about the 3DS version, the partnership with Deep Silver, and more.

Head past the break for excerpts from the interview. Siliconera has the full Q&A.

Last month we reported that the popular mobile indie puzzle game Sumico would be arriving on the 3DS eshop sometime this month, now we have an exact date. Sumico arrives on the eshop December 18 in Europe.

Check out the trailer and PR statement below:

The acclaimed number puzzler Sumico arrives in the eShop on December 18th. The popular indie puzzle game has been rebuild from scratch for Nintendo’s handheld.

The developers like to describe Sumico as “super smart, super fun, super addictive” and that’s exactly what the 3DS audience can expect. After the overwhelming response and hundreds of thousands of downloads on iOS and Android, the game now debuts on Nintendo 3DS™.

Watch the launch trailer

Responsible for this version is renowned developer Engine Software, which recently released Proun+ (85 on Metacritic) and is known for the console versions of smash hit Terraria (all of which currently score over 80 on Metacritic).

The core gameplay is the same fun and addictive number puzzle action as in the mobile hit, but the developers added a couple of new and exclusive features for Nintendo 3DS™ – such as a star based ranking in the game’s endless mode.

Sumico will be out in Europe on December 18th and will cost € 2,99 / 2,69 GBP

In SUMICO you make sums to score points. Find the right numbers and operators to make the target. The longer your sum, the more points you earn. But beware: use too many tiles and you won’t be able to make the next target.
SUMICO features two modes:

• Campaign Mode – 72 levels, from the easy introduction to brain bending challenges

• Endless Mode – Keep hitting the targets and improve your high score

SUMICO is the brainchild of a journalist and a developer. The journalist had interviewed the developer a couple of times before they entered a game jam together. They did not finish the game for that jam, but managed to create the first prototype of what was to become SUMICO.

The developer we are talking about is Joris Dormans, creator of the popular game design tools Machinations (for which he earned his PhD), co-founder of LUDOMOTION and popular speaker at developers conferences like the GDC in San Francisco and GDC Europe. LUDOMOTION’s debut game Bezircle was featured during Google I/O 2014.

The journalist, Matthijs Dierckx, co-founded game development magazine Control Magazine in 2008. Since then the magazine has become the prime source of industry information for Benelux game developers. Control Conference boasted speakers from studios such as Naughty Dog, Bioware, BUNGIE, 343 Studios, CD Projekt RED and Vlambeer.

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Engine Software already has two titles lined up for the 3DS eShop: Mindfeud and Proun+. A third game is also on the way. SUMICO is expected to hit the eShop sometime next month.

SUMICO previously released on iOS and Android. It’s a strategic numbers-puzzle game in which players solve math problems for points. As the complexity of puzzles increase, you’ll be able to obtain more points.

Source: Engine Software PR

Proun+ is in the works for the 3DS eShop and will be released by year’s end. Engine Software will be bringing the game to both North America and Europe.

Proun+ has players riding along a tubular path, though there’s a bit more to it than that. The need to avoid obstacles and various difficulty modes should keep things interesting.

Check out a teaser trailer for Proun+ above.


Recently we reported that Dutch-based Engine Software would collaborate with Norwegian developer Monkeybin to release their social board game, Mindfeud for the 3DS.

Now, Engine Software has announced they will be releasing the game during the month of November (actual date will very by territory) this year and the price will be set at $4.99.

Check out the first batch of screenshots below.


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Dutch based Engine Software (you might recognize them from Terraria) has just announced their latest endeavor will be a collaboration with Norwegian developer Monkeybin. The collaboration will bring their  highly popular social board game to the 3DS eshop.

The remake will be consistent with its original versions released for iOS, Android, and Facebook but with an added single player mode to better take advantage of being released on a dedicated handheld.
The 3DS version will also allow players to challenge their friends, strangers, and the game’s Bot “ADAMA” for more challenging gameplay.

Development is currently underway and Engine Software expects to be able to release information about price and release date soon.