Archive for October, 2015

Poncho gets new release trailer; no ETA on Wii U launch date yet!

Toki Tori 3D arriving Nov 5th on the Nintendo eShop Worldwide!

Review of TreeFall Studios’ The Letter!

Here’s our video review of The Letter by TreeFall Studios for the Nintendo Wii U.

Stella Glow Demo now available on the 3DS eShop in North America!

Stella Glow now has a demo available to download off of the eShop. This demo includes the prologue chapter of the full game, and introduces players to the main character, Alto.

For those that do not know, Stella Glow is a 3DS-exclusive title developed by Imagepoch and published by Atlus. Stella Glow is the developer’s last game before it filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

Hopefully this demo for the game will provide good insight as to whether you want to purchase Stella Glow when it launches, as the launch edition of Stella Glow comes with a free CD and cloth poster. Stella Glow is slotted for launch on November 17th.

Source: Nintendo Enthusiast

Review of Tomorrow Corporation’s Human Resource Machine!

Here’s our video review of Human Resource Machine by Tomorrow Corporation for the Nintendo Wii U.

Review of RCMADIAX’s Color Bombs!

Here’s our video review of Color Bombs by RCMADIAX for the Nintendo Wii U.

CHUDCHUD Industries hoping to release Temple of Yog on Wii U this November!

CHUDCHUD Industries told us at IndieCade this weekend that Temple of Yog is now in certification. At the moment, the team is aiming for a November release.

Source: Nintendo Everything

Jonathan from Nintendo Enthusiast recommends five spooky Nindie games to try this Halloween!

Halloween is on the way, with all the creepiness and spookiness you’d come to expect. Naturally, you might be wanting to play a nice horror game to get you in the mood. While the Wii U isn’t just overflowing with titles from the genre, a few indie developers have picked up the slack, and there are several spooky, atmospheric games that would fit right in with your Halloween experience.

Master Reboot

“Imagine a world where death is no longer final, where precious memories are saved to enjoy forever, where your soul is immortal, welcome to the Soul Cloud. Upload your soul to our dedicated servers and relax knowing that a part of you will live on for eternity. That favorite holiday, happy moments from your childhood, meeting that special someone for the first time. All these memories saved for your digital soul for your family to revisit again and again. The Soul Cloud – saving your past to secure your future. Master Reboot is a haunting first person sci-fi adventure horror game set inside the Soul Cloud. It’s an exploration game with action and puzzle elements set across 34 unique environments. The game features a distinctive visual style, intriguing story-line, psychological adventure-game action and a dynamic atmospheric soundtrack. Get prepared for upload……Where am I?…..Who am I?……It’s time to piece your life……and death back together.”

Whispering Willows

“In Whispering Willows, you take on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion – lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elena’s corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansion’s enigmatic specters, and find Elena’s lost father.”

The Fall

“Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit. ARID’s program activates after crashing on an unknown planet. The human pilot within the combat suit is unconscious, and it is ARID’s duty to protect him at all costs! As she progresses into her twisted and hostile surroundings, events transpire that will cause her to rethink her rules, regulations, and her very self-image.”

Year Walk

“Grim tales, horrifying creatures and cryptic enigmas await in the dark woods of 19th century Sweden.

Lose yourself in an ancient rite which bleeds from the TV screen into our world through the Wii U GamePad. Set out on a vision quest to foresee the future and use the screen in your hands to study a mysterious folklore encyclopedia, decipher hints and take notes. Solve tactile puzzles using motion controls, and listen for clues through the GamePad.”

Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut

“In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Starving and exhausted, he has begun to question how much of what he sees is even real.

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness. Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter.”

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Form a Legendary Team of Heroes in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes!

VANCOUVER, B.C., October 22, 2015 – It’s dangerous to go alone … so don’t! In The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on October 23, three heroes must form a legendary trio to tackle dungeons and defeat bosses together as a team. Presented in the same top-down style as the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, players solve inventive puzzles and dress Link in a range of outfits to enable new abilities that enhance their adventure. While playing the game with three players is part of the fun, the adventure can also be taken on solo, allowing all players to dive into the experience at any place and any time.

“We are constantly transforming our most iconic franchises to give players unique gaming experiences,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of many games launching this year that presents beloved characters in unexpected new game-play settings.”

Players can journey through the numerous levels of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes in multiple ways. In addition to playing the game’s 32 stages across eight areas solo with two statue-like figures called “Doppels,” they can also play via local wireless or use a wireless broadband Internet connection to go online in multiplayer mode with two other heroic players who also own the game. Players can choose to team up with any combination of players who are or are not part of their Nintendo 3DS friends list. With Download Play, players can connect locally with two other friends who own a system in the Nintendo 3DS family, even if only one person has the game. Only by working as a team will players be able to progress through the various hazards awaiting them on their perilous journey. And by using fun emoticons on the touch screen, players not playing together in the same room can quickly and easily communicate with each other. The multiplayer Coliseum mode also lets players battle one or two other heroes, wearing the outfits that they have collected during their adventure.

The adventure will take players through fiery volcanoes, icy caverns and beyond, with each new dungeon cleverly designed to be completed by three heroes. Co-operation is key. For the first time in The Legend of Zelda series, players can stack two or three Link characters on top of each other using a new Totem mechanic to solve multi-level puzzles and reach enemies’ weak spots. This new mechanic is one of many ways the three heroes can interact together to conquer the challenges that face them head(s) on. All three Link characters share the same heart gauge, so it pays to help each other. How players work together to clear each dungeon and reap the rewards is part of the experience!

Collecting and changing outfits in the game is not just for showing off Link’s fashion prowess – each of the outfits in the game comes with its own special abilities that help the three Link characters solve puzzles and navigate difficult terrain. For example, the “Goron Garb” allows Link to swim in lava, while the “Kokiri Clothes” let him shoot three arrows instead of one. By switching between different outfits before entering a dungeon, all three players can bring vital abilities to each new area. Players can create different outfits using materials that they collect by completing the game’s levels.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop in Nintendo 3DS on October 23 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in EB Games stores on October 30 at a suggested retail price of $259.99. The system (which does not include the game) is gold-coloured and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.

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Nindie games showcased by Nintendo at IndieCade!

IndieCade is a major festival for showing off indie games and even an indie awards show, and it looks like this year Nintendo is joining in the fun. They’ll be showcasing several indie titles coming to their systems at the event as a part of their ongoing support of indies.

“Nintendo has always supported creative and innovative game designers,” said Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s Senior Marketing Manager of Publisher and Developer Relations. “It’s an honor to collaborate with IndieCade as an opportunity to not only showcase the quality games available in the Nintendo eShop, but to also celebrate the forward-thinking developers behind them.”

The Nindie games available at IndieCade are:

  • Runbow from 13AM Games
  • FAST Racing Neo from Shin’en
  • Hive Jump from Graphite Lab
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games
  • Typoman from Brainseed Factory
  • Electronic Super Joy from Michael Todd Games and Broken Rules
  • Shantae Half-Genie Hero from WayForward
  • Tumblestone from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

“Visitors to the booth also have the chance to meet and chat with the independent developers from select games, including Hive Jump, Shovel Knight, Tumblestone and Shantae Half-Genie Hero. The Nintendo booth is located in the IndieCade village at 9300 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, and will be open to attendees between the hours of 12-6 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 24, and 12-6 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 25.”

IndieCade is October 23-25 in Culver City, CA. You can check out their official website here.

Source: Nintendo Enthusiast