Hey everybody! This is Bradley from thegamingpixelshow.com. I am just letting you know that I am still currently playing Dillon’s Rolling Western. I still need to finish the game so I can do a review. Let me just say that this is a long eShop game. Come back in the future for the review for Dillon’s Rolling Western. Don’t forget to come back for more news too!
Renegade Kid is the developer behind the eShop title Mutant Mudds on the Nintendo 3DS. Jools Watsham is part of Renegade Kid and he answered a question about future eShop titles on Twitter:
“@ChillyBillz: How likely are we to see more RK titles on the eShop after the great reception you received with Mutant Mudds?” Very likely.
Using the words ‘Very likely’ makes it almost a sure thing that they are going to do it.
I asked Jools Watsham if he was going to show anything off at E3. Here is what he said:
“@GamingPixelShow: @JoolsWatsham Are you going to be showing anything off at E3?” Yes, I expect so.
Could Renegade Kid already have another eShop title they are working on that we don’t know about? We will have to wait and see.
Shiggy over on NeoGaf has posted some pictures for comparison of the Nintendo Wii U controller before E3 2011 and the controller from E3 2011. The picture above is from the old design. You can notice that they originally had analog sticks instead of circle pads on the controller. Also the layout of the buttons have changed such as the start and select buttons. In the recent design on the controller the D-Pad and A/B/X/Y buttons are directly beneath the circle pads, unlike the old design. The old design also had a curved back for the hands. Check out more comparison pictures here.
Now we know how much room developers have for eShop titles on the Nintendo 3DS. They have much more room than what developers were limited to for WiiWare titles on the Nintendo Wii. WiiWare developers were limited to 40MB, but now eShop developers are limited to 2GB. Hopefully we can get some awesome eShop games on the Nintendo 3DS!
Update: The file size limit is unclear now. It could be over 2GB or the opposite. It could be more since Nintendo is thinking about allowing people to download full retail games on the 3DS.
Nintendo Zone has been out in North America for some time, but now it is finally making its way over to Europe.
Looks like Nintendo came up with an idea of how the Wii U controller can be used as an instrument. This patent reveals the idea of moving the controller left to right to reach different piano keys. Could Nintendo be working on a new Wii Music type of game?
This statement adds more clarity to what medium that escapeVektor will come out on:
“We’re moving the whole escapeVektor story across to the Nintendo 3DS & PlayStation Vita so there won’t be any more chapters released on WiiWare. The 3DS/Vita versions will be digital downloads.” - Nnooo
Nnooo has confirmed that 3DS rendition of escapeVektor will be available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Since it is coming out on the eShop, that means it will be cheaper than what a full retail game goes for.
The magazine Nikkei reported before that Nintendo was working with third party developers to revive old franchises and bring them to the Nintendo 3DS. The only thing is that recently Satoru Iwata(President of Nintendo) stated on Twitter that what Nikkei was reporting was just gossip.
Were you a fan of the WiiWare title escapeVektor on the Nintendo Wii? Nnooo is the developer of the game and they are planning on bringing this title to the Nintendo 3DS. It seems that the 3DS release of this game is same as the WiiWare release, but add new things. There will be new levels, leaderboards, new enemies, and new obstacles. The game will be shown off at GDC and is scheduled to be released in late 2012.