Someone asked Dan Adelman of Nintendo on Twitter if it is was still true that indie developers needed an office to develop games on the eShop. Here is what Adelman said:
Ask me again in a couple weeks.
From what Adelman said it sounds like Nintendo is going to get rid of the requirement for indie developers that they need to have a physical office to be able to develop for the eShop. If this is going to happen then we may be seeing more eShop games coming out since smaller indie developers will be able to develop for it.
Nintendo Life was able to interview Dan Adelman of Nintendo and they asked him if there are plans to integrate both the 3DS and Wii u eShops. Here is what Adelman had to say:
Well we’re calling them both eShop. It’s just that one is the 3DS eShop, and the other is the Wii U eShop. Wii U users can see info in the Wii U eShop about 3DS games, but right now we don’t have any immediate plans to sell 3DS games via the Wii U eShop – or vice versa.
So there are no immediate plans to start selling 3DS games on the Wii U eShop or vice versa which means that there are no plans to combine both eShops into one right now. He does say that don’t have “immediate plans” so maybe down the line Nintendo will combine both eShops into one.
If you haven’t had the chance to pick up either Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Little Inferno, or Chasing Aurora and you want to, now would be a good time to do so. All three games are now on sale on the Wii U eShop in North America for a limited time.
A spokesperson for Nintendo has revealed that Nintendo is not the one who chooses how many times a player can use a demo from the eShop. The spokesperson reveals that it is up to the publishers to add a certain amount of plays to the demo.
“Each publisher has the opportunity to decide how long demos will stay on the eShop, and how many times consumers can play them before they expire.” - Nintendo spokesperson
Two Tribes has revealed that the upcoming Nintendo Wii U eShop title Toki Tori 2 has been delayed. The developers are not committing to a final release date just yet, but the game is slated for an early 2013 release. Two Tribes states that they are delaying Toki Tori 2 to work on its “weak spots” that can range from “gameplay to graphics to technology.” Well, at least the delay will make the game better.
Nintendo has now given developers more of a free reign regarding the Nintendo Wii U eShop. Developers now have more control over what they can do with their games. They can set their own prices, their own release dates, offer discounts without approval, make demos, release patches, and even add micro-transactions to their games. If a developer were to change the game’s code in some way though Nintendo would have to approve it first. Hopefully this attracts more developers to the eShop so we can get more awesome games!
According to a scrolling banner on the Nintendo 3DS eShop Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels will be arriving in North America on December 27th on the 3DS Virtual Console. Maybe you will want to check it out.
The developer of the Nintendo Wii U eShop title Cloudberry Kingdom stated that the game would not be released in November. Instead they are delaying the game and have it launch alongside the other platforms the game is coming out on. Maybe it will be released in December, but I don’t know.
“Unfortunately it is not. Looks like we’re going to delay for a bit and go for a simultaneous launch across multiple platforms.”
It has been made known that if you are thinking of purchasing a game on the Nintendo Wii U eShop you are going to need to first download it. Once the game is downloaded you can’t just play it straight away. You then have to install the game onto your Nintendo Wii U, which makes the wait to play the game longer.