Sorry to play sly on this one for so long, but today I can confirm I have been working on 2D platformer Twisted Fusion for the last 6 months, headed exclusively to the Wii U eShop!
The game is in early development and will be hitting Kickstarter next week to help fund the necessities, such as dev kit, game assets and fees.
You play as Cora the star of Twisted Fusion, after finding herself in a strange world, you only have your duel water pistols for defence. Luckily water is a powerful element in this strange land, and just the thing she happens to be in possession of. Your objective now is to find a way back home, but before you stands a foe shrouded in darkness, terrorizing the local population.
Twisted Fusion is a ‘Open Platformer’ you play in one big connected world and can tackle obstacles in the order of your choosing. Their is also a ongoing day/night system which along with making the environments look different can effect how you play. Bigger enemies will venture out at night so plan your route carefully. In addition rain will enrage enemies so keep your distance when things get too wet.
Please note all screen are from early development. Let us know what you think of this new, Wii U exclusive project!
Similar to the Yoshi’s Island-inspired free DLC that Sonic Lost World received at the end of last year, new DLC will be released tomorrow, March 27, this time in the spirit of The Legend of Zelda. This time around, Sonic will actually be dressed in the iconic green tunic, green hat, and boots that have become so recognizable as Link’s usual garb, along with speeding through a Hyrule-esque world. Though Sonic Lost World was received with underwhelming critical success, it’s neat to see the blue blur and Nintendo continuing to get along so well, especially in such a big way. With Yoshi and Zelda levels in Lost World, I wonder if this is a trend that will continue and, if so, I might just consider getting the game.
Romino Games has uploaded a “reveal trailer” for Swords and Soldiers II, which is coming exclusively to Wii U. The game is a sequel to 2009′s well-received Swords & Soldiers, originally a WiiWare title.
The trailer features the first look at in-game footage from the side-scrolling, real-time strategy game. It’s looking very excellent, especially in terms of comedy. What do you think? Did you play the original game (it’s available on the 3DS eShop for $7.99, in case you’re wondering)?
I must admit I’m not all that familiar with the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, but I do know the original was released on the GBA, then re-released on the Nintendo 3DS as part of the Ambassador program (which means I played it, but not for long: I no longer have my Ambassador system).
Fans of the series may get excited over a demo that appeared on the show floor at this year’s Game Developer Conference. As you can see from the video above, a Mario vs. Donkey Kong Wii U demo was fully playable as an example of Nintendo’s Web Framework technology (a technology that allows eShop developers to more easily make games for Wii U). The demo suggests a possible release later on of a full Mario vs. Donkey Kong game. Nothing is official yet, but it’s fun to hope.
Retail giant Walmart is planning to begin an in-store video game trade-in program starting March 26. It’s as simple as taking your old games in for store credit of up to $35.
The service is currently available online, for both games and consoles. When the in-store service launches on the 26th, consoles will be excluded. I experimented a bit with the online calculating system. It’s very intuitive and accepts a wide variety of Nintendo games (I successfully calculated prices for Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS titles), but the trade-in prices are unsurprisingly low.
It will be interesting to see how the in-store equivalent stacks up. It may be even more interesting to see how this affects GameStop, the nation’s number one gaming retailer and seller of used games.
What does this news mean to you? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Nintendo of Europe announced a limited edition Mario Kart 8 software bundle for release this spring. The bundle includes a spiky blue shell collectible and a copy of Mario Kart 8. Europeans can buy the set when the game releases on May 30. No word yet on a U.S release, but don’t be too surprised when Nintendo spills the beans.
Source: Nintendo via Joystiq