WayForward turned 25 yesterday, March 1st. To celebrate being around for a quarter century, the Shantae developer is teasing some type of incoming “fun.” Founded in 1990, WayForward got its start in the SNES era of gaming. It has developed more than 200 titles and continues to support Nintendo systems with multiplatform games and exclusives alike. One of its latest releases, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, is available only on the Nintendo eShop for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. WayForward creative director Matt Bozon recently attributed the studio’s success to longtime Nintendo fans.
In the latest Nintendo Minute episode, hosts Kit and Krysta play some notable multiplayer games downloaded from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Highlights include Sportsball, Art of Balance and the recently-released Chariot, in which a brave Princess and her Fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves to bury the King’s remains in a gold-filled tomb. Alone or with a friend, the main player is tasked with guiding the wagon containing the King’s remains through underground caves using physics-based mechanics.
Dead Mage has revealed that it’s bringing Shadow Blade: Reload to Wii U. The action-platforming side-scroller features a campaign where players will venture through seven chapters and follow a comic book-style story. It also contains a challenge mode that puts your ninja skills to the test. In addition, the game includes a level editor that lets users create their own levels and share them with their friends.
Choice Provisions, the studio formerly known as Gaijin Games, has confirmed its plans to bring Woah Dave! Deluxe to Wii U. Woah Dave! Deluxe is described as a massive update to the original Woah Dave!. It features two new levels, new characters, boss battles, new enemy types, rideable UFOs, new tunes and a classic mode. The original Woah Dave! was released last year on Nintendo 3DS.
Capcom has released the launch trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which is available now for Nintendo 3DS. Those who purchase the digital version of the role-playing game via the Nintendo eShop through March 15 will receive a bonus download code for a free “MH4U Gore & Seregios” theme that can be used to customize the 3DS system’s HOME Menu background.
Nintendo has released the accolades trailer for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is available now for Wii U. The game finds players controlling Kirby by using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad in a world made of clay. By drawing lines on the touch screen with the stylus, the player creates Rainbow Ropes that will help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat enemies. In addition, compatible amiibo can be used once a day per stage to power up Kirby with special abilities.
The latest Nintendo Minute episode sees hosts Kit and Krysta play through 15 minutes of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in multiplayer. Up to three additional players can join the adventure at any time. As the main player controls Kirby, draws Rainbow Ropes and taps the Wii U GamePad, other players can use Wii Remote controllers to play as friendly Waddle Dee characters to assist Kirby and help discover the game’s numerous collectibles. Competition is also encouraged, as each player’s collected stars will display at the end of each stage. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is available now on Wii U in North America.