WayForward Technologies has released a new character trailer for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. The video puts a spotlight on Ammo Baron, the loudmouthed leader of the Ammonian Army who has his sights set on Sequin Land. When the Ammo Baron adopts Shantae’s home as his new military staging ground, things quickly go from bad to worse. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse’s official launch trailer was also recently revealed. The game arrives this Thursday, October 23rd, in North America. It will be available for $19.99, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.
Yacht Club Games has revealed that its debut title, the critically-acclaimed Shovel Knight, wouldn’t be on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS without the help of Dan Adelman. Adelman, who served as the head of Nintendo of America’s indie program for nearly a decade, was apparently the main motive for bringing the retro-inspired platformer to the Nintendo eShop. Available now in North America, Shovel Knight arrives in Europe and Australia next month.
“Without Dan, Shovel Knight wouldn’t be on the Wii U/3DS and maybe it wouldn’t exist at all,” Yacht Club Games said. “We essentially sent Dan a blind email before our Kickstarter asking if we could be approved as developers on the platforms. He put his full trust in us and the game – without that, who knows if the Kickstarter would have even funded!
“He is unbelievably supportive of indies, and it’s amazing to see a person so committed to aiding smaller teams so that they can focus on creating interesting and unique experiences. Also, he’s a spicy curry champ. Champion of indies and spicy curry…what more could you want?”
Nintendo has released a French commercial for Disney Magical World, highlighting some of the recognizable characters found in the life simulation title. The Nintendo 3DS game, which arrives in Europe on October 24th, features more than 60 Disney characters. It allows players to create outfits, run a café or go fishing with Donald Duck. They can also battle ghosts and trade items with their friends.
A new Nintendo Minute has gone live. The latest episode in the Nintendo-centric YouTube series features a debate between hosts Kit and Krysta – each of whom takes a side to argue whether Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World was more influential. Super Mario Bros. 3 was originally released in 1988 for NES, and Super Mario World made its debut in 1990 for SNES. Both titles are also available on Wii U via the Virtual Console service.
The Watch Dogs companion application, ctOS Mobile, has been updated to include compatibility with the upcoming Wii U version of the open-world title. The app makes it possible for users to connect to players from any Watch Dogs platform. It also includes challenges that can be customized and sent to friends. And those who successfully complete the challenges will receive XP and skill points. Watch Dogs hits Wii U on November 18th in North America, followed by a November 21st release in Europe.
Game Freak has explained why a new Pokemon Stadium-style game hasn’t been released since 2007’s Pokemon Battle Revolution for Wii. Speaking at a recent event, Pokemon series director Junichi Masuda stated that legitimate reasons are needed in order to create another entry in the fighting series. Improved graphics aren’t enough to justify another sequel, according to Masuda.
“It kind of goes back to the core philosophy of Pokémon as a brand: We really want to excite people and surprise them with new things they weren’t expecting,” said Masuda. “The original games, of course, were 2D and in black and white, and seeing them in 3D was a stark contrast… it was kind of a huge surprise for players. Nowadays, the Pokémon are already in 3D, and I’m not sure that better graphics would be quite as impactful or impressive. So in order to come back to the Stadium series, I think we’d need to have some sort of new invention to justify it.”
Yacht Club Games has revealed Shovel Knight‘s European and Australian launch month. The critically-acclaimed action-adventure platformer will be available across both regions this November via the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game, which launched earlier this year in North America, revolves around a shovel-wielding small knight with two main goals: defeat the evil Enchantress and rescue his lost beloved.
“Hey Shovelonians! Believe it or not, we can finally confirm that Shovel Knight will be releasing in Europe and Australia in November for the Wii U and 3DS,” the developer said on its website. “We are working on pinning down the exact day still, but the wait is almost over.”