Gone Home is sadly no longer in active development for the Wii U following its announcement last August. According to the game’s developer Fullbright, the partnership between publisher Midnight City and its parent company Majesco has seemingly gone awry, with financial trouble accounting for the recent rumblings. Unfortunately, it’s left plans to bring the first-person interactive story Gone Home in a state of flux.
Back in 2013, Gone Home was released for PC to critical and user success. Nintendo of America stated the game would arrive in the near future, with a loose Q4 2014 date attached. Unfortunately, it appears as if Gone Home has been shelved for the moment in favour of Fullbright’s upcoming 2016 game Tacoma. During the Kinda Funny Games’ livestream, Gone Home’s designer Steve Gaynor said the following below in relation to the game’s development.
“And, unfortunately, we don’t have exciting, good news about that, I wish I did. Yeah, it’s been quite a while, and as you kind of sensed, there’s been some delays and maybe you have seen some things that have changed with Majesco. At this point, unfortunately, I have to acknowledge that Gone Home for console is not actively in development any longer. That deal with Majesco has sadly come to an end. So, we don’t really know what that means for Gone Home for console for us. In the immediate term, it’s no longer a going thing.”
Shantae developer WayForward is celebrating 25 years in the gaming industry with some fantastic discounts on select Wii U and 3DS games. Following its Twitter tease at the beginning of the week, the Californian-based developer has detailed which games are receiving between 25 and 75 per cent off on the Nintendo eShop on its official blog. So if you’ve yet to hop into lightning quick action in Mighty Switch Force!, its sequel, or take on peg-legged enemies in Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, it’s prime time to do so. Below you’ll find a bullet-pointed list of all the discounts available in the eShop from March 12 – 19.
Nintendo 3DS eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):
- Mighty Switch Force! (3DS) – 75% off
- Mighty Switch Force! 2 (3DS) – 75% off
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS) – 25% off
Nintendo Wii U eShop (3/12/-3/19, North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand):
- Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (Wii U) – 75% off
- Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U) – 75% off
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U) – 25% off
On-demand streaming service Netflix will be hopping down under and on to the Wii U in late March. Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand announced the news to fans via Twitter earlier today. As part of Netflix’s plans to expand their online services into new regions, those living in Australia and New Zealand will be able to sign up from March 24. New customers will have a choice of three levels of service, including single-stream definition, two-stream HD, and a four-stream ultra HD plan. As of yet, a certified price structure has not been revealed.
Netflix originally launched on the Nintendo Wii back in 2010, which needed a streaming disc to activate the app. It launched later in 2012 for the Wii U in both North America and Europe, and has since offered its Super HD service to users in the US. The company also plans to expand its streaming services to Japan in late 2015. Unfortunately, we’ve still yet to hear solid information on the rumoured live-action Legend of Zelda TV series from Netflix.
Yacht Club Games has announced a free expansion pack for its 2D side-scrolling platform game Shovel Knight. The Californian-based developer has been hard at work on its first DLC pack, Plague of Shadows, since securing the game’s North American and European release on multiple platforms last year. Arriving for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, among other platforms, Plague of Shadows is due to arrive in the eShop around the second quarter of 2015.
Playing as the mischievous master of alchemy, Plague Knight, fans must guide him through various levels to find ingredients for the Ultimate Potion: Serum Supernus. But you’ll have to obtain these ingredients by extracting them from former allies – it’s a risky venture, though the Order of No Quarter won’t stand a chance against your world-class platforming skills.
The free DLC pack also features new gameplay mechanics and an alchemy crafting system for all your necessary power-ups. With many new bosses, enemies and a bunch of objectives, fans will be able to savour new flavours in a meaty expansion in Plague of Shadows. To take a look at some of the great new screenshots and illustrations, head to Yacht Club Games’ official site. Plus, gameplay details for Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows can be found below. Let us know if you’re looking forward to the expansion in the comment section.
- Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
- Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
- Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!
- New objectives and enemies!
- Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
- New bosses!
- Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!
Inti Creates has announced the update for Azure Striker Gunvolt on the Nintendo 3DS will be arriving later this week for North America. Fans will be able to download the 1.2 version update, which features a new boss rush mission, New Nintendo 3DS support and a brand new Lumen song, slightly earlier than Japan on March 5. But the update’s not the only new item on the cards from Inti Creates, as an additional 3DS home theme and demo version will surface on the same day.
The 3DS home theme, which you can see above, features the seven Sumeragi boss characters from the game on the upper screen, with some beautiful evening city scenery on the lower screen. Plus, the action-packed boss battle theme “Sumeragi Skirmish” will play in the background, with the theme available for the usual $1.49.
For those who have yet to purchase Azure Striker Gunvolt, a new demo will arrive on March 5. Featuring a special bonus for fans who go on to buy the full version, the demo will also contain various materials and in-game currency to get you started. Unfortunately, the title is yet to arrive in Europe but Inti Creates states the update will be available immediately on purchase when Azure Striker Gunvolt releases.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D update can now be downloaded from the Nintendo 3DS eShop in all regions. Following its early release last week in Europe, all users now have access to the patch, which includes various bug fixes – such as the sword glitch after playing at Honey and Darling’s shop – and extra game stability. Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which issues have been addressed in its official patch notes, which you can view below. As per usual, update data will be saved on your current SD or micro SD card and any previous save data will remain intact. To update your game, simply follow the on-screen directions within the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Ver.1.1. [Released 2/27/2015]
Fixed the issue in which an “ERROR!****” message appears in-game.
Fixed the issue in which users become unable to swing their swords after playing at Honey and Darling’s Shop.
Adjustments have been made to make for a more fun gaming experience.
New Nintendo 3DS cover plates are quietly becoming a hot commodity in Europe, with many of the themed covers selling out within days of release. But if you were one of the unlucky fans that missed out on purchasing the Legend of Zelda: Triforce black cover plates on the official Nintendo UK store a few days ago, GAME UK is currently offering them for pre-order. The retailer’s website lists the plates for an elevated price at £14.99 – similar to its amiibo pricing – and can be pre-ordered, here. Unfortunately, the Majora’s Mask Skull Kid cover plates are yet to become available for pre-order at the retailer. Both Zelda cover plates for the New Nintendo 3DS will be released on March 6.