Dex is set to come to the Wii U eShop. It’s the latest game to be added to the Wii U’s indie line-up after Rareware inspired Lobodestroyo was successfully funded yesterday. Developed by Dreadlocks, Dex is an action and stealth sidescroller set in cyberspace, heavily focussed on story and RPG elements.
Kickstarter funded RPG
Dex reached its initial funding goal of $14,000 early on in its campaign for PC, Mac, Linux and Ouya. But as of yesterday, the game will come to the Wii U after its $26,000 stretch goal was successfully attained.
With inspiration taken from games such as Castlevania, Metroid and, more recently, Deus Ex and Splinter Cell series, Dex features a mature storyline with realistic action, as well as meaningful character progression choices and a unique hacking mechanic. Make sure you check out the trailer above to see the game in action. Dex is aiming for a late 2014 release on Wii U.
Norwegian developer SnowCastle Games has cancelled their Kickstarter campaign for Festival of Magic. The campaign kicked off in November for PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U platforms, and had reached almost $50,000 – one fifth of its $250,000 funding goal. But due to the Christmas and Thanksgiving rush, as well as the Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches, the developer has made a tough yet tactical decision to cancel the crowdfunding campaign.
The farming fantasy RPG’s Kickstarter, however, will relaunch come February next year. SnowCastle Games says they’ve managed to acquire a “small financial injection” to tide them over until the Kickstarter reboots. In their recent update, they also mention that they will restructure the current backer rewards and tiers, adding physical rewards to the list, as well as provide video updates straight from the developer office.
For those that backed Festival of Magic, you will not be charged for your pledge. Also, pledges will not be removed when the campaign is cancelled, so backers will be able to keep any rewards received during that time. Here’s what SnowCastle said to their backers:
“We will inform you about the details of the rewards just before launching the next Kickstarter. Thanks again for your support so far, we will now go into a 2 month period working really hard to make more game content and cool updates for the next KS!”
Lobodestroyo has successfully reached its funding goal on Kickstarter, raising just over its initial target of $35,000.
Lobodestroyo – a Rareware inspired 3D action game – will be jumping onto the Wii U eShop in the near future. Developed by Lefthanded Studios,
The collect-a-thon action game places you in the role of Mutt – an unlikely hero tasked with a great adventure – and transports you to 9 fun-filled, unique worlds. Aiming to whisk your heart away and back to the N64 era, Lobodestroyo gives players Mega Man inspired boss battles, where defeating such enemies allows you to upgrade existing powers and gain new abilities.
Lefthanded Studios has built the world of Lobodestroyo by using game engine Unity, and recently became official Nintendo developers. During their Kickstarter campaign, they bumped the Wii U platform from its initial stretch goal into their main funding goal due to the overwhelming support from Nintendo fans. The game’s tentative launch date is set for late 2014 or early 2015 for PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya and the Wii U eShop. Let us know your thoughts on the game and its trailer – posted above – in the comments below.
Notion Games has announced via Twitter that Super Ubie Land will be hitting the Wii U eShop early next year. The developer has said that the cute-as-a-button platformer is in its final testing stages and should be completed by Christmas. If you’ve yet to see the game’s trailer, you can find it, here.
Super Ubie Land was released back in August for PC, Mac and Linux, but the Wii U version needed extra development time. Originally, the game was named “Super Ubi Land”, but due to requests from games publisher Ubisoft, the name was changed. On Twitter, Notion Games has again stated that there will another name change, though the reason for such, at the moment, is unknown. Will you be picking this game up on the eShop in early 2014?
A new Nintendo 3DS System Update is now live. Version 7.0.0-13U adds support for Nintendo Network IDs as well as Miiverse. It also adds a software update notification and removes the limit to system transfers. Additionally, it changes the start-up method of 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu to require pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously. And finally, the update brings further improvements to overall system stability.
The winter sports season is almost upon us with the Winter Olympics in Sochi beginning in February, so it’s time to suit up and take to the slopes in Winter Sports – Feel the Spirit for the Nintendo 3DS. Since Mario & Sonic have had their fair share of sporting glory, it’s only fair another game shares the limelight.
Developed by Independent Arts and published by TREVA Entertainment, Winter Sports – Feel the Spirit is set to launch on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on December 19, just before Christmas. The game will feature seven winter sports, with three new disciplines including: Ice Speedway, Cross-Country Skiing and Curling. There’s also up to 50 exciting challenges to take part in whether in the fast-paced Cup, Challenge and Single Discipline modes. Plus, there’s 20 nations to represent in the game. Winter Sports – Feel the Spirit’s price is yet to be confirmed.
Pure Chess will launch December 26th in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. The strategy game contains a tutorial that teaches basic, intermediate and advanced chess techniques. It also features three tournaments, three chess sets and three locations, including a museum and library. Pure Chess will be released for Nintendo 3DS as well, and cross-platform play will be supported between both versions.
US retail chain Best Buy currently have a sale on Nintendo eShop cards. The cards are now 20% off and you can get a $50 eShop card for $40 and a $20 eShop card for $16. So if you’re looking to purchase some goodies from the eShop then it’s well worth buying one.
Nifflas has announced that Knytt Underground will launch on December 19th for Wii U. The Wii U version of the exploration game contains improvements that were implemented based on feedback from fans of the original game. The Wii U version is also the best-looking console version of the game, according to the developer. Knytt Underground was originally released in 2012 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac and Linux.
Nintendo has released a DLC trailer for Pikmin 3. Players can extend the game’s Mission Mode with several downloadable map packs. The first map pack – priced at $1.99 – adds four remixed stages to the Collect Treasure! mission type. The second map pack is also priced at $1.99 and adds four remixed stages to the Battle Enemies! mission type. The third map pack can be purchased for $4.99, and it adds eight all-new stages with settings like a beach, a house party and a construction zone. Pikmin 3 is available at retail and the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.