We’ve finally got a release date for the long awaited Rodea: The Sky Soldier on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. The bad news is it’s just for Japan and there’s no hints as to when the game from the former head of Sonic Team will be coming to the west. Anyway, Japan will be getting the action title on April 2nd. I’m sure we will see plenty of videos of the game in action once it’s finally released.
Curve Digital has confirmed that it plans to continue supporting the Nintendo eShop for Wii U in 2015. The developer has several titles cooking up for Nintendo’s home console, according to Curve marketing manager Rob Clarke. This includes ports, brand-new releases and at least one unannounced indie game that will be revealed next year. Curve is currently working on bringing the skateboarding game OlliOlli to the eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
“We’re certainly not as small as many other developers releasing on the eShop, but one of the bonuses of having a big team of talented people is that we’ve been able to help solo developers and smaller groups start to bring their games to the eShop when they otherwise wouldn’t have had the time or the money for another platform,” said Clarke.
“Next year we’re planning to release at least six more of those games, and we hope to bring as many of those as possible to the Wii U. Some of these will be ports, and others will be brand new releases launching on the Wii U at the same time as other consoles. We’ve already announced OlliOlli, Ultratron and Nova-111, but we’ve got at least one more brand new indie game to announce next year for the Wii U.
“It’s a good feeling not only to reflect on a great 2014 but also be able to commit to doing that again with Nintendo and Nintendo fans next year. We’re very excited about the future of digital on the Wii U, and we can’t wait to see how other developers use the system in the future. Here’s to 2015!”
Forget games such as Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8, Meme Run is probably the most anticipated game of the year for many. The game is so bizarre that’s it’s hard to describe, but if you love your random internet memes then you’re in for a treat. You can watch the hyper active trailer for the game above and then decide whether the game is for you, or whether it’s going to scar you for life.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse might have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $40. This is based on the game’s listing on the Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games, both of which suggest it will be a budget-priced title. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has players guiding Kirby along a rainbow line drawn on the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen through a world made of clay. It is scheduled to launch in February for Wii U.
Mario Kart 8 is one of the best games released this year, so it’s not surprising to see it top Game of the Year lists. Respected UK news publication The Guardian have declared it the best game of 2014 beating the likes of Destiny and TitanFall. Not content with giving Mario Kart 8 first place they’ve also awarded the fabulous Bayonetta 2 the second best video game of 2014. Anyway, here’s what the news publication had to say about Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8.
“Regardless of the Wii U’s troubles Nintendo remains one of (if not the) greatest developers on the planet in terms of making games that are a pure joy to play, and Mario Kart 8 is one of its finest. The question with Mario Kart 8 was never really “is this going to be good”, because with Nintendo that much can be taken for granted. The question is whether it’s the best yet. And, among one hell of a field, it takes first place.”
Today the federal appeals court confirmed Nintendo’s win in a patent infringement case brought at the International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms. The court affirmed earlier findings by the ITC that Creative Kingdoms’ patents are invalid and should not have been issued because Creative Kingdoms tried to claim more than the company invented. Creative Kingdoms had asked the ITC to block importation of Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems.
“We are pleased with the court’s determination,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, particularly when the patents are being stretched beyond the inventors’ ideas. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”
Suppressive Fire Games has confirmed that its forthcoming 2D Metroidvania title, Blood Alloy, is coming to Wii U. Drawing inspiration from the stamina-based combat mechanics of From Software’s Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, Blood Alloy has players assume the role of a young female amnesiac, who regains consciousness as a result of software malfunction. Upon discovering her body is almost wholly cybernetic, she breaks out of her stasis pod to escape, discover the secrets behind her identity, and wreck havoc upon her enemies.