The first details of Renegade Kid’s latest game Treasurenauts has finally arrived, and it’s coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Created by Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid, Treasurenauts is a title featuring a varied band of heroes, adventurers and misfits, where your health is tied to what in-game wealth you own.
So far, Renegade Kid has been scarce about the details, but co-founder Jools Watsham told Nintendo Force Magazine in an exclusive interview a few of the details. Treasurenauts will settle in 16-bit form with a 2D art style similar to Mutant Mudds, where the world map acts as a treasure map, paying homage to Super Mario World. It will also support local multiplayer and download play, and will have multiple endings depending on how much treasure you own. The title is aiming for a Q4 release, and below you can see the round-up of the extra details.
- At least 8 unique characters, of which some need to be unlocked.
- Two tiers to the character selection process; Tier 1: only cosmetic; no effect on gameplay, and tier 2: weapon type; choose from sword, firearm, and bomb.
- Weapons have different strengths and weaknesses over other weapons
- Sometimes you may not be able to advance past the first screen of the new level since a pathway is out of your reach or is blocked by an obstacle that can’t be tackled at that time.
- New ability power-ups or a second teammate may come into play in these situations, for example: stand on a friends’ head to reach a high platform.
- Each player can be equipped with a different weapon type.
- Some areas have dual pressure pads that must be triggered together, leading to a special door with a lot of treasure, a completely separate secret pathway, etc.
- Don’t have to stay together with your friend in the level, plus can send a special voodoo summon to your teammate, allowing them to warp to you instantly.
- Bosses included – defeat them to earn power-up abilities such as the Double Jump ability.
- If hit by an enemy, some of your treasure will be lost.
Just when you thought that pink, round, loveable Kirby couldn’t get any sweeter, Nintendo of America has launched a deal, giving you an extra incentive to pick those Kirby classics up. Released today on the Wii U Virtual Console are three series classics: Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course and Kirby Super Star. And as part of a bonus for fans, Nintendo will give you the third one absolutely free if you grab two of the titles above on the eShop. But make sure you pick them up quickly, as the deal only lasts until 9am PST May 30.
Also on offer for North America this week is The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave at a neat 20% off its $7.99 price tag. The Nintendo 3DS role-playing game will be available at the discounted price until May 30, so make sure you grab this great title while you can. And finally, if you haven’t got Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on pre-order, then you can always download the title on the Nintendo eShop when it releases tomorrow, May 24.
latest rhythm game when it comes to the Nintendo 3DS eShop tomorrow. Groove Heaven is a simplistic rhythm game featuring over 30 levels to complete in both story and timed mode.
Get ready to slip on those dancing shoes and groove to the beat of Teyon’s
Playing as demon Rhymi, you must deliver a love letter from the Devil into the hands of a beautiful angel by climbing to the top of each tower, all the while stepping to the rhythmic beat. Priced at $3.99 in North America and €3.99 in Europe, Groove Heaven is available tomorrow, May 23, in the Nintendo eShop. Check out the trailer above to see if it gets your feet tapping.
due for release on the eShop mid-June. As part of an arcade classic package, Capcom are releasing two brawlers – Shadow over Mystara and Tower of Doom – priced at $14.99. Developed by Iron Galaxy Studios the package will feature all new HD visuals, drop-in and drop out multiplayer co-op, customisable house boards, and a whole host of extras. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara will be available to download on the eShop June 18.
If your Wii U was feeling a little deflated in the arcade game department, you’re in luck as Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is
A number of readers have contacted me to say that the playable demo for Resident Evil Revelations is available on the Wii U eShop in North America. The demo see’s you play as Jill Valentine who is sent to search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat on the SS Queen Zenobia. The Resident Evil Revelations demo is already available to download in Europe and Australia. Let us know your impressions.
Today, Nintendo brings a colourful assortment of titles to the Wii U and 3DS eShop for North America. It’s time to get your minis on the march with Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move and purchase this for a splendid $9.99 for your 3DS – remember to check out the review if you’re on the fence. Other 3DS titles new this week are SpeedX 3D Edition for $2.99 and Publisher Dream for a cheap $1.99 price tag.
You can also grab two great titles on the Wii U Virtual Console: Xevious and Solomon’s Key for $4.99 each. And if your bank balance is beginning to weaken a little, you can always take Chasing Aurora - an indie multiplayer game for the Wii U – with a sweet 50 per cent discount until May 16. With all these titles available, there’s no excuse for you to be strapped for games to play.
revealed a new trailer for Swords and Soldiers 3D. The trailer, posted above, shows you how the puzzles and combat will look on your Nintendo 3DS console, as well as giving you a taster of the army’s magical ability you can control. The side-scrolling strategy game will be available on the eShop in the near future. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments below.
If you hadn’t already spotted it, Circle Entertainment has
Along with a slew of games coming to the Nintendo eShop, you can expect Crash City Mayhem this week on the Nintendo 3DS. Originally released in Japan under the name Runabout 3D: Drive Impossible last year, the action-driving title allows you to let your inner destructive mode loose as you tear through a city with exhilarating speed.
Crash City Mayhem – published by Ghostlight who brought Devil Survivor Overclocked to the 3DS - features a great selection of vehicles, upgrades and secret items. Put simply, the more you destroy, the higher you will rank and the greater your rewards. Crash City Mayhem will send you into over-drive and releases May 9 on the European eShop for £17.99/€19.99.
The first Guild02 title is set for release later this month after they were announced to be ‘coming soon’ in a recent Nintendo Direct. The Starship Damrey – an action adventure title which sees the player deposited in space to fend for survival based on exploration and instincts - will be available in the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop on May 16. Presumably, the European launch will be following in the footsteps of America and a set date won’t be too far behind.
Tank! Tank! Tank! was released as a free download yesterday on the Nintendo eShop for North American Wii U owners. Now, it seems as though you can download the game and register it on Club Nintendo to get 60 free coins after completing the standard survey. It’s currently unknown if Nintendo has issued this in error, but for now you can take advantage of this offer.