It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got a firm release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV in Europe. The eShop only title will be released in Europe on October 30th. Shin Megami Tensei IV received good reviews when it released in the US last year.
NeoGAF member L-A has done a bit of digging and it looks as though a web version of the Nintendo eShop is currently in development at Nintendo. It isn’t too surprising considering Microsoft and Sony have similar offerings where you can pre-purchase content online and download it to your console. There aren’t any hints as to when this is coming, but it could be announced in a Nintendo Direct.
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Nintendo UK has put together a new video highlighting a number of indie and virtual console games on the Nintendo eShop. The two-minute trailer showcases an array of games newly added to the eShop last month such as Cubemen 2, Teslagrad, and Art of Balance by the developer team at Shin’en Multimedia – all of which can be found on the Wii U eShop. While Capcom’s Mega Man Xtreme 1 & 2 and Comic Workshop developed by Collavier can be found on the 3DS eShop. Did you pick up any of the aforementioned titles? Let us know your recommendations in the comments below.
Xseed has told online gaming publication Siliconera that the company is trying to release Rune Factory 4 in Europe. The good news is the game will be coming, but it will be a digital only release. News emerged yesterday that the game was coming to Europe when a listing for Rune Factory 4 was found on the USK ratings board. Here’s what Xseed’s Executive VP, Ken Berry, had to say about the situation.
“The situation is that we know the Rune Factory 4 fans in Europe have suffered enough with one cancellation already,, so we didn’t want to announce anything until the game passed [Nintendo of Europe] certification and we were sure its digital-only eShop release was imminent since we are using a different programming house to try to pick up where the original dev team left off.”
“Though I can’t disclose which development house is handling the PAL localization programming duties for us, I can say that it’s been in the works for months already and we hope to start the master submission process with NOE within the next couple weeks.”
Hazewalker, the upcoming dark fantasy Metroidvania game slated to go live on Kickstarter on October 15th, will be coming to the Wii U console with fully featured Wii U Gamepad support, TheoryForm Games has announced.
“I want to bring Metroidvania games into the next generation,” lead designer David Pierce said. “I want to redefine what people expect from these kinds of games. I’ve been excited by ‘second screen’ possibilities and the kinds of gameplay experiences they can open up since Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on the Gamecube and Gameboy Advance.”
“Imagine being able to look at your map, thumb through your character’s journal, or see your inventory in the palm of your hands; for me, that’s really exciting. We’ve just started to scratch the surface of the really cool possibilities this brings to the table.”
“We are fully committed to an awesome, next-gen second screen experience, and Nintendo has been a fantastic partner to work with so far,” David said.
If successfully funded on Kickstarter, TheoryForm has committed to releasing Hazewalker on the Wii U, along with the previously announced PC, Mac, and Linux. TheoryForm will be announcing further console plans as the Kickstarter approaches.
Just a quick reminder that you can purchase the marvellous Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the Wii U eShop for $30 this week. If you don’t have a Wii U and are looking for some Donkey Kong related action then you can purchase Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $20.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded the first sixteen minutes of Shin’ens Art of Balance for the Wii U eShop. The Art of Balance was originally released on WiiWare and then the Nintendo 3DS eShop and has now found a home on the Wii U eShop. Shin’en also have another game in the works for the Wii U eshop which is titled Fast Racing NEO. Enjoy.