The answer to Minecraft for the Wii U. Nexis Games has released new UCraft screenshots, as well as promising a brand new trailer in the next couple of weeks. The developers have also announced the game is being submitted to Nintendo of America for certification which should be completed within 8-12 weeks. Despite no longer being a Wii U exclusive, this game could be a much loved addition to the console, although I’m not convinced by the screenshots. What do you think of them?
We had our first look at Bizerta: Silent Evil previously, and now more screenshots showing off the creepy town of Bizerta have emerged at NintendoNuggets. The horror game follows a 15 year old boy called Ash, who wakes up as a 30 year old man with no idea why, and you have to find the answers in this spooky world. This game so far reminds me somewhat of Alan Wake, and hopefully could be just as awesome!
If you saw our previous post, you’ll know there’s a little rumour going around that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess could be coming to the Nintendo 3DS, after someone apparently got a hit on StreetPass of someone who’d recently been playing Twilight Princess 3D.
Obviously being assumed to be a fake, twitter user TaDavidID then posted a photo of his full console to add some credibility.
But, we still weren’t convinced. So, as he promised, he posted a Vine of him bumping into the Mii on StreetPass again. It’s enough to get your heart racing a bit, especially when other people have tweeted about finding the same thing.
A reddit user pointed out that these can easily be faked through the use of Homebrew applications, to make it look like you’re playing any game which, according to this report, looks like what happened.
They had me going for a minute there, but this is likely to be fake, as much as we’d all love to see a remake of Twilight Princess.
We already know that Nintendo is working on their next video game platform, but what might be of interest to a few of you is that one of the people working on the project was previously a senior software developer for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. It would make sense for him to be working on a successor to the Nintendo 3DS as his skill set implies that he’s a mobile developer, then again he’s also been doing some work on the Wii U.
The guys over at GameXplain have made a video comparing the gameplay of the Neo Bowser City track on the Nintendo 3DS to the Wii U, ready to release as part of the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 on April 23rd– only 3 days to go!
The track layout looks to be the same, but the sleek new version of the track manages to make even the Nintendo 3DS graphics look clunky. More exciting to me is that you can blast through this dark track adorably as Isabelle! You can check out GameXplain’s analysis of the other tracks in the DLC here.
To ramp up their advertising efforts, Nintendo UK has announced that it has hired a new firm to help out with PR. The company is called PrettyGreen and has worked for a number of high-profile clients including Nando’s, Virgin media and John Lewis. The first title that the firm will be promoting is the super colourful Splatoon which launches in May. Here’s what Nintendo UK had to say about the announcement.
“We’re excited to be welcoming the PrettyGreen team into the Nintendo family,” Nintendo’s head of communications Jo Bartlett said. “They’ve shown themselves to be creative and strategic in their thinking and we’re looking forward to working with them to deliver some fantastic campaigns for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in the months to come.”
In some surprising news, Nintendo has grabbed the trademark for the NES controller design. Who knows why they’ve reacquired it after all this time, but there’s got to be some method behind the madness. It’s mainly the the B, A, Select, Start button layout that they wanted to acquire. Whether they will use this in their next project the NX remains to be seen. We shall keep you posted.