If you had a Nintendo 64 as a kid you will probably remember the acclaimed Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter series from Activision. Well, it seems as though they are getting the HD remaster treatment, but only on PC for the time being. Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil are being re-released digitally by Night Dive Studios.
“Both games will be re-mastered for today’s modern computers with enhanced graphics and other improvements. Night Dive Studios believes that classic video games should never be abandoned or forgotten. They should be available to play at any time, run out of the box without the hassle of installing outdated drivers, or using obsolete hardware. Movies are restored, books are digitized, and art is preserved to be appreciated for all time. Why should games be any different?”
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If you’re thinking of teaming up with PC players or Wii U players with Devil’s Third online multiplayer mode then you are not in luck. The game’s producer Tomonobu Itagaki has confirmed via Facebook that the action title will not support cross-platform play between Wii U and PC for the online component.
Curve Digital has revealed that it is bringing RageSquid’s PC title Action Henk to consoles this Summer.
Henk is a bizarre action figure who loves to race across various environments as fast as possible. You’ll be able to run, jump, and butt-slide across 70 different levels, with the objective of shaving as much time as possible off your personal best time. Earning medals across the stages unlocks more characters and courses. You’ll also be able to take part in boss levels which grant access to additional bonuses.
Here’s what RageSquid co-founder Roel Ezendam had to say about the news:
We’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction to Action Henk on PC, but it’s always a game we wanted to see in the hands of console players, so the decision to work with Curve Digital – with their reputation and experience – was a simple one. We’ve got some big plans for the console versions and can’t wait to see PlayStation, Xbox One and Wii U players racing up the leaderboards.
We’ve just heard that Tantalus, the developer tasked with porting over Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex, to the Wii U is bringing another AAA title to the Wii U, but we’ve also learned that they are porting across a Wii U title to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It’s anyones guess as to what that title could be, but a safe bet would possibly be ZombiU. This is pure speculation and it could be another title entirely, though I’m not sure which one.
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Wonder how the Wii U version of Watch Dogs stacks up against the PC version? Well Tilmen from Nintendomination has you covered. The video embedded above gives a side by side comparison of the two versions and from an initial glance there isn’t too much in it. Be sure to give it a watch and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Hackers at this week at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress have managed to reverse engineer the Wii U GamePad controller to stream PC games. The team of professional hackers showed a drawing app streaming from a laptop to the Wii U GamePad and then managed to get a Gamecube emulated version of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker up and running. The demonstration didn’t go without a hitch, as there were some crashes. The group wants to build user-friendly tools for Windows and OSX and also build an Android port which allows users to use their own tablets, streaming from the console to a tablet of choice.
Neko Entertainment, developers of the Wii U eShop’s critically acclaimed indie game Puddle, have launched a new Kickstarter campaign for Mysterious Cities of Gold, their latest Wii U and 3DS title based on the hit anime series of the same name. Neko originally planned to make the Nintendo and Apple exclusive only in France, where the series is popular. However, after an overwhelming internet response, the company decided to reverse course and develop both international and PC versions of the game, which the Kickstarter is meant to help fund. The campaign’s goal is $30,000, which will go towards costs for porting the game to PC, as well as English voice acting for the dubbing of cinematic scenes.
Although the game was originally scheduled for a fall release, that time frame appears subject to change with the Kickstarter running all the way through September. To date, the project has reached over $5500 of its $30,000 goal.