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.
Joystiq is reporting that the Wii U eShop game, Cubemen 2, will feature online multiplayer as a few eShop games have already. What makes this particular game unique is that it will be the first game to allow Wii U owners to also play against people playing on PC, Mac, and Linux as well. This is an interesting breakthrough, especially for Nintendo, who is notorious for lacking online support a lot of the time. The game has no price yet on the Wii U’s eShop, but on Steam it’s already available for $7.99.
This isn’t the first game to feature cross-platform play as Monster Hunter 3 allowed for 3DS and Wii U owners to battle it out. But it is the first to allow for multiplayer gaming against non-Nintendo systems. Could this be the start of a new trend this generation? Would you like to see more eShop games with this feature? Or better yet, full games with cross-platform multiplayer? Sound off in the comments!
There’s no release date set for the Wii U console’s version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online. And, today, the first-person shooter’s publisher, Ubisoft, confirmed that the Wii U version is still on hold, while efforts are being put into the PC version of the game. Last we heard, the game is scheduled to arrive this year on Wii U.