Night Dive Studios Could Be Remaking Nintendo 64 Turok

It seems as though the original Turok on the Nintendo 64 could be remade by a small studio called Night Dive Studios. Whether this game will see the light of day remains to be seen, but I’m sure there are quite a few of you that have fond memories of the Nintendo 64 launch title which was released in 1997.

TR: After Powerslave EX, are you going to try your hand at remaking other shooters?

Kaiser: I was originally working on remaking N64 Turok (called Turok EX) but it got put off to the side. Since now Night Dive Studios has picked up the rights to re-release it, Turok EX will resume development later this year. By the way, I’ve also done work with Night Dive by re-releasing Strife, which was another reverse-engineering project that me and a friend worked on back in 2010.

Here’s A Look At The Fan-Made Super Mario 64 HD Remake Project

One of my favourite video games is Super Mario 64 so it’s awesome to see fans creating their own HD remake of the classic Nintendo 64 title. Nintendo generally shuts these things down, but the project has been running for a good year. Whether Nintendo will decide to shut it down at a later date remains to be seen, but let’s hope they keep this one open. Be sure to watch the video above to see how the game is progressing.

Thanks, Retrogaminglord

Zelda Producer Kind Of Talks Majora’s Mask Remake


The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma was recently questioned by IGN about the much requested The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask remake. Aonuma laughed at the question if Nintendo fans might see the game remade soon. You will noticed that he purposefully left his answer open for interpretation. Maybe we will hear about it at E3.

“Please write that I laughed. Don’t make it sound like I laughed because I was troubled or inconvenienced or put out. I don’t want them to read anything into it. But if you want to say that I laughed, I think that would be a good answer. It’s really up to them. If they want to interpret my laughter as, ‘yeah, we’re making it’ or ‘no, we’re not,’ I guess that’s really up to them.”

Thanks, John L

Nintendo Wonders What You Want For Wii U Remake Of The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker


Nintendo UK has issued a press release that asks fans what they want for the Wii U remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The publisher is apparently taking notes of what fans are requesting for the remake, though it’s unknown whether their requests will be implemented in the final product. Other than the points listed in the press release below, what do you want for the remake? We already know that it will feature off-TV play, but what other Wii U GamePad-specific features are you hoping the game will offer? Let us know in the comments.

What’s on your wishlist for the new Wii U Zelda game?

With a brand new remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on the way to the Wii U console, speculation has been mounting over what the reinvented game will be like.

Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who’s had a hand in the development of many popular Nintendo games with the exception of the Professor Layton series, has offered a few hints as to what we can expect from the new Wind Waker when it finally arrives. He told the ABC news network that HD capabilities of the Wii U will be able to “breathe new life” into the game, and also hinted that the game will have upgraded graphics, along with enhance lighting, better cel shading and overall, a more dynamic and vibrant look.

As it is being developed specifically for the Wii U console, the way the new Zelda: Wind Waker title is played will also be different from its Nintendo GameCube original. Similarly to the New Super Mario Bros. U title, Wind Waker players will have the option to play entirely on the Wii U GamePad. There will also be integration with the Wii U’s Miiverse, similarly to other games released for the console.

This is what we know about the new Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker game so far, but as for more detailed specs and features, we’re still completely in the dark. So, the question is – what would you like to see in the new Wind Waker? What would be on your wish list if you could have a hand in designing the game?

A number of game fans and pundits have a few suggestions, such as the following:

Bring back cut content – a lot of segments (specifically, dungeons) were cut from the original GameCube design due to time constraints, but these could easily be brought back and expanded on in the new title

The ability to change difficulty levels – fans of the Zelda series, or anyone who has ever played a Zelda game, might appreciate the chance to up the ante difficulty-wise, as well as turning off those annoying tutorials

Make sailing more fun – anyone who played the original Wind Waker will know that sailing in the game could be a bit of a chore. Lengthy and repetitive, Zelda fans agree that a way to make sailing faster and more enjoyable is a must when it comes to the new and improved game

These are just a few of the things Zelda fans would like to see in the brand new Wind Waker, but what improvements would be at the top of your list?

-Nintendo UK

Need For Speed: Underground Being Remade?

need_for_speed_underground_remake_logo_rumorAn anonymous source sent the logo above to EGM Now and claims that it’s from the Xbox 360 version of a supposed remake of Need for Speed: Underground, which was originally released in 2003 on multiple platforms, including Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube.

The developer of the unconfirmed remake is said to be Criterion Games, subsidiary of Electronic Arts (EA) and the studio behind Need for Speed: Most Wanted. While a remake of Need for Speed: Underground can only be confirmed by EA, keep in mind that several employees from Criterion Games are apparently working on an ‘unannounced racing title.’

Rare Responds To Fan’s Request Of A Banjo-Kazooie Remake For Nintendo 3DS

Banjo_KazooieA fan of Nintendo 64 title Banjo-Kazooie asked its developer, Rare, via Twitter, whether there is a possibility for a Nintendo 3DS remake of the game. Rather than replying with a definitive answer, and although it’s not very likely, Rare told the fan that anything’s possible. I, for one, would love to see a remake of Banjo-Kazooie, as it is one of my all-time favorite 3D platformers and Nintendo 64 games.

This is probably an annoying question to you. Is there any possibility of a Banjo remake in 3DS? Like they did to Ocarina of Time.

Rare: Anything’s possible, even if it’s not very likely :)

Thanks, Komaru.

Dragon Quest VII For Nintendo 3DS – Debut Trailer

Square Enix has released the debut trailer for its upcoming remake of Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden, which launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on February 7th, 2013 in Japan. The role-playing game will feature numerous enhancements, including a lithograph system, 3D graphics and visible monster encounters.