It looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer to get our hands on Mutant Mudds Super Challenge. Renegade Kid has announced that its upcoming platformer won’t arrive until “early 2016” on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The developer says it needs the extra time to cram the game with “yummy goodness.” Mutant Mudds Super Challenge features a host of new challenges and boss fights across five unique world themes.
How many horror games can you think of on Nintendo 3DS? None (unless you get spooked by Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon). Renegade Kid (Mutant Mudds, Moon, Xeodrifter) is hoping to change that by bringing their previous Nintendo DS title, Dementium: The Ward, to the 3DS eShop. NintendoLife caught up with Renegade Kid’s co-founder, who revealed a few details about the upcoming title:
Yes, I am extremely excited about Dementium Remastered. Feels great to have it wrapped up. Price wise, the game will be $14.99 and will release in North America as soon as it can!
Two of the most impactful changes that affect the gameplay experience are no respawning enemies and manual save spots. In hindsight, this was unintentional difficulty in the original release, and presented unfair difficulty – not something I am a fan of. As such, this makes the new experience a more digestible and balanced experience – but it also makes it easier. This is great news for most players, but the hardcore players out there who want something they can sink their teeth into will be happy to hear that we also added two difficulty settings above “Normal”, in the form of “Hard” and “Demented”.
The art has been completely overhauled. Renegade Kid’s art director, Gregg Hargrove, and our Technical Director, Bob Ives, have implemented a wealth of new tricks to our toolbox, which enable us to utilize such delights as normal maps and detail maps that were not possible on the original Nintendo DS. Much of the geometry in the blood-stained corridors and gnarled enemies has also been redone, with higher polygon counts to present more definition and character to the visual presentation. It is disgustingly beautiful.
Another area of gameplay that we have focused on is how the weapons handle in terms of ammo and reloading. The system in the original game was kinda of strange. We have modernized this aspect for Dementium Remastered. This is something that will feel natural to new players, and improved for fans of the original.
Dementium Remastered runs at 60 frames per second on the regular 3DS with 3D on. It also supports the Circle Pad Pro and second analog nub on the New 3DS. Much like Moon Chronicles, the game offers a wealth of control options, including different button configurations and aim sensitivity adjustments.
Are you going to be picking up the title?
According to Renegade Kid’s co-founder, Jools Watsham, the Metroid-esque indie title Xeodrifter will be making its way to Wii U on July 30 in North America. If you are based out of Europe, the wait is a little bit longer — they have just recently submitted the forms for certification. Additionally, Watsham was able to confirm the one-way cross-buy feature for this game; if you have already purchased it via Nintendo 3DS, you will get the Wii U version for free. However, that deal seems not to be reciprocal. While this is not the first time Nintendo has implemented a cross-buy feature for a title, it is always great news for multi-platform owners.
Renegade Kid is notorious for drumming up good will with their fan base, and the drumline is never ending: Xeodrifter was confirmed as “crossbuy” by the studio head. What is crossbuy? While Nintendo may be new on the scene, the principle is that if you own the game already for Nintendo 3DS, you will be able to download it for free when it comes to Wii U.
This is not necessarily a brand new concept for Nintendo — we have seen it before with OlliOll. Either way, this is a boon for the consumer. Xeodrifter released on Nintendo 3DS last December, as was confirmed for eventual release on Wii U. The 8-bit inspired games seems remarkably like the 2D Metroid/Mega Man many people have been hoping for. Check out the trailer below:
Renegade Kid has confirmed that one of its latest projects, Xeodrifter, is coming to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. In a recent video interview, the developer said it is working on a Wii U version of the action-adventure game right now and that it shouldn’t take too long to make. Xeodrifter was released last December on Nintendo 3DS. It tells the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration.
Dementium: The Ward is a first-person shooter survival horror game, released on the Nintendo DS in 2007 by Gamecock Media Group and developed by Renegade Kid. However, before they took it to Gamecock, they pitched the idea of a Silent Hill DS game to Konami, as a licensed horror. The pitch didn’t go very well though, Watsham said: “They were kind enough to meet with us, but the meeting only lasted a few minutes and ended with their [representative] saying they wouldn’t let a team like us handle the Silent Hill license.”
They weren’t put off though, and a few years later Renegade Kid approached Konami again with the idea of a Silent Hill DS game, armed with screenshots of a third-person game you can see below. Konami once again said no, saying: “They simply didn’t want to venture into the DS space with a horror title at that time.” Konami have recently cancelled their latest Silent Hills project after Guillermo del Toro left the production. It seems they may have missed a trick refusing a Silent Hill DS game. In the mean time, Renegade Kid are re-releasing Dementium: The Ward as a remastered version for the 3DS. Do you think there should be a Silent Hill title for the 3DS, or would horror simply not work for it?
The season pass for Renegade Kid‘s Moon Chronicles is now 50 percent off the original price. The pass, which was initially listed for $9, can now be purchased for $4.50. It enables players to conclude Major Kane’s cosmic adventure with Episodes 2, 3 and 4. Each episode can also be purchased separately, but the season pass contains all three remaining episodes for a lower price.