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.
Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid has revealed a brand new game in the series will be arriving for 3DS and Wii U later this year. The news was shared via the Mutant Mudds official Twitter account, while Renegade Kid’s director and co-founder Jools Watsham dished out some details of the new platform title.
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge is set to live up to its name and will feature 40 of the most difficult levels players will ever encounter. Designed for those who mastered the original game in the series, Super Challenge is an extra “stepping stone” for fans and does not replace Mutant Mudds 2, which is still in development for the 3DS. The first details of the hard-as-nails platformer will be in the latest issue of Nintendo Force.
Want a first person horror title on your Nintendo 3DS? Well you’re in luck as Renegade Kid has announced that it’s bringing a revamped version of Dementium to the system. The game will run at 60fps on the Nintendo 3DS with 3D turned on and also includes adjustments to the way enemies respawn and to the game’s save system. Dementium on the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Q2 2015 and a sequel could eventually see the light of day.
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Renegade Kid has unveiled a brand-new trailer for Xeodrifter. Set to launch this Thursday, December 11th, the game features 2D platforming, boss battles and unlockable power-ups. Players can collect upgrades to extend their health, equip custom gun enhancements, and navigate their ship between neighboring planets. Secrets can also be revealed by seeking out special blocks and hidden pathways. Xeodrifter will be available for $9.99 via the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damages his warp core.
A scan of the neighboring planets reveals a number of energy signatures, which may provide the special material needed to replace the damaged warp core and get back to cruising through the cosmos. However, what began as a routine away-mission to fix his engine quickly spirals into a dangerous game of search, shoot, and survive.
Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets, and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers from a legendary supreme culture in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure.
Renegade Kid has unveiled its next project, Xeodrifter, for the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The newly-announced game is a Metroidvania title that will offer a “bit-sized experience” to players. In a new development diary, the Mutant Mudds studio reassured fans that it hasn’t canned Treasurenauts, which is scheduled to launch after Xeodrifter makes its debut.
Before I get into the details our new game, I feel as though I should mention that Treasurenauts is still going to happen. I am really excited about Treasurenauts, and look forward to returning to it. I feel that I should also mention that we are not actively working on Cult County or the Razor game that we announced. Due to publisher issues outside of our control, it looks like the Razor game is dead for us. The good news is that we’re working on fewer games, which is always a good thing, right!?
I am a huge fan of Super Metroid, Metroid Zero Mission, and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, and have always wanted to develop a game in that sub-genre. The day finally came where the desire to develop it got too strong and I just had to act on it. Xeodrifter was born. It is completely separate from Moon Chronicles, and related in no way at all. Xeodrifter is a separate character and story. And don’t worry; we will get back to Treasurenauts once Xeodrifter is completed.
Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a mission of exploration. In this particular installment of the story, we join our nomad as he embarks on the exploration of small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damages his warp drive. A scan of the neighboring planets reveals a number of energy signatures on the planets that may provide the special material needed to fix his warp drive and get back to cruising through the cosmos.