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.
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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