Making its first foray into the video game world, Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land brings the characters and humour from the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy to Nintendo 3DS this fall. Regular Show is the Cartoon Network series starring best friends Mordecai and Rigby and their adventures as groundskeepers of the local park. When Mordecai and Rigby get transported into some of their favorite video games they’ll have to use their best skills and unique abilities to traverse the various challenges to escape and get back home in this ‘eggscellent’ journey. Developed by WayForward, in close collaboration with show creator JG Quintel, Mordecai and Rigby prove that a day in the life of Regular Show is anything but.
Wayforward has announced via its official blog that Shantae, the Game Boy Colour game, is heading to the Nintendo 3DS eShop at the end of June. Shantae for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console has been confirmed for North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Hopefully we should get a firm release date fairly soon.
Good news everyone! Shantae for Virtual Console has been confirmed for North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Look for Shantae on the Nintendo 3DS eShop at the tail end of June, just in time for your summer road trip. We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.
Wayforward, the developer behind Mighty Switch Force 2, has announced on its official blog that development of the game is now complete. Wayforward is currently conducting rigorous testing on the game to make sure everything is up to scratch. Mighty Switch Force 2 is scheduled to be released this spring. Once testing is complete, Wayforward should provide an exact release date.
Mighty Switch Force! 2 is a wrap! It’s pencils down for the dev team. Next stop, testing, testing, and more testing. Poor Patty… not even cybernetic citizens of Planet Land can escape the wrath of final exams.
In anticipation of the July 31 release of Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D hybrid live-action/animated family comedy The Smurfs 2, today Ubisoft announced that the company will develop and publish a video game based on the film. Developed by Ubisoft and WayForward, the game will be released as an action-adventure platformer game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U, as well as an interactive storytelling book and collection of mini-games on Nintendo DS. It will release on all consoles in July, 2013.
After last year’s Google Maps NES cartridge had us scrambling to play the ‘Quest’ game, April Fool’s Day has become more than an 8-bit joke for the gaming industry – from console mergers to fake releases, the internet has had it all. But can 2013 top its predecessor years by pulling the wool over our eyes, or have we finally ‘cottoned’ on? Here’s our Top 5 April Fool’s Nintendo Pranks for this year.
1. The Nintendo/EA Merger
Circulating rumours of a possible merger between EA and Nintendo were quite a shocker this year – apparently, they’d been in cahoots for quite some time with EA, who were attempting to buy out Nintendo between May and June. It was even corroborated by GameFAQs website, asking members through a daily poll if they thought the merger was a good idea. Of course, when the last poll option says, “not funny guys, I forgot what today was, and you [just] about gave me a heart attack”, we are almost certain this is false information.
2. WayForward’s New and Original Game
It’s no wonder a game called Cat Girl Without Salad is a meal best served to a fool, as it satisfies every players’ whim, need and appetite. Promising to feature every genre in the gaming catalogue – from puzzler, platformer, shooter, RPG and even visual novel – WayForward says it’s a cut above the rest. Plus it’s even available on each and every console! The company, who brought us Duck Tales Remastered, tweeted earlier today: “We can finally spill the beans on the latest WayForward original! Head over to the blog for all the juicy details!!!” Blimey, they’ve clearly put a lot of effort into that. Look out for it on the Nintendo 3DS, DS, Wii and Wii U.
3. BA Hons in Pokémon Mastery
Let’s be honest, this isn’t the first time ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses have been offered at universities across the world, but this next one would definitely be the icing on the cake. The official Pokémon Twitter page for North America announced today (and so did we *wink*) that starting from September 2013, students could take up a degree in Pokémon Mastery. But who knows, maybe in the future this could be more than just avid fan speculation.
4. The Luigi CodeSince 2013 has been dubbed ‘the year of Luigi’ it’s high time he gets his own ‘code’ to project onto various virtual consoles to be released this year. By all accounts, you’ll be able to transform Dr. Mario into a green-skin aptly named ‘Dr. Luigi’, and he’ll also get a suit on Super Metroid – cool, huh? The ‘Luigi code’ will be very similar to that Konami code that’s been kicking about for years, apparently. We think it will do well.
5. Satoru Iwata’s Apology on YouTube
This fan-made video has been making quite a spectacle on YouTube today. The video, which sees Satoru Iwata address the audience about recent Wii U sales and other such problems, is certainly an entertaining joke – even if it is a satirical one at Nintendo Direct’s expense. Luckily for Iwata, the maker of the video has noted an apology, detailing that it really is just an April Fool’s joke.
Let us know if you’ve seen any other April Fool’s Nintendo jokes this year in the comments below.
Capcom producer Rey Jimenez has explained to Destructoid just how much of a pleasure it has been to work with WayForward on DuckTales Remastered. Jimenez says the acclaimed company was the perfect match and handled the production side like professionals. He concluded by saying that he loved working with WayForward and would like to do more projects with them in the future.
“Disney actually suggested WayForward. In my mind, WayForward was just the perfect match. They handled practically all of the production side like pros. The game has been in development for around a year, and we would love to work with them again,” “retro or otherwise?” I asked, to which he responded “yes, retro or otherwise.”
Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Senior Vice-President of Capcom, has revealed that DuckTales Remastered was ultimately made because it’s what the fans wanted. Svensson also says that Wayforward were the obvious choice for the game and were requested by Disney to head the project. Svensson hinted that if the project is a success then we could see more titles on the way. Here’s what he had to say about the well-received project.
Frankly, you guys asked for it, here on Capcom-Unity. That’s why.
About two and a half years ago I started working toward this with Disney because people here kept asking for it (and because I’m a fan too). About a year and a half ago I completed the general outlines of the deal. Disney was on board (and really excited). I then sold the whole concept of the project to Japan as we took it through greenlight.
Wayforward was actually Disney’s suggestion given their creative director’s LOVE for the original and after we did due diligence we totally agreed. Matt Bozon is a star and their experience with Shantae, Contra 4 and Mighty Switch Force made them the right choice. Jake K. (“Virt”) on the music was also a deal sealer for us. They’ve been wonderful to work with and we’ve kept this title very underwraps, even internally. For example, I don’t think anyone in Japan has even seen a build at any point so far (maybe until today)
As for the future, I’d like to not get ahead of ourselves. I’m thrilled at the fan response this morning but for the moment, we’re going to stay focused on making this project a success. If it works, we can think about other opportunities later but let’s not put the cart before the horse.
WayForward Technologies, the developer behind Shantae, is working on DuckTales Remastered for the Wii U eShop. Capcom announced the news today during a Penny Arcade Expo panel. Mega Man and Resident Evil producer Kenji Inafune is an artist on DuckTales Remastered. The game is also coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
WayForward celebrates 23 years by launching the first sequel in the award-winning Mighty Series! Mighty Switch Force! 2 heads to Nintendo eShop this spring, and no blazing inferno is safe!
Patricia Wagon returns to heat things up with a refreshing spray of blaze-battling action/puzzles. This time Officer Wagon and Corporal Gendarmor join Planet Land’s Fire Brigade to prevent Tangent City from burning to the ground. Players will combine their wits and reflexes to rescue the reformed Hooligan Sisters and the lost USBs (Ugly Secret Babies) hidden throughout each level. New puzzle types, weapons, enemies, unlocks, and a truly epic soundtrack bring the sizzle this Spring! Deee-lish!
Mighty Switch Force! 2 will be made available in North America, Europe, and Australia.
A sequel to Mighty Switch Force! the puzzle platformer developed by WayForward Technologies is on its way according to the developers. The development company has confirmed that we should hear about the game in the coming weeks. Sadly no more details were provided. Are you looking forward to Mighty Switch Force 2?
Mighty Switch Force 2 is on its way! Should see more on this in the coming weeks. :)
Thanks, Spiggy and Sonofmrpeanut