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Wayforward Discuss Their Take On Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For Nintendo 3DS

We learned earlier this month that respected developer Wayforward will be taking on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Tom Hulett of WayForward and Director of Danger of the Ooze has assured WPCentral that they will endeavour to retain everything that everyone loves about the beloved franchise.

WP: Danger of the Ooze is a single-player game in which players can swap between the four Turtles, not unlike the original NES game. Can you give us an example of how one Turtle’s abilities differ from another’s? And do the inactive Turtles recover life when not in use?

TH: I thought it was really important to let players use their favorite Turtle exclusively (if they want), so you’ll never encounter, say, a pit that you need Donnie to vault over. However, every Turtle has his own unique rhythm. Raph and Mikey have 3-strike combos while Leo and Donnie only have two, but the former pair has much shorter range. Each turtle also has his own specialty just to keep things interesting. Mikey can jump higher, Raph throws Shuriken faster, Donnie can block more easily, and Leo’s counterattacks are the best.

Something that always frustrated me about the NES game was that Donnie was clearly the best—it was no contest. Best range AND best damage? Come on. This might just be jealousy because Raph was clearly the worst in that game, but I didn’t want kids today to have the same experience. If I love Leo in the show, I want to love him in the game too. So we spent a lot of time trying to get it right. They all have their advantages.

Inactive Turtles don’t regenerate health, but we do have a cool mechanic for when a Turtle is defeated. When this occurs, that Turtle is Captured, and taken out of the active roster. But, if you can locate where in the city he’s been stashed and rescue him, he’ll be back on the team and ready for action again. This means you essentially have unlimited lives, but if you aren’t careful your favorite Turtle could be out of commission for a while. There’s an upgrade that allows you to hone in on captured Turtles, so players will definitely want to track that down.

WP: Danger of the Ooze will feature an “interconnected non-linear game world.” Does that mean it plays like what we think of as a Metroidvania game?

TH: That’s right, TMNT:DotO is an exploration-based action platformer. I’ve always wanted to create a game in this genre set in a modern city, so when Activision told us they were thinking about going this direction for TMNT, I felt incredibly fortunate. A great genre, in a setting I’ve wanted to explore, with a franchise I grew up with? Where do I sign? We certainly strove to do the concept justice.

We really tried to stick with the approach where most of your power-ups increase both your offensive capabilities and your navigation options. A good example of this is the Smoke Bomb. Not only will it teleport you instantly out of harm’s way and stun nearby enemies, but it can also be used to reach higher areas or bypass laser barriers.

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Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U And Nintendo 3DS Is One Step Closer To Release

Developer WayForward has tweeted that the long-awaited Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is now one step closer to release. The company says that the game, which is coming to both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, has completed Nintendo’s pre-check. WayForward promises that more information will be coming soon.

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WayForward Announces It’s Bringing Xtreme Sports To Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Acclaimed development studio WayForward has announced via Twitter that it will be bringing its first Gameboy Colour game Xtreme Sports to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. The company announced that the game will be available to download on the 7th of August. You can watch a video for the retro themed title, below.

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Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse Delayed Until Q2 To Complete “Finishing Touches”

Game developer WayForward has revealed via Twitter that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be delayed for another couple of months. The 3DS platform title was due for release between last December and mid-March this year. However, WayForward has informed fans that the game will be in development for a little longer, in order for the team to polish and add the “finishing touches”.

Though there’s still haze surrounding the exact release date of the title, WayForward expect Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse to land on the 3DS eShop in the second quarter of 2014.

“Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be in development for a couple more months while we add a few finishing touches. Almost there!” – WayForward via Twitter

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Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse Coming In The Next Couple Of Months

Matt Bozon, WayForward’s Creative Director and founding member, has revealed on Twitter that he expects Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse to be released in the next couple of months. Bozon has nailed it down to somewhere between December 21st and March 19th 2014. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is due for release on the Nintendo 3DS.

Looking at sometime this winter for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. So Dec 21 – Mar 19 timeframe. A couple more months, best guess.

Regular Show: Mordecai And Rigby In 8-Bit Land Launch Trailer

D3 Publisher has released a launch trailer for Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land. Developed by WayForward, the game is based on the Cartoon Network series Regular Show. It stars best friends Mordecai and Rigby – both of whom get transported into a variety of mysterious video games. The characters must then use their skills to get back home. Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land is now available for Nintendo 3DS.

Mighty Switch Force 2 And Toki Tori 1 Both Coming To Wii U This Month

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WayForward and Two Tribes are both continuing their ardent support of Nintendo consoles by bringing a couple of tried and true games from their catalogs to the Wii U this month. WayForward’s Mighty Switch Force 2, released on Nintendo 3DS in June, will be ported over to the Wii U on October 17th in North America and October 25th in all other regions. The title will sell for only $5.99. The original Mighty Switch Force was given new stages and visuals when it was brought to Wii U from 3DS, so here’s hoping WayForward will continue this trend.

Additionally, Two Tribes have announced on their Twitter page that the first Toki Tori will be rushed out onto the Wii U eShop before month’s end. The title had been previously confirmed along with two other puzzle classics from the Two Tribes vault, and now the company has revealed that it will be arriving even sooner than expected. Even though the Wii U picked up some momentum from the release of The Wind Waker HD in North America, the ailing console can certainly use the help of these stellar games coming to its eShop this month.