If you’re thinking of teaming up with PC players or Wii U players with Devil’s Third online multiplayer mode then you are not in luck. The game’s producer Tomonobu Itagaki has confirmed via Facebook that the action title will not support cross-platform play between Wii U and PC for the online component.
Retro themed RPG Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westaria is destined to arrive on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop this week. The news of the 8-bit RPG’s arrival was announced on Twitter by the publisher, Choice Provisions. As previous platforms Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westaria the game will support cross-buy between Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and the pricing for the game is $9.99.
I’m sure a lot of you tuned in to the Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament at EVO this year, but in case you missed it ZeRo took the crown this year. ZeRo played all day Friday and Saturday morning to emerge victorious against the other competitors. ZeRo defeated Europe’s Mr. R and has an unblemished record for 2015. To celebrate his win ZeRo took home $11,556. He also set a record at EVO 2015 for not dropping a game the entire tournament. You can watch his winning moments, here.
EVO 2015 Smash Wii U Results – 1,926 Entrants
Prize Pool: $19,260
1. ZeRo (Diddy Kong, Sheik) – $11,556
2. LLL | Mr. R (Sheik) – $3,852
3. Nairo (Zero Suit Samus)- $1,926
4. Abadongo (Wario) – $770.40
5. Ally (Mario) – $385.20
5. Dabuz (Rosalina) – $385.20
7. FOW (Ness) – $192.60
7. ESAM (Pikachu) – $192.60
Thanks, Camo and Okumei
Previews so far for Devil’s Third haven’t been quite what people were expecting, but European gamers will have a chance to find out for themselves next month. The producer Tomonobu Itagaki is stressing that people should play the game with the Wii U Pro Controller as that’s what he designed the game around. He blames the bad previews on the fact that people are using the GamePad. The game itself runs at 30fps and Itagaki says this framerate is just fine for the game.
- Devil’s Third runs in 30 FPS. Itagaki promises that this massive shooter (emphasis on massive) is enjoyable at 30 FPS.
- Itagaki decided not to use split screen for online and offline play. Instead, the single player campaign uses the full power of the Wii U console.
- Devil’s Third does not have voice chat. The bandwidth that would have been used for this feature was instead used for 16 player multiplayer.
- In an earlier post, Itagaki explained why they recommend the Pro Controller and a USB keyboard over the GamePad. He feels the face buttons are crowded on the GamePad, so you can make mistakes with inputs. The analogs are also too far apart, making it difficult to get a graps of the battlefield. Lastly, and practically, the GamePad is not suitable for many hours of play, and they designed Devil’s Third for long play sessions.
- Valhalla chimed in and explained that it comes down to multiplayer, which they intend to house tens of thousands of players.
Race the Sun, which is an endless runner, will soon be coming to iOS and Wii U. The development team thought the game would be perfectly suited to the Wii U and its unique GamePad controller. The developers behind the game say that we should start seeing banner ads for the game appear on the Wii U eShop next month. The team also says that the game is running well on the system, though it would be surprising if it wasn’t. Hopefully it’s good.
Given the simply fun nature of the game, and the Star Fox inspired visual style, it feels like a perfect fit. Race The Sun is running great on the system and we are excited to see how Nintendo fans will respond.
Tengami, the creative interactive title that was developed by a number of ex-Rare developers for iOS, Wii U eShop and PC, saw the vast majority of its revenue come from iOS. The Wii U and PC version of the game only accounted for 10% of the revenue. The news was disclosed today by Nyamyam co-founder Jennifer Schneidereit during the Develop Conference in Brighton. While 90% of the game’s total revenue came from iOS the developer says they don’t regret making a Wii U version.
“A lot of developers ask me about the Wii U, whether it’s a good platform for independent developers. To be honest, I don’t know if it’s a good platform for independent developers, but I don’t regret releasing on the Wii U.
“We decided we’re going to do a Wii U version, I worked under the assumption it would sell 10,000 copies – it sold a little bit more by now, so that’s okay.”
“Speaking to other independent developers, there seems to be a consensus that the average indie game on the eShop has sold 10,000 copies in its lifetime – we’ve sold 11,000 now, and I think there’s more room to grow. I think our lifetime sales will be closer to 20,000 in the end.”
– Co-founder Jennifer Schneidereit
Want to get yourself a cheap Wii U? Well look no further than the Nintendo Online Store. You can grab a refurbished 32GB Wii U console with The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Nintendo Land for $235, which is a great price. The Wii U has a nice back catalogue of games so it is worth hunting around on Amazon to find yourself some bargains.