We already know from the Sony press conference at Gamescom that Dreamfall Chapters is coming to PlayStation 4, but what we didn’t know is that it’s only a timed exclusives. The developers revealed the news on Twitter and stated that they’re open to ports.
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Markus Persson, the creator behind the immensely popular Mine Craft, has taken a few digs at Nintendo’s latest home console, the Wii U, on Twitter. You can read what Notch had to say about the console, below.
“Something is flashing in my room, desperately begging me to charge it. Turns out it was my Wii U pad, so I put a pillow on top of it.”
“Don’t worry Nintendo fans, I love both games for the Wii U, and I’m really looking forward to the third one in 2015!”
Tecmo Koei has announced on Twitter that they’re aware of a number of small bugs in the recently released Hyrule Warriors and are working on a patch to fix them. The company also said that they’re planning long-term support for the game, so hopefully that means we should get some additional content at a later date.
The episodic 3D adventure game Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey will no longer be coming to Wii U as Sony have secured the game as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is being developed by indie studio Red Thread Games and was crowd-funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
A Ubisoft representative has explained why they took the decision to release The Crew on the Xbox 360, rather than the Wii U and the PlayStation 3. The representative said that Ubisoft chose to “focus solely on the platform closest to the new-gen’s technical infrastructure” when deciding which platforms to port it to. The Crew is in development for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4.
“The Crew is originally built for the new generation of consoles so when we made the decision to port it to the previous generation of consoles, we decided to focus solely on the platform closest to the new-gen’s technical infrastructure, which is the Xbox 360″
“We are not currently working on a PS3 or Wii U version, we are rather focused on delivering The Crew for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Xbox360 simultaneously on November 11th.”
Square Enix have announced a brand new IP ahead of this week’s Gamescom event. The game is developed by Dontnod who are the developers behind Remember Me. The publisher promises that the game will be like nothing you’ve played before and will be released as digital episodic content. However, as a blow to Wii U owners the publisher stated that it’s for everything minus Wii U. The game will come to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
But what if we now announced an entirely new IP in the official Square Enix family? What if this title was wholly different to anything we have ever attempted before, both in gameplay and narrative? What if this title was released digitally as regular episodic content, with each new chapter building and evolving based on the choices you made in previous episodes? What if we now gave all of this a name: Life is Strange?
A reader of My Nintendo News has snapped a pre-order box shot of Super Smash Bros Wii U in one of the HMV stores in London. The accompanying label claims that Super Smash Bros for the Wii U will be arriving in stores on November 28th. Of course, this could simply be a placeholder, but as Nintendo has yet to officially confirm anything other than winter, this is one of the closest things we’ve got to a release date for the game.
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Former Nintendo indie boss Dan Adelman has mentioned that he really wanted to get the classic Grim Fandango to come to the Wii U, however his efforts were unsuccessful. A remake of Grim Fandango is currently in the works for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
“Grim Fandango,” he reminisced. “I mentioned the idea of an HD remake to Tim Schafer about 7-8 years ago. I was so jealous that PlayStation got that. Curse you, Adam Boyes!”
Zen Studios forum administrator CrackerVizzo says that the company have some big Wii U news to share in the near future. CrackerVizzo says that while the platform is a difficult one to support from a technical standpoint, they are fully committed to developing for the console. Here’s what he had to say.
“Actually, we will have some very big Wii U news very soon. This is a difficult platform to support from a technology standpoint. Simple patches are not simple. New content additions are not easy due to the way the system is set up. We are committed to supporting Wii U. Again, please look for an announcement in the coming weeks. Thanks for supporting Zen Studios.”
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Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that all issues have been resolved with XType Plus and is now back up on the Wii U eShop. Just last week, the shoot-em-up game’s developer Dominic Szablewski reported that a number of users were having trouble with a particularly naughty in-game bug, which in turn caused their Wii U to crash. To halt any further complications, Nintendo removed XType Plus temporarily from the eShop while the issue was investigated.
Fortunately, the cause of console freezing was found and an update now opens online leaderboards and highscore replays. The developer has claimed everything appears to be running smoothly with the game, saying the following on Miiverse:
“Again, thanks for your patience! I can’t wait to see you all in the online leaderboards :)”