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Nintendo keen to make Wii U “The Console That Every Developer Wants To Publish On”

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:09 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U is still getting some high-profile third-party titles, but there’s still a notable absence of a few high-rollers. Still, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing Scott Moffitt has underlined the company’s “strong” relationship with third-parties, and hopes to make the format more attractive to developers moving forward.

Speaking with Forbes, Moffitt explained, “We have strong relationships with third parties and have a strong lineup of upcoming games from key partners such as Ubisoft, Disney, SEGA and Warner Bros., among others.

“We realize that we need to continue to build the installed base to demonstrate that making games for Wii U is a good investment. We’re confident that we have the games necessary—both first- and third-party—to have a strong holiday season and expand the audience for Wii U.

“We don’t see this as an either-or proposition. Nintendo is in the unique position of being both a hardware manufacturer as well as a software producer. We want Wii U to be the console that every developer wants to publish on. A key way to make that happen is to grow the installed base of Wii U owners, and we know that current Wii U owners are very happy with their purchases.

“Our great lineup in the second half of the year will create more buyers, and beyond that third-party support is important to attract as diverse an audience as possible. (Second-half 2013 is) just the start of a steady flow of great games coming to Wii U, with lots more to come in 2014.”

We are going to see a strong selection of new, exclusive titles coming to Wii U from now and into 2014, such as Sonic: Lost World, Super Mario 3D World, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, and more.

Do you feel it’s enough to get other developers off the sidelines and into Nintendo’s arms once more? Let us know below.

Via Nintendo Life.

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26 Comments

  1. Tearsir

    So cute… XD

    #1 1 year ago
  2. VibraniumSpork

    I’m not a Nintendo hater, but surely this is too little too late?

    By the end of the year the Wii U will have disappeared from the PS4 and XB1′s rear view mirror altogether. They needed to plant their flag firmly in the sand before everyone’s money got flung at next-gen.

    How can they hope to raise their profile with these two huge console launches gobbling up the Chrimbo-spending market and adspace?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. YoungZer0

    This is getting fucking ridiculous now. The ship is already sinking and only now they are talking about the iceberg?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dragon

    ^Yup. Exactly.
    Typical Ninty though. Their current management is just incompetent to manage Wii U.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. pcbros

    They will most likely pick up some more users this holiday season but not enough. If they want drastic change, they need drastic action. Right now their boat is filling up with water and they just grabbed a small cup and are trying to rid of it.

    If Sony/Microsoft drop the prices of their respective current consoles right after their new consoles launch (before December), Wii U will be in more trouble. There is still a market for a less expensive and less powerfull console. Not everyone is going to shell out $400-500 for a game console. Nintendo just needs to take advantage of it.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. orakaa

    @3: +1

    The worst thing is that even now they are not going to do anything to effectively get third party publishers on board. Whatever they do, no one will come back.

    To me the best Nintendo console was the SNES, where they had both their first party titles but also the support of all the rest of the industry. Since then, they have only isolated themselves with N64, Wii and now WiiU (Gamecube had a little bit more support, but not that much).
    They probably thought that with the Wii being a huge success and making a profit without any need of third party developers, that it would be the same for WiiU and that people would blindly buy it. And it wasn’t the case.

    They don’t even have decent first party support. Damn, their “main” Christmas releases are a new Super Mario game and a quick remake (made in 6 months) of a 10 years old Zelda game? Nothing else?
    Their console have been released a year ago and they still don’t have real system sellers…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. OmegaSlayer

    That’s why people was so pissed about Bayonetta2 being on WiiU.
    Because lots of people saw where WiiU was going.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @7

    Sour grapes much?!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. pcbros

    @6 – SNES was a special console…

    The N64 marked the first time Nintendo decided to be different. I just wonder if they went that route with the Wii/ Wii U because they don’t have the power to keep up with Microsoft and Sony. Their network alone is inferior to the competition.

    But I agree, trying to survive on first-party titles alone is difficult.

    I just think they priced themselves way too high. Also, the GamePad the reason for this high price tag has yet to be proven as a must-have item.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. mistermogul

    @6 – “They probably thought that with the Wii being a huge success and making a profit without any need of third party developers, that it would be the same for WiiU and that people would blindly buy it.”

    +1

    I totally agree and that’s also why they stuck with the shite name ‘Wii U’ as they thought it would resonate with all the Wii owners which hasn’t happened either. In fact I think the name has hindered them due to people thinking it’s the same damn console…

    I freakin love Nintendo games but their business decisions leave a lot to be desired…

    #10 1 year ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @9

    RE ‘The pad’ – Miiverse wouldn’t work without it, I think it’s a great feature but you can’t really demo it in a shop.

    I think Nintendo need to do a massive advert directly focussing on Miiverse, Art Academy and other Miiverse type features / sharing tools etc…

    #11 1 year ago
  12. orakaa

    @9: technically speaking, they ended up being different (from Sega Saturn and Playstation 1), only because they were trying to do the same as before (keeping cartridges instead of CD-ROM). They refused to innovate at that time.

    The Wii was basically a Gamecube with different controls and a new marketing approach. Due to Gamecube overall sales, I can understand they tried to spend less money on hardware for the Wii, but with the amount of money they gained with Wii sales, they had the possibility (money) to do something different or to compete directly with PS4/Xbox One (instead of releasing the equivalent of PS3/360 with a gimmick sort of tablet that still need to show some usefulness).

    It was a choice. And I think it was also a choice for N64, as well as Wii and WiiU to be different, for the sake of being different. It paid for Wii, but not really for the rest (they remained “outsiders” with N64, Gamecube and now WiiU, compared to their respective opponents).
    Nintendo as a company is stubborn and doesn’t listen, and that’s too bad, cause people love some of their games, but might not be ready to buy a console only for 3 to 5 games (my case).

    #12 1 year ago
  13. The_Red

    Nintendo needs to fire EVERY SINGLE person involved with Wii U asap. After that, they can either:
    A. Focus solely on handhelds.
    or
    B. Hire new people that have never, EVER been associated with Wii U to work on a new console.

    That’s it. Wii U is not a sinking ship. It’s a ship that sunk last year, reach the bottom of ocean, found alien life forms from Abyss and then sunk into that abyss.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Dave Cook

    @13 What did the tea-boy do? :O

    #14 1 year ago
  15. polygem

    i don´t know. i wouldn´t count the wiiu out just yet. not at all. i think it could indeed -still- u turn.
    i personally love the system. the pad is something i don´t want to miss. it actually feels strange to me that the one and ps4 wont have a dedicated pad. it´s awesome. i played wwhd just yesterday on the pad while my girlfriend worked on the computer and needed the screen. this stuff is brilliant. miiverse is great too. the wiiu software is coming now. all they need is a pricedrop and then attack with their first party heavy hitters and indy support. make unified accounts, bring miiverse to the 3ds, crossbuy needs to become a ninty reality. if the install base is there the cashcock sucking lazy third partys will jump in as well (i don´t miss them for the most part though). i am not painting things as black as many of you guys here. i certainly can´t understand why you guys aren´t buying into wiiu though. it´s a fantastic console. what do you want a ps4 or x1 for just yet? the launch line up is so damn lazy, nothing interesting yet imho.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. VibraniumSpork

    @15 “What do you want a ps4 or x1 for just yet? the launch line up is so damn lazy, nothing interesting yet imho.”

    Fiar enough, but neither carries the feintist whiff of a system that’ll become obsolete or fail to be supported by third party developers over the next few years. The WiiU – unexpectedly – does have that air about it. I’d like to buy one (what I’ve played on it so far was good!) but I’d be worried that I’d not find much to play on it a few months down the line I guess; the £200+ price tag just represents too high a risk for me at the moment.

    So, like you say, a price drop would be welcome. But it’d have to be hefty. Like, a 32GB version for between £100-£150. Ninty’d make a loss, but aren’t they the one company cash-rich enough to afford to?

    #16 1 year ago
  17. orakaa

    @15: the problem is that the WiiU is headed the same way as N64 and Wii, meaning that there will be very little to no third party support.

    Regarding PS4 and Xbox One, their launch line up are bad (which is why I won’t get a PS4 at launch) but their future is promising and titles will come. I’ve bought every Nintendo console so far (except 3DS and WiiU). On N64, Gamecube and Wii I barely bought more than 5 games for each console.
    I have no interest in the WiiU currently. The only title that has my interest is the Monolith Software title (X”).

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Cobra951

    It’s not headed the same way as the N64 or the Wii. Those consoles had their time in the sun. The WiiU won’t get even that. It’s going to fail before it goes anywhere. What a disappointment. I am such a longtime Nintendo fan too. This story’s kind of delusional talk is heartbreaking, like a terminally ill child talking about next Christmas.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. jakrabbit

    I owned a Wii U and would say to anyone willing to buy one, to stay away from it. Why I say that is Nintendo as a company need new management that aren’t a bunch of ninty fan boys that can make sound business decisions, which I believe will happen with the failure of the Wii U.
    To me mobile gaming is the future I know most will disagree but all it would take is for apple to come out with an “iGame” device (I know it’s a lame name) that has physical controls and that can stream to a TV so you can play on a big screen if you want.
    I just wish this is what Nintendo came up with instead of the Wii U.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. DrDamn

    I think they’ve made a huge mess of this first year of release. It was a big opportunity for them and they haven’t exploited it at all well.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. polygem

    @16:
    yes, the price must go down. i really believe the wiiu will sell better soon anyway though. there are some great games in the pipeline.
    i for one really enjoy playing snes games on the pad too, the virtual console combined with the pad is a huge thing for me. i hope they will push this even more. there are so many snes games i would buy in a heartbeat. i´d also love to see some gamecube games on vc. well, even ds/3ds games could be played via pad/TV, it´s the same setup. there´s definitely potential to make the wiiu more awesome and i hope nintendo will take advantage of that. the right time will be now, as the competition releases their next machines. i am also a fan of the windwaker remake, i think it´s fantastic and a smart thing to do. i personally really didn´t care about the price eventhough i played the game twice already and i´m almost finished with the hd version now this time because i know exactly what to do :) it´s still fun and it looks even more gorgeous, i´d buy a mario sunshine hd (PLEASE!!!), eternal darkness hd instantly -full price.
    they definitely have a huge backlog worth rebuying. no shame to pull this card imo. a friend of mine just bought a wiiu, he never played ww and he likes it a lot. i think that´s a good thing, nothing to bitch and moan about. many people missed out on these games, if it´s cheap and easy to port them over, fine, they´re totally worth playing. the more people who can enjoy them the better. noone forces anyone into rebuying these games again. combined with the upcoming first party games, the indies AND a pricedrop, everything could u-turn over night.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    Unless something changes really quickly, I’m afraid the Wii U is going to end up being the next Dreamcast.

    Countless potential. Not enough support.

    It won’t kill Nintendo, but it will definitely put a dent in the works. They can’t afford to survive off nostalgia anymore. It isn’t working,

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Legendaryboss

    @Polygem is back! woo, woo!

    My comment: oh please, like said the time for that has sailed.
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/9584a84271e3efd40107789f7c1dba5d/tumblr_mtn9j9Pgab1si10qqo1_500.gif

    In 2014 theres barely a number third party titles from a major publisher on Wii U compared to PS4/One hell even PS3/360.

    Too little, too late.

    For the people who say Nintendo don’t need third parties, well…
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6b27oUgm31rys4czo1_500.gif

    #23 1 year ago
  24. polygem

    @LB: hehe…just a little relapse, suffered from the vg247 itch, will crawl back into the shadows soon.

    http://gph.is/XL5Vdg

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    Creepy gif.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. pcbros

    Poor third-party support due to poor installed base, poor installed base due to poor third-party support, lack of Nintendo games and high price.

    They can’t fix the third-party support, they are trying hard to release Nintendo games, so the only other thing left is pricing. If Nintendo does not move a lot of Wii U’s this holiday considering a new Mario game will be released and people are usually in a buying mood… then they have to do another price cut or package more digital games (maybe included a digital release of Super Mario World 3D w/ $50 Virtual Console code).

    They are in a wierd position competing with the XB1 and PS4… but technically competiting with the XB360 and PS3 as well.

    @11 – “‘The pad’ – Miiverse wouldn’t work without it, I think it’s a great feature but you can’t really demo it in a shop.”

    But couldn’t they just have people use their mobile devices like Microsoft is doing?

    @12 – That’s what I meant to say, the competition was going with the CD and Nintendo was going a different route by sticking to cartridges.

    #26 1 year ago

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  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]