Sakurai Worked Day & Night on Smash Bros. 3DS & Wii U, Says Developing Smash Bros is “Beyond Hard”

screen 1 1 Sakurai Worked Day & Night on Smash Bros. 3DS & Wii U, Says Developing Smash Bros is Beyond Hard

“As a result, I work from mornings to late nights, even on weekends and holidays. I hardly have any free time, let alone time to play other games.”

“Towards the end, there were instances where I would work for 40 hours straight and then take 4 hours off to go home and sleep.”

“I’m not young anymore so I can’t push myself like I did then, but I feel that the busyness due to the sheer amount of features [in the games] was much greater this time around. My routine was trying to complete my daily work every day while doing my best to maintain my health day after day.”

“I’ve passed my limit long ago. I wish I had time to think about what I want to do from here, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to be the case.”

“I believe I should be thankful that I am given such funds to be able to use such iconic characters and content that represent Japanese games with such freedom, and have multitudes of people across the world play with them. I’m not depressed and I continue to remain healthy and positive, but developing Smash Bros. is beyond hard.”

Link

Pikmin & Tom Nook Amiibo Figures Coming in the Future?

As you can clearly see in the photo above, it looks like Nintendo might have plans to release a Tom Nook and a Pikmin Amiibo. Would the Tom Nook Amiibo work with a new Animal Crossing Wii U title?

Nexis Games Launching a Kickstarter for UCraft Funding

u craft wii u 2 1024x480 Nexis Games Launching a Kickstarter for UCraft Funding

Nearly 8 months ago Nexis Games Studio began work on UCraft and ever since then it has been our goal to deliver the best experience possible and to be as forth coming as possible with our beloved gaming community. As many of you know Video Game design can be a very expensive venture especially with a games like UCraft, The Dance of the Damned and Ride. Right now I am a one man studio and not only am I responsible for all financial expenses but I also handle all of the Programming, Art, Game Design, Music Engineering, Social Media, Trailers and Paperwork.

That said Nexis Games is preparing our first KickStarter campaign for UCraft because we need your help to make this game great. UCraft deserves nothing but the best in Art, Music, Design and engineering and with your support we can make it happen! By supporting this KickStarter you ensure that UCraft will be great and something that we as Nintendo Lovers can be proud to call our own.

As an added benefit those who purchase a Digital Copy of UCraft through our KickStarter will receive access to an exclusive texture pack that will only be available to Backers. As always we thank you for your support and we look forward to supporting the Wii U for many years to come!

Link

This Week’s North American 3DS & Wii U eShop Releases – October 30th

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is a puzzle platformer that puts you in the role of a clone escaping a sinister and high-tech testing facility. The game includes more than 60 challenging levels connected by a detailed and sprawling overworld. The game even features a full level editor, downloadable community levels and two-player co-op with the Wii U GamePad controller. Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is now available exclusively for Wii U. Click here to watch the launch trailer for the game.
    • Costume Quest 2 – Trick, treat and pick a fight with demented dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sequel to the hit Halloween-themed RPG,Costume Quest. This inspired adventure includes a range of new features and game-play improvements, including new costumes with special abilities and a revamped battle system. Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors and collect Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene-obsessed baddies. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DEMON’S CREST – Firebrand the Gargoyle must set off to recover the six magical stones of the Demon Crest before the realms of humans and demons fall into the hands of his evil nemesis, Phalanx. Breathe fire, claw walls and hover across seven intense levels as you fight to save the realms from eternal unrest. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – King Dedede has stolen and broken the source of dreams from Dream Land. As Kirby, inhale enemies and copy their abilities to transform into a number of powerful and hilarious shapes as you track down the Star Rod fragments. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, join Firebrand on his perilous journey to search for the origin of the mysterious dark beam of light that has destroyed his home in Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness. Explore a magical world, fighting monstrous opponents and acquiring items to increase your magical powers. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Woah Dave! – In Woah Dave!, players gun for digital glory by slaughtering aliens, stealing their loose change and racking up the highest score possible. Easier said than done, however, as everything on the map – including your own ammo – is trying to kill you. No one ever said being a Dave was easy. Good luck, and may the best Dave win. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Resident Evil Revelations is more than 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 4.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Blok Drop U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 27.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

Some Amiibos to be Sold as Limited-Time Offers

Nintendo amiibo 2 Some Amiibos to be Sold as Limited Time Offers

The following is coming from Satoru Iwata:

The amiibo figure lineup for “Super Smash Bros.” will continue to be released even after this year-end sales season, and we hope that this will help to update store shelves. As store shelf space is limited, some amiibo will remain stocked on the shelves as staple choices while some will be limited-time offers which will cede their positions to new ones once they are sold out.

Link

Nintendo Explains How Smash Bros. 3DS Will Affect the Wii U Version

31l Nintendo Explains How Smash Bros. 3DS Will Affect the Wii U Version

As I have mentioned, “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS” kicked off very well. Now I would like to explain how it will affect the Wii U installment.

As for bringing the “Super Smash Bros.” franchise into multiplatform format and releasing the Nintendo 3DS version first, there had been skepticism that each would end up consuming the demand for the other or it would weaken a key title for the Wii U platform. We now have a strong belief that our decision is giving the “Super Smash Bros.” franchise even more momentum. On the morning of October 24 in Japan, we released a trailer titled “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza.” A great number of people watched it online and we received a large amount of feedback. 

The two installments of “Super Smash Bros.” are packed with elements that utilize the specific features of each platform. Before disclosing the “Extravaganza” trailer, people had been skeptical of whether we could actually have 50 new facts about the Wii U version. But as the trailer showcased the differences between the two versions, which seemed to surpass expectations, pre-orders for the Wii U version rapidly started to increase.

“Super Smash Bros.” is the most appealing when played together with others, and as the two versions have noticeable differences, they will not cannibalize each other. Rather, as more copies of the Nintendo 3DS version are sold and more people enjoy it, the momentum for the Wii U version becomes stronger.

Link