In their latest Kickstarter update, developer WayForward confirmed that the digital version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will launch on December 20. The launch date includes the global release of the Steam and Xbox One versions, along with the North American and European releases of the PS4 and Vita versions. The Wii U version is also expected to come out on that date, but it is still awaiting final approval.
An announcement for retail copies of the game will be made at a later date by publisher XSEED Games.
Download codes for Kickstarter backers are coming next week. WayForward cautions that the codes are set to become valid on December 12 and may not activate immediately. If any backer still has a problem activating their code after December 13, they are advised to contact WayForward.No comments
Made by TJ “Kyatt” Cordes for the QaziJam8 game jam, Beat Nebula is an indie rhythm game for PC and Mac that recommends players use peripherals like the Donkey Konga bongos or the Taiko: Drum Master drums.
While those controllers were not designed for use on computers, players can get set things up by using a third-party USB adapter and input emulation software like JoyToKey.
Beat Nebula is available as a pay-what-you-want download on Kyatt’s itch.io page.
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Nordic Games recently announced Darksiders Warmastered Edition for the Wii U, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
A remaster of the original 2010 game, this version boasts a 1080p resolution, improved shadows, doubled texture resolutions and post-processing effects. The PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions are confirmed to run at 60 frame per second, while the Wii U version will run at 30 FPS.
A release date has not yet been set for Darksiders Warmastered Edition.
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WayForward have not quite nailed down a release date for the Kickstarter-backed Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, but they do have a tentative target date of September 27 for the Wii U, PS4, Vita, Xbox One and PC.
Provided everything goes smoothly from this point on, the developers hope to have the game out by then. However, things like failing submissions from Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft could delay the game’s release.
This date appears to include physical copies of the “Risky Beats” edition being distributed by XSEED Games in the U.S. Due to several questions being asked by backers regarding this version, WayForward provided a brief FAQ to address some of the biggest concerns.No comments
Amazon was not able to ship out copies of the Zero Time Dilemma: Limited Watch Bonus Edition in time for the game’s launch due to a shipping mishap with the bonus watch. To make it up to anyone that ordered the bundle, the online retailer is giving everyone affected $10 in promotional credit.
Additionally, Amazon announced that they will ship the game by itself and ship the watch later, as soon as it becomes available.
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Stardew Valley is making the jump from PC to consoles in Q4 2016. Chucklefish and Sickhead Games will help in bringing the hit indie farming sim to the Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One.
Developer ConcernedApe couldn’t confirm anything about the Wii U version, but they did say they were excited about the possibility of utilizing the GamePad’s second screen.
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Following the rating by the ESRB earlier this week, XSEED Games confirmed that Corpse Party will be coming to the 3DS and PC in North America.
Unlike the original PSP release, the 3DS version of Corpse Party will get a physical release in the West. The “Back to School” limited edition includes the game, soundtrack CD and mini figures of the characters Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara. It comes out this summer and will retail for $49.99. A digital version will also be available for $29.99.
As for the PC version, it will be coming out much sooner on April 25. It is based on the original indie PC release, which means it will have the original voice acting and art. However, it will also include many of the new additions from later releases. It will be available via Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $14.99.
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Wii U and 3DS owners have been able to buy digital copies of games from their PC or smart device through Nintendo.com for a while now, but the process has been a little clunky and the site layout leaves a lot to be desired. However, that is all changing this Thursday, when Nintendo launches a new, enhanced storefront for their company site.
Beginning March 31, users will be able to better search and filter through the myriad of eShop titles currently available. The updated storefront will also make use of My Nintendo, allowing members to earn Gold Points that can be used towards games and discounts in the eShop.
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The Natsume-developed Harvest Moon series is coming to the Wii U and PC for the first time this winter with Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories. This will also be the first time a mainline Harvest Moon game will be available on Android and iOS devices.
Inspired by early games in the series, Seeds of Memories will have players working a farm back to prosperity, all while raising livestock, fishing, mining, cooking, making friends and maybe finding true love. By helping villagers and completing certain tasks, like raising your first cow or catching your big fish, players will be able to earn “Seeds of Memories.”
Natsume will have more to share about the game as E3 approaches.
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The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter blew past the $1.5 million mark last night, meaning all of the stretch goals have been funded and we will see the game launch simultaneously for the Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and Windows/Mac/Linux.
To incentivize people to keep pledging, the folks at Playtonic Games have added two new stretch goals. The first, which has already been funded, will add an optional N64-style shader to the game and get composer Grant Kirkhope to record a new “DK Rap” for Yooka-Laylee‘s end credits.
If they can raise $1.8 million, the developers will make their own video walkthrough complete with commentary.
Pledges are still rolling in at a steady pace. To meet backer demand, Playtonic have reopened some of the previously sold out backer tiers.No comments