70 posts tagged wayforward
Custom Famicom 3DS XL ⊟
WayForward’s James Montagna put together this rad Famicom-color 3DS XL using, it looks like, a Zelda 3DS XL and a red one. It’s pictured here among his other Famicom-style handhelds and some business card cases.
Bold move, taking apart the sought-after Zelda 3DS XL!
Adventure Time 3DS’s collector’s edition ⊟
Along with the special BMO packaging that comes with the $40 collector’s edition for Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know! 3DS, you’ll also get a bonus DVD (interviews, concept sketches from Pendleton Ward, and more), and Finn and Jake’s Dungeon Guide.
I remember a lot of people feeling like chumps when they didn’t get the last Adventure Time game’s collector’s set..
WayForward’s canceled Silent Hill DS ⊟
Amazing! The same stream event that led to the first viewing of Shantae GBA also brought us this: an unfinished, unreleased Silent Hill game WayForward was working on for DS.
It’s just a tech demo starring Silent Hill 2’s James Sunderland, but it shows that WayForward originally had a much more traditional Silent Hill in mind than Book of Memories.
BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming games
Win a Shantae-themed 3DS ⊟
..and WayForward’s whole eShop catalog! All you have to do is draw some Shantae fanart for this Crunchyroll contest. “Fan art includes, but is not limited to: drawings, sculptures, macaroni glitter art — as long as you can send it in as a JPEG format image.” You have until October 4. Keep it clean.
Speaking of, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero passed its Kickstarter goal this week, and has 10 days left to get additional funding!
BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming games
Play Shantae at Giant Robot’s Game Night ⊟
In LA on my birthday (September 21)? Go to GR2 and play Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Wii U Mighty Switch Force 2, while you listen to a live performance by Virt! It’s a night of WayForward!
Speaking of Pirate’s Curse, Nintendo UK recently posted a developer interview video of the game with WayForward, which you can watch here.
Anyway, I have been jealous of literally every one of these Game Night events, you guys. Except for the one I went to… and I’m still jealous I didn’t get to stay very long.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero now coming to Vita* ⊟
Pretty excited to have an official reason to post about this game on our handheld game site! It’s going to look nice on that screen. Or the Vita 2000’s other screen. Or the Vita TV’s your screen.
*if it gets funded!
BUY PS Vita, upcoming games
New Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse trailer ⊟
Speaking of Shantae and its Kickstarter, WayForward is still releasing this for 3DS eShop this year! That pixelart! That tank boss fight! And oh my god, that music!
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero being Kickstarted ⊟
So I’m a full day late on this, but that’s life with babies. I still wanted to point out WayForward’s Kickstarter drive for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a sequel to the GBA/DSiWare/etc. series due for Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam.
The early screens already look incredible, featuring background work by Gigi D.G. of Cucumber Quest fame (and artwork by WayForward’s reliably excellent artists!)
$15 or more will get you a copy of the game, but if you have an extra $10,000 kicking around, you can attend a wrap party for the project and receive a sealed copy of the first Shantae.
Big week for cool Kickstarters! It’s weird to think that a WayForward Kickstarter and a Kickstarter for a “Mighty” game happened within days of each other, but WayForward didn’t make the “Mighty” one.
The new Adventure Time 3DS game will have a BMO Collector’s Edition ⊟
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! is coming out for a lot of systems (3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows), but the 3DS version will have a $39.99 special edition that includes a copy of the game, BMO packaging in a SteelBook case, a bonus DVD (actor interviews, storyboard art from Pendleton Ward, and more), and a Finn and Jake’s Dungeon Guide enhanced manual.
The 3DS game also has an exclusive feature — BMO appears on the touch screen with hints and game commentary. The Wii U version also has BMO appearing on the GamePad, where he’ll deliver over 300 voice clips with “game tips, boss hints, clues about enemy weaknesses, game commentary, and more.” All versions release this fall.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!
And now we have a trailer for the Diablo-style multiplayer game coming to 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC this fall. The gameplay clips are short, but it’s neat/weird/cool to see the voice actors behind Jake, Finn, and the Ice King talk about the game.
There’s also a trailer for the Regular Show 3DS game. It looks aight, I dunno.
First look at the new Adventure Time and Regular Show games
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC) looks nothing like the first 3DS game — that’s because this time it’s a Diablo-style, top-down hack’n slash with four-player support and over 100 dungeons.
Polygon previewed the game and noted that you can play as a variety of characters from the cartoon, including Jake and Finn of course:
"Cinnamon Bun is a kind of tank character who can take more damage, whereas Marceline is a wizard-like character who can absorb red projectiles from afar. Each character has innate abilities, so when we approached a boss (the Demon Cat with the power of approximate knowledge), we were able to assign Marceline to the enemy’s tail because it was shooting out red beams, while the melee characters approached it from the front and sides.
Each character also has an Imagination Meter which, when filled up, can be used for special attacks. Some characters’ special attacks wipe the screen of enemies, while others — like Cinnamon Bun — drop food items all over the screen, which could then be picked up by teammates and used to restore health.”
Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land, though, will be 2D, which makes sense seeing as it pays homage to the NES. But Polygon points out that it’s more than just a traditional platformer, as the twist in the 3DS game is you can switch to modes that are more like a sidescrolling shoot’em up and a top-down Fester’s Quest-esque shooter.
Both release this fall!
Early Shantae art, in honor of the 3DS VC release
Nintendo UK posted a gallery of Matt Bozon’s old notebooks, with original art predating the Game Boy game, to celebrate the upcoming North American/EU Virtual Console release, which takes place… July 18! I hope. It’s already seen at least one delay, after all.
I’m really looking forward to this one! Better sell your Game Boy copy now before the price plummets. I’m looking forward to that, too.