Today Legend of Zelda Wii U producer, Eiji Aonuma, shared some news about the game. Unfortunately, you may not want to hear it. Legend of Zelda Wii U may not hit the scheduled 2015 release.
This news doesn’t come without reason though. In the video about it, he explains that there are ideas that they want to implement into the game due to the game being more open than any previous Legend of Zelda game. They also want to make this game the best possible Legend of Zelda game they can create.
Along with this news came the news that they won’t be showing Legend of Zelda Wii U off at E3 this year so the team can focus solely on the game. This means the two months or so they would work on making an E3 build will be devoted to developing the game. The extra development time that would normally be lost in making an E3 build could potentially help speed the development time. Who knows though. Either way, if you’re expecting a 2015 release, don’t get your hopes up.
Harmonix has put out another survey for people to gauge their interest in Rock Band 4 and the many different types of bundles you may/may not be interested in purchasing. They also want to know what platforms you’re going to play the game on. One interesting thing about the survey is that if you mention that you’re not intending to purchase Rock Band 4 they want to know why. If you choose that option one of the reasons you can give for that is that you want to play the game on Wii U.
I encourage every member of the community to go out there and fill out the survey. Let them know what you think. Be honest, don’t like about it. However, if you’re a Wii U owner and you want to play the game on that platform then let them know. Tell them you’re not interested in buying the game and that you want to play it on Wii U. Let them know there is an audience on the platform for the game.
Just head to this link and fill out the survey. It’ll only take you a couple of minutes.
Better late than never right? We can now tell you what games are new on the eShop this week. Not a whole lot here. A new Lego game on 3DS. Dots on the Wii U. Some good sales and a new theme for the 3DS based on the bounty hunter Nintendo forgot. Head past the break for the full list.
A ton of new info was released recently for Nintendo’s colorful new shooter, Splatoon. Among that info is some details on the single player, a new multiplayer mode called Splat Zone, and details on ranked battles. There’s also a new trailer!
It’s the dream of many players; the ability to cross-play with other systems. Microsoft tried it with Shadowrun. There have been a few others. It looks now like Wii U may be getting its first cross-platform game.
Lucadian Chronicles, a card based RPG has been out on Wii U for a while now. The game, according to its developer, just launched a Steam Greenlight campaign and will be heading to the PC. They made sure to stress that the game wouldn’t suffer on Wii U. On Dark Roast Entertainment’s official Tumblr page they assured players not to worry.
“In the past other companies have released PC versions of console games then stopped supporting the console version – we have no plans to do that. We’re grateful to our Wii U players and any updates / improvements that come to a possible PC version will also come to Wii U.”
They also went on to say that the game would allow for cross-platform play. This should help to reduce waiting times for both communities and ensure that leagues remain active no matter what system you’re playing on. They hope that the release of the game on PC means that they’ll be able to continue to support the game with major content expansions, which would most likely come to both platforms.
It’s nice to see a company taking a game from a console and moving it to PC, but continuing to support all platforms involved. Wii U was a big deal for them to release on and it will continue to be supported as long as the game is active.
Lucadian Chronicles currently has a free-to-play downloadable version on Wii U.
Antipole released for DSiWare back in 2011. It was also available on PC and Xbox Live Indie Games. I played it and enjoyed the heck out of it when I did. It’s a platformer that uses magnetism as a primary mechanic. It was challenging at times, but I couldn’t put it down until I was done.
Saturning Games has released a new batch of screenshots for the game, Antipole DX, that is expected to release on Wii U and 3DS sometime this Summer. In addition to the original game it will also include more levels, online leaderboards and Miiverse support.
Seriously. You need to check this out when it comes out. It’s pretty darn good.
Nintendo has confirmed that there will be no voice chat for Splatoon. It was rumored, but not completely confirmed back in February that the game would lack the feature. For a team-based, multiplayer shooter it would make sense for team members to be able to coordinate, but it will not happen through the game itself. A recent preview of the game by Game Trailer’s Daniel Bloodworth confirmed that the game would not feature in-game chat.
Does this change your feeling or expectation of the game? Was voice chat so integral a feature that you are considering not buying it now? Does it even really matter to you? Will you just use Skype or Team Speak to communicate with friends while playing the game? Let us know?