Image & Form have released a brand new launch trailer for Steamworld Dig (Wii U) as well as pricing information. Only one confirmed new Wii U project today in from Crystalline Green Ltd. There is a chance that Demon King Box could come to the Wii U if it performs well on the 3DS eShop. Other than that, there are a few Kickstarter updates to take a look at!
Armillo (Update Announcement)
Demon King Box
@StunningStef Probably, we are currenly talking about this idea to the developer.
— CIRCLE Ent. (@CIRCLE_Ent) August 18, 2014
Ghost Song (New Footage)
Paradise Lost (Kickstarter Update)
Hello again Kickstarters! Some of you must be angry with us because we didn\’t make an update since quite a long, so apologies for not showing signs of life in the last months. We’ve been busy solving lots of problems and implementing new gameplay mechanics, resulting on an enormous bunch of time we didn\’t count on, so we set ourselves in crunch mode in order to solve these issues before proceeding further in the development.
From the start we are committed to be honest with all of you and mention the bumps in the road that appear during the making of Paradise Lost, so you can understand the choices that we have to make.
One of those hard decisions was the need to change and port all our current graphics into a new pixel art program. The amount of animated elements from the game had been growing exponentially and the other design tool gave us a lot of problems in matter of stability, lack of tools and exportation of the sprite sheets. Surely you will think “why didn\’t you realize before?”, but at that moment we didn\’t think about the complexity of the current animations and the problems that appear. We required easiest processes to work in traditional animation, allowing us to do simple tasks as copy multiple layers at the time from one document to another or allow the use of onion skin to have a quick preview of the nearest frames in order to make smoother movements. In addition, we have realized that making a pixel game for different resolutions results in a bad resampling of some graphics, as a result of the imported sprite sheets. Right now we solved that problem but caused us to re-export all the game animations and objects from the older program.
Steamworld Dig (Wii U)
SteamWorld Dig for Wii U will be available at $9.99 / €8.99 / £6.99. A steal!
Compared to the Nintendo 3DS version from last year, this release has:
• HD graphics: Beautiful, high-resolution (1080p) graphics
•Eye candy: Animated character portraits, bloom filter, tweaks and polish
• Customizable screen interface and controls
•Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian
• Clutter-free HD graphics. The map and other interface elements are now displayed on the Wii U GamePad
•Off-TV Play. Continue digging on the Wii U GamePad even when your TV is occupied or turned off
• Support for Wii U Pro Controller
•And maybe there’s an Easter egg somewhere?