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Nintendo Newsletter: Revenge of the Fifth

by the NWR Staff - May 5, 2015, 5:27 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Adventures of Pip Kickstarter, Game Informer, Nintendo

You’ll be able to re-enact the Holiday Special this Life Day, plus the rest of the Nintendo news.

Today in Nintendo news, some big names in development are coming to Wii U in a way you wouldn’t expect.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Announced For Wii U: Star Wars Included

The cover of the new Game Informer has revealed the newest member of the Disney family will appear in the latest version of Disney Infinity.

Disney Infinity 3.0 will include treatments for both the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the prequels, with a Force Awakens pack to go on sale around the time of the film’s release. Marvel and Disney will be represented as well, with Avengers themed playsets prominently involved.

Some big names in game development will be helping out with the game – Sumo Digital, the developers of Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed for Wii U, will be designing the game’s driving engine. As well, Ninja Theory (developers of DmC and the upcoming Hellblade) have tweaked the melee combat and designed the Twilight of the Republic playset that will come with the game.

NWR TV has the trailer below:

European Downloads Headlined By Puzzles, Dragons, And Paintbrushes

The parade of May retail games for Europe begins this week as both Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush and the Puzzle and Dragons dual pack headline the eShop releases.

Rainbow Paintbrush will retail for £34.99/€39.99 with a 10% discount if another Kirby game is owned by the same NNID, while the Puzzle and Dragons will set you back £24.99/€29.99. Should you prefer games of somewhat lesser quality, Yoshi’s Island DS will be available on the Virtual Console for £8.99/€9.99.

If you’re in Europe and looking to pick one up, you can check out Daan’s previews of the Puzzle and Dragons games at the following links:

Zach’s review of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse can be found here.

North American eShops Fill In Indie Release Dates

Indies will be out in force on the Wii U eShop over the next few weeks.

Starting tomorrow, High Strangeness will release on the Wii U. The game is an action title that plays from an overhead perspective and attempts to fuse 8-bit and 16-bit art styles. Unexpectedly, the game is being published on Wii U by Midnight City, the Majesco indie publishing label who was previously attached to Gone Home for Wii U before running into financial concerns.

May 14 will see the Wii U release of Nihilumbra. Originally released on iOS and on the Vita last year, the game is a platformer that focuses on using color to deal with enemies you can’t previously deal with on first sight. The touchscreen based game will have a launch week discount.

Swords and Soldiers II will release on the Wii U on May 21. Neal previewed the multiplayer portion of the game a few weeks back, and you can read that here.

Finally, in late breaking news, Adventures of Pip has been delayed from May 14 to June, according to the latest update on the game's Kickstarter page.

Quick Hits

  • Yooka-Laylee has broken the world. The game launched its Kickstarter on Friday morning, broke its initial £175,000 goal in under an hour and crossed the mark for a day-and-date Wii U release within 24 hours. As of this printing, a DK Rap-styled piece has been threatened.
  • A teaser site has been set up for what appears to be the first post-Konami separation project from Castlevania master Koji Igarashi. Visitors are asked to choose between a sword and a whip at the appropriately named swordorwhip.com, and signs point to an announcement late next week.
  • An oft-forwarded “leak” of Thursday’s Splatoon-focused Nintendo Direct has been confirmed by the alleged leaker to be a fake.
  • And finally, a Linkedin profile update from a Next Level Games employee claims that the studio is working on a game with some sort of online capability.


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