Nintendo Direct Showcases 3DS & Wii U Indie Devs
In the midst of the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Minute hosts Kit and Krysta sit down briefly with a number of indie devs currently developing games for the 3DS and Wii U.
Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid showed off Treasurenauts, a retro-inspired platformer, and Moon Chronicles, a remake of their own, Moon. Kit refers to the title as the first 1st-Person shooter to be released on the 3DS. Both games are set to be released on the 3DS and 2DS later this year.
Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games, then steps up to talk about their upcoming game, Shovelknight, an 8-bit style platformer in which the player must control a knight wielding the shovel-blade as he travels across the land. Shovelknight is set to be released for the 3DS and Wii U on March 31, 2014.
Next up is Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis. Continuing on with the trend of 8-bit platformers, Rodriguez shows us 1001 Spikes, a game that looks to bring a challenge to platformer veterans. As of right now, 1001 Spikes will be released on the 3DS and Wii U, but does not have a confirmed release date.
Finally, Brian Provinciano of VBlank talks about Retro City Rampage, a top-down adventure title that our own Trevor Gould scored as a 9.5 out of 10.