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Conveni Dream due out in May


There's just one problem with this announcement. We don't know if the May date pertains to North America or Europe. While we wait for clarification, let's hope the May release is for both parts of the world!

Futuridium EP Deluxe passes through lotcheck, release date coming



Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory devs replay the game, discuss their design approach

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory devs Clint Hocking and Mathieu Bérubé sit down with the game years after it's release to replay part of the experience and discuss their approach to designing the title.

Demongeon Coming to Wii U


Demongeon

Title: Demongeon
Platform: Wii U eShop
Release Date: TBA 2016
Region: North America & Europe
Price: TBD
Publisher: Mobot Studios, Inc

Demongeon is a punishing platformer that will push your skills to the max. You play as a demon that has been summoned and captured by an evil alchemist. To avoid being tortured and used, you must escape his trap filled dungeon. Demogeon uniquely combines the challenge of level-based platforming into one large adventure style level with just enough hints of metroidvania gameplay to keep you wanting more! For the hardcore gamer, there is unlcokable speedrun and survival modes. In survival mode you get one life to see how far you can make it!

New Cruis'n title 'Cruis'n Adventure' hits arcades

- licensed from Nintendo
- arcade cabinet available right now is a test cabinet
- developed by Raw Thrills
- designed from scratch, completely new engine
- three button layout on the control panel for view changes,
- up to three N2O speed boosts

Thanks to E3NintendoBot for the heads up!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have a staggered content release

We've seen a number of Kickstarter projects succeed way past the initial goal, which ends up bringing in all sorts of extra content via stretch goals. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is one of those titles and someone close to the team has revealed how that content will work. While we don't have specifics, it seems that Bloodstained's main game will launch first with other bonus content coming later. In other words, when the game does release, you'll be able to enjoy the full core experience from the get-go.

Retailers on Wii U missteps/support ending, NX hype and Nintendo's approach to E3

The following comments come from an MCVUK feature...

“Nintendo just switched off Wii U’s life support.” - senior games retail exec

“While the Wii U has some fantastic games, it never enjoyed the third-party support necessary to draw in the masses. The console itself didn’t appeal to the mainstream fans the Wii captured, or the hardcode fanbase of Sony and Microsoft’s machines. Nintendo has to get it right this time and if that means taking its time to launch the NX then so be it.” - Games Centre MD Robert Lindsay

“It’s great to get some clarification on NX launch window and the hype starts now. There is intrigue about what NX might be, and lots of fans will be getting increasingly excited.” - games boss at a major retailer

“There’s no point in attempting to bring out innovative hardware, if software and messaging can’t provide a convincing account of its value. With Nintendo’s core business in decline, it may seem like a mistake to miss the Q4 sales period. But it would be an even bigger mistake to launch NX without proper support. In terms of Nintendo not debuting NX at a highly-visible event as E3, it’s worth noting Nintendo has been cultivating its own means of connecting with fans. So it has scope for communicating the NX in the lead-up to launch, outside of major traditional industry showings.” - Steve Bailey, senior games analyst at IHS