Hex Heroes devs considering bringing the game to Switch

We’ve had this update ready to discuss Hex Heroes’ place on the NX (Now the Switch) for a while now, and while we will be guaranteeing Hex Heroes on Wii U, it’s fun to speculate about the future. It’s also one of the questions we get the most, so let’s dive in!

First off, Unity support is promised, which is critical. Only time will tell, however, how easy it is to port from Wii U hardware to Switch hardware. The work we do ironing out one feature for Wii U might not translate exactly to the Switch, and we won’t know for certain until we get our hands on it.

Second, based on the trailer, it doesn’t appear that one Switch can perfectly mimic the Wii U’s ability to display different visuals on the TV vs. the gamepad. Two Switches, on the other hand, could. One Switch for the commander, and one switch docked to the TV for four player split screen. This makes an assumption about the Switch being able to support up to four players, though - the trailer has only shown up to two (granted, they were on the portable screen, not the TV). At best, two Switches can offer the Wii U experience, and at worst, three Switches will be needed (for 5 players). Again, time will tell.

It’s worth noting that Hex Heroes is being built for ALL control schemes on the Wii U. We don’t want to bar players from joining in the fun just because they only have Wii remotes. This early decision will serve us well, if we can make the move to Switch, given that each mini-controller has roughly the same amount of buttons.

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Squid Sisters performing at Niconico Cho Party 2016

- being held in the second largest indoor arena in the world, the Saitama Super Arena
- takes place on November 3rd

Japan - eShop sales for Oct. 22nd, 2016

Mebius Autumn Price Reduction Campaign (26 October - 9 November)

– Steel Empire (¥864 → ¥648) 3DS
– Maison de MAOU (¥864 → ¥648) 3DS
– Kisekae Ningyou: Atelier Deco la Doll Collection (¥864 → ¥525) 3DS
– Elminage Gothic 3D Remix: Ulm Zakir to Yami no Gishiki (¥2,500 → ¥1,500) 3DS

Taiko no Tatsujin Series 2 Sale (26 October - 9 November)

– Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! (¥5,627 → ¥3,000) Wii U

Pro Yakyuu Famista Season Climax! (Ends 2 November)

– Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns (¥6,145 → ¥4,000) 3DS

Haikyu!! Anime Season 3 Sale!! (Ends 2 November)

– Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! (¥6,145 → ¥3,819) 3DS
– Haikyu!! Cross team match! (¥6,156 → ¥3,819) 3DS

Rainy Frog Halloween Sale (19 October - 2 November)

– Musicverse Virtual Keyboard (¥800 → ¥560) 3DS
– Mud Attack! Max Vs Dorodoro Seijin (¥500 → ¥350) 3DS
– Loop Line Racing (¥500 → ¥250) 3DS
– Stickman Super Athletics (¥400 → ¥280) 3DS
– Tsunagare Numbers (¥400 → ¥280) 3DS
– Atlantic Quest (¥400 → ¥280) 3DS
– TENGAMI (¥800 → ¥560) Wii U
– 6180 the moon (¥400 → ¥280) Wii U
– Mud Attack! Max Vs Dorodoro Seijin (¥500 → ¥350) Wii U
– Ittle Dew (¥800 → ¥560) Wii U
– Hirameki Puzzle Tetogram (¥400 → ¥280) Wii U
– Blue Moon (¥300 → ¥210) Wii U

Tetsudou Nippon! Memorial Sale (14 - 26 October)

– Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen no Tabi: Nagaragawa Tetsudou Hen (¥6,264 → ¥3,980) 3DS
– Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen no Tabi: Kashima Rinkai Tetsudou Hen (¥6,264 → ¥3,980) 3DS
– Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen Tabi: Eizan Densha Hen (¥6,264 → ¥3,980) 3DS
– Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen Tabi: Ooumi Tetsudou Hen (¥6,264 → ¥3,980) 3DS
– Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen Tabi: Yui Rail Hen (¥6,264 → ¥4,980) 3DS
– Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen Tabi: Joumou Denki Tetsudou Hen (¥6,264 → ¥4,980) 3DS

Intergrow Fall Sale (Ends 26 October)

– Farming Simulator 14: Pocket Nouen 2 (¥4,800 → ¥2,500) 3DS
– SteamWorld Dig (¥800 → ¥400) 3DS
– Mighty Switch Force! (¥500 → ¥250) 3DS
– SteamWorld Dig HD (¥800 → ¥400) Wii U
– Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (¥1,000 → ¥500) Wii U

Japan - 3DS theme charts for Oct. 10th to 16th, 2016

01. XYZ 「Secret Answer」 (¥200)
02. Monster Hunter Stories: Otomon Large Set (¥200)
03. Splatoon: Shiokaraazu (¥200)
04. Sepia Special Voice (¥200)
05. Splatoon: Squid (¥200)
06. Pokémon Enemy Organization: Team Rocket (¥200)
07. Lamaze-P ft. Hatsune Miku 「PoPiPo」 (¥200)
08. Halloween Mario (¥200)
10. Pokémon: Ash-Gekkouga (¥200)
11. Pokémon: Pair Art Set (¥300)
12. Pokémon Enemy Organization: Team Galactic (¥200)
13. Pokémon: Mega Mewtwo & BREAK Evolution (¥200)
14. Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku 「Senbonzakura」 (¥200)
15. Animal Crossing: Halloween Jack (¥200)
16. Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y (¥200)
17. Haikyu!!: Karasuno High VS Shiratorizawa Academy
18. Animal Crossing: Maple Season (¥200)
19. Monster Hunter X (¥200)
20. Pokémon: Red & Green (¥200)
21. Dragon Ball Super: Goku and Vegeta (¥200)
22. Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni, Mafumafu 「Super Nuko ni Naritai」 (¥200)
23. Monster Hunter Stories: Otomon Large Set (¥200)
24. Neru feat. Kagamine Rin 「Tokyo Teddy Bear」 (¥200)
25. Neru ft. Kagamine Rin 「Jailbreak」 (¥200)

Oceanhorn publisher bringing two games to Switch in the first half of 2017

I mean, it's no real surprise that Oceanhorn is coming to Switch. I know FDG didn't say that here, but it's obvious that's what's happening. Now we just have to figure out what the other game is! Thanks to Brian for the heads up!


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