This infographic has been updated, but it's still missing some key titles. The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth + is launch day, Shovel Knight isn't mentioned, Yooka-Laylee is nowhere to be found, and a handful of indie games as well.
A portion of a Gamasutra interview with dev Mattias Dittrich...
GS: How did you come up with the concept?
MD: Honestly there was no "concept". I experiment with visual effects a lot, and came across the visual style of GoNNER almost by accident. I was tweeting about the process and got contacted by Martin Kvale (sound designer). Martin thought it looked interesting and saw the potential in giving it an unexpectedly cute and squishy soundscape. Since then on, the design process has mostly been us discussing what we like and dislike in video games, and trying to steal all the cool ideas while leaving out the things we dislike. A month or 2 into the development Joar Renolen got involved in the project to compose music.
Something that's been central to the whole project is the three of us always trying to challenge each other. Joar said he's comfortable making one song per month, so Martin asked him to create five in a single day.
It turned out very chaotic.
GS: GoNNER features a cute art style that almost hides its vicious difficulty. How did you come up with this style? What drew you to this silly, charming look?
MD: I don't really enjoy the process of animating, so if an animation takes more than 10 minutes to draw, I come up with a way to make it simpler. For instance, Sally, your space whale friend, was originally supposed to be a little creature living in a house, I struggled with drawing a nice looking house, and ended up drawing a huge face instead. In fact, a lot of the design process for the game is based on that "if something is boring/tedious to create, how can I make it more interesting for myself?"
- new evolution and the definitive edition of the Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission
- form your own teams using a maximum of five cards from a total of 3,300 cards
- five-versus-five battles in a card battle adventure game
- all eight Dragon Ball Heroes missions, all 10 “Galaxy Missions,” all eight “Evil Dragon Missions,” and all 10 “God Missions”
- over 240 characters
- first-print copies of the game will include a set of five cards for Super Dragon Ball Heroes: “Tokusei Hero Avatar Card,” Son Goku: Xeno,” “Vegeta: Xeno,” “Darkness Majin Towa,” and “Vegito (Super Saiyan Blue)”
– Mario’s Outfit and Hat: Mama mia! The iconic plumber’s signature red and blue uniform gives your running speed a boost.
– Luigi’s Outfit and Hat: Luigi’s costume will improve your luck at fishing. Others will be green with envy!
– Princess Peach’s Dress and Tiara: This regal dress and tiara will make you better friends with other characters. Sweet!
– Toad’s Outfit and Hat: The tireless Toad’s outfit causes your stamina to recharge automatically over time.
“In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the longest-running farming and life simulation series, the beloved Bokujo Monogatari franchise – now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West – returns with its biggest adventure yet in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns. Settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales, players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships. Extensive customization and gameplay options are on offer in Trio of Towns, with each village offering its own variety of regional crops, lads and ladies to romance, animals, festivals, furniture, decorations and more. More ways to play sprout up as players connect to one another locally or via the internet to chat, trade, and enhance items on a mysterious multiplayer island.”