By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 22, 2013 03.22.13
The Steam Indie Spring Sale, which features a thousand indie titles discounted up to 80 percent off, is now live and will run until March 29. Featured games on sale include Super Meat Boy for $5.09, FTL: Faster Than Light for $4.99, Hotline Miami for $4.99, Deadlight for $3.74, Garry's Mod for $2.49, Legend of Grimrock for $7.49, The Binding of Isaac for $1.24, Trine 2 for $3.74 and Amnesia: The Dark Descent for $4.99. There are also PAX East and Independent Games Festival categories within the Spring Sale. Each day, the IGF category will feature different finalists and winners from past IGF Awards.
By Dave Tach on Feb 14, 2013 02.14.13
Trine 2: Director's Cut, Frozenbyte's fantasy-infused puzzle platformer, has been discounted 25 percent worldwide in the Wii U eShop, according to a press release from the developer. In an effort to "spread the love" this Valentine's Day, you can pick up the game, which typically costs $19.99, for $14.99 in the U.S. and Canada. The sale runs through Feb. 28 in North America and Australia and March 7 in Europe. For the discounted price, purchasers will receive a recent title update that brought improved graphics, multiplayer voice chat and support for the Wii U Pro Controller, after getting stuck in the submissions process. Last November, Frozenbyte's marketing manager Mikael Haveri said that the Wii U eShop gave developers the "power to price our products as we please, with just...
By Emily Gera on Feb 13, 2013 02.13.13
Dakko Dakko, a developer best known for its PlayStation Plus Mini titles Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims and The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character, announced today its move into Wii U development with plans to bring its new title, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, exclusively to the new Nintendo platform this year. News of the upcoming game follows the studio's recent expansion, having hired on Army of Trolls' Gary Lucken to aid with the graphical style of the Wii U title. Scram Kitty, which at this point is only its working title, will be an action-oriented game with fast-paced shooting gameplay and a new take on traditional rail-riding platforming. "As a small console team with big ambitions, we couldn't ask for a better platform to be working on than Wii U and...
By Emily Gera on Jan 31, 2013 01.31.13
The Wii U version of Trine 2: Director's Cut finally lands in Australia and New Zealand today after a lengthy period of being stuck in the submission process, developer Fronzenbyte announced. This follows this week's release of an update for European versions of the game that adds support for the Pro Controller, online multiplayer voice chat, improved graphics renderung, additional minor fixes to the game and also German voice-acting. "We're happy that the update is finally out, and I apologize for the delays we put gamers through during these past few weeks. Hopefully the new features make up for it!" said Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvärinen in a prepared statement. Earlier in the month, the developer apologized for the wait, stating the game and update was awaiting approval. The...
Trine 2 for Wii U 'stuck in the submissions process,' dev hopes for late Jan. release in Australia and NZ
By Dave Tach on Jan 18, 2013 01.18.13
A North American and European title update and the Australian and New Zealand release for the Wii U's Trine 2 Director's Cut have been "stuck in the submission process," but the developer hopes to resolve the delays by the end of January, according to a post on Frozenbyte's blog by marketing manager Mikael Haveri. Haveri said in a video that, once approved, a title update will bring "better graphics," voice chat and Wii U Pro Controller support to the North American and European versions. "Long story short, we have been stuck in the submission process and are now once again waiting for approval, although next week is looking promising," he wrote. "Sorry for all the trouble."
By Samit Sarkar on Jan 15, 2013 01.15.13
A sale on the European PlayStation Store is offering four Atlus-published games — Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Droplitz, Rock of Ages and Trine 2 — at half price, the company announced today. The sale runs from now through Feb. 1. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, a remake of the series' first game, Revelations: Persona, launched in 2009 on PlayStation Portable. Droplitz is a 2009 puzzle game from Blitz Arcade on PlayStation Network. ACE Team's Rock of Ages launched on PSN in 2012. Those three games on sale for £3.99 in the U.K. and €4.99 in Europe. Frozenbyte's Trine 2, which launched on the European PSN last March after a delay, is discounted to £4.49 in the U.K. and €5.63 in Europe.
By Emily Gera on Jan 14, 2013 01.14.13
Trine 2: Director's Cut developer Frozenbyte isn't likely to bring its previously planned "Magic Mayhem" party mode to the Wii U edition of the game, designer George Reith told Gaming Bolt. Magic Mayhem was initially planned to bring mini-games to the Wii U gamepad, says Reith; However, this was later scrapped to focus on the Dwarven Caverns levels, exclusive levels for the Wii U director's cut edition. "Magic Mayhem was something we intended to do and still is a possibility, but not a likelihood," he said. "The idea was to have small mini games that would really make use of the Wii U gamepad. In the end we had a lot of work with bringing the DLC up to the level of quality that we intended, so scrapping the Magic Mayhem for the launch window made sense." With the development of Trine...
By Tracey Lien on Dec 27, 2012 12.27.12
The original Mega Man and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (known in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) are now available for the Nintendo 3DS from the eShop for $4.99 each. The 3DS eShop is also getting Fluidity: Spin Cycle, Johnny Impossible and Mahjong 3D: Warriors of Emperor. Games that are making their way to both the 3DS and Nintendo DSi include Goooooal América, Jump Trials Extreme and Wizard Defenders. There's also something for Wii U owners, with the North American Wii U eShop running a sale for indie games, which includes Trine 2: Director's Cut, Little Inferno, And Yet It Moves and more.
By Samit Sarkar on Dec 27, 2012 12.27.12
Nintendo is currently running a sale on indie games in the North American Wii U eShop, with discounts on Tomorrow Corporation's Little Inferno, Frozenbyte's Trine 2: Director's Cut and Broken Rules' Chasing Aurora. The fireplace game Little Inferno is available for $9.99, a 33 percent discount off its regular price of $14.99, from now through Jan. 4. Trine 2: Director's Cut, the definitive version of the sequel to the 2009 puzzle platformer, is on sale for $15.99 instead of $19.99 through Jan. 7. And aerial platformer Chasing Aurora, developed by the studio behind the WiiWare title And Yet It Moves, is discounted to $7.49 through Jan. 3, half its regular price of $14.99. All three games were launch titles in the Wii U eShop.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 18, 2012 12.18.12
Downloadable games are often short and sweet, but they're also some of the most inventive, original and just down right fun games you'll find today. And, more importantly, they come with a much prettier price tag. They are the perfect way to introduce new friends to gaming, or to gift old dogs with something special. But navigating the world of Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Nintendo's eShop and even Steam can be tricky. Games crowd their listings in the hundreds, and not every one is a diamond in the rough. Whether you yourself have missed a must-have or you're looking to surprise a friend, we've selected our favorite recent download titles to make your job easy. PlayStation Network Playstation 3 the unfinished swan Price: $14.99Do your friends like...