After reaching $550,000 in Kickstarter funding, Heart Machine now confirms that their upcoming game Hyper Light Drifter will be coming to WII U. There is still time left (36 hours) to make a pledge for the game. If you pledge $15, you get your choice of the game for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS Vita or WII U. This game looks beautiful, giving off vibes of Legend of Zelda gameboy games and Diablo in terms of exploring and loot. The game is being made to pay homage to the 8-bit and 16-bit era of gaming. Check out the Kickstarter page for more details and where to pledge. The game is expected to be released June of 2014.
Famed Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma recently partook in a interview in which he talked about few topics. Among those topics he spoke about how it’s been a challenge making a Link Between Worlds, it’s own unique experience all on it’s own when it will undoubtedly be compared to its predecessor A Link to the Past which is heralded as one of the best Zelda titles ever made. In fact this is the very same game that made him want to make video games from the very beginning. With this and the fact that he has greatly changed how it’s played is what challenges his faith in making the game and fear it reception.
Here is some of what he had to say:
“As A Link To The Past was what made me want to make games in the first place, it is a truly moving experience to be working on the sequel.
I am worried about whether the fans are going to like it when it is released. We did not start making this game on the notion that we were making the sequel, and it happened as a matter of course as we developed unique ideas into a game.
Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds also give a little glimpse of this. These games may feel a little different from the experiences you’ve have before, and this will be a lot stronger in the new Zelda.”
Well Mr. Aonuma if it means anything I believe in your ability to make this game amazing.
In the recent B Dash Camp Startup conference in Osaka, Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata spoke about a few interesting things. Among all that he talked about how Nintendo isn’t very good at competing (at least not anymore as they seemed to do that fairly well in the 90s but alas those were different times) and that they must try to attempt something else to stay relevant and stay away from the competition at the same time.
They want to challenge the status quo, and this is why they always try to innovate. Mr. Iwata said he is not afraid of pushing forward like this, and he is not afraid of failure like his predecessor Hiroshi Yamauchi before him.
“When we talk about Nintendo we cannot ignore (former president) Hiroshi Yamauchi who just recently passed away. He always said that if you have failure, you don’t need to be too concerned. You always have good things and bad, and this reflects the history of Nintendo. If you do the same thing as others, it will wear you out. Nintendo is not good at competing so we always have to challenge [the status quo] by making something new, rather than competing in an existing market.”