Year Walk for Wii U

We’ve been working with our friends at Simogo on a Wii U version of Year Walk! You can read and see all about it here:

http://simogo.com/work/yearwalkwiiu/

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Satoru Iwata, 1959 – 2015

Sometimes this week I have cried because Satoru Iwata’s passing reminded me of my father, who died at the same age in similar circumstances. Sometimes selfishly, I’ve cried that the strongest champion of the principles I hold dear is no longer here to fight for them. Sometimes, it was for the people I have the great pleasure to work with who knew Mr. Iwata personally and who are feeling his loss most acutely. And sometimes it’s out of that all too familiar frustration that cancer can (and does so cruelly often) steal people away when they have so much more to give. But mostly I think, I’ve been crying at the thought of the impossible strength, exerted so privately, that it must have taken to keep going to work in the effort to secure for everyone else a future you privately suspect you will never see. It was a priceless gift to us which we will never be able to repay.

Satoru Iwata’s funeral was held today in Kyoto so I’ll use this as a checkpoint, and will not cry any more. Mr. Iwata never stopped working to ensure he could keep bringing smiles to the faces of as many people as he could reach, even when he would no longer be here to smile along with us. The least I can do is get back to enjoying those smiles.

Thank you, Mr. Iwata.

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Scram Kitty DX coming soon to PS4 and PSVita

Exciting news! A new version of Scram Kitty is coming to PlayStation. Check out the trailer and details at The Scram Kitty Site.

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Vita Wallpaper – Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims.

Hi everybody!

The crisp, trophy-toting, second-stick-supporting, eye-poppingly pretty Vita remaster of Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims (now even more descriptively titled ‘Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD!‘) is out today in EU territories.

We thought we’d remind you that, should you want *even more* of Floating Cloud God’s vibrant colours on your Vita, you can use these frankly incredible Vita-sized wallpapers that Gary Lucken (@armyoftrolls) made a while back.

Just get these three images into your Content Manager and stack them up like so:

..and then you can be reminded of the pilgrims’ epic journey every day!

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Scram Kitty – Interview

While we were out at E3 last month, Rhod was interviewed by Nintendo UK  – sharing some more info about the story and mechanics of Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, including who Buddy is!

Here’s the video:

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Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails Revealed!

Today the first Scram Kitty footage debuted in the special E3 Nintendo Direct!

And our full trailer is now also available, with tons more footage. Have a look below…

http://youtu.be/7t7gnbUL-48

We’ll be releasing loads more screens and info over E3 week, and if you’re in LA for E3, come by Nintendo’s Booth to get your hands on the first ever playable demo.

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The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character is out!

This week saw the release of The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character on the PSN Store for Vita! Have a look at our trailer and screenshots below, and also check out the post on the PlayStation Blog for more info.

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Scram Kitty Screenshots

This weekend Rhod and I had the supreme fortune to attend the iDÉAME conference in Madrid. Not only did we meet the greatest collection of amazing Nintendo eShop developers ever assembled in one location, we also released the first ever two screenshots of Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails.

I know!

So here they are. The first is the view shown on the TV, with Scram Kitty celebrating your success (shown in the background). The second one is the view on the GamePad as you play. One day soon, we will explain what that all means in terms of the game design!

In the meantime,

ScramKitty Screenshot 01

 

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Hey look! Today we’re announcing the remaking, remastering and remagicalising of both The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims on the Playstation®Vita.

Both games are getting the full upgrade treatment for both art and audio to transform them into The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD! respectively. We’re also adding PSN trophies to both, leaderboards to Rotating Octopus and touch controls to Cloud God.

But talk is cheap, so here are a few Rotating Octopus screenshots to keep you going until later in the year, when the games will be available on the Vita Store.

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Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Hello, hello!

Today is a big day. We’ve announced via the medium of Eurogamer our brand new Wii U eShop game Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails.

It’s going really well, and we’ll be showing it off to anyone willing to look, soon enough!
For now it’s still too early to show any more of it than the lovely logo below.

 

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Here is the News

Look, news.

Gamasutra

This post was brought to you by the newly announced Dan, the actual one from the press release.

Hello!

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What a Nice Year!

We’ve been pretty quiet of late, preparing amazing things for the world (naturally).

The team’s growing and we’re working hard on a beautiful new game which you’ll be able to play in 2013! Be sure to come back for more updates in the new year.

Have a lovely holiday break, and a prosperous and happy 2013.

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Gary’s Gift!

For Easter/Spring Break/Hanami/YourChoiceOfEvent, Gary has made this rather spectacular Vita wallpaper set. As a gift for you!

Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims is available early for PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe from April the 4th! For those of you who aren’t Plus subscribers, there are only a few weeks left to wait. And I bet you still haven’t cleared all of Rotating Octopus‘s challenge mode. Right?

You can set wallpaper per screen on the Vita, so there are three colourful, demon-filled images for you to stack atop each other. Like this:

Just click and save them, and then use the Vita content manager to get them over to your system.

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