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Daily and Indie news (Dec. 26) – Earthlock: Festival of Magic / Shantae: Half-Genie Hero OST

Today’s Daily and Indie news: update on the Wii U version of Earthlock: Festival of Magic, but also…

  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
  • Shakedown Hawaii
  • Sneaky Ninja
  • Toby: The Secret Mine
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition
  • Cube Life: Island Survival
  • Chequered Cow Games
  • Tool Assisted Speedruns
  • Super Mario Run
  • Natsume
  • Alice in Wonderland

Earthlock: Festival of Magic

In the latest Kickstarter update, Snowcastle Games explain that the Wii U version of Earthlock: Festival of Magic requires some more optimisation, but that the team is making steady progress. If everything goes well, it could be released in February. Unfortunately, they have absolutely nothing to announce about the Nintendo Switch.

The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Source: Snowcastle Games (Kickstarter)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Love the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero soundtrack, composed by the one and only Jake Kaufman? If yes, here’s some good news: you can now listen to it and buy it from Band Camp!

Shakedown Hawaii

Here’s the latest gameplay clip for Shakedown Hawaii (coming to the Nintendo 3DS, via the Nintendo eShop):

Sneaky Ninja

Here’s the latest gameplay clip for Sneaky Ninja (coming to Wii U, via the Nintendo eShop):

Toby: The Secret Mine

Last week, Headup Games announced a new game for the Wii U, called Toby: The Secret Mine, which will be released in early 2017. Described as a “beautifully crafted puzzle platforming game”, Toby: The Secret Mine offers “very aesthetic art style with classical platforming gameplay including tons of well-elaborated puzzles”.

The release date and the pricing will be revealed in January.

The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Source: Headup Games PR

Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Here’s the trailer for the holiday update for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, which was released a few days ago:

Cube Life: Island Survival

Here’s the first trailer for the “HD” version of Cube Life: Island Survival, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch at one point:

Chequered Cow Games

Last week, Chequered Cow Games (Power Disc Slam) shared a very early teaser of their next game:

Tool Assisted Speedruns

Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun videos for Nintendo consoles:

  • The Legend of Zelda (Swordless Challenge, NES), finished in 24:39.71
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Momohime, Wii), finished in 1:03:44.55
  • Astro Robo Sasa (NES), finished in 04:49.82
  • Hudson Hawk (NES), finished in 07:03.88

Super Mario Run

Here’s the segment dedicated to Super Mario Run, from the latest episode of Denjin Getcha:


Here’s a holiday message from Natsume:

Alice in Wonderland

Last week, an update for Alice in Wonderland (on Wii U) was released. It adds/changes the following:

  • new language: French
  • enlarged story choice buttons for gamers with disabilities

Source: Brave Rock Games (Miiverse)


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