Indie news (March 10): Interviews about the Nintendo Switch / The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth
Today’s Indie news: a couple of interviews of indies about the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth
- Shakedown Hawaii
- N++ Ultimate Edition
- PAX East 2017
- Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
- Blaster Master Zero
Nintendo Switch interviews
Earlier today, Gamesutra published an interview with several indie developers, where they talk about the Nintendo Switch and what it’s like to develop for this new platform. The 9 indie developers interviewed are:
- David D’Angelo (Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight)
- David Bellanco (Game Atelier, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom)
- Brian Provinciano (VBlank Entertainment, Shakedown Hawaii)
- Dant Rambo (Choice Provisions, Runner3)
- Valerio Di Donato (34BigThings, Redout)
- Stephane Longeard (Microids)
- Kai Tuovinen (Frozenbyte, Has-Been Heroes)
- Greg Wohlwend (aeiowu, Tumbleseed)
- Omar Cornut (Lizardcube, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap)
Click here to check out this interview!
Wired also published a similar interview, with the following people from Devolver Digital)
- Graeme Struthers (Co-Founder)
- Andrew Parson (Producer)
Click here to check out this interview!
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth
Here’s some more screenshots for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth on Nintendo Switch, from the official gamepage:
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 17th in North America, and later this month in Europe.
Here’s the latest gameplay clip for Shakedown Hawaii, which shows that the game features something really nice… fully destructible environments!
Those destructible environments in Shakedown: Hawaii? Oh yeah, they burn too :) #ScreenshotSaturday #onfriday pic.twitter.com/U8ostXcAJF
— Vblank (@RetroCR) March 10, 2017
Shakedown Hawaii (Switch – eShop) will be released this Spring in Europe and North America. The Nintendo 3DS version will follow at a later date.
N++ Ultimate Edition
Could N++ Ultimate Edition be coming to the Nintendo Switch later down the line? That’s certainly what the developers are suggesting in the latest blog post on their website:
While we’re at it, why not a quick update on the future in general? We’re hoping to bring N++ to more platforms, specifically the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. In a perfect world, we’d love to bring it to the PSVita as well.
With the limited resources we have, we’re not going to be able to do everything we would like to, but we’re determined to keep supporting N++ and bringing it to as many players as we can, because — especially with the Ultimate update — this is the best game we’ve ever made, and more people deserve to know about it!
PAX East 2017
Headed to PAX East 2017 this week-end? If yes, here’s the list of third-party Nintendo Switch games you will be able to check out at the show (with most of them being indie titles):
Stop by our partners’ booths at #PAXEast and go hands-on with these featured #NintendoSwitch games! pic.twitter.com/00u5Mz9uYe
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 10, 2017
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
Did you encounter issues while trying to download the DLC for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (released yesterday?). If yes, you should try again: the issue has been fixed!
To those who were having errors downloading Gunvolt 2 DLC: We worked with Nintendo to fix the problem. You should be able to download it now
— Inti Creates (@IntiCreatesEN) March 10, 2017
Also, Inti Creates shared the latest wallpaper for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 today, and it’s for St Patrick’s Day. As usual, you can get it from the official website!
Blaster Master Zero
Here’s two wallpapers for Blaster Master Zero that Inti Creates shared with fans in order to celebrate the release of the game in Europe and Japan:
You can get them both from the official website!
Interested in the Yooka-Laylee soundtrack? You can now pre-order it on iTunes, and get the main theme right away! The soundtrack itself will be released on April 7th on several platforms.
US link: https://t.co/FimGem4gIC
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) March 10, 2017
Yooka-Laylee (Switch – eShop) will be released later this year in Europe and North America.