Indie news (Oct. 27): Stardew Valley / Quiet, Please! / Image & Form

Today’s Indie news: Stardew Valley to be playable only in English at launch, but also…

  • Quiet, Please!
  • Hyperlight EX
  • Image & Form

Stardew Valley

Back in June, we learned that the popular Stardew Valley (a Harvest Moon-like game) would be released on Wii U in Q4 2016. We haven’t heard about this port in a while, and it looks like there’s some slightly bad news. Indeed, the game will only be playable in English at launch, due to issues that cropped up during the internal testing of the localized versions.

This isn’t really a problem on PC, where updates can be released pretty much as soon as they’re ready. On consoles, it’s not possible, due to the somewhat lengthy submission process (lotcheck), so the game will only be playable in English at first. After that, it will get Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Spanish and German (and possibly Thai) translations.

Finally, the developer is still working on multiplayer for Stardew Valley, but it doesn’t look like it will be ready on time for the console release.

Source: ConcernedApe

Quiet, Please!

Yesterday, NostaticSoft revealed their brand new project, which is once again for the Nintendo 3DS. They currently working on porting the Quiet, Please! series of adventure games to Nintendo’s handheld.

Here’s the official description of those games, originally released on mobile platforms (and released on Wii U as The Quiet Collection):

After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy! Mr. Peabody is obsessively mowing his lawn, Dad is channel surfing and Mom is yapping on the phone. Your pesky kid brother won’t go to bed, and even your pet kittens are driving you crazy! Explore, interact with your environment and solve puzzles. 3 kittens included with every purchase!

It looks like getting the game to run on the OG Nintendo 3DS is proving to be a challenge, but Mike Oliphant is confident he will manage to port the games successfully.

Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Source: Mike Oliphant

Hyperlight EX

Here’s a trailer for Hyperlight EX (on New Nintendo 3DS), releasing next month in Europe:

Hyperlight is an high intensity arcade action game in which you control a spaceship that fights against hordes of evil alien monsters in a virtual cosmic environment. Your spaceship has a special capability: it can travel at a Faster Than Light speed (F.T.L.) becoming itself the final weapon. By colliding with enemies in this state the ship can instantly destroy everything it touches! In the game there are also plenty of other bonus, weapons and entities that can help you overcome the many difficulties you’ll be facing, including the battles against the terrific final bosses that await you in the dark side of the universe!

Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Image & Form

Yesterday, Nintendoomed published an interview with Image & Form. It covers various topics, such as how the team come up with the idea of projectiles in SteamWorld Heist, if that game is getting more DLC, inspiration for SteamWorld Dig, the Nintendo Switch, and more.

Here’s an excerpt:

There is an enormous up-front fee to be paid for making amiibos, and merchandise really isn’t our strong side. A long time ago I asked Nintendo if they couldn’t make amiibos for us, and then they explained that it actually worked the other way around – we would license the Amiibo brand, instead of them licensing the SteamWorld brand. The minimum number of units we must produce is very, very high.

 

Coming from their successful Kickstarter campaign and lots of hype around it, our friends at Yacht Club Games had much higher momentum, a much bigger “wave” with Shovel Knight, and could sell their amiibo at exactly the right time. Both Dig and Heist are sleeper hits – they sell decently day-to-day for a long time – but neither game has had the “wave” needed to sell as many amiibos as we would have to. It’s a huge financial risk, and we’re always debating it. Perhaps down the line Rusty and Piper could join some other characters in a SteamWorld set? We’ll see.

Click here to check out the full interview!

Lite_Agent

Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat. Also known as Maintenance Guy by some. Twitter: @lite_agent

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