Runbow Developers Explain Why The 3DS Version Of Runbow Lack Multilayer And StreetPass

The developers of Runbow explain why the 3DS version of the game will be missing some features that the Wii U version originally included in the previous release. Among the reasons why, the folks at 13AM Games explain that Runbow Pocket does not feature local multiplayer do to the fact that they wanted to incorporate online multiplayer to be playable any time with an internet connection as opposed to needing to be next to each other.

The full interview can be found here, additionally, a tidbit of it can be found below:

It was basically one or another if they wanted to do that, which of course also led to no StreetPass functionality. The team wanted to preserve as much from the Wii U version, and due to the Nintendo 3DS constraints, this was one of the problems the team had to cut.

We’re one of the first teams to bring a Unity title to New 3DS. We already faced a few challenges scaling down the game to fit the full Runbow experience, single player and all, into a smaller machine, and on top of that adding different types of networking to our already complex netcode was a risk that we were not comfortable taking. We were left with a choice: Use the online system we already have in place, something that we know works and is fun, or uproot the code and build it for local features instead, while these features were still being added to the Unity engine. The latter option produced an unknowable: how long would this take us? Will it work? How many New 3DS owners are friends with New 3DS owners in the same square mile? Unity has done a great job in helping us with whatever direction we wanted to go, but at the end of the day we thought it was of greater value to our players to give them an online experience where they can play with anyone, anywhere in the world, just like the original Runbow.
Instead of having to find other New 3DS owners, you and your friends can jump into an online game of Runbow anywhere there is a wi-fi connection. Because of this, we also had to forgo the StreetPass features. We know this comes as a bit of a bummer to our fans, but at the end of the day it was important to us to preserve as much of the original Runbow experience as possible. From our massive single player campaign to those wild online matches with anyone in the world.

Yooka-Laylee Gets Physical (and in shelves) This Spring

The game that broke records of records on Kickstarter, Yooka-Laylee was the mighty one to do it all. With heads up higher than ever with it’s multi-platform release for Q1, the game has now been elevated to a even higher release expectation.

Playtonic Games has confirmed that Yooka-Laylee will get a physical release alongside the release of the digital version. Allowing Kickstarter’s to even have the option to change their digital to a physical version will also be an option.

We’re delighted to be able to offer Yooka-Laylee in both digital and boxed flavours in time for the game’s launch in Q1 2017. As we speak, our business badgers are busily burrowing away on an initiative that will allow Kickstarter backers to upgrade their digital pledge to a physical version, if they choose to do so. We’re not ready to share the exact details just yet, but very soon you should be able to stick your head in the badger hole and look for yourself.

Confirmed via a blog post on the Playtonic Games website, the option of whether to go digital or physical is really up to you. Will you be picking up Yooka-Laylee digitally or physically?


Shante And The Pirates Curse Retail Version Launches On October 18th

With a bit of a delay, Shante and the Pirate’s Curse will be launching on October 18th for  it’s physical release. Confirmed by Matt on Twitter, that will be the new launch day. Additionally, you can also download a new Shante themed theme for the 3DS for $1.99

Runbow Pocket Announced for New 3DS + Physical Versions Announced

The geniuses at 13am Games have announced that Runbow will be coming to the New 3DS for the first time, as well as a Deluxe Edition for the Wii U. Both the New 3DS and Wii U will be getting a physical release that you’ll be able to purchase at your favorite retailer. This is a great opportunity to try the game as well as double dip for the physical release junkies.

Runbow Deluxe will include all the already released DLC as well as the upcoming future DLC installed already. In addition, buyers will be suprised to find out that an official soundtrack of the game as well as 4 themes if you purchase the New 3DS version.

Grab the gang and go where no man has gone before inSatura’s Space Adventure! Runbow’s brand new DLC includes:

  • 36 New Adventure levels and 13 New Multiplayer Levels to tackle solo or with your friends!
  • A new set of Astronaut Costumes for Hue and Val!

In addition, 4 New Costume + Music Packs will also be available! Hue and Val have expanded their wardrobes and music collections with the Professionals, Anime, Steampunk, and Winter Packs!

But that’s not all! Lilac from Freedom Planet has also
joined the group and can be picked up for FREE on the Nintendo eShop!

You can pick all these great additions individually or for$12.99 with the Extra Val-Hue Bundle!

 Indie superstar Shante was also inducted into the game as free downloadable DLC for the game. Check out fresh new trailer by clicking here.

Mega Man Legacy Collection Confirmed For A Physical Release In 2016

It’s been confirmed by Capcom that the all-in-on package Mega Man Legacy Collection will be heading out to store shelf’s in “early 2016” for the Nintendo 3DS. Since both the digital version of the game and the physical release are set for 2016, this will give you the ease of choosing wheter you’ll stick to digital or go for the collector in you and get the physical release. The digital release will set you back to $14.99 while the physical release will cost $29.99

In addition to the announcement, Capcom have released some new screenshots for Mega Man Legacy Collection, which you’ll be access below.









Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’
origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega
Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will feature all six games and more for an MSRP of $14.99 this summer
as a digital download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and this winter on Nintendo 3DS.

In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode
and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for
experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of
history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.”

Weigh in on this: Wii Fit U hits stores this January

Weigh in on this: Wii Fit U hits stores this January

Nintendo’s latest fitness game has now gotten a physical release date, which is for the previously announced disc version. Wii Fit U has been available on the Wii U eShop for over a month now, but fans who want to join in onto the fun, but don’t want to go digital, will be able to get it separately as a disc or the Wii Fit U Bundle with the Balance Board, Pedometer, and the disc. Both options will able to purchase January 10, 2014