November 14 to 20 Indie News Roundup

Touch Battle Tank

touch-battle-tank-tag-combatThe latest entry in the Touch Battle Tank series is now out on the North American 3DS eShop since November 17. Pricing is set at $3.99.

Here’s an overview of the title:

New tanks! New gimmicks! And two players at the same time! The 3D Tank Battle Game is fuly loaded with new features! Steer your tank with the slide pad whilst intuitively aiming and firing with the touch screen, battles have never been more action packed!

This time there are two tanks, Offensive and Evasive types. The Offensive type can charge up energy to fire off a Barrier Bomb, a special move that not only destroys your enemies but also any bullets they’ve fired! The Evasive Type can use up its energy to hover in the air, dodging all enemy fire whilst being able to fire back itself! It’s invincible!

The enemy tanks also have new equipment of their own. Elusive Warp Tanks, floating mines flying on to the screen, fixed battery guns with unique bullet variations, and Super Boss Tanks are all making their first appearance! In addition, there are machines that can call additional enemy tanks to the battlefield, completely changing the flow of play! Destroying these machines quickly is the key to victory.

There are 90 stages in all. (50 Normal Stages + 40 Extra Stages.) New in this game is local multiplayer. Now two players can go through the excitement of clearing stages together! If you clear all the stages together, you can try out playing the new Combat Mode.

Exile’s End

XSEED Games has now confirmed that Exile’s End is coming to the Wii U eShop on November 22 for North America and November 24 for Europe. The game will cost USD $9.99, €9.99, £8.99, or AUD $13.00.

You can find the official message below.

Hyperlight EX

CatfishBlue Games’ Hyperlight EX is now scheduled for release on the European 3DS eShop on December 1.

hyperlight-exShoot the Ball

After being released on the 3DS, Shoot the Ball will be coming to the Wii U eShop on December 1 for $1.49 / €1.49.

shoot-ballBreakout Defense

nuGAME’s Breakout Defense will be out on the European Wii U eShop on December 15.

You can find a trailer for the game below.

Slain

Slain’s official Twitter account recently provided an update on Twitter about the status of the game’s Wii U version.

According to the tweet, “WiiU has been shelved unfortunately!”.

Maybe if we are lucky it might one day reach the Nintendo Switch, but for now it’s better to simply wait or acquire the game somewhere else.

The Song of Seven

cxg3dnaveaa6plw-jpg-largeThe Song of Seven’s Wii U version has now been cancelled. Unfortunately, Enlightened Games seems to have encountered some technical issues that prevent the game from running properly on the console.

However, the developer has noted in a recent Kickstarter update that they’ll “continue to work with Nintendo on the possibility of release on future Nintendo platforms with new hardware better aligned with our game engine”. So with that, The Song of Seven might now be headed to the Switch instead, if everything goes right while negotiating with Nintendo.

The full update reads:

“Firstly, we need to address the state of the union with Nintendo development. After more than a year of attempting to tweak, re-tweak, re-create, and optimize, we have run out of options for being able to make the game work on the Wii U console. This means we will be cancelling the game’s Wii U specific version, which we first thought of all of our Wii U backers before making this tough decision. We found that there is no feasible way to transition the game to that specific console without rebuilding the game from the ground up. Don’t fret, though, Nintendo faithful backers. We will continue to work with Nintendo on the possibility of release on future Nintendo platforms with new hardware better aligned with our game engine. We sincerely apologize in regards to our unforeseen obstacles, but there is a slight silver lining. In addition to releasing on the Playstation 4, we are currently working with Microsoft to add release on the Xbox One, with both versions releases slated in 2017, bringing you more options to play the game on. If you chose to back with a Nintendo copy, but would like to choose a different copy of the game, we would be happy to send you a steam/drm free, or shoot you a copy for Xbox One/PS4 when released.”

Runner 3

static1-squarespace-comA new update blog post for Runner3 is now available on the game’s website, and gives us a glimpse into the retro challenge levels that will be part of the final game.

These levels are a bit different in art style when compared to the primary levels in Runner3, but unlike the retro challenge levels in past runner games the player will have full control over Commander Video.

You should check out the full blog post over here, if you are interested in the game.

Sneaky Ninja

Starfall Studios has shared a new clip on Twitter, showcasing another level in Sneaky Ninja, which features Samurai sailships and underwater gameplay.

Check it out below.

VRog

ByteRockers’ Games is currently working on an update for its Wii U eShop game VRog.

The game will be getting a new menu, the ability to switch between high scores, a new Party Mode in which scores are valid for 12 hours, a new means of starting a game, and a new score menu.

A new preview video was released to show off these new upcoming features, so check it out below.

2 Fast 4 Gnomz, Audio Hero

QubicGames has revealed it has plans to bring to of its titles to Nintendo’s Switch: 2 Fast 4 Gnomz and Audio Hero. Both of these games were confirmed as part of the company’s latest financial report.

As a side note, QubicGames doesn’t seem to already have access to development kits for the Switch as of yet, but given the presence of the studio’s games on Nintendo platforms over the years, it shouldn’t take too long until they can secure one.

gekinpq5tSteamWorld Series

SuperMetaldave64 recently got to interview Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO of Image & Form.

In this video interview, Sigurgeirsson discussed the SteamWorld series, his time working with the Wii U, and the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

You can watch the video interview below.

Gameplay Footage

Below you can find some gameplay footage from three indie games that recently released on the Wii U eShop.

Aqua TV

Octocopter: Super Sub Squid

Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese

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