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WayForward Enthusiastic About the 3DS

The company behind the GameBoy Color treasure Shantae has been busy with the 3DS. Just what exactly are they working on?

Three of WayForward Technologies‘ main directors have recently been interviewed by Nintendojo. While the interview covered Wii- and DSiWare, the developer’s thoughts and plans for the 3DS were clearly a major focus in it as well.

WayForward Technologies logoThe studio behind such critically-acclaimed titles as Contra 4, Mighty Flip Champs!, A Boy and His Blob, and the fan favourite Shantae, is rather well known among fans for its high-quality 2D games. When asked about his thoughts on the 3DS and whether WayForward was developing anything for it, Matt Bozon—one of their ‘creative directors’—stated that they are going “full speed ahead” and reassured that the 3D effect truly is the real deal.

Sean Valesco, director of the DS’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold, after sharing his love of the 3DS’s analog “slide pad” and the boost in processing power, added that due to technical restrictions and the difference in the two screens’ sizes, it will be impossible to “ever touch the 3D gameplay.” This isn’t exactly news, but hearing it from somewhere other than Nintendo confirms the reality of this issue.

Nintendojo then asked Bozon if he had any plans to bring Shantae to the 3DS.

We’ve been throwing around ideas, but nothing concrete.  I’d love to make a new adventure that embraces the 3D visuals, assuming people want more Shantae after [Shantae: Risky’s Revenge].

Hear that, Shantae fans? The series has a chance of being realized someday in 3D; considering the amount of enthusiasm WayForward is already showing about the 3DS, it’s certainly a possibility that they’ll bring their beloved franchise to the new system.

Shantae: Risky's Revenge exclusive to Nintendo DSiWare

Shantae: Risky's Revenge may not be the last we see of the female genie.

The interviewer also questioned Valesco about the upcoming A Boy and His Blob game for the 3DS. While he refused to reveal anything, it’s clearly still in development. He replied with the simple statement: “The details on this one are yet to be announced.”

Apparently, a sequel to the WiiWare puzzle game LIT is also in the works, though WayForward has chosen to keep mum on the details for the time being; currently, even the platform this game will be on is unknown.

Nintendojo ended the interview by asking about the possibility of seeing a sequel to Mighty Flip Champs!, one of the earliest and best DSiWare games to date. Bozon admitted that he would “love to take [the] characters on another Mighty adventure” if the opportunity was ever to arise, but restated that their current focus is on the long-awaited Shantae: Risky’s Revenge. Perhaps we’ll see the addictive flipping puzzler on the rumoured 3DSWare store in the future?

By on 17 September 2010

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  1. Axis says:

    when he said:

    " due to technical restrictions and the difference in the two screens’ sizes, it will be impossible to “ever touch the 3D gameplay.”

    What does he mean by that? I thought the 3ds was so powerful..

    Yet some one already found flaws in the tech?

    And what did he mean by the screen size being diff..Is that gonna bother gameplay?

    also what did he mean by “ever touch the 3D gameplay”

    Sorry to ask o many Questions all at once.

  2. Rej says:

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    Axis :

    when he said:

    ” due to technical restrictions and the difference in the two screens’ sizes, it will be impossible to “ever touch the 3D gameplay.”

    What does he mean by that? I thought the 3ds was so powerful..

    Yet some one already found flaws in the tech?

    And what did he mean by the screen size being diff..Is that gonna bother gameplay?

    also what did he mean by “ever touch the 3D gameplay”

    Sorry to ask o many Questions all at once.

    he's saying that the 3d screen does not have touch sensitive technology, which he implies that he want it, that's why he said it is impossible to touch 3d gameplay.

    this is only my understanding of what he said 😀

  3. kallumsmart says:

    @Rej

    my turn to reply now :p yay me errr yh probs the next 3ds or summit after tht which will be years and year but tht does sound kwl tht what will probs happen with kinect since tht is camera shit and would be good with 3d glasses or without bbut still in 3d think xbox will steal tht first knowing them

  4. _oMeGa_ says:

    Calling it now, Shantae for the DSi will be canceled and moved to the 3DS, and then that'll be canceled and moved to the next handheld, and so on and so on.

  5. N00b3r says:

    lol, dumb companys want nintendo to make 3ds XL which i will DISAPPROVE! look, i know that the 3ds is small,but does that mean they want a huge TV? they probably dont know what “portable” mean. and ever touch 3d gameplay? does that company want some holoDS that has a hologram or are they talking about 4ds where
    you can “feel” gameplay. if that guy does not want to make that game because it doent touch gameplay, then
    you can save your ideas for the future.

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