Renegade Kid closes, co-founders continue with their own studios

This comes from a PR email given to NintendoLife...

Renegade Kid has announced that its co-founders, Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove, have made the difficult decision to bring their 10-year partnership of developing games together as Renegade Kid LLC to an end.

With their friendship and respect for each other still very much intact, Watsham and Hargrove will continue developing videogames under the names of their new companies: Atooi and Infitizmo.

The award-winning library of Intellectual Properties that Renegade Kid has created over the past decade will be finding new homes. All of Renegade Kid's "2D" games, including the Mutant Mudds series and Treasurenauts, will become the property of Atooi. All of Renegade Kid's "3D" games, including the Dementium series and Moon Chronicles, will become the property of Infitizmo.

We hope you will share in the excitement that both Jools and Gregg feel for their new journeys. You can follow their progress on twitter: @AtooiLLC and @InfitizmoLLC.

Futuridium EP Deluxe coming to New 3DS in America on Sept. 8, EU Sept. 15

Play-Asia - various Kirby merch up for pre-order

This week's European downloads - September 1 (Axiom Verge, Metroid Prime FF and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ Games) - €17.99 (€16.19 until September 8)

This is the action-adventure you’ve been waiting for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation? Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviours and usage. You’ll need your wits to find them all. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line. It's Axiom Verge.

Tetraminos (Sanuk Games) - €4.99

The classic arcade game is back in a supercharged version! For beginners or veterans, Tetraminos offers an easy-to-learn, limitless challenge. Give your brain a workout with the 50 Puzzle mode levels, survive as long as possible in Endless mode and rack up the combos and same-colour lines to climb to first place in the ranking. Challenge your friends in local Versus mode with up to 4 players and sabotage their boards in wild games.

Discovery Demo (Noowanda) - Free

Explore a giant world made of blocks and modify it with your own creations. Construct your house, build villages, cities, monumental constructions or dig deep under the earth. Place torches or design complex electric circuits to light up your creations in the dark and enjoy beautiful day and night cycles. Build alone, or together with your friends or family members in cooperative mode.

Special offers
Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games) - €8.99 (Ends September 8, normally €18.99)
FreezeME (RNC) - €7.99 (Ends September 15, normally €13.60)
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia) - €3.99 (Ends September 30 , normally €6.99)
Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia) - €3.69 (Ends September 30, normally €4.99)
Color Zen (Cypronia) - €2.24 (Ends September 30, normally €2.99)
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia) - €1.79 (Ends September 30, normally €2.99)
Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia) - €6.99 (Ends September 30, normally €9.99)
My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia) - €3.74 (Ends September 30, normally €4.99)
My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia) - €2.34 (Ends September 30, normally €2.99)
Rubik's Cube (Cypronia) - €3.99 (Ends September 30, normally €4.99)
Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games) -€2.49 (Ends September 29, normally €4.99)
The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Delirium Studios) - €3.99 (Ends September 15, normally €4.99)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Metroid Prime: Federation Force (Nintendo, available September 2) - €39.99

Enlist with an elite arm of the Galactic Federation and protect the galaxy in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, only on Nintendo 3DS family systems. In this first-person sci-fi shooter, discover a new adventure in the Metroid universe and team up with marines nearby or online to take on action-packed co-op missions! The galaxy is not at peace. Following the destruction of Phazon and the corrupted world, Phaaze, the Space Pirate threat remains. As a recruit in the Federation Force, a best-of-the-best unit created by the Galactic Federation, it’s your duty to stamp out the Space Pirate menace. Suit up in specialised battle armour, known as a Mech, and head out to the desolate Bermuda system to investigate reports of suspicious activity, using your handy blaster to eliminate any enemies that get in your way!

Chain Blaster (Joindots) - €4.99
Chain Blaster Demo (Joindots) - Free

Set in the future, a deadly virus infiltrates the world's super computer and puts on standby the world's nuclear weapons ready for launch. With the world on the brink of destruction, take control of an anti-virus ship and go head to head with the virus, taking on wave after wave of enemy ships in a fierce battle to save the world. Use special shots known as Chain Blasts to counter the virus ships as they swarm together in attack formations. Trigger a Chain Blast at just the right point to set in motion a combo explosion that will take out the entire chain of enemies. The more enemies you take out in one blast the higher your score. Upload your Top Score online and see how you stack up against players from around the world.

Inazuma Eleven The Movie (Arait Multimedia, video) - €3.99
80 years after Raimon Jr. High won the Football Frontier, football has gained a strong popularity. Team captain Mark Evan’s relentless spirit and his style of cherishing his teammates, which contributed to their victory, has influenced many people to love football. However, there are some people who aren't happy with this situation. The revolutionaries, led by Seymour Hillman, believe football weakens the minds of children in the future. They think that the cause of this is the captain of Raimon Jr. High, so they formed the strongest team, consisting of specially trained soldiers, and called it Team Ogre. They send Team Ogre to the Football Frontier 80 years in the past to stop Raimon Jr. High becoming champions and to change history.

Special offers
2 Fast 4 Gnomz (QubicGames) €2.99 (Ends September 29, normally €4.20)
AiRace Speed (QubicGames) – €2.39 (Ends September 29, normally €3.49)
AiRace Xeno (Qubic Games) - €1.69 (Ends September 29, normally €2.49)
Angry Bunnies (Cypronia) - €3.89 (Ends September 30, normally €6.49)
Bubble Pop World (Cypronia) - €2.99 (Ends September 30, normally €3.99)
Color Zen (Cypronia) - €2.39 (Ends September 30, normally €2.99)
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia) - €1.99 (Ends September 30, normally €2.99)
Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cypronia) - €3.48 (Ends September 30, normally €4.99)
MyStyle Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia) - €3.48 (Ends September 30, normally €4.99)
Rubik's Cube (Cypronia) - €3.99 (Ends September 30, normally €4.99)
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia) - €2.24 (Ends September 22, normally€2.99)
Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) - €3.99 (Ends September 8, normally €7.99)
The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind (Delirium Studios) - €5.99 (Ends September 15, normally €12.99)
KAMI (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99 (Ends September 22, normally €2.99)
Tappingo (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99 (Ends September 22, normally €2.99)
The Legend of Dark Witch - Chronicle 2D ACT (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99 (Ends September 22, normally €3.99)
Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99 (Ends September 22, normally €2.99)

Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop (3DS)
The themes will be available on September 2.

Disney Princess (Disney, theme available) - €2.49
This theme features silhouettes of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White and Aurora, and the global theme song for Disney Princess.

Toy story (Disney) - €2.49

Woody, Buzz, Jessie and other familiar faces appear on the upper screen, while the lower screen has an Aliens motif.

Monsters, Inc. (Disney) - €2.49
This theme shows Sulley and Mike, with Randall and others on the bottom screen, and a jaunty song playing in the background.

Winnie the Pooh (Disney) - €2.49
In this theme featuring Pooh, Tigger and Piglet, you can scroll the Touch Screen to see bees flying around the honey pots.

Tangled (Disney) - €2.49
This theme features Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus, with a fantastical scene of lanterns floating into the sky on the lower screen.

Winx and Fairy Animals (Mercis/CPLG) - €1.99
The Winx love nature and their cute Fairy Animals

Crollors Splash Theme (NVriezen) - €0.80

A colourful theme to personalize your system. Bring the Crollors with their colours to your screen.

Hello Kitty donuts (Sanrio) - €0.99
Hello Kitty loves donuts.

Hello Kitty fashion (Sanrio) - €0.99

Hello Kitty enjoys shopping.

Hello Kitty Teddy Bear (Sanrio) - €0.99
Hello Kitty loves her teddy bear.

Hello Kitty Japan (Sanrio) - €0.99

Hello Kitty visits Japan.

Vic the Viking (Studio 100) - €0.99
A theme starring Vic the Viking and the Viking crew!

Heidi (Studio 100) - €0.99
A theme starring Heidi living on the Alps.

Mario Party: Star Rush - more info on Toad Scramble mode

This comes from Nintendo World Report's  Gamescom impression for Mario Party: Star Rush...

- Toad Scramble big mode of game
- get stars, collect coins and screw with others
- grid based movement instead of the fixed routes and attractions of the older titles
-  system allows for movement in any direction you want, go to any space you like and form your own routes to the stars
- multiple worlds to choose from
- seems to be room for five or six worlds with three levels each
- first will feature a smaller environment with just three bosses, while the biggest ones will have five bosses to deal with
- boss minigames are back and it is here where the stars need to be rescued
- At least one player actually has to hit the spot before a battle can begin
- the others, may they close or far off, need to keep tapping the A-button to close in and join the fray
- possibly around ten boss minigames
- face off against Kamek and try to blast him with a catapult
- boss fight involves playing a memory game to get cards, which pull the catapult farther back to do even more damage to Kamek
- another example involves carrying lights across moving terrain and flashing them right into King Boo's face
- bout with a gigantic Blooper involves a rhythm based game
- by hitting a ball on the beat and bouncing it to the next character, the points rack up
- various characters from the Super Mario universe will hang around various spots across the board
- your job to recuit them for your cause
- they help you with boss battles and each have their own special abilities
- if you make Walugi the team captain for example, four sides of the dice will have higher rolls than normally possible
- the other two will cause a loss of coins
- Peach’s ability is another possibly exploitable one, as she powers up two sides of the die depending on how many people are in the active party
- other party members also roll as well, which allows for fast movement, but also could lead to over-shooting an objective
- destruction of bosses earns you one star (two for the final boss), but coins play a more important role
- every ten coins at the end of the game will be converted into stars
- everything in the game earns additional money
- from picking them on the field to scoring victories in the Free-For-All minigames which are activated by smashing a Coin Balloon
- all comes together in the endgame where bonus rewards are given for performing in certain ways, like being the person who travelled the most spaces
- one of the Ghost House boards puts a lot of emphasis on spikes
- location of these could be swapped by hitting special buttons that are littered all around
- one of the boards in the first grassy world puts a lot of emphasis on items
- every player can carry two, and there are quite a few different ones
- thing to do is to land on the same space as an opponent, whether through items or a Lakitu space
- starts a battle where a feat needs to performed quickly, like pressing the A-button on the correct time
- winner gets to take one of the loser’s allies

Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice - file sizes

PR - 3Souls patch 1.1.0 coming soon

It has been already a month since the first episode of 3Souls is out in America, Europe and Oceania! We like to listen to the players to be able to offer a better experience for all of them, and thats the main reason of this first patch. We have look into different parts of the game and readjust many features to create a better game for everyone.

Here is the full list of the changes that will be included in the coming soon patch 1.1.0:

Two new languages: Thanks to the great help from Nintendo-Town.fr and Simone Morelli, we were able to offer french and italian in the game!
Rush Respawn: new mode in the Game Over screen. Now you can choose to continue from the last moment before you died (without restarting the full level).
More Vault options: you can check out the ML-Rules, Memories and the "8 Seconds of Nindies" found them in the game.
Easter egg less intrusive: "8 Seconds of Nindies" is now hidden and need a extra action to be activated.
Wheel portal balanced: more intuitive and forgiven.
Lightball portal balanced: accept light and darker colors.
ML-Rules position changed: those are not in the way of the player anymore.
Framerate ventilator fixed: this happend sometimes in the the stages with ventilator shafts and now has been fixed.
Remove any Try&Error: any platform, path or puzzle has always a clue to be resolved.
Minor adjustment overall: better experience with different adjustment in platforms, blocks and other elements in general, for a better gameplay experience.

With this, we hope more people can enjoy the game! We keep working now on the Episode 2 of 3Souls ;)