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90s Arcade Racer no longer listed for Wii U release (UPDATE)

Update - It seems there's some confusion here, as the site linked with the information isn't actually the official Nicalis site. That said, the listing does still show Wii U as a supported platform on Nicalis.com. The thing is, the site that lists the game as no longer coming to Wii U is hosted by someone that actually has had ties to Nicalis in the past. Long story short, we're still not sure what's going on, but perhaps the Wii U version isn't dead yet. Thanks to dark weres for the heads up!

The official Nicalis page for 90s Arcade Racer reveals a few things. First off, the game had its name changed to 90s Super GP. On top of that, the title is now listed for PS4/XB1 release, but there's no mention of Wii U. We'll try to get some information on this as soon as possible. Thanks to NintenDaan for the heads up!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, wii-u, nicalis

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bpm
Tue May 10 16 11:03pm
Rating: 5 (Updated 1 time)

http://who.is/whois/angelcomm.net
http://who.is/whois/nicalis.com

Looking things up, angelcomm.net is registered through Google, and nicalis.com is registered through GoDaddy. While not uncommon for people to have domains registered through different registrars, it's still unusual.

angelcomm.net has WHOIS privacy, so hard to tell who actually owns the domain. nicalis.com shows the registrant as Jerry Throckmorton. Trying to look him up, I found his LinkedIn profile:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-throckmorton-4a169a97

And it appears he left Nicalis in 2014. Whether or not he still controls the domain, or Nicalis has yet to update the WHOIS information (pretty common for domains to have outdated contact info) is hard to say.

However, I think the most telling sign here is the blog updates on each site.
http://angelcomm.net/blog
Last post was on February 5, 2015.
http://blog.nicalis.com/
Last post was May 10, 2016

So, between the two, I'd trust the information on nicalis.com moreso than angelcomm.net. Just sayin'.

maybe a NX port? or it'll come at a later date?

thedreaminghawk
Tue May 10 16 09:46pm
(Updated 1 time)

First The Legend of Raven, then Guxt 3DS, now this. Knock it off with the unnecessary cancelations Nicalis, especially if you are paying ad money for this Nintendo-themed site.

EDIT: Even more insulting if true is that this game was apparently crowdfunded (I forgot all about that). Good god, that would be a big blow if this ends up being a true rumor, since the folks who funded it for play on their system wouldn't be happy...

jayvir
Tue May 10 16 09:46pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

Funny, I just looked at their site: http://www.nicalis.com/games.php# and clicked on 90s Arcade Racer and it lists "Wii U, Windows, OS, Linux and other game consoles"

Is that just a site they no longer use? Seems kinda weird Nicalis wouldn't use their own domain name or at least keep it updated.

Shulk please PLEASE don't tell me they are going to do us in like ProjectCars now?!

rsmith7
Tue May 10 16 09:58pm
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Maybe they cancel the Wii-u version to save up for a NX. After all, that system is pretty much around conner at this point,

If the game is already in development for the Wii U, I think it would be a stupid idea to port to the NX and cancel the Wii U.

The Wii U has what? A base of 13 million units? And the Wii U right now won't be getting a lot of games, so people will be wanting to buy anything decent that comes out of the console.

With the NX... They would have start from the beginning with a new dev kits that they're not familiar with.

The smart idea would be releasing this for the Wii U and later port it to the NX.

This isn't necessarily true. If the NX is based on an x86 AMD APU like everything else, there could be significant time savings in programming, optimization, testing, maintenance, etc. going forward. Not to mention the extra margin in processing power.

Yes yes, your idea is the smart one and the devs are stupid.

It's going to be a loooooooong 11 months for Wii U owners.

But uh, it's still listed on their page....?

Something does not add up.

The website of which this "change" is listed is angelcomm.net - not the main Nicalis site. I cannot confirm the listing on the main sit because it does not work well with mobile browsers.)

There has not been an update blog entry in three months. And all of the updates are provided by a Ukrainian pixel artist (from the person's Twitter description) .

So it might be true. It might be rumor. It might be some one who only works on certain games.

bpm
Tue May 10 16 11:03pm
Rating: 5 (Updated 1 time)

http://who.is/whois/angelcomm.net
http://who.is/whois/nicalis.com

Looking things up, angelcomm.net is registered through Google, and nicalis.com is registered through GoDaddy. While not uncommon for people to have domains registered through different registrars, it's still unusual.

angelcomm.net has WHOIS privacy, so hard to tell who actually owns the domain. nicalis.com shows the registrant as Jerry Throckmorton. Trying to look him up, I found his LinkedIn profile:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-throckmorton-4a169a97

And it appears he left Nicalis in 2014. Whether or not he still controls the domain, or Nicalis has yet to update the WHOIS information (pretty common for domains to have outdated contact info) is hard to say.

However, I think the most telling sign here is the blog updates on each site.
http://angelcomm.net/blog
Last post was on February 5, 2015.
http://blog.nicalis.com/
Last post was May 10, 2016

So, between the two, I'd trust the information on nicalis.com moreso than angelcomm.net. Just sayin'.

Some more notes.

Both pages say (c)Nicalis 2016.
The Angelcomm.net page features links to 2016 trailers.
The blog entries from the Angelcomm.net page appear on the Nicalis.com page.

The Angelcomm.net page only llists that Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth for computers (Windows). The Nicalis page announces its recent (yesterday) release on consoles.

The 90s GP Racer lists two platforms -- neither of which was in the Kickstarter (which means it does not list any platform from the Kickstarter campaign: WiiU, Windows, Linux, OSX, iOS, Android). The info on that game fits the 90s Arcade Racer, however, with greater specificity in the details.

Given the reputation that Nicalis has with some people (see NeoGAF comments as well as those above), it could make future ventures difficult for the company -- if the rumor is true.

I don't blame anyone for cancelling their Wii U projects. It's not just that Nintendo essentially set an expiration date, with Zelda also coming to NX there's even less reason to care about Wii U. Nintendo had the good sense to move Zelda to NX, a console that might have a future. Naturally everyone who has any hope for their games in development will do the same.

Yes, but the Kickstarter promised a Wii U release. They need to deliver on what they promised.

Everyone who backs a Kickerstarter campaign is taking a chance that they might not get what they expected from it. It's not a preorder. I'm sorry, but when it comes to Wii U the writing has been on the wall for several years now and anyone who backed a Kickstarter game hoping to get a Wii U game out of it was making a big gamble.

I don't think the developers of Yooka Laylee will take that attitude and that's not coming out for another 6 months at least. I backed Yooka Laylee and I'd be p1$$ed at Nicalis if they cancel this. It's a game I've been keeping an eye on for a long time.

It would suck for Wii U owners if Yooka Laylee was pushed to NX but honestly I think they'd be smart to do that. Developing for a dead console is a waste of time and resources.

dark weres
Wed May 11 16 12:10am
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An ingenious way to fund and market to the most psychopathic userbases in the world.

Sony and Microsoft's hateful fans would be ecstatic to know that Nintendo consumer funding went towards making a game for all other possible systems. Guaranteed sales and kudos from the loud cult gamer-groups.

That said, with Sony and Microsoft having killed off PS4 and XB1 support to rush out their new 4k-powered consoles before the end of the year, faster than Nintendo could ever kill off the Wii U, it may have been to the developers' benefit to make a token Wii U offering so that they could get some further funding to work on PS4k and XB2 before they realize that their PS4/XB1 builds would be dead before they even land.

Psychopathic userbases? Sony and Microsoft's hateful fans?

Boy, those must some very sour grapes.

I'd love to try the wine those grapes could produce. The whine, not so much.

It's Nicalis, what did anyone expect? After his ignorant comments about the Wii U earlier excusing his poor coding skills, nobody should be surprised at anything that he touches skipping Nintendo platforms. Dude quickly became one of my least favorite programmers.

themaxigeek
Wed May 11 16 03:06am
Rating: 1

well I backed this on wii u, so it had better come to me on that platform. I am over people announcing support for a platform and then pulling it months or years later.. this game is at least 18 months overdue already, whatever the reason, if any for pulling wii u support is irrelevant, they need to deliver on what they promised

If true then I say Boooooo!

The game was also confirmed for PC, Android and iOS. Unless I hear it directly that the U Version is cancelled I don't believe it.

This has gotten stranger -- the angelcomm.net pages are GONE!

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