The original Shantae, oft referred to as the Game Boy Color's "swan song" will be belly dancing her way onto Virtual Console soon. Just take a gander at that shiny new box art! This beloved bit of gaming history was previously only available in North America. Not this time! Shantae will be making appearances in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; wherever good times are had. Unfortunately we will not be able to announce a specific release date (June 20th) at this time. Check back angrily and often at www.wayforward.com to discover the Shantae's secret release date (that's June 20th) in the days and weeks ahead. See you on June 20th!
Help us celebrate moving day! WayForward hit a growth spurt this year and as a result we've packed up our Smyth Drive office and moved to a more roomy location. We are now located off the 5 freeway on the historic "Old Road". We're right across from Magic Mountain, a few miles north of the fabled "Oak of the Golden Dream", where legend tells of a man waking beneath that tree with an urge to dig. And, lo! -- he discovered the first California gold. At WayForward we also have big fancy dreams, and are fond of collecting golds in secret caves. So no problem, we'll fit right in. Send gift baskets and gold to:
28738 The Old Road
Valencia, CA 91355
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition update is complete.
This free update will include the following:
- Additional territories: Australia and New Zealand
- Rebalanced audio levels
- Improved headphone support
- New file compression; now 40% smaller..."you're welcome, hard drive!"
- ....and a playable bonus character: PIXEL PATTY!
The release date will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!
Mighty Switch Force! 2 is a wrap! It's pencils down for the dev team. Next stop, testing, testing, and more testing. Poor Patty... not even cybernetic citizens of Planet Land can escape the wrath of final exams.
Last week we asked you guys to share some of your favorite DuckTales memories for a chance at a DuckTales: Remastered poster signed by the folks at WayForward. With over 200 comments, it really illustrated how important the series was to so many of you who, like us, grew up with the show in the 80's and 90’s. There were so many great comments, so we thought we’d share the memories of those three fans who will be taking home a poster.
Don said: My favorite Ducktales memory revolves around the Ducktales movie. After going with some friends (and our parents) to see it in the theatres, I came home and found our three large water bottles full of pennies. My friend and I dumped the coins all over the living room floor and attempted to swim through the money. Not only did it not work, but we spent a solid hour putting the coins back. I also had dirt from old pennies all over and smelled metallic for days. Thanks Ducktales!
The DuckTales movie (Treasure of the Lost Lamp) still holds up today. My old VHS copy definitely got a workout back in the day. I just watched it a couple weeks ago, and it's every bit as awesome as it was when it was released back in 1990. And hey, that's the same year WayForward was born!
John said: My favorite memory was when the pilot first aired. They clumped the first few episodes into a 2-hour special when the series first started and it was on almost every other day. Being a fan of Donald Duck and Mickey's Christmas Carol with Uncle Scrooge, I immediately loved it. Of course, I had no idea that there was going to be so much mystery and plot...looking for the lost city of gold and traveling the world! It really put a huge staple on my childhood and made me a fan of the series for years to come.
Thank you so much for remastering this game - I look forward to experiencing it for many...many years to come.
As for the video game...I will never forget the first time I played the moon stage. I was completely blown away with the music and controls. From there, I think I beat the game dozens of times and tried to accumulate as much dough as possible so I could get the best ending. Needless to say, beating this game inspired me to sit on top of a pile of gold with a crown on my head one day! ;) - I'm not there yet...but 'm still going!
Amazing that you still remember the pilot special after all these years. That's something to brag to your children about some day. I know I would. If nothing else, it makes for a great story to tell while playing the game and reclining beside your giant pile of gold.
Brad said: My favorite McDuck memory is a more recent one. It was Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Though I had watched the DuckTales cartoon as a child, I hadn't read many of the old Carl Barks comics, or even the more recent Don Rosa comics. While I had picked up the occasional reprint here and there, I hadn't delved into the series.
This was a point I was constantly reminded of by Bob Polio, long time art director for The Tick. He had read these old Carl Barks stories, and strongly encouraged I do the same. And, on December 7, 2011, I did just that. I read my first Carl Barks duck story, "Lost in the Andes." While this is not a Scrooge McDuck story (it focuses on Donald and the nephews,) I have since been able to read a number of other Carl Barks tales, a number featuring McDuck.
I can say I've truly enjoyed the old Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck comics, picking up the new hardcover collections as they're released. While some of these comics are over 60 years old, tales like "The Golden Helmet," "Back to the Klondike" and "Only a Poor Old Man" are still good today.
It's so awesome that people are still discovering more to love about the series after all these years. Everyone knows about the cartoon and the games, but not as many people realize how much history there is behind the characters.
So those are a few of our favorite DuckTales memories. Hope you all enjoyed reminiscing with us. Don, John, and Brad, congratulations on taking home your posters! If you haven't checked your email since the weekend, be sure to do that so we can get all your info and get those posters mailed out ASAP! Everyone else, there will definitely be more giveaways in the future, so as always, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and here on the WayForward blog for more to come!