Terraria closing in on release version.
Back in 2011 Terraria released for PC platforms, and while there it did exceptionally well. Later the crafting metroidvania made its way to other platforms. Development was at a slow pace with updates like a second wave of bosses, new biomes and post first-wave of bosses content, however this all made its way over to consoles in time.
Well, the developers have released a new update on their forums detailing the current state of play for current generation versions. The Switch version is now through pre-check and now only has final polish and QA checks left before it is ready to release.
Shakedown Hawaii gets a release date
Shakedown Hawaii, the Retro City Rampage sequel, has now got an official release date. The open-world, empire building game will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on the 7th of May.
For those unaware of the previous entry in the series, Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage was a long-awaited birds-eye open-world crime game. It apparently started life as a demake of GTA III, an attempt to return it to the earlier style of top-down camera, however the developer ended up creating a much larger experience and one filled with thousands of references to games and pop-culture.
Where Retro City Rampage riffed as a twist on GTA's Liberty City, Shakedown Hawaii is much closer to Vice City in so much as you've got the sun, sea and shores of an ocean-adjacent city and also have the ability to purchase property. Actually, one of Shakedown Hawaii's core features is that you can buy literally every building on the island.
Puyo Puyo Champions confirmed to release in the West
Puyo Puyo Champions (Puyo Puyo eSports in Asia) has been available in other markets for some time now. Considering the popularity of the recent Puyo Puyo Tetris, and the growing eSport scene for the IP, it was a bit strange that Sega had stayed quiet on European and North American releases. Well, it's now confirmed that Puyo Puyo Champions will release onto the eShop on May 7th.
The new version includes visual tweaks, a tournament mode and an improved replay system as well as being structured entirely around online play. You can find out more on the official site.
Nintendo WiiU delisted from Nintendo.com
As noted over on GoNintendo, Nintendo has updated their brand website and have taken the opportunity to remove a mass of information from their website. For a start the Wii, DS have had their games removed from the site, but perhaps most notably the WiiU information has also been archived.
Arguably this is to be expected as the current generation continues and the Switch continues to sell well. The fact that Nintendo are doing housekeeping on their website infers that they have something else in the works — maybe those rumoured new console versions.