“Moon” rights revert back to Renegade Kid next year

Moon

I’m not going to lie, I loved Renegade Kid’s DS outings.  The Dementium games were refreshing and terrifying handheld experiences and Moon demonstrated that Samus isn’t the only character capable of starring in a captivating first-person adventure.  Both properties demonstrate the kind of quality on a Nintendo console uncommon in third-party developers, so I’m all for seeing more.  With Moon being one of the few games out there to successfully replicate the feel of a Metroid Prime game, the idea that there might be more in the future is certainly exciting.

Renegade Kid had a five-year contract with publisher Mastiff for Moon, those five years are up in 2014.  Jools Watsham, the co-founder of Renegade Kid, has hinted that with the property being back in the hands of its creators, that there might just be more in the future.  In a conversation with Polygon, Watsham stated, “We… are very fond of Moon, and have always wanted to continue the story of Major Kane…. We purposely left it open-ended at the end of the first game for this reason…. [W]e absolutely intend to support Moon with future development efforts. We’ll have more news on our plans soon.”

 

Source:  Polygon

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming in November

Developer Retro Studios is bringing back the beloved Donkey Kong Country franchise again with a new title in the series:  Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.  The developer is well-known for the Metroid Prime franchise as well as their revival of the DKC franchise with Donkey Kong Country Returns which released on the Wii in 2010.  I’m excited to see this next installment as Retro never disappoints.  DKC: Tropical Freeze is set to release on Wii U this November.  Trailer below: