According to a Tweet from Jools Watsham of developer Renegade Kid, there will be a new FPS game coming to the 3DS, possibly by the end of this year.
The game, which is a new intellectual property, was revealed in the first issue of Nintendo Force. According to Watsham, the title could be the first FPS for the Nintendo 3DS. Few other details were revealed, though the game is expected to release sometime in the 2013 holiday season.
There was also news that the game will be playable at PAX East, which takes place this March.
For fans of the DS's Dementium and MOON games, this is great news. What about you? Excited? Not interested? Sound off below!
@anon_mastermind Yeah. But at least the ball might start rolling now. The big publishers will probably still not give a shit even if this game should happen to be awesome and successful, but maybe other indie devs will start seeing the platform as a potential home for their FPS efforts if everything goes well.
But yeah, I should probably wait for Renegade Kid to show this game off first, shouldn't I.
It's sad that this will be the first actual FPS on the 3DS - esp.since the DS had a ton of them.
Agreed, I was hoping for at least a port of GoldenEye or The Conduit 2. The 3D effect would be sweet for an FPS, and with the CPP as an option devs could have standard controls in addition to touch-screen aiming which always caused cramps on the DS.
The story follows a character named Major Kane, as he embarks on a mysterious mission to investigate a hatch of unknown origin on Earth’s moon. Moon Chronicles will follow an episodic model. Season one is a remake of the original DS game and will follow the pricing structure listed below.
Renegade Kid hopes to deliver a second season next year that will feature brand new content that takes place after the original game. (...) Moon will be rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of 3DS's 3D screen, while running at 60 frames-per-second (with or without 3D switched on). Renegade Kid also re-touched its detailed geometry and graphics, as well as introduce Circle Pad Pro support for the re-release.
Hmm... but who knows if it will happen, they're probably basing their hopes of a second season on the sales of the first, and considering the original game never sold well, tough to see how the remake will.
Well, this time around the cost of distribution will be lower since it's all digital, it will be more easily available (having a relatively low price tag), all of the profits will go straight into Renegade Kid's pockets, and producing the game won't be all that costly since the bulk of the work was done for the original release. Maybe this won't have to sell all that much to work out for Jools and the bunch.
All that being said, I don't think I'll get this remake. The 3D visuals look neat, but graphics aren't enough for me to double dip. I would be interested in the sequel though.
@ludist210 The original is really good, so I can't see how you'd go wrong with this. There's this, almost Metroid-y quality to it, with the remote controlled droid you can zoom around with, exploring narrow passages and ducts. The shooting's satisfying too.
Actually, I think I'm gonna have to boot up the ol' DS game to refresh my memory a little bit.
EDIT: Played a bit of the game in quick play mode. Yeah, it's pretty sweet. Bosses were better designs (gameplay wise) than I remembered.