[Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest news for the major console and portable digital delivery services in conjunction with sister site GameSetWatch, this time highlighting news about NightSky and Sonic CD.]
This week we check out Sega's brand new Xbox Live Arcade titles, Ms. Splosion Man
coming to Pinball FX2
, and the latest from Nicalis, NightSky
, which will be coming to 3DSWare.
NightSky and another Nicalis Project Coming To eShop
, Nicklas Nygren's physics-based platformer that was an Independent Games Festival finalist in 2009, will be coming
to the Nintendo 3DS's eShop.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Announced For PSN, XBLA
(XBLA / PSN)
Sega announced that Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
, the latest arcade revision of the 3D fighter, will finally come to the consoles in summer 2012, releasing on PSN and XBLA.
Ms. Splosion Man's Pinball Debut
PAX attendees might want to make sure
they stop by the Twisted Pixel booth (#3003 on the show floor), especially if you're a fan of either Ms. Splosion Man
or pinball (ideally both).
Sega Readies Sonic CD for XBLA
Microsoft's Larry Hryb revealed that a prized entry
in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog
series will be featured at PAX Prime 2011.
Opinion: Lack Of Monetization Control On XNA Platforms Will Drive Indies Away
In this reprinted #altdevblogaday opinion piece, WB Games and Kindling Games' Kristen Bornemann argues that Microsoft is driving indies away from its Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Live Indie Games platforms by limiting monetization control
Layoffs At Daggerdale Developer Bedlam Games
(XBLA / PSN)
Toronto-based Bedlam Games, the development studio behind action role-playing title Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale
, has "effectively shuttered,"
according to media reports.