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Best Of Console Digital News: Behind The Scenes Of A WiiWare and Minis Developer

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 the differences in developing for WiiWare and PS Minis.
[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 the differences in developing for WiiWare and PS Minis.] This week, we get an inside look at the development of some WiiWare and PSP Minis, have a chat with the developer behind Renegade Ops, and check out the return of Double Dragon. La-Mulana For Wii Will Have DLC (WiiWare) Less than a week into its release in Japan, the WiiWare version of La-Mulana is getting DLC. Custom Skullgirls Stick Offered Up As EVO Tournament Prize (XBLA / PSN) This Saturday in Las Vegas, Reverge Labs will hold a side-tournament at EVO 2K11 for its upcoming PS3/Xbox 360 2D fighting game Skullgirls. Marvel Pinball Sequel Brings Four New Tables to Pinball FX 2 (XBLA / PSN) Following up on its recent success with pinball sims based on Captain America and the Fantastic Four, developer Zen Studios announced that four new Marvel-themed tables are on their way. Icon Games Discusses Its WiiWare And PSP Minis Successes And Failures (PSP / WiiWare) Richard Hill-Whittall, head of development at Icon Games, has written two entries about the studio's experiences creating games for PSP Minis and WiiWare. Resident Evil HD Remakes Head For Games On Demand, Not Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA / PSN) The HD upgrades to Capcom's classic Resident Evil titles, 4 and Code Veronica, will be hitting the Xbox Live Marketplace this September -- but not on XBLA. First Footage Of Double Dragon II: Wander Of The Dragons Appears (XBLA) While we spoke of a new Double Dragon a few weeks ago, Co-Optimus has the first look at the new game in the franchise line. Q&A: Avalanche Studios Talks Up Renegade Ops' 16-Bit Style (XBLA / PSN) Renegade Ops -- published by Sega -- is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam. While the game isn't as wackiness-friendly as its predecessor, it retains the silliness of games from the 16-bit era, which played it straight while allowing or encouraging the impossible. IGF Grand Prize XNA Game Monaco Getting Ported To Other Platforms (XBLIG) Andy Schatz's upcoming XNA indie game Monaco will be ported to another engine, allowing the game to be released on platforms other than Xbox 360 and Windows-based PCs.

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