Metanet, the folks behind the smash hit N+ have announced that we will be receiving yet another level pack this week. Dropping on Wednesday (October 15th), the third such pack will be available for download,
while no pricing details have been announced, I'd imagine it'll be the same price as the second DLC pack (200 space bucks).
To celebrate the third expansion, Metanet are holding a Halloween contest. For those of you getting ready to beg your neighbours for some candy, why not follow this guys lead and dress up like one of the "characters" from the game?
So I guess the question is, how many of you are still picking these packs up? and how many more can you handle?
[UPDATE] Seems my guess was waaay off (thankfully), Metanet has just update the post stating that they will be releasing this DLC pack FOR FREE!!! Looks like I'll be firing this up tomorrow after all.
N+ is great. Luckily, the Xbox 360 community thinks the same thing as Metanet has announced that N+ has achieved the 100k in sales. It's pretty exciting considering that the game is about as difficult and frustrating as a game can get. Here's to 100k more sales for Metanet and Slick!
N+ is getting longer. If you haven't yet finished the full game, you best get cracking on that large feat as three DLC packs are on their way (one of which is free). The packs will be available soon after a title update is released this summer.
Devon Kofsky (aka DaKing240) has the XBLA skinny from GDC. How? Well, he's there. I'm not jealous. I swear.
GDC Day 1 brings news that NinjaBee's Doritos game will be light on the advertising. And thankfully, they decided to code in the fun after previous complaints. Also, Freeverse mentioned that DLC is on the way for Marathon.
And apparently the best advice for those getting stuck on levels in N+ is go and have a beer and come back later. Law willing, of course. Oh, and DLC is coming for N+ too. Without further ado, here's the N+ interview.
N+ is coming very soon. The game is done. The launch party was this week. Metanet has been telling us for sometime that the game is very, very close. The dedicated fans of the series have been trying to wrangle a release date out of the Metanet developers for a few weeks now and in the comments of this Metanet blog post they believe they have uncovered the secret (next week). Metanet can't confirm, so this is all really just a rumor. It does bring to light an interesting point about getting your game released on XBLA and when we will know about the upcoming titles as the Metanet team had the following to say:
"We can’t actually say because (a) we’re not allowed to say until 1 week before launch, and (b) in XBLA they never actually assign you a slot, basically you get stuffed in a queue, and as we’ve found out it’s a priority queue, so VIPs apparently get to cut in front "
Apparently from this weeks releases we now know that VIPs mean publishers with money and not cult indie darlings. Oh well, let's just bring on the ninjas! Thanks, of course, goes out to the commenting Ninja skills of Rusty and the other commenters.
Joystiq's JC Fletcher was able to track down Raigan Burns and Mare Sheppard of Metanet Software to learn a bit about the quirks and triumphs of earning the "+" at the end of N+.
Amongst the many destination platforms for N+ (DS, PSP, and XBLA), Burns and Sheppard are thrilled to be working on XBLA in particular. The high points of the XBLA version are the high degree of flexiblity in "level dimension" and also the "rich HD goodness."
They also briefly discuss the three multiplayer modes in the XBLA version (co-op, race, and survival) as well as drop the name of their next game: Robotology. Robotology will see a PC/Mac release first and a console port of the game is only a dream at this point.
Follow the link for the whole conversation.
After a long silence, N+ was recently on show at PAX. Besides the obvious vicarious living I was getting looking at photos of people playing the game, there was little solace for myself and those waiting (im)patiently for the game. But that has all changed. Now, I can imagine myself attaining achievements as a ninja "driven not only by a thirst for gold, but also by a physics simulation."
I guess if I can't have Lode Runner, this might satiate me a bit. I am very curious if co-op will be fun.
Anyone love (or hate) these achievements?
[Update]: At DaKing240's request I am removing the achievement info from this post as his post was removed (thus the broken link).