N+ on XBLA this Wednesday (the 20th)!! YES!!!!!!!

18 Feb / by: M&R / 36 comments / tags :

Seriously, it’s been killing us to keep all the news about N+ quiet. We have really big mouths, and it’s hard to shut that down. But, finally, we’re FINALLY allowed to share the good news with everyone. N+ will be available for download for 800 points on this Wednesday, February 20th, at 9am PST. Yay! […]

N+ Launch Party Widely Regarded as “Best Party of All Time”

14 Feb / by: M&R / 21 comments / tags :

Well, the N+ XBLA launch party was last night, and it was a smashing success! Check out the pics here. The room was pretty well packed by the end, and it was difficult to pry the controllers from the crabbed and clawlike (read: N+ addicted) hands of our guests when it was time to close […]

N+ vs N+

30 Jan / by: M&R / 54 comments / tags :

Before getting to the actual subject of this post, we should point out that the latest installment of our IGN developer blog is up: https://blogs.ign.com/Metanet/ To make up for the lack of substance last time, we’ve packed 8 pages of Q&A into a single column! Aw yeah. We’ve also updated the N/N+ website: https://www.thewayoftheninja.org/ We’re […]

IGN Developer Blog

15 Jan / by: M&R / 11 comments /

The first article in a series we’re writing is up on IGN, you can check it out here: https://blogs.ign.com/Metanet/2008/01/15/77103/ We were feeling pretty silly when we wrote it (writing it at 1am the night before it was due may also have played a part). It was meant to be one of those “who are you […]

It’s The Final Countdown!

10 Jan / by: M&R / 14 comments /

At long last N+ XBLA is finished the final certification process! Woo! We’ll post as soon as we hear about release dates/etc.. in the meantime, why not check out Nick’s blog? (note: the handheld versions are still firmly lodged in various stages of development)

UFN (Unidentified Flying Ninja)

18 Dec / by: M&R / 27 comments /

We were just sent this video — apparently taken by a resourceful eye-witness. Sightings of gold-thirsty ninjas in and around urban areas have been increasingly common in the past couple weeks.. thankfully we have the robots to keep them at bay! https://www.thewayoftheninja.org/n+_video.html

N+ XBLA Coming So Soon We Can Almost Taste It.

03 Dec / by: M&R / 28 comments /

Okay, it doesn’t really taste great, but it’s *looking* amazing. You probably already know about the official website of the N universe, which currently features a tiny bit of N+ content but will soon feature much, much more: https://www.thewayoftheninja.org. But did you know that IGN is now featuring N+ screenshots? Yes, it’s true! Check them […]

Games in Rotation

13 Nov / by: M&R / 16 comments /

We’re still struggling with trying to write something here more than once a damn month.. there are dozens and dozens of semi-fleshed-out topics waiting patiently in a text file, but converting these from point form into our typical nice classy posts takes way more time and energy than we can usually muster. Today, as a […]

meta-review: Bionic Commando remake

16 Oct / by: M&R / 26 comments /

Wow.. this is exactly what’s wrong with commercial games. When we first heard of this project, we were worried that yet another grappling/physics-based game would be coming to take on Robotology. After watching the video, all we could think was “this is the sound of a great game being F’d in the A”. They couldn’t […]

We Love Japan

10 Oct / by: M&R / 10 comments /

The bad news is that, yet again, we have to halt work on Robotology in order to work on N+. After a couple weeks of DS/PSP level work, we should be able to return to it yet again, for good this time. Hopefully. The good news is, we went to Japan! It was fantastic. Japan […]