Nintendo announced new games for the Wii U eShop, the localization of HAL Laboratories’ 3DS puzzle-platformer Boxboy!, and updates on three Wii U-exclusive eShop titles this afternoon.
First, the new titles.
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Wii U)
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic from Klei Entertainment. In this definitive version of the game, which launches this spring, the Wii U GamePad controller can be used for Off-TV play and an easy-to-access in-game map, a much-requested fan feature.
Never Alone (Wii U)
Created by E-Line Media in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer that explores the harsh and vibrant world of Alaska through the traditional stories of the Iñupiat people of the Arctic. The Wii U version of the game launches this June and features Off-TV play and “contextual insights” – detail about the history, culture and lives of the Iñupiat people – that uses the second-screen interface of the GamePad.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Wii U)
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut (Wii U)
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut, currently available on Steam, is also coming to the Wii U eShop in Q3 2015
BOXBOY! for Nintendo 3DS lets players solve puzzles and traverse tricky landscapes by creating structures out of boxes across 173 stages as Qbby, the game’s angular main character. Developed by HAL Laboratory, Inc., the game is headed to the Nintendo eShop this spring.
The updates come in the form of additional levels, gameplay, and characters reveals for Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, and Swords & Soldiers II.
Affordable Space Adventures, a development collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, is a beautiful space exploration game for Wii U featuring multiple levels that can be cooperatively played with up to three people in a seamless drop in/drop out mode. The game launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on April 9.
In Runbow, up to nine players can compete in fast-paced challenges featuring platforms and obstacles that appear and disappear as the background changes colors. This chaotically fun party game features catchy music, striking character and environmental art and hectic combat mechanics. 13AM Games also introduced a new female character, Val, and teased more playable characters to join the roster. Runbow launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in Q3 2015.
Like its predecessor, Swords & Soldiers II from Romino Games is a 2D side-scrolling strategy game for Wii U that allows players to acquire units, cast spells and build structures to overwhelm or outsmart opponents. In this sequel, players can play as three factions – The Viking Legion, the Demon Horde and the new Army of the Persian Empire. This new playable faction consists of mystic swordsmen, shadowy assassins and evil witches. Swords & Soldiers II launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in May.