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Chasing Aurora Announced for Wii U eShop

by Carmine Red - June 4, 2012, 9:03 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

The Wii U is the "official launch platform" for this indie physics-based open-world flight game.

Indie game Chasing Aurora is coming to the Wii U, according to developer Broken Rules, and is even treating Nintendo's upcoming console as the "official launch platform" for the game. Due to see release later this year, Chasing Aurora is a game based around the idea of flight, giving players a 2D open-world environment set in the Alps. It features physics-based flight and air combat.

As a side note, this announcement is one of the earliest indications that the Wii U's downloadable game service will be called the eShop, the same name as the downloadable service on Nintendo's 3DS handheld console.

The Chasing Aurora Mood Teaser Trailer.

The game's story revolves around the player exploring the Alps, fighting enemies, and performing stunts in a quest to return shattered shards of the sun to an altar. In addition to the game's story mode, the developers also promise at least four different multiplayer modes, including some specifically built for the Wii U GamePad and its asymmetrical gameplay possibilities.

The Chasing Aurora Gameplay Teaser Trailer.

Broken Rules, who also developed indie darling And Yet It Moves (which also came to Nintendo's WiiWare platform), received the offer to bring the game as a launch title to the Wii in 2011. The developer is still actively developing Chasing Aurora, but promise to talk about more specifics and content when they "are developed far enough to talk about them."

Chasing Aurora to Launch on Wii U

VIENNA, Austria – May 31, 2012 – Broken Rules announced the Nintendo Wii U™ eShop as the official launch platform of their game Chasing Aurora today. This highly anticipated indie game is scheduled to be released in late 2012. Chasing Aurora is an aerial action game that is set in the thin air of the Alps. It is a 2D open world action game featuring physics-based flight and air combat. The game has been nominated at the A MAZE Indie Games Award 2012 and was first shown to the public at LunarCade Shanghai.

Confirmed key features of the game include:
- Unique physics-based flight inspired by the age-old dream of human aviation.
- A fresh and mysterious world to explore.
- Outstanding 2D vector- and pixel-based art style right in the middle between origami and pop-up book.
- Challenging creature AI and spectacular physics- and frame-based animation.
- Original soundtrack performed on Alpine instruments and composed by Christof Dienz.
- A story-based single player campaign told without words.
- At least 4 different multiplayer game modes, some of them asymmetric and specifically built around the unique features of the Wii U™ GamePad.

More features, other platforms and new killer content will be announced once they are developed far enough to talk about them. There is no ESRB rating yet. Stay up to date by following @BrokenRules and @Chasing_Aurora on Twitter.



Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)June 04, 2012

More of this please. If launch titles for the Wii U eShop are at E3 this year, that would be a very encouraging sign.

TheLastMetroid21June 04, 2012

it looks... really great. I like how relaxing it is.

IgnoramusJune 04, 2012

As sick as I am of birds in my video games, the art style in that game looks really pretty and unique.

Kytim89June 04, 2012

Tell me whem Mommy's Best Games makes it to the Wii U eShop.

leahsdadJune 04, 2012

I keep seeing the IOS game "Tiny Wing" here...and I got sick of that game after 20 minutes.  Hopefully the combat makes it more interesting.

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