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Two Brothers Announced for Wii U eShop

by Tom Malina - October 27, 2012, 10:44 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.notenoughshaders.com/2012/10/26/exclusi..., Not Enough Shaders

Monochromatic adventuring awaits!

Two Brothers, a retro-styled action role-playing game, is coming to the Wii U eShop in 2013, developer Ackkstudios announced this week. 

Unveiled for various platforms earlier this year, the game received funding through Kickstarter, enabling Ackkstudios to greatly expand the scope of the project. The Wii U port is currently in its early stages, following the team's recent approval from Nintendo to become a certified Wii U development house.

Taking influences from old Legend of Zelda titles and Secret of Mana, Two Brothers is a top-down RPG in which the player, as intrepid explorer Roy Guarder, must embark on a quest to bring color to the monochrome world. The game has a distinct visual style resemblant of graphics on the Game Boy, as well as plenty of tongue-in-cheek writing.

In this announcement, Ackkstudios revealed that they were also considering bringing their second project to Wii U, which has been described as an "ambitious modern 3D RPG." Platforms for this project are still being ironed out, but the developer reportedly stated that it is even contemplating making it a Wii U exclusive. This unnamed game will make its first official showing at PAX East next March.

Talkback

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)October 27, 2012

Count me in with all the Kickstarter cynics out there, but it is kind of heartwarming to see a project like this able to get off the ground and broaden in scope. Yet another eShop title to put on the radar.

SorenOctober 27, 2012

More Wii U eShop exclusives are a good thing.

DiscostewOctober 27, 2012

Just watched a video of it, and noticed they used sound effects from Link's Awakening for it. Is that legal?

This game looks super cool.

The Wii U eShop is amassing a really impressive library. I don't know how they're doing it, but Nintendo's doing a great job of attracting interesting games to both the Wii U and 3DS download services.

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