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The Swapper Coming to Wii U This November

by Clay Johnson - July 25, 2014, 9:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Curve Studios (Twitter), Kotaku UK

Curve Studios is porting the well-received indie puzzle platformer to Nintendo’s system.

The Swapper, a highly-regarded 2D puzzle platformer created by Finland-based indie developer Facepalm games, is coming to Wii U.

Curve Studios, the developer of such titles as Fluidity and Stealth Inc. 2, is porting the game to Nintendo’s platform. Curve is also responsible for bringing the game to the PlayStation family of systems. The Swapper originally came out for PC in May 2013.

The game is about an astronaut stranded on a mysterious faraway space station. Gameplay revolves around an experimental device allowing users to clone themselves, with players able to swap control between the duplicates. The experience is heavy on atmosphere and exploration, with a unique art style resulting from the use of clay models and everyday materials in constructing the game’s look.

Kotaku reports that the Wii U version of the Swapper has been augmented a bit, resulting in a couple of control options tailored to play on the GamePad. Specifically, there will be a touch-only mode and “intuitive control-stick options,” with some of the puzzles having been slowed down down a bit in order to account for decreased reaction time due to using a control stick instead of a mouse.

The Wii U version of The Swapper is expected to come out in November.

Talkback

I've played some of this game on Steam, and it should be a great addition for Wii U. The game is dripping with atmospheric style, and the puzzles are very clever.

azekeJuly 27, 2014

I found puzzles to be to finnicky, half the times you could solve them by just tinkering around without understanding. It didn't help that i played Jelly no Puzzle and Toki Tori 2 (best puzzle games i ever played) around the same time.

Still an okay game. I am glad they're retooling controller options, controller patch on PC was kinda bad.

LucarioJuly 27, 2014

Wat the hell is dis?
Walugi hav to investigates!

SorenJuly 30, 2014

Sweeeeet. I want this.

MagicCow64July 30, 2014

Quote from: azeke

I found puzzles to be to finnicky, half the times you could solve them by just tinkering around without understanding. It didn't help that i played Jelly no Puzzle and Toki Tori 2 (best puzzle games i ever played) around the same time.

Still an okay game. I am glad they're retooling controller options, controller patch on PC was kinda bad.

Dang, I was initially glad to see this news, as it won't run on my PC for some unfathomable reason. But do you mean finicky like Trine type of physics puzzle finicky? Cause that would be lame.

azekeJuly 30, 2014

^  a bit of that

Not as bad as Trine 2 though, which i found to be unplayable because of this.

I've been interested in this since Jonny talked about it on RFN. Seems like a nice addition to the Wii U library, though I'll be buying the Vita version that comes out next week.

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