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Rive Confirmed for Wii U eShop Release

by Clay Johnson - September 29, 2014, 12:20 pm EDT
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Two Tribes' 2D shooter / platformer will come to Nintendo hardware after all.

Two Tribes has confirmed that its "metal wrecking, robot hacking shooter" Rive will be available to Wii U owners via the eShop.

When the game was announced back in July, a Wii U version was considered a "definite possibility," but developer Two Tribes remained noncommittal on the issue. Now, after having to "sort some things out behind the scenes," they can confirm that Rive will arrive on Nintendo's platform. Two Tribes will be handling the Wii U and Steam releases of the title themselves, though another developer will help port it to PS4 and Xbox One.

Rive is described by the developers as "a 2D shooter / platformer with old school gaming values in a decidedly new school execution." The game is being produced using the Toki Tori 2+ engine. Though it's aiming for an early 2015 release, we've already gone hands-on with the title. Check out our thoughts here.

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