The launch of Nintendo’s latest home console, the Wii U, is almost upon us. Unlike the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, the Wii U’s own digital shop will be up and running day 1. Before the eShop is launched for the Wii U, now is the perfect time to look at some interesting indie and other small games that will be released at or near launch for the service. Believe it or not, there are a decent amount of indie games that will be released within the first few months for the eShop service. With that, let’s look at a few interesting indie games that will soon be available to you.
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive
Anyone with a Nintendo 3DS by now most likely has downloaded Mighty Switch Force off of the eShop. In fact, this was one of the first major 3rd party eShop games to be released last year. In case you are one of the few who have missed out on this great game last year, you will get another chance in beautiful HD graphics later on this year for the Nintendo Wii U. Though the game loses its 3D ability, it more than makes up for it in glorious 1080p graphics. All of the original 16 stages plus the 5 bonus stages for a grand total of 21 stages are expected to make their appearance in this HD remake. The ability to play the game completely on the Wii U’s gamepad has also been confirmed. This great addition to the Wii U eShop should arrive close to the Wii U launch.
Mutant Mudds Deluxe
Renegade Kid is known by many of their fans for creating truly fun and memorizing games for Nintendo handhelds. Their latest 3DS eShop title, Mutant Mudds, just so happens to be confirmed to be heading to Wii U’s own eShop at some point. Fans of old fashion platforming game should check out this great game as soon as it hits the Wii U’s eShop. This game is a mix of old fashion 8-bit and 16-bit platforming greatness, basically making this a 12-bit game. Mutant Mudds Deluxe will feature all 60 levels and allow for off screen play on the Wii U’s gamepad. As mentioned, this not only includes the original 40 levels but also the 20 additional hard to the bone levels.
This game may look all cute and colorful, but this kingdom harbors a deadly side to it. These randomly generated and infinite levels are truly not for the faint of heart. Don’t worry, if you can’t handle the pain, you can always dial back the difficulty to something that is more bearable. Boasting a unique design that makes for each experience being fresh for all players, each play through features advance level AI to create truly challenging experiences to test the user’s skill level. You might have actually heard about this game from their successful kickstarter program that helped the game get off the ground. Thanks to that, you can expect this game at launch or very soon after launch. Do you have what it takes?
Do you see yourself buying any of these games when you pick up your Wii U?