News: WayForward Bringing Shantae, Mighty Switch Force to Wii U

The first of what’s sure to be many HD remakes.

America’s official Nintendo magazine, Nintendo Power has revealed that WayForward is porting its first Nintendo 3DS game, Mighty Switch Force, to the launch window of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. Aside from being upscaled to a high definition resolution (and losing its recently-enhanced 3D effect) here’s a list of what’s to be included in Mighty Switch Force! HD:

  • Sprites being redrawn
  • Game includes the ‘bonus incident’ DLC from eShop update
  • May include new content as well
  • GamePad screen displays the Hooligan Tracker
  • Play the game just on the Wii U GamePad, which will feature a shrunken-down Hooligan Tracker

Also aiming for the Wii U’s launch window is another game from WayForward Technologies – this time in the form of a game in the Shantae series. Whilst the original was a Game Boy Color title, its sequel – Risky’s Revenge – arrived on DSiWare early last year; after something of a cliffhanger ending, the president of WayForward has decided that his company will develop a sequel for Wii U, it’s been revealed in an interview with Nintendojo.

Nintendojo: Speaking of Shantae, is there anything coming down the pipeline that you can talk about?

Voldi Way (WF president): Um, I mean, I wish I could say something specific, but we are working on it. Like I would expect to see it on, you know, Wii U, uh, it’s just, I don’t want to commit a time because it always gets… even though we have been working on it, you know, like I said it gets pushed to the back burner, so um, originally we were hoping to have something for launch, but that’s clearly not going to happen. But yeah, Shantae is definitely in the works, and the last one, Risky’s Revenge, kind of left off on, like, a down note, so we have to address that, right? So yeah, definitely more Shantae, for sure.

Is anyone else looking forward to seeing WayForward’s sprite-based games getting a HD make-over? We certainly are!

Source: Nintendo Power, Nintendojo

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