Nintendo and indie developer Heart Machine have come to terms and have decided to bring Kickstarter darling Hyper Light Drifter to the Wii U, should its final stretch goal be obtained. It will join the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita library if the final days of the campaign prove to be successful.
With five days remaining in the Kickstarter campaign, Heart Machine is looking to raise $550,000 in order to bring its action adventure game to the Nintendo platform. It currently sits at $469,000 at the time of drafting this post, with no telling how much has been raised through PayPal yet.
Those who want a Wii U version of the game will have to change their pledge to a $15 dollar reward level, and the same goes for those looking for a PlayStation 4 or PS Vita version. The simple $10 pledge is only good for a PC version of the game.
I write a lot about Kickstarter these days with so many exciting indie projects on the line, and Hyper Light Drifter is one of the most promising to date. The Wii U release only makes it a stronger candidate.
Backing Kickstarter campaigns with Nintendo and Sony support has become the bottom-line for me. Soul Saga, Armikrog, Shovel Knight, Liege, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Mighty No. 9, and Cosmic Star Heroine are all fine examples of games I have covered. If console manufacturers have the confidence in these teams to finish their product, it makes believing in them that much easier.
Seems like a more sure fire thing that just a Steam or iOS release. Anybody else share this sentiment?
Check out our extensive interview with Hyper Light Drifter creator Alex Preston, and keep an eye on his game as it closes out a Cinderella story of a Kickstarter run. A release is aimed for June 2014 on the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PC, and potentially Wii U. It also got the stamp of approval on Steam Greenlight last week along with 31 other games.