And now we have the new battleground for the console wars, outbidding the other guy for popular indie games. In light of Sony announcing no less than a dozen new hit indie games to grace the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, Nintendo has answered with another popular exclusive that it just picked up.
Stealth Inc 2 will be exclusive to the Wii U. Curve Studios has revealed that the sequel to its popular stealth platforming game is in the works, but you’ll just have to pick up a Wii U to play it. Curve Digital CEO Jason Perkins mentioned that it had enjoyed working with Nintendo before when developing Fluidity and Fluidity: Spin Ware for WiiWare and the Nintendo 3DS respectively.
“We’ve got a good relationship with Nintendo. Really enjoyed working with them. They originally got in contact when we were just on the verge of launching the first one. We were too far along the line with Sony, but got back to them and said, ‘Look, here’s an opportunity, how about that?’ Then in terms of the hardware and the opportunities with something like the GamePad as well, it was really quite exciting.”
The original game, Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark, started life as a PC game titled Stealth Bastards before jumping to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita with a more family friendly name. It has been downloaded over a million times and currently can be downloaded for free in the Instant Game Collection. If you need a point of reference, think of it as Metal Gear Solid meets Super Meat Boy.
I’ve been dabbling in it and having a good time, but it would be nice to play on a PS Vita alongside the original. You know, sequels kind of go hand in hand with one another, so why not just keep them all the same platform? Curve claims the eShop on the Wii U is a little bit underwhelming at the moment, which will give it plenty of opportunity to stand out. Can’t argue with that argument, but whatever.
It’s just another Bayonetta 2 case and it’s not like I don’t have a Wii U to play it on when it comes out. Curve PR and Marketing Manager Rob Clarke would not confirm if the game is a timed exclusive, but he did not deny it either.
More information once Curve gives it.