USA WiiWare Update: LIT

Allow us to shed some light (haha!) on this week’s WiiWare release – it’s Wayforward’s angst-em-up LIT, which we first clapped eyes on some time ago.

Based inside a sinister looking school, you assume the role of Jake as he attempts to locate his girlfriend so they can presumably bunk off lessons and attach fireworks to the tails of local cats, or whatever it is that kids get up to these days.

Whatever the reason, Jake’s progress through this deranged place of education isn’t as easy as you might think – if he strays into darkened areas he is overwhelmed by the evil spirits that plague the college. Therefore (as the game’s title suggests) use of existing illumination is vital if you want to succeed.

The game costs 800 Wii points and promises over 30 levels of spooky fun, as well as some boss battles to get stuck into. Naturally our review will be live shortly, but in the meantime be sure to check out our exclusive interview with developers WayForward.

If the idea of moodily stalking school halls sounds a little too close to your real life, then why not hop over to Virtual Console Reviews where we’ve got the lowdown on today’s retro-related software: namely Sega’s conversion of the classic Capcom shooter Mercs.