Although we've already seen hints here and there regarding LIT_'s eventual European WiiWare release, the guys at WayForward decided to make it official today with their announcement that LIT is indeed coming to the European WiiWare service. If you don't believe us, you can check out the official press release below.
Valencia, Calif. – April 8, 2009 – After leading North American gamers through the darkness, WayForward Technologies today announced that their critically acclaimed inaugural WiiWare title, LIT, will be released in PAL territories early this summer.
Released in North America in February 2009, LIT has earned a cult following due in large part to its unique horror/puzzle gameplay and grotesquely alluring art style. Offering 30 challenging puzzle rooms, 5 boss battles, multiple endings, an unlockable second character, and a fiercely challenging Dark Mode, LIT provides tremendous value to gamers looking for a uniquely dark experience on Nintendo’s WiiWare platform.
“We are really excited to see this title distributed in PAL territories,” says WayForward CEO John Beck. “We think that the game appeals to a truly diverse audience, and are excited to see that apply across the globe.”
"The critical and fan response to LIT in North America has been overwhelmingly positive, it's really been amazing,” says LIT director Adam Tierney. “Gamers have seemed to form a real connection to the title, which was important to us as this was a very personal project for WayForward. We are excited and proud now to be able to offer the game to our European fans. Thanks for waiting, and enjoy your emo."
LIT does not yet have a price point for its PAL release. The game will include all of the features of the North American release in addition to an enhanced and improved control scheme.
LIT is a 3D horror puzzler set in a dark high school overrun by creatures. The game follows Jake, a below-average student and the game's protagonist, as he makes his way through each classroom, utilizing what light he can find to create safe paths across the darkness. Jake's objectives are to escape his school and reconnect with his girlfriend, Rachael, who uses the school’s phones to keep in contact with him. LIT combines environmental puzzling with horror combat and boss battles to create a uniquely unsettling Nintendo Wii experience.
About WayForward Technologies
WayForward Technologies is an independent entertainment software developer operating out of Los Angeles County, California. In operation since 1990, WayForward Technologies has partnered with leading software publishers in bringing critically and commercially successful software across the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, PC, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo Wii platforms.
We'll have more information on the European release of LIT as it becomes available. And don't forget to check out our full LIT review to find out how we rated the game. You can also check out our exclusive Nintendo Life interview with WayForward for even more information on the game.