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Mutant Mudds Deluxe Venturing Onto Wii U in Q1 2013

Posted by Andy Green

Mud-sliding its way into the Wii U eShop

A few months back Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid posted possibly the shortest blog post we'd ever seen, which simply showed an image of Mutant Mudds on a Wii U GamePad with the accompanying title "Mutant Mudds Deluxe". Obviously this indicated that the popular 3DS eShop title would be following in the footsteps of Mighty Switch Force, and making the move onto the Wii U eShop in some form.

We've heard little else since that miniature blog post, but Mr Watsham has since taken to Twitter to answer the clamouring fans who've been bombarding him with persistent questioning about the upcoming game.

Well, it's going to have even more unique content for a start! And, out Q1 2013.

So there you have it, Mutant Mudds Deluxe (if that is in fact the final name) will be available to download in the first quarter of 2013, making it a launch window title. The promise of more unique content is tantalising, and Watsham also alluded to possible Miiverse integration as well.

Mutant Mudds recently received some free DLC for the 3DS version, adding 20 new "Granny" levels. It seems likely that all of this content will make an appearance on the Wii U version — it is deluxe after all.

What do you all think? Excited at the prospect of playing Mutant Mudds on the GamePad? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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User Comments (26)



nocode said:

Whenever I want to show people a 3DS game that actually makes great use of the the 3d effect, I always fire up Mutant Mudds.

However, if they don't find an interesting way to incorporate the gamepad into this version, I won't be buying.



grumblebuzzz said:

Find this game to be kind of overrated. It looks great, but becomes very boring because there's no variation.



RupeeClock said:

Definitely a solid title but I would sooner grab Mighty Switch Force on the Wii U again than this title.
MSF has a lot more going for it.



SteveW said:

I wouldn't want to play it solely on the Gamepad... it will work on the TV right? I don't want to turn this into a handheld console, that's what my 3DS is for...



ThreadShadow said:

I just played the 3DS demo, and I must say, this game is great. I'm definitely going to be buying this, and probably the Wii U version. The 3D is just so good. Probably my best 3D experience on 3DS so far. (Just got a 3DS XL).
What really hit me while playing this, is that this dev, Renegade Kid, needs to make Zelda III-D Adventure of Link 2. A direct sequel to Zelda II, and featuring all the great 2D sprite work and 8bit music this guy is capable of. Now add in the multiple background/foreground interaction and travel. Also, Links very first thing should be to find the legendary hookshot(clawshot) and he'd use it to traverse heights, draw enemies towards him etc. Bionic commando stuff, but Link can still jump by himself.

Doesn't anyone else feel how great that would be?



Tsuchiya said:

I think it's best to leave Nintendo to develop Zelda. With the exception of Capcom (Flagship) and Greezo, when it's strayed, it's sucked. Hard

It would be good to have a new 2D Zelda though but one made by Nintendo. (imo)



sillygostly said:

It would be great if this game were to be compatible with 3D TVs. Otherwise, it's just not worth it IMO. I find Mutant Mudds rather difficult to play in 2D.



SheldonRandoms said:

I don't know if i'll get this again for Wii U, but I wonder what deluxe could possibly add to one of the best 3ds eshop games ever.

also Granny is spelled wrong, it should be "Grannie", since that's what it's spelled like in the game at least.



MeWario said:

I expectations for Mutant Mudds were moderate at best but it blew me away. it won't appeal to everyone that's for sure, but if you grew up with games like Commander Keen and Duke Nukeum (when it was a platformer) you will love it. by far my most played 3DS download and the free DLC was great!



ThreadShadow said:


I understand your trepidation, but respectfully disagree, as you yourself have pointed out two other devs besides Nintendo who've managed to make great Zelda games. So I really don't see how Renegade Kids version would automatically suck. Is there a danger? Of course, but if Flagship and Greezo can do it, why couldn't Renegade Kid? Why couldn't WayForward, Retro Studios, and Frontier? I'm sure with Nintendo's guidance and quality control all these studios could produce great Zelda games and should be given the chance. This free's up Nintendo to focus on new IP.

And before anyone brings up Other M, the problem there is story/characterization. Though not as good as Prime series the graphics and gameplay were solid. Story was Nintendo's fault on that one.

And before anyone asks why I included Frontier in my list of Zelda devs. I included them because if you matched WindWaker Zelda with the Lostwinds series it would be an excellent match.



ThreadShadow said:

Haha! Either you're joking or you've comically misunderstood me. This is about Renegade Kid creating a direct sequel to the NES game Zelda II Adventure of Link, a sidescrolling action Zelda game, with a tiny bit of overhead map wandering. The only thing coming into this from Mutant Mudds is Renegades great sense of 8bit graphics, music, and gameplay. Imagine Zelda IIs graphics and music and gameplay, but with the ability to jump between 3D layers like in Mutant Mudds. That's how it's in the "style of Mutant Mudds".

Now carefully start adding new polish to the graphics and music, add new gameplay elements like the aforementioned hookshot, and layer jumping. Take out the tear inducing level grinding, and add a great new 3D overworld map. Add a cool but bare bones story, and hello, wonderful new addition to the Zelda series!



Tsuchiya said:

"Imagine Zelda IIs graphics and music and gameplay, but with the ability to jump between 3D layers like in Mutant Mudds."

That sounds horrendous.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Depending on quality and quantity of the extra content i might have to download it whenever i buy my Wii U.



Drawdler said:

Shut up and take my diamonds! The prospect of having an excuse to replay the game is enough to warrant buying it for me because I love the 3DS version!

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