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A World of Keflings Is Migrating To Wii U eShop Later This Year

Posted by Damien McFerran

XBLA hit is heading to Nintendo's console

NinjaBee Studio has confirmed that it will be bringing its Xbox Live Arcade title A World of Keflings to the Wii U eShop later this year.

The sequel to A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings launched on the Xbox 360 back in 2010. It places you in a fantasy world where you must help Keflings — small humanoid beings — build their kingdom. One of the game's most appealing elements is the ability to play online with others in the same kingdom. On Xbox Live Arcade the game allows you to use your avatar as your in-game character — presumably the Wii U version will permit the same connectivity for your Mii.

Here's what NinjaBee's Brent Fox had to say on the company's blog:

With the current generation of consoles coming to an end, we saw opportunities to bring what is perhaps our studio’s most well-loved game to many, many more players. With that said, we’re proud to announce that in addition to today’s release on Windows 8, A World of Keflings will be coming to the Wii U later this year.

Both of these new platforms offered us huge advantages and were ideal marketplaces for a light-hearted city-builder. Windows 8 gave us the chance to make the game mobile and add in very smooth, natural touch controls. The Wii U has allowed us to significantly enhance the game’s visuals and, with the Wii U GamePad, explore new ways to interact with the game and its characters.

If you've already played the Xbox 360 edition, let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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ThreadShadow said:

Whaaa? How is that possible? I thought MS had a vested interest in "Keflings", and that's why when Ninja Bee released a "kefling-like" game for PSN it wasn't at all about Keflings.

Strange times indeed.



Tasuki said:

OMG I thought by the title Kefka from FFVI had kids or something.



PopeReal said:

Looks kinda cool, might end up getting this. I like town building type games.



Morpheel said:

Nice I loved A Kingdom for Keflings.

I wish it was coming to the 3DS though... Since I don't have a Wii U,



LordJumpMad said:

I played this on the X-box, and I don't remember it being any fun at all.
Well, with X-box's Avatars it looked nice, but playing it with your Mii, well....
lets face it, the Miis look awful.



Stuffgamer1 said:

Yeah, pretty much what ThreadShadow said.

I'll admit, the gameplay in these games (including Akimi Village, the PSN play-alike) is pretty simple and gets kind of old after a while. I think the main reason it became popular in the first place is just because the first Keflings title was the first 360 game to ever have integrated Xbox Avatar support. If they use Mii's well, it could be okay...but not necessarily something to get overly excited about.



WingedSnagret said:

Is this the same game that involves a fat Princess Peach-looking person? Really don't know anything about it.



SushiGummy said:

Dear Microsoft,

We have your precious Keflings hostage, as you may have been able to tell by the attached photograph. If you ever expect to see them again, you will return Banjo-Kazooie to us by the end of the week. These terms will not be negotiated.




jgibson75 said:

I've played both Keflings games on Xbox (as well as most of Ninja Bee's other XBLA games) and I enjoy them. They are very simplistic. But that is part of the charm. WoK is one of those games I can fire up and just chill, relax and play (much like ToeJam & Earl, Flower or ArtStyle Orbient). You get into a groove of ordering your little Kefling helpers around, mining resources and working towards that next goal. Yeah, there are much deeper games out there (even in this sort of kingdom/town building genre)... but the game is charming, silly and good relaxing fun. It isn't for everyone. And I would not pay a lot of money for this type of game. But as a low cost downloadable title, there is fun to be had for the right person.



Einherjar said:

A Xbox exclusive wanders off to a Nintendo console ? May this be the beginning of the WiiU takeover ?



cornishlee said:

Not for me but 'The Wii U has allowed us to significantly enhance the game’s visuals' is always nice to hear.



Kohaku said:

Nice music

I hope Nintendo will get much more as download for a maximum price of 20 euro's.



GiftedGimp said:

Keflings is a good game, using the Tablet controller will definatley simplify things when it comes to resource managment.

Good news, and a definate buy for me.



LittleIrves said:

I also thought Keflings was somewhat owned by Microsoft. A demo for the first game was even pre-loaded on my Xbox 360 when I bought one two years ago. But this does fit the Nintendo demographic, so I'm keen on checking it out again. And I find Miis MUCH more charming and attractive (in a platonic way, people) than 360 Avatars.

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