Rex Rocket is a title that came to our attention earlier in the year, and it successfully passed its crowdfunding target for a PC release with the developer — Castle Pixel — keen to also bring it to Wii U and 3DS. In our interview with the studio's Robert Maher, he explained that "bringing Rex Rocket to anything with a 'Nintendo' seal on it would be a dream come true".
It seems that the dream has come true, with project backers receiving the following update.
Lots of exciting new developments since the last time we posted! In Castle Pixel news, we are now officially licensed Wii U developers, so Rex will be coming to a Nintendo Wii U sometime after the official PC game release.
That PC release is planned for January 2014, but its certainly good news that the retro 2D title is coming to the Wii U eShop, with Maher describing it to us as follows.
Our inspirations come, primarily, from the old school days of gaming. Rex Rocket is mainly inspired by three games — Mega Man, Metroid, and Cave Story. We want the shoot'n'scoot gameplay of Mega Man and Cave Story, mashed with the exploration and item upgrades found in Metroid and Cave Story.
You can check out the pitch video from the successful Kickstarter campaign below; are you looking forward to this on the Wii U?