WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
In Japan, naturally
Earlier this year we told you about WonderFlick, a new RPG from Level-5 that will be coming to a host of platforms, including smartphones and the Wii U. The unique selling point of this title is an effort to directly correlate and connect progress on smartphones and consoles, with the developer aiming to go "beyond the traditional boundaries of apps" and combine the versions for an experience running into hundreds of hours.
The console versions are expected to be released in Japan in 2014, but the iOS and Android versions will hit the region this month; the announced UniPlay feature should, in theory, allow gamers to start their adventure and then continue on consoles once those releases land next year. The smartphone version is supposed to be paced in sessions just a few minutes long — it's a free-to-play limitation policy — while those that download early will receive Fire Sword Earrings to improve resistance from fire element attacks.
With Level-5's strong reputation and the promise of an app and full game interacting in interesting ways, this is certainly on our radar. The fact that the Wii U GamePad touchscreen should allow similar controls to that on the accompanying smartphone game is certainly intriguing.
News on localisation is still, sadly, missing, but perhaps if this title succeeds in Japan we'll see it in the West. While we wait to learn more you can check out two trailers, below.
PS4 gameplay trailer: