While the Wii was best known for its virtual sports, waggle and the fact it had a lot of fantastic games, it also had a small but relatively dedicated batch of games that utilised the Wii Browser. One of these was HullBreach Online, an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). Bold in scope, free-to-play and offering space exploration and interaction, it seems to be a fairly unique offering on the last-gen console's somewhat limited web browser; there was also a "Lite" version on the DSi browser.
Randy Freer of HullBreach Studios has been in touch to clarify details on a Twitter announcement that the company is developing HullBreach Uncloaked, a space shooter for the Wii U eShop. This updated version of the original game certainly seems ambitious, with the following features all set to be included.
- Updated HD and 3D models not possible on the Wii Browser.
- 576 Sectors of space to explore
- 19 classes
- Ship enhancements
- A commitment to deliver DLC in the future
- Online multiplayer and communication
With this title coming to the Wii U eShop — the developed has said it's "open" to the 3DS, but is focused on the home console — what remains unclear is whether it'll have a standard up-front price, or perhaps follow in the footsteps of titles such as Zen Pinball 2 and start off as a free download with follow-up costs. Plenty of MMORPG titles are free-to-play with subscriptions or micro-transactions, and as this is coming to the eShop we doubt it'll be a free endeavour like its browser-based predecessor — EVE Online has been cited as one source of inspiration.
It's an intriguing prospect, and the developer has promised to reveal more details soon. Are you interested in this, based on the limited details provided so far?