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Italian Developer Mixed Bag Teasing a Wii U Reveal for 28th February

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Its two current games look promising

In the continuing trend of download developers showing enthusiasm for the Wii U, Italian studio Mixed Bag has been in touch to tease a reveal for the system on 28th February — with the company's history of iOS and PC download software the eShop seems a likely destination.

The official website for the company currently shows the reveal date along with a scrolling graphic featuring the Wii U — pictured above — as well as the Vita and PS4. Pleasingly Mixed Bag's projects to date seem promising, with adventure game forma.8 on iOS and Vita shooter Futuridium EP Deluxe (the basic Futuridium is available for free on PC and Mac) both looking rather slick. With the Unity engine being used by the studio it's easy to see how the Wii U could have come onto the radar, and with the GamePad's touch screen and physical controls either project could, in theory, work nicely on the system.

We'll follow up with Mixed Bag for more details, but in the meantime below are the latest videos for each project.

forma.8

Futuridium EP Deluxe

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User Comments (27)

LittleIrves

#1

LittleIrves said:

Whoa. Futuridium looks pretty cool actually. Kind of like Silpheed meets Starfox. I'm intrigued.

Sean_Aaron

#2

Sean_Aaron said:

Wow, those look great. Forma.8 looks like a nice relaxing game with intriguing things happening to keep you wanting to see what happens next. Whilst not really liking early 3D graphics, Futuridium is very clean and would fill a gap left by the absence of Starfox - plus it has a nice soundtrack.

Randomname19

#4

Randomname19 said:

I'm italian and I never heard of this developer before.
I'm not interested in forma.8 but Futuridium looks awesome.

ricklongo

#6

ricklongo said:

Futuridium looks absolutely amazing, while forma.8 looks like it could be good. Hopefully the Wii U project keeps the trend!

AlexSora89

#8

AlexSora89 said:

@Randomname19
Same here. The only Italian developer I ever had a clue about was Ubisoft's Italian, Milan-based division. And they were the guys behind a "hot" Wii party game. Yup, you've read that right.

JustinH

#10

JustinH said:

Agree with you guys on Futuridium. I'll be sure to keep up with that one.

ThreadShadow

#13

ThreadShadow said:

I really hope forma.8 comes to Wii U eShop! Futridium EP looks great too, but it's probably not one for me.

Taceus

#14

Taceus said:

I'm up for both. Forma.8 looks mysterious and Futuridium looks like a lot of fun, and that soundtrack.

Gnoll

#20

Gnoll said:

@AlexSora89 @randomname19
Ciao paesani!!!! We Italians are more than I thought here on NL!
BTW, I never heard of those guys, too. The only Italian-developed game I heard of was the (poor) Cid the Dummy.

Skyrise

#21

Skyrise said:

Hi everyone! Thanks for the kind word about our games. I'm not surprised a lot of italians haven't heard about us, we are an extremely small (two person!) indie studio, and we opened just a year ago.
We are extremely excited about the Wii U announcement, can't wait to see how it's received! :)

Ricube

#25

Ricube said:

Futuridium is awesome and pretty difficult! Anyway, a really cool game!

Gnoll

#27

Gnoll said:

OK, three, two, one, let's go!!!
FRATELLI D'ITALIA/ L'ITALIA S'É DESTA/ DELL'ELMO DI SCIPIO/ S'É CINTA LA TESTA...
("Brothers of Italy, Italy has arisen, she donned Scipio's helmet"... This is the Italian National Anthem ;-) )

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