SQUIDS Odyssey from The Game Bakers was one of a number of promising eShop games recently listed by Nintendo as due in the next few months. Two campaigns for the title have previously been released on PC and mobile platforms, but now arrive as one compilation to be available on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the catapult-style gameplay previously controlled with a mouse or smart device will utilise the touch screens available with both Wii U and 3DS, while physical controls will also be supported; off-TV is available on the Wii U. There's an interesting concept to go along with the attractive art style, as detailed in the press release excerpt below.
In this tactical RPG, the heroes' squishy bodies become their best weapons: simply stretch a Squid's tentacles, then let go to fling it across the battlefield. Choose among 15 Squids in four classes, each with unique abilities and attacks, to build the perfect party. Then lead your team into turn-based battles against corrupted crustaceans using the party's strengths, the environment, and enemies' weaknesses to devise strategic attacks. The game's captivating adventure storyline and 90+ missions promise at least 15 hours of gameplay, while 65+ stat-boosting helmets provide numerous ways to customize.
..."We originally conceived SQUIDS with classic Nintendo games in mind. It's an RPG with a colorful world, a fun story, and simple controls, but lots of gameplay depth like in the Zelda games," says Emeric Thoa, The Game Bakers' creative director. "We're thrilled that Nintendo has supported our dream of bringing our Squids to their hardware and can't wait for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS players to dive in with these brave heroes."
The recent Nintendo update targets this one for March in North America, with the developer itself opting for 'Spring'. Check out the trailer below and let us know if this is joining your ever-lengthening eShop wishlist.