There's some 2D platforming action getting closer to both the 3DS and Wii U eShop; those that want to be a heroic water gun-wielding turtle will soon be able to fulfil that fantasy in Turtle Tale. Announced last year and taking its cue from action platformers of the NES and SNES era, it's the work of Saturnine Games — the studio is making the leap from DSiWare, for which it produced Antipole and Cosmos X2.

The studio's Edward Di Geronimo Jr. has been in touch to provide an update on both versions. The 3DS version has been approved by Nintendo of America with the developer required to "wrap up a few more things" before confirming a release date, while the process with Nintendo of Europe is a little further back but approaching approval. The Wii U version, meanwhile, "is pretty far along" and the studio's target is to submit to Nintendo by the end of April.

Three new screenshots have been produced of the Wii U version, which you can see below. Were you a fan of Saturnine Games' previous work on DSiWare, and are you looking forward to the imminent arrival of Turtle Tale?