Curve Studios has revealed that it is working on a sequel to its popular download title Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, and that it is being developed exclusively for the Wii U.
The original game — which was launched on PC under the name Stealth B*****d Deluxe: Tactical Espionage A**ehole — has been downloaded more than a million times across all platforms, but never came out on the Wii U or 3DS. However, Curve has a long history of working with Nintendo, having produced WiiWare release Fluidity (AKA: Hydroventure) and its 3DS follow-up Fluidity: Spin Cycle (AKA: Hydroventure: Spin Cycle).
Speaking to Joystiq, Curve CEO Jason Perkins said that Nintendo actually got in touch before the original Stealth Inc was released:
We've got a good relationship with Nintendo. Really enjoyed working with them. They originally got in contact when we were just on the verge of launching the first one. We were too far along the line with Sony, but got back to them and said, 'Look, here's an opportunity, how about that?' Then in terms of the hardware and the opportunities with something like the GamePad as well, it was really quite exciting.
Concept art is all that is being shown at present, but the team have confirmed that Stealth Inc 2 will showcase new gameplay features, such as campaign mode co-op and off-TV play for those who like stealthy using the GamePad when the TV is being watched by other family members.
Stealth Inc creator Jonathan Biddle added that the company is taking ideas seen in its previous games and applying them here:
We've got a really rich dynamic. It's taking some of the stuff we did with Fluidity which was a Metroid-style game where you had to go and find puzzles in order to progress, and twinning with it the more focused test chamber stuff we had in 3DS Fluidity and Stealth Inc. It's going to be interesting, it's almost like two complimentary game styles.
You can view a trailer for the original Stealth Inc below. Are you excited about this game coming to the Wii U as an exclusive release? Let us know with a comment.