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Swords & Soldiers HD to Invade the Wii U eShop on 22nd May

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Arriving in both North America and Europe at a budget price

After the original version established itself among the top-tier of WiiWare games, Wii U owners may be pleased to hear that Swords & Soldiers HD is due very soon — it'll arrive on the eShop in North America and Europe on 22nd May at a budget price of $2.99 / €2.99 / £2.69.

Below are the updated features being advertised by publisher Two Tribes:

  • The classic Swords & Soldiers experience.
  • Playable with custom touch scheme on GamePad.
  • Playable with Wii remote on TV.
  • Multiplayer mode combining GamePad and TV.
  • High res HD graphics compared to SD Wii release.
  • The ultimate BBQ sauce.

We've been playing this one a bit already, and had positive impressions to share in our Swords & Soldiers HD preview.

Are you a fan of the original, and are you tempted to dive in with this updated version on Wii U? Let us know.

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User Comments (32)



Falchion said:

I think i will get it at that price. Partly cuz it looks decent and partly to support two tribes!



biglittlejake said:

Since I have 3.60 in my Eshop balance and I haven't found anything yet. I will look into this.



PJR0cks said:

Yep, I will get this too, good price, and I've never played the first one.



Spoony_Tech said:

Don't need it but that price is too hard to pass up! Already have the other 2 Nintendo versions



AcridSkull said:

Any chance of a discount for those that own it on WiiWare - a la Nintendo Virtual Console deals?




PopeReal said:

$2.99????? I would have payed 10 bucks. I got at least 50+ hours of playtime invested on the Wii version. It was the 2nd best downloadable game on Wii after My Life as a King, in my opinion.



millarrp said:

Even though I have the wii ware and iOS version (which I got for free) I definitely plan on getting this. Considering the work that they did to it the price is hard to pass up



ultraraichu said:

Wow that is crazy. I would of paid triple the price for it but get it weeks/months later. This have just got bump up to my instant Thursday buy.



Reuf said:

@Emblem nope, that was way to difficult to implement since the code was based on our iPad version, that obviously didn't have any non-touch/pointer based controls.



XyVoX said:

For once i cant complain abut the ridiculous eShop pricing as this game it total quality aswell has alot of life in it, thats a real bargain at that price i reckon its true value is at least double that.



rjejr said:

Just posted 4 hours ago on the previous post that I wouldn't buy this again, but for $2.99 I might for the 2-player set-up, and b/c I can. (Dig at Sony PSN where you need to spend a minimum of $5 on CC, which in 2014 and a world of 99c apps is completely asinine. My kid wants his Minecraft skin.)

OTOH maybe they'll throw it in for 99c if you buy 2 when it comes out? Guess it all depends on my mood Thursday.

Oh and a big kudos to Nintendos eShop on the Wii U. It actually had a Target ad for the $99 2DS (clickable would have been nice but still) and an ad for upcoming games this Thursday, think it was Scram Kitty. Good to see them trying new things.



JaredJ said:

@Emblem I too would like pro controller support. Or at least the option to use the actual buttons on the gamepad.



dkxcalibur said:

I never played the series. It looks really cool and at that price, it seems like a good time to try it. Scram Kitty this week followed by S&S HD the following week, and then finally Mario Kart 8 and Pikmin 3/Windwaker. Tooooo many games and not enough time.



BigH88 said:

Me and my brother would play the crap out of the sd one for wii. At that price I'll gladly jump in again.



andregurov said:

Definitely getting it at that price. I would have paid a lot more for it, so I consider that price point a nice bonus.



TwilightAngel said:

I just checked at the 3ds version price of this game is $7.99 and the wiiu version is $2.99 wow. Well now i now which version im getting and that is the wiiu version cause its cheap and it looks great.

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