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The Next Penelope Boasts Shooting And Racing, And Is Speeding Towards The Wii U eShop In 2015

Posted by Damien McFerran

A mad dash through futuristic Greece

French developer Aurelien Regard has revealed that it is bringing The Next Penelope to the Wii U eShop in early 2015.

The game is a curious shooting and racing hybrid which calls to mind Kingdom Grand Prix, a fantastic arcade shooter from the late '90s. It also reminds us a lot of the classic '80s cartoon series Ulysses 31, which is no bad thing at all.

Here's the official rub, direct from the developer:

The Next Penelope is an original 2D racing and action game, set in a futuristic Greece. As Penelope is looking for Ulysses through the galaxy, the player is free to explore the worlds in any order. Each planet features unique situations, races, bosses, and new permanent abilities to get for the spaceship. All weapons cost vital energy when used, so the player is very powerful and close to death at the same time.

The Next Penelope tries to bring fast paced action, strategy, and special moments for a very non-generic racing game.

You can check out some footage of The Next Penelope in action below.

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User Comments (14)

Josaku

#3

Josaku said:

If the things he is stating in the trailer are actually true in the final version, he can count me in ^^

DamoAdmin

#5

Damo said:

@unrandomsam Kingdom Grand Prix is a racing and shooter crossover, and so is this. We never said they looked the same...

Frapp

#6

Frapp said:

I've been waiting to hear this ever since Aurelien first revealed the game. Fab news!

Retro_on_theGo

#8

Retro_on_theGo said:

Holy crap. And this is only alpha game play? Yes please! Day one! Again!
I freaking love shooters/shmups.

mushroomer

#10

mushroomer said:

looks pretty good. reminds me of R.C. Pro Am. Nintendo needs to release that game with online mode and possibly a 3D reface for 3DS.

Frapp

#11

Frapp said:

@mushroomer
That would be great. Unfortunately, the game was made by Britsh codeshop Rare Ltd and published by Nintendo, so it would need a deal banged out for anything to happen.
I'd be interested though. Definitely one of the best NES games.

Henmii

#14

Henmii said:

Looks interesting. That one screenshot reminds me of the F-zero mini-game from Nintendo Land.

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