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Cubemen 2 Hits the Wii U eShop on 4th September

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Impressive cross-platform support included

Cubemen 2 has long been one of the most interesting projects coming to Wii U. It's the first third-party game that'll be published by well-known Australian developer Nnooo, which has been working with developer 3 Sprockets on the ambitious title. Its defining hook is that it'll support a substantial range of cross-platform multiplayer options and level creation — we'll see this in action soon, as it arrives in The Americas, Europe and Australia on 4 September with pricing of $7.99 / €7.99 / £6.99 and AUD$10.49.

The core gameplay sees you controlling an army of Cubeman across various blocky stages, making this a real-time strategy experience. Though there is a single player campaign and all modes can be played on your own, five of those seven modes support online multiplayer; the key is that this online play is hooked up to the PC, Linux, Mac and iOS versions, greatly enhancing the odds of finding other players. On top of that there's a built-in level editor, and Wii U gamers will also be able to jump into the 8000+ levels created on other platforms.

Pure Chess on Wii U and 3DS included cross-platform multiplayer with smart device versions, though it must be said that incorporating this degree of sharing and online play is an impressive achievement for Nnooo and 3 Srockets; Nnooo's Nic Watts has said the following.

Cubemen 2 is not just a fantastic game, it's breaking new ground for an indie game on a Nintendo console. We already know Nintendo players love to create and share amazing artwork and creations in Miiverse. Now they can create levels, share them and battle with other players across multiple platforms! This is great, not only for Nintendo gamers, but for gaming in general.

The GamePad and its touch controls will be implemented, so it'll be interesting to see how this experience comes together. The latest trailer is below, so let us know what you think.

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User Comments (24)

dizzy_boy

#1

dizzy_boy said:

Not really interested in this game, but the idea of cross platform play is a great idea.
I just wish some other developers would put the effort into their games to do the same. Games like Blops 2 and Ghosts would be far better if the online mode did cross platform.

unrandomsam

#2

unrandomsam said:

@dizzy_boy They couldn't do it for CoD for the same reason they cannot do console vs PC multiplayer. Either wiimote/nunchuck or mouse/keyboard are much better control methods giving a major advantage.

Spoony_Tech

#3

Spoony_Tech said:

I guess I'll talk about this game no one seems to be interested in lol.

That's the thing, it looks interesting and I'll wait for reviews but this has been o my radar at the very least. Hoping it turns out good.

ekreig

#4

ekreig said:

Hmm. That trailer didn't really give me a good feel for the gameplay, but cross-platform online is certainly an exciting prospect. Here's hoping they can pull it off.

ricklongo

#5

ricklongo said:

It looks kinda drab to me. The physics seem very primary, the characters seem to move awkwardly and too slowly. We'll see when reviews are in, but I'm not optimistic.

gage_wolf

#6

gage_wolf said:

Anyone know what the gameplay is for this game? Fps? 3rd person shooter? Rts? Maybe for the next trailer, make that a little clearer.

Ventilator

#8

Ventilator said:

This is cool, as neither Sony or MS allows cross-platform play.
I should get Cubemen 2.

Mega719

#11

Mega719 said:

Closely we'll ever get to Minecraft of Wii U. Wish Notch didn't have to insult the Wii U so harshly, even if he's joking at this point we take insults seriously

Jeremyx7

#15

Jeremyx7 said:

Awesome! Was sold on the very first trailer for the wii u a few months back! Detailed strategy/stats/gameplay all in one is always a plus in my book. Finally glad to see a proper release date for the Wii U. Will be playing this often!

Natsu9k

#16

Natsu9k said:

I have had my eye on this one. Hope it turns out great. I wish I could see some actuall gameplay mechanics tho, but for $8? Ill probably get it regardless.

WiiLovePeace

#17

WiiLovePeace said:

I'll pick it up day 1. Cheap enough that it's no big loss if it ends up being bad but if it turns out good then it seems to have tons of replayability.

rjejr

#18

rjejr said:

My kids were very excited to see the level editor.

Anybody know if SSB U has a level creator yet? (Brawl had one in case anybody was wondering why I'm asking such a stupid question.)

Game like this could really use a demo. Looks like a cross between Mushroom Wars (PS3 version, not the awkward to play Android version) and Swords and Soldiers set in a Minecraft world. Or it could just b ea horrible uncontrollable mess.

Sean_Aaron

#22

Sean_Aaron said:

I can't quite understand what this game is about, but strategy combined with a nice price and great aesthics make this a pretty easy sale.

Love to see EscapeVektor make the transition from Wii Shop to eShop as well guys, that game is aces!

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