An early look at The Fall Part 2: Unbound, in this screenshot provided exclusively to Nintendo Life
An early look at The Fall Part 2: Unbound, in this screenshot provided exclusively to Nintendo Life

The Fall stands out as one of the most intriguing download-only releases that has graced the Wii U eShop. Developer Over The Moon originally secured Kickstarter funding for the puzzle-driven experience, with its innovative and atmospheric approach earning praise in our review.

The good news is that the second part of the planned trilogy is coming to the Wii U and other current-gen platforms / PC in Q1 2017 - The Fall Part 2: Unbound. It picks up from the conclusion to the first game, with the AI protagonist ARID seeking a way to her body from a "vast global network". Promising Metroidvania-style exploration, ARID will need to meet and control several different robot bodies that each have their own personalities and quirks. Picking up on the story-telling focus of the first game, we're told to expect a 'though-provoking' tale.

Due to the narrative following on from the first game (though the sequel could work as a standalone experience too, we're told), a major discount on that original is also due on the eShop in the next next couple of weeks, with 80-90% coming off the price for a short time. We'll keep you posted on when that goes live.

Let us know what you think of this announcement in the comments. We've also had an extensive chat with Over The Moon and game director John Warner to learn more about Part 2, which you can read right here.