It was quite some time ago that the ambitious Earthlock: Festival of Magic was crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Snowcastle Games earned plenty of fans for its comprehensive campaign, along with ambitious plans for the RPG that features turn-based combat, base building and development, in addition to handsome visuals.
Not too long ago it finally arrived on Xbox One and PC; you can see its launch trailer below.
Now the studio's latest Kickstarter update provides information on versions still to come, including one for the Wii U eShop; it also makes clear that improvements are being made to the game in reaction to feedback from early adopters on Xbox One and PC. It says the following with regards to Wii U:
We decided to use a third party service to port Earthlock to the Wii U. This will allow us to release the game sooner. We will release on Wii U as soon as the game is ready, which looks to be in the similar time frame as the PS4 version.
That timeframe referenced for the PS4 is early 2017; though the game could be ready for Sony's system by the Holiday season, the developer is understandably keen to avoid "Holiday madness", so will aim to release early next year along with the boxed versions for PS4 and Xbox One. If the third-party in question is able to match that release window with the Wii U version, as planned, then it hopefully means we're not far off playing this one on Nintendo's system.
Is Earthlock: Festival of Magic on your radar for early 2017?
With thanks to SLIGEACH_EIRE for the heads up.