Giana Sisters

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream, from developer Black Forest Games, was confirmed for the Wii U eShop earlier this year, after a successful crowdfunding campaign brought the game to PC last year and to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in recent months. For those awaiting the Wii U arrival, the good news is that it's not far away.

A spokesperson has confirmed to Joystiq that the Wii U version has now been submitted to Nintendo for approval, with the studio hopeful that, barring any issues, it'll be available in August. Some retro gamers may be tempted due to memories of The Great Giana Sisters, while Giana Sisters DS first hit the portable, much to our delight, back in 2009.

Not sure whether this one is for you? The trailer below, from the game's launch last year, certainly shows some rather pretty platforming and interesting mechanics; we don't have to wait long to see how it stacks up. After a bit of a new software drought it's worth also noting that August looks like a promising month for the Wii U eShop, with DuckTales Remastered and Cloudberry Kingdom also on the way.