D-Pad Studio is currently hard at work on Owlboy, but that doesn't mean that the team behind it can't occasionally let their minds wander. In the case of the studio's painfully talented artist Simon S. Anderson, he's been filling his downtime with mocking up a screen from his dream Wario Land game — and we have to admit, it looks positively beautiful.
Wario — who made his playable début back on the monochrome Game Boy in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 — is one of those Nintendo characters who never seems to get a fair crack of the whip — his last true adventure was in the underrated *Wario Land: Shake It, and outside of the Wario Ware franchise, it seems that the chance of him getting a new outing are slim.
Even so, we'd dearly love to see a new 2D Wario game along the lines of Anderson's delicious vision. What about you?
I once had a dream that Nintendo made a new Wario Land game with the UbiArt Framework engine...
It was a good dream.
I could only wish we get a true Wario game this gen,one of my favourite games.I just love wario.
Shake it was so good I thought it was going to get a direct sequel. Must have not sold well.
The last Wario game I played was Wario Land 4, and that was great. I'd definitely love for this to be an actual game.
Wario Land 4 may be my favorite platformer. How I wish this game was real!!
I wouldn't mind a new Wario game but I'd like it to be on the Wii U and for it to use the Gamepad a lot.
Has this article been reset, Im sure there were a lot more comments on here earlier.
This game already exists. It's called "Wario Land Shake It"
This actually looks like a step backwards from Wario Land Shake It. Why would you want the next Wario game to look worse than the last?
That looks absolutely incredible. Seriously, if that's what the next game looks like, I will buy it day one, no question asked.
Just a shame it's not actually being made as a fan game or something...
the next 3ds game announcement??
I want a game that's more like Wario World. That would be cool.
I dont think wario has been treated that badly to be honest, he had platform games on gamecube, wii, gameboy, gameboy colour, gba and ds. He hasn't featured in this generation yet but i could quite easily see him getting a game in the next year or two.
Yeah I like this style
I'd just like Nintendo to make a new Wario Land game IN GENERAL.
@manpretty I like this style a lot better than Shake It. More depth and mass to the characters, and more consitency between backgrounds and sprites. Overall, this oozes of atmosphere.
@SetupDisk WarioLand Shake It sold well over 1 million copies, but keep in mind in the Wii era a lot of games sold over 1 million copies. And I think Nintendo is realizing that just because a game sold well on the Wii, doesn't necessarily mean it will sell well on the Wii U.
With that said, WarioLand has been around since the early days and I can't imagine them not continuing the franchise in some way.
It looks rather good, like the earlier Wario Land games. But it doesn't look as good as Shake It.
I'd love a new Wario Land title, especially if it looked like that. But I think if anything, it would be in 2.5D like the NSMB games, or Kirby's recent side-scrolling titles.
It's definitely got a bit of Savant: Ascent going on there. Dayum, it's pretty.
Can't stand warioware! But love warioland!
I'd like a 3D Wario where your goal is to get riches by any means necessary........beg, borrow, steal your way to the top of Fortune 500 and sabotage anyone competing for the top spot
What about me? Do you even have to ask?
I don't think the chances of a new Wario Land outing are that slim. I think Nintendo just wants to get well into profit zone in order to gain the courage and make another Wario puzzle-platformer.
I'm very hopefuly for some Wario platforming action this gen.. My best case scenario would be if we'd get a remake of Virtual Boy's Wario Land for the 3DS (kinda as a means to test the waters a bit and see where Wario is at with the fans / consumers) and soon after a Wii U title. I mean, it seems like this is the perfect environment to release some of those aesthetically appealing and artsy Wario Land games, what with Nintendo having gone HD (not to mention, stereoscopic 3D - resulting in the perfect opportunity to revive old intentions and ambitions from the Virtual Boy era).
It's not like Wario is an unrecognised and unpopular character, so I think it ultimately comes down to timing. They'd need to get the timing right in order to get the game selling. I can only suggest at a high point when the Wii U does its best: maybe next year, when all those good games come out and / or would be out by then, maybe around the time of other puzzle-platformers, such as Yoshi's Woolly World, Kirby... then we could have a plethora of games containing many different pleasing, unique and creative visual styles at our exposure i.e. wool, material, clay...w.e... maybe even around the time when Zelda U starts getting ready for its release...I dunno, but I would love seeing one or two Wario platforming games this gen and it would be a darn shame if this sub-series dies out (which I see no reason that it should, as Wario always provides solid, top of the line platforming fun, perhaps one of the best).
They could always remake the Virtual Boy version of Wario Land for Wii U or 3DS or make a sequel to the Wii version of Wario Land (Shake It). I'm sure soon enough Nintendo will make a new Wario game for Wii U, it probably either be a 3D Wario game like Wario World or a 2D one like Wario Land and to me the Wario Land series had gotten six entry already, a seventh one for the Wii U would be nice but then again I would love to see them try him in a new 3D one as well.
It actually looks quite nice! I still have yet to play Wario Land Shake it and I think I need to fix that ASAP!
@WaveWarlock Shake It sold 1.14m copies worldwide. Might not be as much as the absolute top sellers, but far from "extremely poor" sales...
YES, id love a 3ds title.
And put Waluigi in it too!
I'm just liking him more and more as a character.
Wario Land games are among Nintendo's very best.
The Epic Mickey game on 3DS looks just like this.
"Good Feel" made "Wario Land 5" and they're busy with "Yoshi Wooly World" at the moment. So I think he'll be put in a back burner for awhile
@Extremist: Relative to the Wii install base, the figures weren't that great, and we can't expect Nintendo to sell anywhere near as many if they decided to release a Wario Land game now, particularly for Wii U. I'd wager that Game & Wario sold atrociously (I'd estimate around 200,000 copies worldwide, if that). Even WarioWare: Smooth Moves, one of Nintendo's very best games (and I felt it was absolutely essential for Wii owners to showcase all of the ridiculous things that the Wii Remote is capable of), sold less than 2 million copies.
I understand that the majority of video games aren't going to be multi-million sellers, but when established franchises aren't pulling in the big numbers, it's no wonder that Nintendo have continued to play it safe by releasing instalment-after-instalment of their more established and popular franchises.
Looks a bit like Warioland 4, wich was my least favorite Warioland. The artstyle never really clicked to me, and Wario looked like a drunk!
Not as good as the Wii one but quite nice. Looks like what Wario Land could be if they made it on the DS hardware.
They should release the VB Wario Land as a 3D Classic on 3DS, I want a chance to play that game at last. And make a new 1080p 2D hand-drawn Wario Land for Wii U.
That looks sexy. Well if you can call Wario that...
Which reminds me, I still need to finish Wario Land: Shake It on my Wii/Wii-U!
That bat is 100% a Swoobat.
@WaveWarlo Woah, not often that you see hand-drawn animations from Nintendo now. Cool ad.
This is some of the best spritework I've seen... So many beautiful colours and well-defined details. The moon's even wearing a grin.
Or just make it look like WarioLand: The Shake Dimension, but in 1080p and with some added Lightning Effects and what not. That game was freaking gorgeous.
Shake It already looks way better than that.
@Morph Game & Wario?
Please i need another warioland in my life
@AyeHaley i'm just talking about platform games
Why? Shake It looked even better.
@MasterWario For that matter when is Waluigi going to get his own title?
good games but they if they do it, they should make the game longer, wario games are always too short.
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