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Super Icon's Life of Pixel is a 2D action platformer which aims to celebrate the days when the pixel was king. Placing the player in the role of the titular green hero, you must travel through gaming history and aid Pixel's quest of self-discovery.

The title is already available on PC and Mac, and has a unique selling point — each level is rendered to look and sound as if it's being played on a classic system. A wide range of platforms are included, such as the Atari 2600, NES, Game Boy, SNES, Commodore 64, Mega Drive and Amiga.

That's not all, however. Life of Pixel includes playful nods to such classic titles as Mega Man, Castlevania, Zelda, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Metroid, Sonic, Turrican, Jet Set Willy, James Pond, Rick Dangerous and Prince of Persia, and boasts a delicious chip-tune soundtrack composed by Eric Shumaker, Gavin Harrison, Rob Lynch and Ashton Morris, amongst others.

The PC and Mac versions have received generally positive reviews, and this has no doubt led to Super Icon looking for other platforms to launch on. The good news is that Life of Pixel has now been confirmed for the Wii U eShop, as confirmed by the developer on Twitter:

You can view the PC and Mac trailer below, as well as a fan review which focuses on the Nintendo-inspired levels within the game. Let us know what you think, and tell us if Life of Pixel is a game you'll be putting on your shopping list.