During our US team's walk around the showfloor at this year's E3 it has been discovered that XSEED is bringing the indie title Exile's End to the Wii U eShop.
Created by one-man studio Magnetic Realms (in reality Japan-based Australian Matt Fielding), Exile's End takes inspiration from a wide range of sources, including the likes of Another World, Flashback and (in our opinion) Super Metroid.
Billed as a "cinematic platformer" with a uniquely Japanese flair, Exile's End takes place on "a massive, interconnected laboratory and mining complex on a moody, lonely alien world", and expects the player to solve puzzles and overcome issues using a combination of weapons and other items.
According to this Polygon interview from a while back, Fielding has collaborated with Japanese artists to ensure the game has that authentic SNES feel. Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi has also contributed to the game's soundtrack.
You can view the trailer for the Steam version below.
Hopefully it comes to Europe. Whenever I hear XSEED I just associate them with porting games to the US only. I can definitely see where the game's taken its inspiration from.
Looks like a solid metroidvania, and I find the concept of a cinematic SNES platforming intriguing. I'll keep an eye on this one.
Looks cool, i'll likely be picking this one up.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE If it comes to Europe it will probably be published by Marvelous Europe. XSEED is a subsidiary of Marvelous, and they only handle the US market..
Awesome, while Axiom Verge had that NES Metroid feel, this one will deliver the Super NES experience similar to Super Metroid. Definitely will check this out soon.
That doesn't remind me of flashback or out of this world at all. Too combat oriented with what looks like responsive controls and the animation is nowhere near as detailed.
I guess the cut scenes maybe? Might be a great game but I don't see the influence at all.
Interesting. I'll keep an eye out for this one. Definitely understand the comparisons to Flashback and Metroid.
Oh yeah, I heard of this a while ago. Looks like my kinda game...it also looks like it would've been great on the GBA, but whatever.
Looks like a SNES classic I'll check this out.
Not my thing at all.
Oh my goodness gracious- yes. Yes give me this. (However, here it comes- wish it was coming to 3DS instead or also)
Not a deal breaker by any means but I can hope and wish right?
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