The Fall stands out as one of the most intriguing download-only releases that has graced the Wii U eShop. Developer Over The Moon originally secured Kickstarter funding for the puzzle-driven experience, with its innovative and atmospheric approach earning praise in our review.
The good news is that the second part of the planned trilogy is coming to the Wii U and other current-gen platforms / PC in Q1 2017 - The Fall Part 2: Unbound. It picks up from the conclusion to the first game, with the AI protagonist ARID seeking a way to her body from a "vast global network". Promising Metroidvania-style exploration, ARID will need to meet and control several different robot bodies that each have their own personalities and quirks. Picking up on the story-telling focus of the first game, we're told to expect a 'though-provoking' tale.
Due to the narrative following on from the first game (though the sequel could work as a standalone experience too, we're told), a major discount on that original is also due on the eShop in the next next couple of weeks, with 80-90% coming off the price for a short time. We'll keep you posted on when that goes live.
Let us know what you think of this announcement in the comments. We've also had an extensive chat with Over The Moon and game director John Warner to learn more about Part 2, which you can read right here.
Any Wii U game is welcome news. Fingers crossed it's good and can improve on the first games shortcomings. I might pick up the original game when the discount hits. Also, the game is €10 but your overview says it's €8.
I'm honestly surprised anything at all besides those last couple Nintendo games are still coming to Wii U. I expected the system to have been dropped hard after last E3 where it became pretty much known that even Nintendo will barely continue to support the thing anymore, besides mostly maintaining the online servers for their online games on it.
That said, I might have to look into this game sometime, it looks pretty interesting.
The Fall was such a good game. It features some insanely surprising puzzle solutions and most importantly, shocking ending. Definitely going to pick up the sequel.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE So you haven't even played the game, but can't help criticizing it. Do you have positive things to say about anything?
@Yosher I hear what you say, but Nintendo is not giving development kit to the indie developers. Honestly, without indie games on Wii U, the console is pretty much dead. I am very surprised by the quality of indie games on Wii U. Hopefully, Nintendo can providing enough support to NX before indie games come in. Else, NX will get drought such as Wii U does.
@PanurgeJr I read the review. Read my comment, I said hopefully it can improve on the first games shortcomings, it got a 7/10. I didn't slate it and I said it's welcome news. Now go troll someone else. Pathetic!
Awesome news to kick the day! I simply loved the first one and I can't wait for the sequel!
Here's the teaser trailer:
Don't mind the PS4 logo, ours will be the same.
Really enjoyed the first game, glad to know there is more on the way.
I started playing the first game but quit because the puzzles became so unintuitive it wasn't fun anymore.
Definitely a pick up on any Nintendo system and part 1 if you haven't already.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Don't worry; after Style Savvy comes out I won't have time.
^^^ Ya because it'll probably kill you. ^^^
I backed the first game, and I really liked it. Looking forward to Part 2 finally!
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Nope. The first two made me stronger.
Hopefully it's January or February so we can have an awesome game to play while waiting for NX.
Woohoo! more 3rd party Wii U action!
Finally the other episodes. Is the third one out somewhere?
Looks like ARID can download other a.i.'s into its battlesuit. We'll finally be able to play as a multiple personality terminator.
ALL OF THE YES. I've played a heap of really good indies on the Wii U, and The Fall was right up at the top of them. Good times.
I'll wait for episode 2!!!
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