Last week, Sony gave us our first look at the PlayStation 5, showing off a decent number of upcoming titles and inspiring an even larger number of excellent memes. What you might not know, however, is that one of the games featured was actually once confirmed for release on Wii U.
Of course, the game - Little Devil Inside - never did make it to Nintendo's machine; developer Neostream hosted a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2015, successfully reaching a Wii U stretch goal of $270,000AUD, but years have now passed with no such release. It was also intended to launch on PS4 and Xbox One.
A couple of years later, the developers noted that they were now interested in launching the game on Nintendo Switch alongside a PC release. That was around two and a half years ago, but we haven't heard much about this Switch version since then. Seeing it pop up now as a PS5 game - and exclusive to Sony's console for a limited time, no less - is naturally quite the surprise.
Neostream has explained exactly what the new deal with PlayStation means for the game in an update to original Kickstarter backers:
"With the partnership in place with PlayStation, Little Devil Inside will be coming to the PlayStation 5 Systems (PS5) as a PlayStation "Timed" Exclusive title which means that the game will be available only on PS5 and no other consoles for a limited time, after which, it will be available on other consoles. Unfortunately, we are not able to disclose the actual term of the exclusivity yet.
As many of you know, we originally hoped for an all platform, concurrent release but for many reasons which we learned the hard way, this just was not possible.
We have also received direct inquiries where many of you are confused about how this affects the release for PC. This move DOES NOT affect our plans to release for PC and we will do our very best to release for PC at the same time as PS5.
So to clarify, a release for PS5/PS4 and PC is our top priority with other console platforms to follow after the exclusivity period expires."
As you can see, "other consoles" are still a possibility, so the game may well come to Switch in the future.
The game looked pretty great in the new PS5 trailer above, even if it is having a pretty wild journey to release.