Did you know games are still being released on the Wii U? In fact, early next year, there'll be a special holiday-themed game launching on the system's eShop for $3.99 / € 3.59.
It's called Seasonal Assistant and is a spin-off of Ultra Dolphin Revolution's arcade action Wii U eShop title, Spellcaster's Assistant. Here's the rundown:
"You are Elfie, an impromptu alter ego of an assistant to a well known spellcaster. Armed with festive holiday themed spells (and a cute outfit to match), you're on a quest to get the ultimate gift for your special friend! It's time to deck some halls through winter wonder land levels and defeat plenty of meanies in Seasonal Assistant!"
There are over 8 holiday-themed levels, giant bosses to take on, and a lot of enemies to defeat with festive magic and power-ups. The reason it won't make a December release is partially due to the pandemic and other "issues" outside of the developer's control.
"We hope you understand. We made this game as a little treat for both our fans and Wii U fans and we would like to give this underrated console some love. "
Would you be willing to dust off your Wii U to play this one? Leave a comment down below.
Being delayed until after the holidays because of the pandemic is peak Wii U.
Till it gets ported to the Switch its not real.
Why release it on the Wii U exactly when the Switch has about 5 times the sales?
@Entrr_username because otherwise it would not count as another Wii U port when it comes to Switch.
@Entrr_username the publishing fee is probably next to nothing on the wiiu right now, unlike the switch
This is proof that the switch is a 3DS successor and the WiiU is officially the current Nintendo home console.
A holiday themed game, released after the holidays, on a system that was never embraced by the masses and is now dead. I admire the developers for doing this, despite what’s stacked against them. I hope it’s a good product and its well received, by the public. I thought Nintendo ended the WiiU eShop?
I admittedly reread the headline a couple of times just to be sure "Wii U" was actually present. Yay for some much-needed Wii U love, I think?....
@outsider83 You might be thinking of the Wii Shop Channel. The Wii U eShop, as of this writing, is still alive and well.
Prediction: WiiU will be remembered fondly, and will become an expensive collector's item, along with all it's non-ported Nintendo made games, of which there are more than a few.
(Kirby and the Rainbow curse I love you)
This, just make no seance. Like, you spend all this time and effort to make a game but to than put it on the Wii U!? You should at least make it DLC for the main game or something.
In an alternative universe, new Wii U releases aren't a surprise.
I think sub-head should be updated to say it's a post-Christmas miracle...
Respect for releasing it on the Wii U, I'll check it out.
Nintendo needs to get Google Santa Tracker games on the Switch. My fam plays those every year.
That's a... familiar character design.
@Tyranexx Ok. Thanks for clearing that up. Wasn’t there...WAIT...IT JUST CAME TO ME!!! I’m getting confused with the first Mario Maker! 😂
"BuT tHe WiI U HAs No GaMEs!!"
Haha, checkmate haters.
Releasing a new Wii U game... based around Christmas... after Christmas. It's almost like they don't want anyone to buy this game.
@JayJ Their next game - Easter Assistant - will be out on the Gamecube in July.
@JayJ They're just early for 2021 christmas season
@Mr_Humpf..... I'd buy it. 😂
3ds still gets new games as well in eShop. Several in development right now. Not silly shovelware, but decent looking games
This has to be one of the most idiotic business decisions that I have ever witnessed.
A Christmas-themed game on Wii U released AFTER Christmas... long after the dead console's remains had decomposed?
The makers of the game ought to be institutionalised because dey cwazy.
Oh you shouldn't have.
(I looked up Spellcasters Assistant and Sinister Assistant and it looks like it's just a bunch of asset flips)
WII-U is definitely on track to be the next Dreamcast.
@EVIL-C Only if they did a physical version that came with a limited edition artbook.
I keep buying this crap just because it's somehting new on the wiiu, they aren't good games, not even average games.
@Jojo_Frekote Well the wii did sell more than ten times the amount of the wiiu, so that's literally no surprise to anyone.
@YANDMAN Lucky you getting an advance dl code,you should write a review.....
@cyrus_zuo Some are saying it already has.
I've bought most of these too since they went through the trouble of releasing them on Wii-U. And the fact that my Wii-U is still hooked-up and gets played every now and then. I'll never get rid of it due to the huge amount of Wiiware/Virtual Console/eshop games I have on it.
@Bizaster They are small indie studio that just likes making games on legacy Nintendo consoles. They're doing this out of passion rather than sales. They weren't able to make the December release due to the pandemic.
I'm not part of the development studio but I follow the developer when they first started. They are a small studio who are huge Nintendo fans obviously, and they like making games on discontinued Nintendo hardware. They're doing this out of passion and wanted to make a sjmall Holiday themed game for fun, but due to the pandemic and other factors made them miss the launch date. Please be kind, they are really nice developers who are just doing things out of passion. They are making a game for Switch as a bigger project.
It breaks my heart that people will rip on a small passion project made by group of fans who just want to breathe some life into an underrated console.
@YANDMAN Why are they bad? They're enjoyable as an 80s throwback.
@Dr_Lugae They're actually in the same universe, the joke that these two games are fanfics from the main character in the first game.
I mean, the Wii U is plugged in and hooked up to the TV and will stay that way until Xenoblades X gets a reboot, so that's not the issue ...
@outsider83 Ah yes, I see how that could create some confusion! Some online services for certain games are indeed on the chopping block.
I still need to pick up a few Virtual Console games on the Wii U eShop, so I'll definitely know when the service is ending so that I buy everything I want by then.
I still wait for GTAV on Wii U.
It's being released after to Christmas so we can fell like it's Christmas all over again after this dismal year. Roll on 2021 and Christmas in January.
Wonder if this will appear on the Nintendo Indie Showcase.
Long Live WiiU - well in our hearts at least , a formidable console that many Nintendo die hard fans ignored.
@TaraBates No they're really not, and this comes from someone who is a HUUUGE NES fan. They are the very example of basic. Little to do, little that is interesting, play for ten minutes and probably never again.
@rdrunner1178 I still love my wiiu and just picked up both The Shooter collection and finding teddy 2 on it. Brand new games in 2020.
@Vivid_viking Just did.
@YANDMAN They are more in line with Space Invaders and Donkey Kong. Have you beaten Sinister Assistant? It's basically an homage to Mystery of Castle Murasame.
@YANDMAN Great! Where can I read it?
@Jhomesjones To be honest, respectable games are few and far between on the 3DS e-shop. The last two I can think of was Shakedown Hawaii and Miles and Kilo, which was release last Spring. Although I have to give credit to a fairly recent game that looked like "baby's first puzzle game" shovelware that I downloaded out of pity. Mia's Picknick is a surprisingly challenging and enjoyable puzzle game, even if visually it does look garbage tier.
@TaraBates Absolutely not, it's dull. Shallow game hiding behind a much loved aesthetic.
@YANDMAN Did you play either games? Because yore're coming off shallow and bitter...
No dustin' necessary here, I've got a Switch, but I play the Wii U every day now. Until March 31st, the system is barely going to be turned off. I've got thousands of Mario Maker levels I still need to look up and bookmark and record. It sure sucks that they're shutting down the website but I'm glad they let us know a few months in advance. Even still, I'm sure after March I'll still be playing it, it's not like the game will shut down, there's still millions of levels to play, it's just going to be a hassle without the bookmark functionality.
@TaraBates I own all of their games, they're not good, if you enjoy them, good for you. I'm not shallow or bitter, I'm just being honest about some games. In the meantime if you want to find me a selection of glowing reviews of these games, I'll certainly consider revisiting them to see if i was wrong, but i honestly don't think so.
@YANDMAN,I sincerely recommend revisiting Sinister Assistant, it is their best game. There's a bunch of nice comments on Space Hunted on the Miiverse before it was taken down.
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