In a recent interivew, Upper One Games, the developer behind Never Alone, admitted that it was considering bring the downloadable title to the Wii U eShop. Originally, the game launched on Playstation and Xbox platforms, so a release on the Wii U would not be the first platform of release for the game.
Nintendo‘s one of the biggest and important names in video game history, so we’ve definitely thought a lot of about making a version for one of their platforms. We designed Never Alone to be approachable by a wide audience — something that Nintendo succeeds at year after year, decade after decade.
As for platform that would be, the obvious best one is the Wii U. Games like Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. have shown once again that Nintendo excels at making their games shine on their system. But with the Wii U, a lot of other companies are making great versions of their own games as well — like Guacamelee, Rayman Legends, Bayonetta 2, and so on. We’ve got a lot of great ideas for what a Wii U version of Never Alone could look like, and we’d love to bring it to Nintendo fans someday. Just picturing stamps for Little People and Nuna, or Miiverse fan artwork of Fox… it seems like a pretty great fit.
For those who do not know, Never Alone is a downloadable title made in association with the Alaskan Native community. The art style is distinctively \”Native American/Alaskan\”, and the game attempts to be a tribute to the indigenous people of Alaska.