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Never Alone Coming to Wii U
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) comes to Wii U this June. The game, developed in collaboration with the Inupiat, a Native Alaskan people, (the first of it’s kind,) tells the story of an Inupiat girl named Nuna and her companion, an Arctic Fox as they seek to to discover the source of a blizzard, that threatens their way of life.
Never Alone joins the storied history of Puzzle Platformers that have made Nintendo a giant in the gaming industry. Titles in the Super Mario and Legend of Zelda franchises that have been mainstays of Nintendo consoles for years. Developed by Upper One Games and E-Line Media, the game offers a number of innovations tailored to make the experience of playing Never Alone on the Wii U a fresh and unique one.
Critically acclaimed for it’s storytelling and visuals, Never Alone boasts several award nominations from DICE, Games for Change, and IndieCade, and won “Best Debut Game” at the 2015 BAFTA Game Awards. With it’s Inupiat inspired art style and simplistic and engaging story, Never Alone will no doubt find a solid foothold in the hearts and minds of Nintendo fans.
The move to the Wii U will see Never Alone take advantage of the many features that come with the console.
- The entire game will be playable on the Wii U Gamepad.
- 40 unique Miiverse stamps will be made available.
- New Cultural Insight videos, as well as Contextual Insights which give background to not only the game, but the people and culture that have inspired it’s development, with over 30 minutes of documentary
Never Alone offers both side-by-side cooperative play as well as the ability to play solo, taking advantage of the strengths of both characters at any time by switching between Nuna and Fox, and offers a look at a different culture from an engaging and entertaining point of view relevant to today’s culture.
Never Alone is currently available for PlayStation 4, XBOX One, as well as Steam.