Knytt Underground Launches on December 19!

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Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren might be best-known among Nintendo fans for NightSky, the critically-acclaimed puzzle/action game or his work on enhancing the Cave Story soundtrack for WiiWare. Now, he’s bringing THE Knytt series to Wii U through Knytt Underground. Although the game was released on other platforms last year, the Wii  U version is touted as being the best-looking one and includes content from the Infinity Hype update!

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The game looks absolutely stunning, and you should definitely show Ripstone some Nintendo Indie love! We’ll have a review up as soon as we can. Here’s the official press release:

KNYTT UNDERGROUND COMING TO WII U THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

An underground adventure awaits…

6th December 2013: Knytt Underground, the critically acclaimed subterranean exploration game from indie legend Nifflas is making its way to Nintendo Wii U on 19th December, & Nifflas is proud to say this is the best looking version of the game, as if that wasn’t enough it also includes the Infinity Hype update – making an already huge game even bigger!

Released on PlayStation®3, PS Vita, PC, Mac & Linux last year, Knytt Underground is the brainchild of Nicklas ‘Nifflas’ Nygren and is being developed for the Wii U platform by Mathias Kærlev of MP2, and published by Ripstone. The game puts you in the shoes of Mi – a mute, but extraordinary sprite; with an array of thrilling quests to complete, unique zen-like gameplay and plenty of dynamic characters to meet and guide you on your adventure. Chapter 1 & 2 provide a tutorial to the game with Chapter 3 extending to an open world of over 1,800 rooms to explore at your own pace; where you can switch between human and ball form for an unparalleled sense of freedom. Knytt Underground delivers a captivating and mesmerising experience that will not disappoint.

Features:

·         Over 1,800 intricately designed rooms to explore

·         Even more secrets to discover, quests to embark on and rooms to uncover!

·         Exclusively to Wii U on consoles, the Infinity Hype update brings improvements and changes based on fan feedback from Reddit

·         With new graphical effects and flourishes, the Wii U version is the best looking console version of the game

·         Thanks to the Nintendo GamePad, you can view the map easily, seeing where you’ve explored & where you have yet to venture.

Check out the launch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoIu2Uifxds (PEGI/EU version) / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY8NktcvVOQ (ESRB/US version)

About the author:

When Alex was young, he used to cry whenever his parents tried to hand him a game controller. Having complete control over the life of a red-clad Italian plumber was just too daunting to him. Nowadays, he only cries when the controller’s taken away.

Hailing from the frigid tundras of Canada, Alex plays video games not only to entertain himself, but also as a source of warmth to get him through the winter. He loves all genres of video games, the more difficult the better. Some of his current favourites include VVVVVV, Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends.

Alex – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.