“Sadness” Lives, Being Revived for Wii U

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*UPDATE*: Turns out the devs don’t currently own the rights to the game, so we’ll see how this announcement pans out…

Remember Sadness? We wrote a few articles about it on the site about six years ago (here). It was a black-and-white survival horror game being developed for the Wii in 2008, with a strong emphasis on psychological horror. It was officially cancelled in 2010, but it appears to be making a comeback on Wii U, slated for release in 2016.

From Nintendo Life’s interview:

Nintendo Life: First up, can you give us an initial confirmation and a brief history of your role with Sadness in its past form?
Randy Freer: We’re here today to tell you that our two studios — HullBreach Studios and Cthulhi Games — are working together on bringing back the Sadness IP. Your readers are probably looking at their screens in disbelief. Quite understandable! I think we should let them blink a couple more times and let this sink in!

For information on the game, check out its Wikipedia entry.

For Nintendo Life’s interview with the developers, click here

About the author:

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. Some of his favorite games of all time include Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Door, Portal 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3.

Alex – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    This looks like it’ll turn out really well. This type of game is something the WiiU definitely needs. I look forward to seeing more about this in the future.

    • Alexandre Trottier

      I’m crossing my fingers that we’ll hear more about it in the future! :)

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    This looks like it’ll turn out really well. This type of game is something the WiiU definitely needs. I look forward to seeing more about this in the future.

  • http://www.sunrisingblog.wordpress.com/ Michael Vincent

    I never though I will see SADNESS again in the news! This is interesting, only problem is (in Nintendo’s business perspective) that I don’t think I would want to associate the word “sadness” with “wii u”. Given the console’s current situation.

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