Nnooo’s indie game with cross-platform multiplayer will arrive on the eShop for Wii U on September 4th for £6.99.
The first indie game on a Nintendo platform to feature both cross-platform multiplayer and user generated content, Cubemen 2 is a fast-paced 3D strategy game in which the player controls an army of Cubemen, using them to battle against enemies in a range of modes.
Players will be able to enter online matches and create and share user-generated levels regardless of which platform they are using. Players on the Wii U version will be able to battle against other players who own the game on Wii U, PC, Linux, Mac or iOS device.
“Cubemen 2 is not just a fantastic game, it’s breaking new ground for an indie game on a Nintendo console,” said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo. “We already know Nintendo players love to create and share amazing artwork and creations in Miiverse. Now they can create levels, share them and battle with other players across multiple platforms! This is great, not only for Nintendo gamers, but for gaming in general.”
Developed for all platforms by Melbourne studio 3 Sprockets, Cubemen 2 is a top-selling Steam and iOS game. All levels can be played in single player mode against AI or with up to 6 players online (with AI filling any empty slots). There are 7 modes which can be played solo and 5 of these are available in online multiplayer. Online modes cover both team and individual player battles. Players will also be able to create and share their own levels using the game’s built-in level editor. Wii U players will have access to all user-generated levels created on other platforms since the release of the game. There are currently over 8,000 user-generated levels to play. The game also includes specific level themes, customisable Cubemen skins and a global ranking system.
“It’s been fantastic working with Nic and Bruce at Nnooo and Nintendo to get Cubemen 2 ported over to Wii U,” said Seon Rozenblum, Director at 3 Sprockets. “It’s such a great console to develop for and it’s a blast to see Cubemen 2 up and running on the TV. The mix of touch and Wii U GamePad controls is a perfect fit for the fast multiplayer gameplay. This has also been our first experience working with a publisher and the guys at Nnooo have been awesome to work with, allowing us to focus on the development side with total confidence that everything else was being taken care of for us.”
Cubemen 2 for Wii U is Nnooo’s first published game. “Publishing is a whole new area for us,” according to Bruce Thomson, Nnooo’s Business & Marketing Director. “We’ve gained a huge amount of experience in the console space since Nnooo started in 2006 and we want to use that experience to introduce other talented developers to consoles. We’re delighted to work with 3 Sprockets to bring Cubemen 2 to Wii U”.