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Squids Odyssey propels itself at 3DS and Wii U eShop this fall

The oceanic, turn-based RPG series Squids is riding a current to the 3DS and Wii U eShop this fall in Squids Odyssey.

The port is a remake of the two existing Squids games, Squids and Squids Wild West. The series follows the species' efforts to save the ocean from a black ooze pollutant that turns sea life into Venom violent mutants. Players slingshot members from a squad of Squids at their opponents, dealing damage by crashing into them. It's comparable to a game of pool, only pool doesn't involve propelling creatures into each other in a fight to their death.

Squids can belong to the shooter, scout, trooper or healer classes, but a fifth type will debut in Squids Odyssey. Fresh levels and items are also planned, as are "completely revamped" controls to take advantage of each platform's strengths, according to the announcement.

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SQUIDS Odyssey confirmed for a fall release on Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo Wii U

The Game Bakers' popular deep-sea Action-RPG comes to Nintendo platforms.
Upgraded all around; contains a ton of fresh exclusive content.

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE – August 7, 2013 – Hot on the heels of their popular and innovative mobile brawler Combo Crew, The Game Bakers' have today revealed that they are busy at work bringing their deep-sea Action-RPG series SQUIDS onto Nintendo platforms. SQUIDS Odyssey is poised for a simultaneous digital release on the Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo Wii U eShop during the fall of 2013.

Infectious black ooze threatens the Squids' lush underwater world, turning ordinary crustaceans into dangerous mutants. The Ocean is endangered; it's up to you and your squad of squids to save their peaceful homeland from assured destruction!

SQUIDS Odyssey takes the first two episodes in the oceanic saga and blends them together into a new edition, filled with novel ideas, extra mechanics specifically designed for the Nintendo hardware and a couple of surprises too. Controls are also completely revamped so to fully take advantage to the best unique specificities that the Wii U gamepad and the Nintendo 3DS handheld have to offer.

Features of SQUIDS Odyssey include:

Tactic RPG mechanics meshed with precise slingshot action gameplay. Grab Squids by the tentacles then fling them across the battlefield.

Recruit a unique team of Squids in four different classes: shooters, scouts, troopers and healers. A new Squid hero will star for the first time!

Epic exploration, solid story-line, characters you'll care for.

Plenty of new missions, new levels, new tricks!

New range of unique ability-boosting helmets.

Full-on utilization of Wii U GamePad potential for gameplay and environment features.

Clever dual-screen design on the Nintendo 3DS – This edition also sports 3D effects and several layers of depth.

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