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Macabre indie puzzler 'Year Walk' coming to Wii U this year


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While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One get most of the attention when it comes to indie games, Nintendo's Wii U has quietly built a solid stable of them as well. The latest? Creepy puzzler Year Walk from Swedish studio Simogo. Yeah, it's appeared on a number of other platforms before, but the company promises that the version coming to the Wii U is no lazy port -- it's been entirely rebuilt with the console's unique characteristics in mind by the folks at Dakko Dakko. For instance, the GamePad is used extensively throughout be it for note taking or accessing the game's encyclopedia and map. You can use motion controls in conjunction with analog sticks to look around, and Simogo says that while that might scare some folks off, it's actually pretty chill and the required input movements are subtle.

"It's very reminiscent of using the Wii Remote to point at the TV, or mouse controls, but perhaps even more relaxed, as you don't have to point it towards the TV," the studio's blog post says. "You can rest the GamePad neatly in your lap." Perhaps best of all, it doesn't sound like we'll have long to wait: The game should be out either late this summer or early in the fall.

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