Indie game The Fall Part 2 cancelled on Wii U, now headed for a Switch release

Another loss for the Wii U...

With the WiiU production discontinued and the lack of support from Nintendo in the development process on the now old system, more and more indie developers decide to change their plans for their upcoming games. Among them, indie developer Over the Moon announced in a blog update that their next project – The Fall Part 2: Unbound – will ditch the Wii U to get directly on the Switch.

It is disappointing to see the Wii U loosing another title, but no surprise considering the complexity of developing an indie game for a console that has already been abandoned by its manufacturer. Now, our eyes turns to the upcoming release on the Switch. For those of you who haven’t had a taste of the previous game, The Fall is a combination of adventure-game puzzle solving and side-scroller action, where you play the role of ARID, an IA lost in a dark and bizarre world. Here’s a story trailer below.

 

The Fall Part 2: Unbound is scheduled for Q3 2017, on Nintendo Switch.

We’re coming to the Nintendo Switch! This is great news obviously, but it also appears that Nintendo is switching (hah) focus to promoting that platform over the Wii U. For that reason we’ve decided to focus on resources on supporting the Switch instead of the Wii U. As indies, we simply don’t have the luxury of supporting a platform that’s clearly being sunsetted. I was confident that we’d make it in time, but everyone’s moving on to greener pastures and we’d be fools to stay behind.

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