Shadow Archery is a new game launching on Wii U. Yes, Wii U. Yes, really.

The game itself is a retro arcade shooter (and no, before someone else says it first, not all Wii U games looked like that). It's the sequel to an earlier release, Shadow Archer, from the same Nintendo fan developer Ultra Dolphin Rev (thanks, Nintendo Life).

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You play an elven Legolas lookalike who must shoot spiders with a crossbow. You can play it on the Wii U's GamePad or you can connect up a Wii Remotes and play it like a light gun game.

What do you mean you don't still have your Wii U hooked up to your TV? If you needed convincing to dust it off, Shadow Archery will launch for free - for the game's first week. Following that, it'll cost $1/€1 (UK price to be confirmed).

If you live in North America, Shadow Archery lands on the Wii U eShop this week, with a launch to follow soon in the UK and rest of Europe.

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