Chasing Aurora

Why the Wii U's eShop won't be Wiiware all over again

Could Nintendo's new online shop be a desirable home for indies?

Historically Nintendo's online presence has been lackluster to say the least. The Wii's digital storefront Wiiware had some great games like World of Goo, the Lost Winds series, and just this summer we saw the fiendishly difficult exploratory platformer La-Mulana make an appearance. Yet, by and large the service was forgotten. It didn't have the visibility or diversity of XBLA, PSN or Steam and customers tended to forget it existed. Nintendo certainly hasn't been doing it any favours by releasing a new model of the Wii that can't even go online to access its own shop.

Indie game Chasing Aurora announced for Wii U eShop

Indie game Chasing Aurora announced for Wii U eShop

Physics-based flight game due "late" 2012.

Downloadable indie game Chasing Aurora is one of the first titles announced for the "Wii U eShop".

It will be available in "late 2012", developer Broken Rules has announced.

Chasing Aurora is a physics-based aerial combat game set in the Alps. It's a 2D side-scroller with an origami-esque art style and open world elements.

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