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Mighty Switch Force 2 shooting for an October release on Wii U

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero coming to Vita/Vita TV if funded.

Mighty Switch Force and Bloodrayne Betrayal developer WayForward Technologies is hoping to bring its enhanced Wii U port of Mighty Switch Force 2 to the eShop next month.

WayForward director James Montagna revealed this in an interview with Siliconera where he explained that this sequel will have a different look than the Wii U port of the first game, Mighty Switch Force: Hyperdrive Edition. "It's a pixel version of the game with high-definition interstitial screens, so it won't be quite like Hyperdrive Edition or anything like that," he explained.

Montagna noted that the studio initially wasn't planning to port the game to Wii U, but fan feedback in the Miiverse changed its tune. "On Miiverse, the Mighty Switch Force community has been very vocal about bringing Mighty Switch Force 2 to the Wii U," he explained. "We had no intentions of bringing it to the Wii U, originally. [Mighty Switch Force: Hyperdrive Edition] was an experiment, something we just wanted to try out - but [because of feedback] we are bringing Mighty Switch Force 2 to the Wii U. We caved."

Elsewhere at WayForward, the prolific studio announced in a Kickstarter update that it will bring its crowdfunded "metroidvania" adventure Shantae: Half-Genie Hero to Vita and Vita TV if the project can reach its minimum $400K goal. So far it's at $222,116 after a week and it's got 24 days left before its 4th October deadline, so things are looking promising on that front.

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