Press Release - Nintendo Adds New Online Multiplayer Game Mode for Kids and Squids in Splatoon

Nintendo Adds New Online Multiplayer Game Mode for Kids and Squids in Splatoon

Tower Control, a new game mode, will soon be added to the already available multiplayer modes in Splatoon. This mode will be added to Ranked Battle, which also includes Splat Zones. The objective of Tower Control is to ride a single floating tower into the enemy’s base. Both teams rush toward the tower, which is initially placed in the center of the map, and the tower will start moving automatically once a player climbs aboard. But beware: Riding the tower will increase the chances of being splatted, as every player has his or her target on the tower. Riding the tower alone is pretty tough, encouraging randomly selected teams of players to team up to accomplish their goal. Just like in Ranked Battle and Turf War, players will be rewarded for working together as a team. Knowing when to bail off the tower, using each stage’s features to gain an advantage and supporting each other are the keys to victory. Tower Control will be available at 7 p.m. PT on July 1. Fans can tune into a special Treehouse: Live with Splatoon Tower Control at 3 p.m. PT today to get a sneak peek of the new mode on http://twitch.tv/Nintendo.

The Splatoon game also features themed events called Splatfests that let players choose their allegiance in a popular argument and then compete against the opposing side in online battles. The first Splatfest for players across the Americas takes place all day on July 4 and asks players to choose which is better, dogs or cats, one of life’s great debates. Right now, players can already choose their allegiance in-game and receive a special in-game T-shirt showing support for their side. As players battle in Splatfest, they can rank up and earn in-game Super Sea Snails, which can be used to further customize and improve their gear. The winning team at the end of Splatfest will also receive bonus Super Sea Snails. Stay tuned for information about additional Splatfests.

Since Splatoon launched exclusively for Wii U on May 29, Nintendo has added a variety of new content, including new maps and weapons, and the game will continue to be supported through new downloadable content. Follow the Splatoon Tumblr page, http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/, to get the latest information about new content.

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This week's European downloads - July 2 (Zelda: Ocarina of Time, FE: Shadow Dragon and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, N64 VC) - €9.99/£8.99

Join legendary hero Link as he journeys across Hyrule, and even through time, to thwart the plans of Ganondorf. Wield incredible weapons and items, battle ferocious bosses, and solve brain-teasing puzzles, in this acclaimed chapter of the Zelda series. Whether you’re experiencing it for the first time or not, the original Nintendo 64 version is a treasure of gaming history; introducing ground-breaking new 3D visuals, plus a highly influential combat system and a captivating story. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a masterpiece!

This is the European version of the game with corrected aspect ratio. If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo, DS VC) - €9.99/£8.99
Discover the origins of the Fire Emblem saga! As young hero Marth, you must reclaim your stolen homeland and save your sister from the evil forces of Medeus. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is an enhanced Nintendo DS remake of the original Fire Emblem for Famicom, previously released only in Japan. Assemble an army and plot your strategy in turn-based battles, taking into consideration the terrain, unit strengths and weaknesses, to defeat enemy forces. Become a hero, save the kingdom and your family’s future!

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (Nintendo, Nintendo, GBA VC) - €6.99/£6.29
The Black Hole Army is back in this storming sequel to the acclaimed strategy game. Enemy CO Sturm is leading a new invasion force, and it’ll take the combined might of all armies to stop him. Play as several COs from across the world, each with their own unique abilities and CO Powers that can turn the tide of battle. Advance Wars 2 also features new army units like the destructive Neotank, and missile silos for long-range warfare. Plus there is also a map designer for you to create your own battlegrounds, so let your imagination run wild!

LEGO Jurassic World (WB Games, available June 30) - €49.99/£34.99
Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games’ signature classic LEGO humour, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

Roving Rogue (PadaOne Games) - €7.99/£7.19
Every story has a beginning. But this one starts at the end. You just killed the last boss. The only thing you remember is that you’ve lost your memory. Well, at least you’re still able to teleport yourself a few metres... Is that it? Play the role of Kurt and discover a fun, old-school 2D platform game with a multiplayer mode. Explore over 40 levels as you try to recall your memories and look for the way back to... well... wherever it is you came from. A story told backwards, full of twists and surprises. More than 40 levels that will challenge even the most experienced players. A multiplayer mode in which you can help your friends... or make their lives miserable. Classic pixel-art aesthetics that will take you back to the golden age of video games. Welcome to Roving Rogue!

Special offers
SDK Paint (Hullbreach Studios) - €3.39/£2.99 (Ends July 9, normally €4.49/£3.99)
Ittle Dew (Ludosity) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends July 30, normally €9.99/£8.99)



Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains (Atlus) - €29.99/£34.99

For the first time ever, the hit series Shingeki no Kyojin comes to Europe on Nintendo 3DS. Take flight and eliminate all the Titans in Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains. Join Eren, Mikasa, and the Scout Regiment as they defend the Walls in this enhanced version of a Shingeki no Kyojin game previously released only in Japan! Play as the main cast and interact with the characters that you know and love. However, living in a world filled with Titans means that you’ll have to fight to survive. Use your speed to control the omni-directional mobility gear and your brain to find opportunities to attack. If you can’t do it alone, recruit your friends and go Titan hunting through the online co-op mode. Don’t underestimate these Titans though—their behaviour is erratic and will require every ounce of ability from you as you make a last stand for the human race. As the footsteps of the Titans grow closer, will you hide in fear or become humanity’s last hope?

Bonus code for theme "SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN Theme" with each purchase.

Mighty Gunvolt (Inti Creates) - €3.49/£3.19
Get ready for a blast from the 8-bit past with the all-new 2D action/platforming game, MIGHTY GUNVOLT! A loving nod to the retro sidescrollers of the late '80s, MIGHTY GUNVOLT offers simple controls, cute & colourful graphics, a surprising amount of complexity and fun. Play as one of three characters: Gunvolt, the star of Azure Striker GUNVOLT, Ekoro, an angel from Japan's Gal*Gun series, or Beck, the hero of Mighty No. 9. Each character possesses unique skills that will allow players to keep challenging each stage in new creative ways!

You get a free download code for MIGHTY GUNVOLT for Nintendo 3DS if you purchase Azure Striker GUNVOLT from Nintendo eShop by 02/07/2015!

The Smurfs (Ubisoft) - €19.99/£17.99
Dive in for a memorable journey in the colorful comic book world of the Smurfs. Meet Papa Smurf, Smurfette, hefty Smurf and many more of your favorite Smurfs. But watch out, don’t let the villainous Gargamel and his cat Azrael catch you! Play and replay a fantastic collection of games for endless hours of fun. Collect resources and progress through an extraordinary and original story to help the Smurfs rebuild their village. Make your own unique Smurf village!

Paddington: Adventures in London (Amuman Interactive) - €29.99/£24.99
A bear in the city! The adventures of a very special bear. Help the inhabitants of London and become the perfect "Gentlebear". Make marmalade, dance along to the rhythm, catch pickpockets. Numerous missions await you! He has only just begun to get to know London.

Yakari: The Mystery of Four-Seasons (Anuman Interactive) - €29.99/£24.99
Step into shoes of your favourite hero in his new adventure! Head off on an adventure with Yakari to solve the Four Seasons mystery. Discover why winter came all of a sudden for Yakari and his tribe. Brave the elements in a universe full of colour. Your friend’s animals will accompany you throughout your adventure.

Mahjong 3D Warriors of the Emperor (Treva Entertainment) - €19.99/£17.99
As a powerful commander, enter the field of battle and conquer the Chinese Empire with some exciting Mahjong puzzles. Immerse yourself into the stunning 3D environment and experience a new dimension in board games. Solve over 160 tricky Mahjong puzzles, use special power-ups like Whirlwind or Earthquake to help you, and create and play an infinite number of puzzles in the level editor. Experience the thrilling and entertaining story!

Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.99
Join in the adventures of the pirate clan. Sail the seas in search of islands and forts with treasures. It is a world of fantasy where you will find unusual things like piggy boats, rare sea monsters and all types of strange objects. Keep both treasures and enemies in sight with 360 degrees circular navigation, a simple, yet very effective system. Another ability of your fantastic pirate ship is that it jumps and dives, which is very necessary to dodge or jump over obstacles and move forward in the adventure. The touch screen controls shooting, which means you will have intuitive and absolute precision. Try Adventure mode with a pyramid-shaped map where you choose both your path and the difficulty, fight with over 15 enemies simultaneously. Get special items, such as the 'super canon', which will give you total destruction power, devastating everything you find along the way, or the 'flea ship' Item, where you become as small as an elusive flea. Challenge your friends in 1-on-1 online mode to become the world's greatest pirate!

Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- (CIRCLE Ent.) - €5.99/£4.79
Two sisters escape their fate as research subjects and fight to survive using aircrafts of war. Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- is a 3D vertical shooting game. This game allows players to design their own aircraft by letting them choose which weapons and items they take with them into battle. The player's aircraft can use shields, different shots, bombs and swords. Each of these will level up the more they're used and increase in power. Additional weapons and items will unlock as the player progresses. Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- features over 100 missions to complete along with a number of achievements in addition to boss battles. Unlike traditional shooting games, Karous' mission system gives the player the freedom to follow multiple paths which can lead to different endings.

Special offers
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom) - €13.99/£11.19 (Ends July 16, normally €24.99/£19.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom) - €22.49/£18.74 (Ends July 16, normally €29.99/£24.99)
Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2015 (Avanquest) - €2.99/£1.99 (Ends July 16, normally €10.99/£9.99)
Hotel Transylvania (Avanquest) - €4.99/£4.99 (Ends July 16, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Doodle Jump Adventures (Avanquest) - €4.99/£4.99 (Ends July 16, normally €24.99/£19.99)
Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragons (MSL) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 - The Seventh Gate (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst (MSL) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst (MSL) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Hidden Expedition Titanic (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Dire Grove (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
4 Elements (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 30, normally €12.00/£10.79)
Luxor (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Secret Mysteries in London (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Azada (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 30, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Toy Stunt Bike (Wobbly Tooth) - €2.49/£2.25 (Ends July 30, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Game Collection (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.69 (Ends July 16, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.69 (Ends July 16, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Gardenscapes (Joindots) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends July 16, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Jewel Match 3 (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.99 (Ends July 16, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Safari Quest (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.99 (Ends July 16, normally €6.99/£4.99)
European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (Ends July 23, normally €3.99/£3.19)
The Legend of Dark Witch - Chronicle 2D ACT (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (Ends July 23, normally €3.99/£3.19)
Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends July 30, normally €2.99/£2.36)
Tappingo (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends July 30, normally €2.99/£2.49)

Castles gets Greenlit on Steam, coming to Wii U later

Madrid, Spain (26/06/2015) - Castles, the adventure/action puzzle game that takes you way back (all the way to the medieval), has been Greenlit less than two weeks into its Steam Greenlight campaign. Feedback from Steam users is enthusiastic with comments stating "I think this would be amazing with friends" and that it looks "addictive, charistmatic, and frenetic". Steam users are also intrigued by the story mode with multiple bosses and consider it an unexpected, astute addition to an already outstanding puzzle game.

Developer, and member of the WhootGames team, Alberto Pérez said, "We are very happy and thankful for the overwhelming support Castles got on Steam. And to have passed Greenlight so quickly and with such great user comments makes us feel like all our hard work was really worth it."

At the moment the Castles team, WhootGames, is at Gamelab BCN 2015 with the game available for testing-something that attendees have taken full advantage of.

Nintendo details full plans for Hyper Japan 2015

Visitors to the Nintendo stand will also be able to delve into a special 30th Anniversary section dedicated entirely to Super Mario, and a special themed area that will showcase some of Nintendo’s most iconic games.

Activities on offer include the Super Mario Maker Quickfire challenge, which will allow selected guests to take to the stage and try their hand at the exciting level challenges from Super Mario Maker! For Splatoon fans, Nintendo will provide the opportunity to become immersed in the Inklings’ colourful Turf Wars, whilst a ‘How to Hunt’ masterclass for Capcom®’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS will be showcased on the big screen.

Additionally, the Super Smash Bros. Cosplay Competition will see Super Smash Bros. players dressing up as chosen characters in a bid to be awarded Best Costume. Nintendo will also hold amiibo team-up tournaments throughout the show that will see players fighting for glory against other trained, level 50 amiibo players and amiibo teams.
At HYPER JAPAN Nintendo will also be offering an exclusive range of merchandise normally only available on the Nintendo Official UK Store.

Attendees bringing along their Nintendo 3DS or 2DS systems can also play games with other users, increase StreetPass encounters in StreetPass Mii Plaza and enjoy games such as Puzzle Swap and StreetPass Quest; Tomodachi Life players will also be able to exchange rare items or explorers via StreetPass.

Sierra and Rock Pocket Games launch Shiftlings on Wii U

Shiftlings

London, UK – 25th June, 2015 – Today Sierra™ released Shiftlings, the inventive side-scrolling puzzle-platformer from independent developer Rock Pocket Games, on Nintendo’s Wii U™ system.

Shiftlings orbits around Purple Plop and Green Goop, a clumsy pair of extraterrestrial space engineers tethered together by a single air hose. By rapidly passing gas back and forth between their space suits, these cosmic custodians can expand and deflate in an instant, changing their size and weight to fit through tight spaces, activate switches, move heavy objects and bounce off one another. Those skills will be put to the test as the Shiftlings face an assortment of crushing, chopping, zapping and flaming environmental hazards while working their shift on an intergalactic reality TV show.

Shiftlings features over 50 dastardly designed stages of jam-packed physics-based challenges, comic action and hidden collectibles across five uniquely crafted worlds. The entire game can be completed alone, with one player swapping effortlessly between both characters to complete objectives, or with a friend in two-player local cooperative multiplayer.

Shiftlings is out now on Wii U. It is also available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation®Network, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, through the Xbox Games Store and PC via Steam. This game is rated PEGI 7. For more information, please visit www.rockpocketgames.com/shiftlings and follow Rock Pocket Games on Facebook and Twitter.

Co-op Teleporting Platformer ROVING ROGUE Releases on Wii U on July 2nd


Roving Rogue

What comes after The End?

That's the question that has dogged humankind's greatest thinkers for millennia. Where do we go? What happens? Who will be there?

In this case, at least, I can tell you. The answers are: "a crumbling castle," "you run and teleport," and "steadfast knights, goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards, and other dangerous foes."

In Roving Rogue, the multiplayer platforming adventure making its debut on Wii U on July 2nd, the end is the beginning. The game starts after our hero—rougish adventurer Kurt— defeats the final boss. Which usually spells victory and spoils and Princesses for the victor. Except that Kurt has forgotten why he's in this castle in the first place...

With a little help from your friends, you will navigate Kurt through 42 levels barring your way OUT of the castle. You'll stick your enemies with the pointy end of your trusty swords. You'll teleport through obstacles with your short-range teleportation ability while fending off fireballs and lava and evil magic. Along the way, you'll regain your memories that reveal why you were there in the first place. And you may not like what you remember....

Roving Rogue Game Features

Local co-op multiplayer (up to 4 players) will test your abilities to work as a team
42 frantic levels packed with enemies and obstacles to test your cooperative (or uncooperative) skills
An intricate story told backwards, full of twists and turns
A pixelated homage to your all-time favourite Golden Age classics
Simple yet deep mechanics and interaction
Fast-paced, flexible teleportation
Stabbing
Retails for USD $7.99

North America - This week's digital downloads, screens (June 25th, 2015)

North American downloads - June 25th

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Art Academy: Home Studio – Now it’s easier than ever to make your home an art studio as you learn to paint and draw, or sharpen your current skills. Follow along with 30 new art lessons, and create your own masterpieces using the Wii U GamePad controller. Share works of art via Miiverse, and even upload time-lapse videos of your creations to YouTube. If you have the Art Academy: SketchPad software on your Wii U system, you’ll get $4.00 off when you buy Art Academy: Home Studio. To take advantage of this offer, visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across generations. Available exclusively in the Wii U version of the Never Alone game, collect more than 20 in-game Cultural Artifacts that feature beautiful high-resolution images and compelling background information drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Shiftlings – Control two adorably dimwitted space janitors in this quirky puzzle platformer. You must shift size and weight between the two cosmic custodians, who are conjoined by an air hose, to avoid dangerous traps and fix problems before disaster strikes. Play on your own or with a friend locally through the zaniest locations in the known (and unknown) universe. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Star Fox Command – An evil has emerged from the planet Venom, and now Fox McCloud and his elite team of pilots must reunite to defend the Lylat system from a massive invasion. Plot strategic flight paths on the touch screen as you soar through a story that features nine different endings and popular characters like Falco Lombardi and Krystal.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – In this quest of lunatic proportions, Mario and Luigi team up with none other than … their younger selves! Originally appearing on the Nintendo DS system, control both sets of brothers at once in this intriguing (and hilarious) action RPG that leads you beyond the Mushroom Kingdom. Explore Mario’s world across space and time as you take down the evil alien invaders, the Shroobs!

Nintendo eShop Sales

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Baila Latino is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $19.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Grab discounts on 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Streets of Rage and more classic 3D games from SEGA beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is 25 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.

Activities

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Global Cup 2” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Global Cup 2” tournament runs from June 25 to July 1. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on your Nintendo 3DS family system for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include:

Comic Workshop 2 : My Workshop
Harvest Moon : Chicken
Harvest Moon : Cow
Harvest Moon : Dog
Harvest Moon : Horse
Harvest Moon : Theme Bundle

Price Reduction

Pyramids is reduced to $1.99 (from $3.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 23.
Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay is reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 26.
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is $29.99 (reduced from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 29.

Also New this Week

G.G Series AIR PINBALL HOCKEY (DSiWare)
G.G Series DRILLING ATTACK!! (DSiWare)
G.G Series ENERGY CHAIN (DSiWare)
G.G Series GREAT WHIP ADVENTURE (DSiWare)
G.G Series NYOKKI (DSiWare)
G.G Series RUN & STRIKE (DSiWare)
G.G Series THE LAST KNIGHT (DSiWare)
G.G Series THROW OUT (DSiWare)
G.G Series VERTEX (DSiWare)

Splatoon hits 1 million sold - official press release

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has hauled up its nets, tallied its catch and crossed another milestone. Sales of Splatoon, the new squid-based game for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, have crossed 1 million worldwide, according to Nintendo’s internal figures. That figure includes more than 476,000 physical and digital units sold in the Americas, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 230,000 sold in Europe and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia and New Zealand.

“Ever since Splatoon launched on May 29 in the United States, we’ve seen thousands of people go online to have fun in this colorful, chaotic competition,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Splatoon multiplayer pits teams of four online players against one another as they try to splatter a majority of the playing area with their team’s colorful ink. Players can transform into squids and swim through pools of their own ink to move faster or maneuver up walls to access hard-to-reach areas.

Note that broadband Internet access is required for online play. Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

For more information about Splatoon, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.

Horror adventure Whispering Willows set to release on Wii U


Whispering Willows

Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2015 – Indie publisher Abstraction Games is pleased to announce its partnership with developer Night Light Interactive to bring the acclaimed indie horror/adventure title, Whispering Willows, to Xbox One and the Wii U system this summer in conjunction with Night Light’s release of the game for Android and iPhone devices. Originating as one of the best-reviewed games on the crowd-funded Ouya platform, Whispering Willows is also in development for Windows 10.

Project Elena’s soul outside her body to solve puzzles, reach hidden areas, and interact with other spirts to ultimately determine what happened to her father.

Rich with narrative and filled with gorgeous hand-painted 2D visuals, Whispering Willows is a horror themed side-scrolling adventure where players take the role of Elena, a young girl determined to solve the mystery behind her missing father. Using a unique amulet gifted from her father, Elena possesses the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. While in this spectral form, she can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion. Help Elena use her astral projection to solve puzzles, help lost spirits, and uncover the mysteries behind her missing father.

Set to a haunting soundtrack, Whispering Willows is confirmed to release this summer for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, the Wii U system, Google Play and the App Store. Whispering Willows is also in development for Windows 10. For more information, head to nightlightinteractive.com, follow @NightLightGames and like it on Facebook.