Two Brothers Announced for WiiU eShop Next Year

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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Two BrothersUpdate: Trailer added below.

In a surprise announcement made by Emily Rogers, a new game will be heading to the WiiU eShop next year.  The game is called Two Brothers, and is being developed by Akk Studios, an up-and-coming indie developer that recently got the confirmation that they will be a WiiU developer.  There was also word of another game, a “3D RPG” that is being considered for the system as well.

Two Brothers was created with a particular style in mind- it emulates the GameBoy in terms of color and detail, but still embodies a more modern artistic expression available by better technology.  According to Emily Rogers’ blog, the visual style plays an important role in the core idea behind the game.

The game’s main idea, in fact, revolves around a quest to find color.  The main character, Roy Guarder, has had a near death experience in which he was able to see a world full of color, unlike the one he lives in currently.  His brother, Bivare, is also pulled into the journey as well.  The game is said to be an action/rpg, in the same vein as Secret of Mana and The Legend of Zelda.

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 Studying the images, the artistic style is very clear.  The game has a very distinct ‘throwback’ characteristic, but with a new and exciting direction.  It looks like it pays homage to a lot of games that many of us grew up playing, particularly those from Nintendo and Squaresoft.  The game is said to be in development for Xbox 360, WiiU, PC, OSX and Linux.  And if one thing is clear, this shows that Nintendo is trying harder this generation to reach out to independent developers.
Akk Studios’ next game will make an appearance at Pax East 2013 in March; keep an eye out then for an announcement about which systems the new game will be developed for.

For full details on Two Brothers and Akk Studios, head to the Not Enough Shaders website, and also the Akk Studios website.

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  • Wow, this game looks amazingly pleasant.

  • That trailer looks really cool.  I’m totally going to get this on WiiU.

  • bulletproof3DS

    the wii u eshop is looking like it’s gonna be quite good. i like the idea of this game and i’m gonna keep an eye on it.

  • oh well… another shitty zOMG INDIE RETRO!!11!1 game…

    i´ll be waiting for something cool from Atlus or Monolith

  • Well, I’m keeping an eye on this game, from now on. This and Cloudberry Kingdom give me a little bit of hope for the Wii U’s eShop.

  • multibottler0cket

    Outstanding 🙂

  • So the game is about finding color and their names are ROY G. and BIVare… very clever.

    • Ahh, I didn’t even notice that!  Good catch

  • With all the references to Nintendo games, I don’t think we’ll be seeing this on the other platforms.

    • Actually, it’s supposed to be coming out for Xbox 360, as well as various computer platforms.

  • Oscar Tong

    I found out about this game during the last few days of its Kickstarter campaign. I wonder why I never backed it… :/

  • It’s like Link’s Awakening and Final Fantasy Adventure got together and created something amazing. 

  • I was happy when I saw that this game will be on OSX, because that meant I could play it. I’m even more excited for this to be on WiiU; I’ll definitely get it on that once I get one.

  • TwinTails

    I gotta have this game! I gotta have a Wii U! o_O