By Michael Fontanini / February 3rd, 2017
If you didn’t get to play Little King’s Story after its initial Wii launch, you missed out on a hidden gem in the Wii library. I did get the game at that time and very much enjoyed it. It’s a very charming little game, but there is more to it than just its cheery facade. You play as a young boy named Corobo, who’s fortunes have just changed completely. But not all is at it seems in his world, though. You’ll have to beat the game to see what that means.
More recently, they ported the game to PC on Steam and launched it there late last year. It also had a PlayStation Vita sequel called New Little King’s Story. XSEED and Marvelous have now announced that Little King’s Story is getting a Groundhog’s Day Special on Steam. The special deal is also available on the Humble Store. During this event you can grab the game for $14.99 (40% off). This Groundhog’s Day Special lasts one week, ending on February 9th.
“Once upon a time, in a small, unremarkable village, there was a timid little boy who didn’t have any friends. One day, while playing alone in his bedroom, he was rudely interrupted by a family of dirty rats. Chasing them out of his room, the little boy suddenly found himself lost in a vast, mysterious forest, where he happened upon a magical crown that imbued him with the power to command. The little boy — with his newfound companions Liam, Verde, and Howser the Bull Knight at his side — has (rather surprisingly) become the leader of the small, down-on-its-luck kingdom of Alpoko.”
Little King’s Story was originally created on a custom engine built from the ground up for this game (and of course for its original target platform: the Wii). As a result, they needed someone who knew a lot about porting games to help give Little King’s Story new life on the PC. Peter Thoman (known as Durante in gaming circles) stepped up to the challenge. You can read about this and the challenges he faced in his guest post on the Localization Blog. Lastly, here’s the game trailer for your viewing pleasure:
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