Gone Home Is Coming Home To Wii UJason Fanelli |
A Nintendo employee accidentally spilled the beans on a major indie win for the company: The Fullbright Company's excellent, first-person and story-driven game, Gone Home, is coming to the Wii U.
Damon Baker of Nintendo of America was speaking at Unite 2014, a conference based all around the use of the Unity engine, when he let the information slip that Gone Home was coming to Wii U. According to IGN, Baker was describing how a game gets published onto the Nintendo eShop when he said that Gone Home "is confirmed as a Wii U title and is coming out in the near future."
Gone Home made an appearance under the "third-party and indie releases" portion of Nintendo's upcoming holiday lineup, which was unveiled a short time later. .
Gone Home to the Wii U is a wonderful thing, as the more people who get to play this fantastic game the better. Fullbright crafted a beautiful story in this game of exploration, it felt like a horror/mystery game at first glance, but quickly evolved into a whole other game entirely. We played it, we love it, and now, Wii U owners will get to experience it as well.
Hopefully, this isn't the last big indie title we see coming to the Wii U. We worry about Nintendo's initiative towards independent games because Dan Adelman, who was in charge of the indie program at Nintendo of America, left the company earlier this month. Many of the recent indie greats that came to the Wii U, Wii, DS and 3DS over the past nine years can be attributed to Adelman's deals between the small-time developers and Nintendo. His departure was a huge blow to future indie games trying to launch on Nintendo consoles.
Gone Home will launch on the Wii U later this year.