Cubemen 2 Wii U Will Have Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Cubemen 2 Wii U Will Have Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Development Studio Nnooo, a game developing studio based out in Sydney Australia, has recently announced that they will be developing the Wii U version of 3 Sprockets Steam® and iOS indie hit, Cubemen 2. Additionally, they have also announced that the game will have cross platform multiplayer and shared user generated content with the PC, Linux, Mac, and iOS devices. This is also the first game that Nnooo has published from another developer and according to Bruce Thomson, Nnooo’s Business & Marketing Director,

“Publishing has always been part of our long term plan. We’ll be identifying games we think fit well on the platforms we develop for and working with the developers to bring the games to some or all of these platforms. Our recent funding from Screen NSW has helped us to combine indie game development and publishing under one roof.”

Cubemen 2 is a fast paced, 3D strategy game where players control armies of Cubemen to fight against enemies in a variety of modes. The game can be played in single player mode, or with up to 6 players online. You can play in online solo or team battles against either AI, or other players. As mentioned before, players can create user generated levels through the in-game level editor which currently has over 4,000 levels created. The game has its own in-game levels,  and also offers customizable cubemen and global leaderboards.

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Cubemen 2 is expected to be released late 2013 / early 2014 as a downloadable title on the Wii U in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Price is to be announced later.
Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo, said

“I’m really proud to be able to announce this, we’ve spent the last few months working with both Nintendo and 3 Sprockets, the game’s developer, to make this a reality. Cubemen 2 is an amazing game and a great fit for Nintendo players. We can’t wait to see how creative they are, whether in tactical multiplayer online or in the new levels they build.”

Seon Rozenblum, Director of 3 Sprockets, said

“We’re excited to be working closely with Nnooo and Nintendo to bring a new dynamic to a Nintendo platform. We’re bringing the gaming community together, offering true cross-platform play and user generated content across multiple platforms and devices and we are ecstatic to be including the Wii U in our lineup for Cubemen 2.”

 

Writer’s Opinion
I think this is great idea even though the Wii U has seen enough ports since it’s initial launch. The difference between this port is it will be perfect and will also  implement a element I feel is unexplored in gaming. Very few games do the cross platform multiplayer, and I feel as if this is a disservice to the community. A lot of people will buy consoles because most of their friends own that console, and I feel that this is almost unfair to the consumer. Consumers should buy a product based on if the hardware and software is desirable to them, not if their friends own it. Cross platform multiplayer would eliminate that problem and would help consumers pick the console they feel is best suited for them (I know consumers are responsible for their own choices, but this peer pressure does give a console a advantage once it becomes the top seller.) Overall any game for the Wii U library is good and hopefully this helps get more people interested in the console as PC and Mobile gamers play with the WIi U community. Hopefully we will also see some more great ports from Nnoo that are actually complete unlike the botched ones that other developers are pumping out.
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