Indie studio Rivyd Incorporated has revealed that it is producing a platform title exclusively for the Wii U eShop by the name of Kenji: Rise of a Hero.
Rivyd Incorporated has announced a Wii U eShop exclusive, Kenji: Rise of a Hero.
Kenji: Rise of a Hero is a single-player title intended for “advance players, or beginners that want to better their game”. Rivyd says it will be “one of the most difficult games to date for the Wii U”.
Not much has been shared thus far, though the main character is based on Rivyd’s Hiram Jaden Maldonad. We also have the following information on Kenji’s back story:
The design of Kenji reflects Hiram in just about every way, down to the clothing. When first created, Kenji had an initial design but no name. Hiram Decided to name Kenji after “Mike Kenji Shinoda” a vocalist and keyboard player in the rock group Linkin Park. The decision came after the fact that Kenjis design was just completed, and Hiram was listening to “Kenji” by “Mike Kenji Shinoda”. Hiram decided to go with a monkey, due to the fact that Hiram was born June 4th, 1992 which happened to fall on the year of the monkey on the Chinese Zodiac. The clothes Kenji bears are the same garments you will always see Hiram with. The three spikes on his head represent a “Mohawk” Hiram use to have. You can also see that Kenji’s design shares certain things in common with a lot of Hiram’s favorite video game characters.
“I really wanted to establish a connection with my character. Kenji represents just about everything about me. That tends to make it a lot easier when writing the story or any scripts. Rather than thinking what a character would do or say, I think about what I would do or say in that situation.”
Kenji: Rise of a Hero will launch on November 25.