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Hive Jump finally approved for Wii U, dev unsure about Switch port

Posted on August 18, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

It’s taken awhile, but Hive Jump has finally been approved for Wii U. The game made it through Nintendo’s certification process. The team is currently wrapping up some final things, and will be announcing a release date soon.

Graphite Lab has also commented on the possibility of a Switch port, though there isn’t much news at present. A decision hasn’t been made one way or another.

Here’s what was mentioned in the latest Kickstarter update about sticking with Wii U and potentially bringing Hive Jump to Switch:

You know, we got a lot of feedback telling us to give up on the Wii U version. With the Switch release being so successful, it may have seemed like a better move to pull a “switch’em” (pun intended) and change platforms. Why didn’t we? Because we know there are still over 800 of you that are excited to get your Hive Jump keys on Wii U and we didn’t want to let you down. We want to see you jumping hives and blasting bugs with the rest of the backers.

Will we bring Hive Jump to Switch? We don’t yet know. Our next item of business is to get you some physical rewards that we owe ya!

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  • Travis Touchdown

    Good for them! I’ll be sure to add the game to my Wii U wishlist.
    The Wii U is still going strong, baby.

  • I didn’t even know this a kickstarted project. I thought this was dead for at least a YEAR!

  • LordDisco

    I really, really do want to play this, but my Wii U is pretty much done outside of Mario Maker. I’m just waiting for the inevitable announcement of a Switch-version of Mario Maker, and then my Wii U will be brought out to pasture.

    Sorry, Hive Jump. But if you do come to Switch, you better believe I’ll get you then!

  • Justin McQuillen

    this was supposed to be a launch window game on wii u haha

    • Carlos

      Seriously?! Wow.

  • Stuart O’Quin

    Hopefully it comes to Switch. I was excited to play this on Wii U after the demo, but it’s hard to play too much on Wii U right now.

  • Locky Mavo

    Keeping their promise to release on Wii U is awesome and all, but at this point a Switch port should be a no brainer, hopefully it’ll happen with the online multiplayer added back in.

Related Game Info


Platform: WII U ESHOP
Genre: SHOOTER
Publisher: Graphite Lab
Developer: Graphite Lab
Release date: September 28, 2017
OWN IT: 0 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 0 [I beat this game]
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