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There are plenty of Kickstarter projects that feature Wii U in one form or another. For the latest look at which games are seeking funding, check out our roundup below.

Unraveled: Tale of the Shipbreaker’s Daughter (new) – $15,000 for funding, Wii U stretch goal at $35,000
Super Cordon Bleu – $61,065 for funding, includes Wii U
Spooky Poo’s Happy Hell – $13,666 for funding, Wii U stretch goal at $66,000
Nephil’s Fall – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U
The Song of Seven : Chapter 1 – $8,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove – $400,000 for funding, dev eventually wants it on other platforms
Super Cucumber & Down the Drain – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U

Another crowdfunding project is CrossCode, though it’s on Indiegogo. If funds reach €100,000, it will be on Wii U.

Humanature Studios opened a Kickstarter for Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove towards the end of last month. Ever since the campaign stared, the game’s developers expressed interest in making the game for various platforms.

Humanature has now shown clear interest in developing a Wii U version of Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove. If funds manage to reach $800,000, we’ll be seeing the title on the eShop.

You can check out the Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove Kickstarter here. There’s plenty of information about Humanature’s Toejam and Earl revival on the page. You can also watch a video above.

There are plenty of Kickstarter projects that feature Wii U in one form or another. For the latest look at which games are seeking funding, check out our roundup below.

Super Cordon Bleu (new) – $61,065 for funding, includes Wii U
Sneaky Ninja – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Spooky Poo’s Happy Hell – $13,666 for funding, Wii U stretch goal at $66,000
Nephil’s Fall – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U
The Song of Seven : Chapter 1 – $8,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove – $400,000 for funding, dev eventually wants it on other platforms
Blue-Collar Astronaut – $15,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Super Cucumber & Down the Drain – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Strength of the Sword Ultimate – already funded at $14,000 and Wii U stretch goal already reached at $40,000

CrossCode is another project that has entered the crowdfunding seen, though it’s on Indiegogo. If funds reach €100,000, the game will head to Wii U.

Kickstarter went through a bit of a lull in terms of projects including Wii U, but that’s changed over the past couple of weeks. There are now plenty of Nintendo-related indie projects that need your attention.

Here’s a roundup of the latest Kickstarter projects involving Wii U in some form:

Sneaky Ninja – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Spooky Poo’s Happy Hell – $13,666 for funding, Wii U stretch goal at $66,000
Nephil’s Fall – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U
The Song of Seven : Chapter 1 – $8,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove – $400,000 for funding, dev eventually wants it on other platforms
Blue-Collar Astronaut – $15,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Super Cucumber & Down the Drain – $10,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Strength of the Sword Ultimate – already funded at $14,000 and Wii U stretch goal already reached at $40,000


Another Kickstarter project is now confirmed for Wii U. After exceeding $40,000 in donations, Strength of the Sword Ultimate will be making its way to the eShop.

Strength of the Sword Ultimate is a 3D brawler that places players in the role of a knight. There will be multiple enemies to take on at once and boss battles, all of which is tied together with tactical and skill based combat. You can get a look at what’s in store for Strength of the Sword Ultimate through the video above.

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With just a few hours remaining, the Children of Morta managed to reach another stretch goal. Donations topped $100,000 meaning the game will head to Nintendo’s console in the future.

Check out an over for Children of Morta below. A video is attached above. For the Kickstarter, head on over to this page.

Children of Morta is a story-driven hack ‘n slash game incorporating the elements of the roguelike genre, where you will go on an adventure with the guardian family of Bergsons.

The family have lived on the outskirts of Mount Morta, guarding it for many generations. As a tragic event in Morta corrupts the roots of life deep in the mountain, all the creatures turn into furious, possessed monsters. Now the land’s only hope is for the Bergsons to find the seeds of life and use them to cleanse the corruption.

The game has a unique art style blending the old-school 2D pixel art aesthetics with a few modern lighting and rendering techniques, bringing to life a world of fantasy and mystery. The game music is based around orchestral renaissance tunes with many variations to please your ears while taking this journey with the Bergsons.


Last week, the developer behind Starr Mazer showed interest in bringing the game to Wii U and 3DS. That interest has been expressed on Starr Mazer’s Kickstarter, where there are now two stretch goals for Nintendo platforms.

Starr Mazer will be made for Wii U if funds reach $220,000. A 3DS version will be created assuming donations reach the $300,000 mark.

You can find more information about Starr Mazer on the Kickstarter page here. The game itself has raised $81,000 thus far out of the desired $160,000 total, and there are 18 days remaining.

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Hollow Knight is confirmed to be coming to Wii U having reached a new stretch goal on Kickstarter. The campaign manage to reach $50,000 in funding (combined with PayPal donations) with less than a day remaining.

Hollow Knight is a 2D action adventure game that takes place in “a sprawling, interconnected world.” Here’s an overview for the project:

As the enigmatic Hollow Knight, players will journey through the depths of Hallownest, a vast and ancient kingdom buried deep underground. Though long fallen to ruin after a dimly-remembered catastrophe, explorers and thieves still brave its dark roads, its caverns and towers, searching for riches and wonders.

Lately though, something has changed. Villagers and explorers venturing into the caverns have stopped returning. The caverns throb and tremble with a savage energy. A sweet and sickly poison is drifting through the hollows, sending creatures mad with rage and robbing explorers of their memories.

Your goal as the Hollow Knight is to explore this deep and complex kingdom, finding your own way through the dark caverns as you attempt to solve an ancient mystery. The way forward is not always clear, and deadly creatures will hunt you relentlessly, but as you press on, discovering new paths and shortcuts, and finding powerful new weapons and abilities, the kingdom of Hallownest will open up to you and eventually you will conquer it.

You can find more information about Hollow Knight on the Kickstarter page here.

With more and more Kickstarter campaigns popping up these days, it would be tough to cover them all without overloading the site. And thus, the Kickstarter roundup was born! We’ll be posting these each weekend so that we can bring the latest Kickstarter efforts to your attention.

Here’s today’s roundup:

Games

Pocket Rumble (new) – $22,500 for funding, 3DS stretch goal at $60,000
Dust.Evolution (new) – $650,000 for funding, includes Wii U
Incarnate (new) – $48,000 for funding, includes Wii U
UCraft – $20,000 for funding on Wii U
Holobunnies – $15,000 for funding, including Wii U
Pixel Galaxy – $6,000 for funding, including Wii U
Impact Winter – £95,000 for funding, Wii U stretch goal at £150,000


Animal Gods has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter having raised over $26,000. Now that the target has been met, Still Games will bring its project to Wii U at some point in the future.

For those who haven’t heard of Animal Gods previously, the game is a 2D action-adventure RPG that takes place in Bronze Age Europe. Players will journey to an open world and face off against ancient animal Gods.

There’s lots of extra information on the Kickstarter page here. You’ll also find more details in the video above.