Pushmo Wii U release confirmed

Good news for Nintendo fans. Pushmo, the highly successful 3DS puzzler, will see a Wii U release in the not too distant future.

For starters, the graphics look crisp and refined in High Definition and a notable step up from the 3DS handheld. It also appears that Wii U owners will be able to create their own Pushmo levels, drawing them via the Wii U Gamepad, then playing them in-game. It also seems possible to share them via a Miiverse plug-in, give them a star rating out of 5,  provide Yeahs and leave messages on the levels. Stamps will also be available for the game.

It would also seem as if you can share levels between the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game via QR codes, though it’s difficult to infer the information due to the Japanese translation

In Japan at least, the game seems as if it will arrive on 19th June and sell for 1,000 Wii U Points. There does seem to be a limited time discount on the Wii U version – I think if you’ve already purchased on 3DS.  The release has been shrouded in mystery until now, it’s the first we’re hearing of anything remotely related to the game, which tends to suggest it was to be part of Nintendo’s E3 briefing. However it looks as if Nintendo Japan have jumped the gun a little early.

A great game and exactly what the Wii U needs to give the eShop a push in the right direction.

For more information, here’s the official Pushmo Wii U Site which includes additional videos and information and a launch trailer for the game. Both of these are in Japanese.

 

(Via Wario64)

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