Curve Studios found critical and commercial success with their indie-platformer Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark. Today they announced a sequel which will be exclusive to Wii U.
This announcement is sure to garner some controversy, but managing director Jason Perkins is not worried. In an interview with IGN he stated: “Whenever a Wii U game gets announced, people clamber all over it," Perkins admits. "We really feel being a bigger part of that smaller selection of titles could be good for us. We will be doing other Wii U games as well. To really, properly give Iwata a hug. We’re not nervous. It’s a good decision for us."
Curve Studios has worked with Nintendo before to bring a little game called Fluidity to Wii and 3DS. They are excited to collaborate with Nintendo again and use the Wii U's hardware to the sequel's advantage - adding co-op via the gamepad, for example:
"What we’re doing with the sequel is still having that test chamber-based gameplay, but we’re pulling back. A clone will escape from the test into the facility at large, and then we’ll have a Metroid-structured game that sits in front of the test chambers. So you’ll explore the facility with a classic Metroidvania structure using abilities, getting to different areas and enemies in the exploration structure, but it’ll be more leisurely paced as regards the test chambers that you find and then enter in order to rescue the clones from within. There’s this dual-layer of gameplay so there’ll be intense tasks to do when you want, but also you can pull back and explore when you want to do more relaxed things. You’re not up against the clock any more so, if you can’t figure it, go off and leave it."
"You get a bigger share of [the Wii U's] smaller audience", game director Jonathan Biddle told GameSpot. "There are less games being released on Wii U, so we'll get more time in the spotlight."