Loading up the Wii U eShop doesn’t tend to result in many new games or exciting updates these days, but thanks to a release arriving on the system’s digital shelves today, owners of Nintendo’s discontinued system can finally get stuck into something new.
Well, we say new, but the game in question is Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition, a title that launched on Switch earlier this year and one that was already a remake of a DOS game from the ’90s. Still, the Wii U will take what it can get.
And in all seriousness, it’s great to see a publisher taking the time to launch a game on the Wii U at all. This Definitive Edition release reworks the original and adds new features, levels and more:
Commander Keen is back. In the modernised Definitive Edition of the lost episode “Keen Dream”, Keen has to fend off a nasty nightmare about evil vegetables. The Definitive Edition features full widescreen support, twelve all-new levels – doubling the length over the 1990 original – and a full music score. The game structure has been reworked to make the game a more modern experience without sacrificing any of the original charm!
It’ll be available today on the Wii U eShop for just £4.49, and the Switch version – usually £8.99 – has also been reduced to this lower price up until 31st December.
As it happens, this week we decided to boot up a load of Wii U games to see if people were still playing the system online. It proved to be more popular than we thought after all these years, so we’re glad to see it get a new release. Do you still play your Wii U? Let us know in the comments.