There's an actual new Wii U exclusive coming: Stealth Inc 2 announced

Curve Studios backs Nintendo's Wii U with indie sequel

No, hell hasn't frozen over, those aren't winged mutant pigs flying outside your window, and Half-Life 3 isn't littering the bargain bins at your local GameStop. Indie developer and publisher Curve Studios is releasing Stealth Inc 2--a sequel to the critically acclaimed Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark--exclusively on the Wii U later this year.

"The good thing about releasing on Nintendo is, you're not competing with a lot of other people," Curve Studios' Marketing Manager Rob Clarke told Gamespot. "Even as an indie publisher we always fight with AAA for space on the storefront. With Nintendo, we know they're gonna support us. We also know that we're not having to compete with, say, Watch Dogs for example."

"Yes, there'll be [Mario Kart 8]. But because Nintendo plans its first games out so well, and they have so much control over first-party stuff, we know where we fit into its plans. It's a different experience to working with Sony, but hopefully it'll pay off."

Stealth Inc 2 sees players return to PTi Industries, but this time with full run of the facility rather than just its test chambers. New equipment is promised, as well as co-operative play via the Wii U GamePad.

With all the doom and gloom surrounding the Wii U, and with many third-party publishers pulling support for the platform, an exclusive Wii U release is a risky move, or at least one that potentially limits Stealth Inc 2's audience.

"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."

"We're kind of relishing the idea of being on Wii U. Us being exclusive to Wii U is gonna be news, people are gonna talk about it. No one's gonna miss this fact. That's what we're hoping will make up the difference. It's also good to be on the platform that's got all these unique features. We're gonna be supporting the gamepad, and it's nice to stretch your design muscles a bit harder."

The original Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark was released on PlayStation 3 in July of last year, with the PC version making its retail debut as Stealth Bastard Deluxe in 2011. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

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100 comments
MAXAM999
MAXAM999

So basically these guys are Nintendo fanboys from the bottom of their hearts :)

Good for them ..

divinejester
divinejester

"We are not competing with a whole of other people" - aka there really is nothing worth playing on the Wii U.

daveyf03
daveyf03

Could we please just have a hint of professionalism in the news articles please?

Ejotei
Ejotei

I see Eddie has found himself an apprentice of absolute bias and laughable journalism

Ejotei
Ejotei

THE BIAS IS STRONG IN GAMESPOT

javalino
javalino

WOW !!!! this is what nintendo fanboys get !!! while we play Dark Souls 2!!!

xxxchris
xxxchris

Could the condescension be just a tad subtler?

kujel
kujel

Bad headline for good news.

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

The tone of the title and opening paragraph for this article was quite unprofessional. I'm not usually the type of person who likes to shoot others down or complain about such things, and I do believe that there are instances where a more fun, informal or even sarcastic tone can work with certain posts (like feedbackula, etc), in this case, where you are reporting gaming news, it is completely misplaced and ultimately, it put me off reading. I want unbiased news, not to feel like I'm being asked to join the Nintendo trashing bandwagon.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Okay, who crossed Gir with Sackboy?

TpaulH
TpaulH

 Oh that's clever. With all the doom and gloom surrounding the Wii U, any exclusive gets major headlines. That's a clever marketing strategy. Well done. :)

tommynj
tommynj

Yet another platformer. Exactly what the Wii U needs right ? 

metallinatus
metallinatus

"Us being exclusive to Wii U is gonna be news, people are gonna talk about it. No one's gonna miss this fact."

Ok, you are right about that, it's already news.

But choosing Watch_Dogs as example.... lol bad choice!

mario1028
mario1028

What would really be news is if GameSpot hired ACTUAL journalists to write these articles. The title of the post was incredibly childish, and the snark from the start was completely unnecessary. Just tell us about the new game coming and leave the snide remarks out of it. (And no, it's not just this one...every article is peppered with the same dumb remarks and asides.)

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

it will be a timed exclusive if the developer has any sense. also, nintendo must have paid them a fair amount to secure this deal. no 3rd party willingly makes exclusives for the wii u :D

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Well, if its just half as good as the first one, that only is a reason for WiiU owners to be happy.

WllDan7
WllDan7

Was the first paragraph needed? And come on really. They worked with nintendo before. This is not like a company that has only worked with Sony coming to nintendos side. It is nice to know I am the only person who does not consider my wii u a joke. If Sony has another flash sale and this is in it I may get it. And that may make me want this.

H0M3RC1D4L
H0M3RC1D4L

I downloaded the original from PSN and it was good.  I would give the second installment a go as well!

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

Indie games dont count...EVER.

Also,

"We're kind of relishing the idea of being on Wii U. Us being exclusive to Wii U is gonna be news, people are gonna talk about it. No one's gonna miss this fact. That's what we're hoping will make up the difference"

Thats all fine and dandy...doesnt change the fact that no one is going to buy it.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I really hope the Wii U makes an awesome comeback... Even if it's not to claim 1st or 2nd place in this hypothetical console war, still... I really hope games like Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros, Zelda and the stash of other unannounced games help it along the way... It's a marathon, not a sprint.. And by then people may remember that this company which they point a finger to and laugh, was one they were worshipping no more than 18 months ago

demondogx
demondogx

So what they saying is is that they are afraid of competition ?

That does not speak confidence in it being a quality product

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@divinejester what exactly do you call zombi u, mario kart 8, xenoblade chronicals x, super mario bros u, bayonetta 2 and many more that are on and coming on wii u

noncasualgamer
noncasualgamer

So I take it yo don't have a single next gen system or game, because Wii u is the only console with good quality games.

kujel
kujel

@DrKill09 How dare you bring Gir down to that lousy sackboy's level, Gir is an Irken battle droid after all.

metallinatus
metallinatus

@tommynj I'm sure Xone needs.... but it will never have one, because Xone owners only play Titanfall and COD, you know?

amk11
amk11

@metallinatus  Because Watch_Dogs will be heavily shown off in all stores, and even in the fall when it releases on the Wii U, but not when this game releases. Not a bad choice, they just chose a console where they will get some support

metallinatus
metallinatus

@mario1028 The intro of the post was surely exaggerated.... but I actually liked to be honesty lol

rhymeswithfreak
rhymeswithfreak

@mario1028  Even their ACTUAL journalists act this way.  I don't know what it is about gamespot but they seem to have it in for nintendo.  


amk11
amk11

@Xristophoros  Timed exclusive, still sell the most on the Wii U... indies know what's smart

metallinatus
metallinatus

@Xristophoros  If any console get willingly-made exclusive from a developer, it is the Wii U.... for the very reason noted in this post.

Now what doesn't have ANY advantage at all is make an exclusive for PS4 or Xone when the devs could get double the costumers releasing on both and even more adding Wii U, of course.

H0M3RC1D4L
H0M3RC1D4L

@WllDan7 Bring on Thomas Was Alone on the system too...or maybe even a sequel to that game.  It was great on PSN!

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@WllDan7  Agreed. It's crap like the first paragraph that feeds the strangely unwarranted hate/dislike of the Wii U.

metallinatus
metallinatus

@demondogx When you're an indie developer, making quality titles is not enough.... you must also have a good strategy to get in the spotlight which is not easy for an indie.... this is their strategy.

Kamina85
Kamina85

@demondogx Because quality always sells, right? No, it doesn't always work that way. There are tons of great games out there that didn't sell well because they came out to close to a big mainstream game.

metallinatus
metallinatus

@amk11 @metallinatus What I think it was a bad choice is the game of reference.... they should have used a game that is not coming to Wii U instead of Watch_Dogs.... but well, it doesn't really matter what game they used anyway.

hystavito
hystavito

@rhymeswithfreak @mario1028  Different people say Gamespot picks on different companies.  Yes the WiiU is getting made fun of often, but then at other times they praise the hell out of Nintendo.  For example, some staff often talk repeatedly about how amazing Nintendo's first party titles are.

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

@FLEEBS Tell you what, Chief, if I'm wrong and they have more than 20,000 buys for the system, I'll buy a Wii U and smash it over my head.  If not, I expect an apology.

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

@mario1028 @DarkJedi8_basic 1 unit  or 20K, point is the same.  20K is nothing, unless you're a small time, Indie developer...Oh, wait...

They should put that game where it belongs...on the OUYA.

mario1028
mario1028

@DarkJedi8_basic Actually, you said no one would buy it...why don't you stick with THAT for your childish little bet, instead of 20K?