New Wave of Indie Games Coming to Wii U

Don't Starve, Never Alone, and Octodad poised for eShop releases.


Nintendo has revealed a spate of indie games heading to Wii U, including an enhanced version of Don't Starve, along with cult titles such as Octodad and Never Alone.

Don't Starve: Giant Edition is a port of the acclaimed PC and PlayStation 4 title, which throws players into desolate backwoods with the goal of surviving and staying sane as long as possible. The roguelike adventure will also use the Wii U GamePad for Off-TV play and an in-game map.

GameSpot's Don't Starve review was generally positive, claiming that the project delivers "unique charm, exhaustive depth, and brutal punishment." The Wii U edition is due for a Spring release.

Meanwhile, the puzzle platformer Never Alone has also been confirmed for Nintendo's home console. While GameSpot's review aired many reservations, some critics praised the project highly. The Wii U edition also features Off-TV play and “contextual insights," which are various details on the history and culture of the Iñupiat people, displayed on the GamePad.

Along with these games, the idiosyncratic platform game Octodad is due to ship on Wii U in the summer. GameSpot's Octodad review was mixed, describing it as "inconsistent, intermittently hilarious trifle".

Additional indie titles coming to Wii U include Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, and Swords & Soldiers II.

“The Nintendo eShop continues to grow, offering consumers a vibrant and constantly expanding library of digital content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,” said Nintendo licensing executive Steve Singer.

“We’ve seen tremendous support from the ‘Nindie’ developer community, and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the games we will soon be helping them to launch.”

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