Wii U Getting Wilderness Survival Game Don't Starve Next week

Giant Edition launching May 28 through the eShop.


The Wii U version of Klei Entertainment's wilderness survival game Don't Starve--the Giant Edition--now has a release date, and it's soon. The Nintendo version will arrive through the eShop on May 28 in North America and June 4 in Europe, the Canadian developer announced today.

What's more, Klei has revealed a special, limited-time promotion whereby anyone who buys Don't Starve for Wii U before June 28 will receive an additional copy of the game for free.

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Don't Starve for Wii U comes with the original game and the Reign of Giants expansion. This adds more characters, seasons, and enemies, among other things. The Wii U version also leverages the GamePad for inventory management and to see the map. The game also supports off-TV mode via the GamePad.

Originally released in 2013 for PC before being ported to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita the following year, Don't Starve casts players as a scientist named Wilson. Alone in a scary world, players need to keep Wilson alive by foraging for food and supplies, as well as fending off enemies. Crafting also plays a major role.

GameSpot scored the game a 7/10. Critic Nathan Meunier wrote in his review: "If you're up to the challenge and precariousness of exploring this stark landscape bristling with danger, Don't Starve delivers unique charm, exhaustive depth, and brutal punishment."

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