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

Giant Edition launching May 28 through the eShop.

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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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I've had this game on my PS4 for a while now. I really want to like it but just can't seem to get into it.

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@Boddicker: Sort of like how I feel about that game "Limbo" - I got it for free on my Xbox One and I really want to like it because I like every individual part of the game... but I just don't like the whole of it.

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I tried that online awhile ago - seem to be a fun game. Couldn't quite figure it out but then again - I didn't play for long enough to really say i gave it a fair shot. Might be fun to try on the Wii U...

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does it have local co-op?


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Rather than the usual bait and flame this site is. I'll say congrats to Nintendo users, this is a great game!

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I wonder if GS will rate the Wii U version of this any differently, considering the whole inventory and map on the gamepad thing...

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This is something I would be interested in. I will concede the Wii U doesn't have the best 3rd party support but I will buy this game. And one other lucky person on here will get the extra download code from me.

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Outside of its exclusives, the Wii U is like the fat kid in gym class everyone has to wait for.

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It'll be nice if they can do split screen...even better if one can person can play on the wii pad and the other plays on the TV

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Nice. I quite enjoy playing this game once in awhile. Good to see it getting an expanded audience on the Wii U.

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I'm surprised it took this long to be honest. It will do very well on the Wii U.

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NOW THAT'S A REASON TO BUY A WII U!

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Bored the hell out of me this game. The Forest is where it's at if you want survival games. I brought Don't Starve together on steam and it gave me a free copy which i gave my girlfriend. After 1 hour of playing during which she died fairly early on and was left to wander about as a ghost while googling what I need to do to revive her, we realised the games seriously dull. I think a lot of the praises and hype I heard of the game must of been self promoted.

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@Evil_Saluki: I've played it quite a bit and really enjoy it. I think it's an acquired taste.

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@Evil_Saluki: I must agree I have it on PS4 and there is very little making me want to go back to it. I always get to a stage where I am starting to upgrade stuff and then just run out of steam and leave it for ages.

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I have been waiting for don't starve together to release for sometime now. I do hope it is soon or we get some new Info on it.

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I think I'll check this out. I have no idea what I'll do with the extra code. Maybe host a MK8 tournament and give the code to the winner.

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@bunchanumbers: MEEE...umpf...there was someone faster than me above lol

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@sladakrobot@bunchanumbers: odd question but would a US Eshop code work on a Pal machine?

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@bunchanumbers@sladakrobot: It doesn't work. I used to hold "Abstractionary" tournaments in SwapNote and I'd buy the winners eShop cards, but the guys in Europe and Canada said they didn't work, so I limited it to US only.


I'm no good.

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@bunchanumbers: I am afraid that it wouldnt work...regions,regions :-(

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@sladakrobot@bunchanumbers: :(

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@bunchanumbers: Or you could just give it to me. I'll buy something of equal or lesser value to you. I keep gifting games to my nephews but they're never online to play with, which makes me a sad uncle.

This comment started as a joke, and has become a serious proposition.

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@elheber@bunchanumbers: lol I'll consider it! After I see the final price of the game.

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What I want is Don't Starve Together. When is that one coming?

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@elheber: I don't really like the game but MAYBE I'd play it with my niece/nephew on WiiU.

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