UNITY GAMES BRINGS ROBOT INVADER’S WIND-UP KNIGHT 2 TO Wii U™
Popular Mobile Platformer Comes to Nintendo eShop; Updated and Optimized for Console Gaming
Tokyo – August 13, 2015 – Unity Games, the game publishing division of Unity Technologies Japan, today announced the release of the popular Wind-up Knight 2 for the Wii U™ system. Originally developed by Robot Invader for Android and iOS, Wind-up Knight 2 has since become one of today’s most popular mobile platform games. The game has been extensively updated and rebalanced for the console experience and is available now on Wii U in the Nintendo eShop for $7.50 USD SRP.
As the game publishing studio behind the Unity engine, Unity Games is directly involved in showcasing the engine’s platform extensibility by identifying exceptional games and introducing them to entirely new gaming audiences on entirely new gaming systems. With Wind-up Knight 2, Unity Games went one step further, by directly managing the game’s transition from iOS and Android to Wii U. The studio curated an internal development team who focused on updating the title and making sure the popular mobile platform game was even more accessible and easy-to-use for Wii U fans. Wind-up Knight 2, represents the first ever Wii U title from Unity Games and the studio’s North American debut as a Nintendo publisher.
“We’re tremendously excited to help bring such a great example of what the Unity engine allows developers to creatively accomplish to an entirely new platform,” said Yukimi Shimura, Strategic Contents Manager and Producer of Unity Games. “Robot Invader’s ability to focus on Wind-up Knight 2’s clever platforming, fantastic character design and beautiful visuals is a testament to Unity making platform dynamics so extensible.”
Wind-up Knight 2 is a clever and highly challenging platform game where players control Sir Sprint, a clockwork knight tasked with completing a host of increasingly diabolical challenges. Armed with a powerful sword and a stout shield the windup knight must double-jump, duck & roll, attack and block his way to victory in a beautifully rendered world filled with humorous hazards and inventive obstacles. Players collect coins, discover secrets, use special abilities, purchase powerful new equipment all in an effort to achieve better rankings and conquer level-specific goals. With more than 40 levels, the new Tournament mode, multitudes of secrets and power-ups, unique stage challenges and much more, Wind-up Knight 2 is guaranteed to offer a near endless amount of whimsical fun and soul-crushing excitement for Wii U.
Wind-up Knight 2 is now available in North America on Wii U in the Nintendo eShop for $7.50 USD SRP. To learn more about Wind-up Knight 2, please visit the official website at windupknight2.com
About Robot Invader
Robot Invader is an independent developer dedicated to warping the minds of millions with video games for phones, tablets, consoles, and VR. Founded in 2011, Robot Invader’s small team of veterans have released six titles, including Wind-up Knight, Wind-up Knight 2, and Rise of the Blobs. Their seventh title,Dead Secret, is a murder mystery designed specifically for virtual reality headsets. Robot Invader is physically housed in Menlo Park, California, and exists on the web at http://robotinvader.com and @robotinvader.
About Unity Games
Unity Games is the game publishing brand of Unity Technologies Japan. Unity Games provides global publishing and localization support for game developers who use Unity engine. In addition, Unity Games also directly supports best-in-class examples of Unity engine development on the PC and mobile platforms in order to bring those exceptional titles to the gaming communities on the home consoles.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Game Performance Reporting, Unity Ads, and Unity Everyplay. Unity Technologies serves over 700,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.