Nnooo brings cross-platform multiplayer to Wii U™ with indie hit Cubemen 2™

Sydney, August 8 2013

PRESS RELEASE: 

In a world first for an indie game on a Nintendo platform, Nnooo is bringing cross-platform multiplayer and user generated content to the Wii U system with the hugely successful Cubemen 2. Cubemen 2 is a fast-paced 3D strategy game in which the player controls an army of Cubemen, using them to battle against enemies in a range of modes. Players will be able to enter online matches and create and share user-generated levels regardless of which platform they are using. Players on the Wii U version will be able to battle against other players who own the game on Wii U, PC, Linux®, Mac® or iOS device.

"I'm really proud to be able to announce this," said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo. "We've spent the last few months working with both Nintendo and 3 Sprockets, the game's developer, to make this a reality. Cubemen 2 is an amazing game and a great fit for Nintendo players. We can't wait to see how creative they are, whether in tactical multiplayer online or in the new levels they build."

Cubemen 2, a top-selling Steam® and iOS game, can be played in single player mode or with up to 6 players in online solo or team battles against other players or AI. Players will also be able to create and share their own levels using the game's built-in level editor. Wii U players will have access to all user-generated levels created on other platforms since the release of the game. There are currently over 4,000 user-generated levels to play. The game also includes specific level themes, customisable Cubemen skins and a global ranking system.

"We're excited to be working closely with Nnooo and Nintendo to bring a new dynamic to a Nintendo platform," said Seon Rozenblum, Director of 3 Sprockets. "We're bringing the gaming community together, offering true cross-platform play and user generated content across multiple platforms and devices and we are ecstatic to be including the Wii U in our lineup for Cubemen 2."

Cubemen 2 also marks another milestone for Nnooo, being the first game they have published from another developer. According to Bruce Thomson, Nnooo's Business & Marketing Director, "Publishing has always been part of our long term plan. We'll be identifying games we think fit well on the platforms we develop for and working with the developers to bring the games to some or all of these platforms. Our recent funding from Screen NSW has helped us to combine indie game development and publishing under one roof."

A video of Cubemen 2 for Wii U can be found  here and screenshots of the game are available  here.

For more details on Cubemen 2 visit  www.nnooo.com/software/cubemen2.

Cubemen 2 is expected to be released late 2013 / early 2014 as a downloadable title on the Wii U in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Price to be announced.

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Nnooo is a game development studio based in Sydney, Australia.

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Nnooo™ (pronounced "no") was formed in 2006 by Nic Watt, a former lead game designer at EA in London, with the aim of making innovative use of gaming platforms resulting in great, fun to use games and applications which appeal to everyone. 

Nnooo’s first game Pop™ was released as a launch title for WiiWare™ in the Americas in May 2008 and in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan later that year. The game was also launched on the iPhone™ and iPod Touch™ and Pop+ Solo™ was released for Nintendo DSiWare™ in 2009. 

Other titles released by Nnooo include the myNotebook™ collection, myPostcards™ and myDiary™ for Nintendo DSiWare and escapeVektor™: Chapter 1 for WiiWare.

The company's most recent releases were Spirit Hunters Inc™: Light and Spirit Hunters Inc: Shadow for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo eShop and escapeVektor for PlayStation®Vita and Nintendo eShop. 

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