A bevvy of new games from indie studios around the world will be hitting the Wii U eShop this year and R & P Studios is the latest among them with its title Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land. The title was announced exclusively for the Nintendo eShop and is a game the developer describes as a side-scrolling platformer. The story is one of a princess taken hostage due to the war of the 8-bit and 16-bit worlds. The player is tasked with finally ending the war on graphics once and for all. There are currently no screenshots of the game available, save for the teaser image you see above, though the game is scheduled to release this year. Does the premise for this one intrigue you at all? local_offer adventure tru 8-bit land Nintendo r & p studios wii u stars Further Reading The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. Insane Mario Maker level still unbeaten. Jack5221 Im getting a little tired of all the indie games to be honest. Not say saying they’re bad, would like some of the other big titles to just be released already. Daniel Gonzalez I know how you feel. Played enough on my PC as it is. For consoles, I’d like to see some retail games. Skelterz Well sadly Iwata is allergic to releasing retail games so he only does it a few months apart so he can get over his cold sweats and fever. Simon Stevens When we see the hanky in the blazer pocket and a drop of flop sweat, we know it’s party time! Simon Stevens Steam and GOG give me enough to contend with and I’ll bet it’s cheaper than this piece of crap val berger haha well said GamesByXerron Curious~ What would change your mind toward small-time developers? Skelterz I don’t think he dislikes them but enoughs enough we want some retail games. Jon Well sadly, indie games may be where the gaming industry is going. Look at how much it has grown in the last 4-5 years. Daniel Gonzalez There’s no evidence that backs that up. Lol. Indeed it has grown, but that doesn’t mean it will take over. There’s plenty of room for indie and AAA games to coexist. AWwriter Well, that’s the point – indie vs. AAA. There is no middle ground really anymore. Not trying to get political, but it’s directly analogous to the middle class – there really isn’t much of a “middle class” these days, people are either broke or well-off. That’s what the gaming industry is – AAA titles on one side, indies on the other. The only middle ground these days is mostly shovel ware like “insert name of licensed character” party games or mini game collections that are put out by middling cash grabbers. Jon The gaming history of the last 5 years backs that up… take a look at the amount of indie games there are now, take a look at steam. Then you have the companies that make them are even making games in the similar style of the indie games. Companies such as Ubisoft with Child of Light and Cloudberry kingdom. Sega with being the publisher of The Cave and Capcom with Ducktales Remastered. Plus a various other bunch. The majority of your AAA titles now-a-days are just remakes of the last game with parts cut out to sell for more as DLC so what is going to happen when people finally going to get bored of them or get fed up with paying for half a game? They will just go to something different and will probably look more towards the indie library because it will have the most diverse and variety you can choose from. This was also one of the heavy marketing things with the new Xbox and PS. The PS+ for your “free games” which are primarily indie games if they are not all indie games and then Xbox live which is flooded with indie games. Yes, they could co-exist but if thing are going to way they are, you’ll see the scale really start tipping in the side of the indie games if it already hasn’t done so. Daniel Gonzalez Indie movies haven been around for years, but how many actually make a ton of money compared to the Hollywood Blockbusters? Not often. They won’t take away from big budget games. It’s not really a matter of could coexist, it’s more they will. They basically both have a part in the industry. It shows as of now. As much as I appreciate indie games and I do enjoy them, they aren’t system sellers. Don’t get me wrong, you very well could be right, but as long as indie games generate less profit than AAA titles, indies will continue to be a niche market on consoles. PC makes up the majority. Just a difference in opinion. Simon Stevens I think everything will be cheaper one day and available mostly through the cloud, thus having a different variety of games, but no time soon certainly, there picking up good pace though 🙂 can’t wait for a few indies this year Magnus Eriksson I thik its more weid to announce a game in the makings, reveal the plot but nothing about the game really. val berger I’m tired of bad indie titles. Nintendo somehow didn’t really understand why people love indie games. not because they are indie, but because there are some very good ones out there. There are quite great games out there, somehow all skipping WiiU. What’s about Fez or Gone Home? they both would fit to the WiiU and there’s plenty of quality stuff where they are coming from. At the moment, the only indiegame I’m waiting for is Armikrog by pencil test studios, which I backed up via Kickstarter. I personally could play good indiegames the whole day long. But the good ones. CouchSquadNick The latest Nintendo Direct featured like four Indie developers, all of whom started their remarks out with the words… “8bit”. How many of these will it take for the trend to shift? Stoenk How many FPS does it take for the trend to shift? Gameonfool how many mario’s does it take for the trend to shift? Skelterz How many delayed games does it take for people to lose faith in Ubisoft. Gameonfool they make some good games, thats why. how many delayed games does it take for people to loose faith in nintendo, well they make great games too Simon Stevens Exactly, both delayed there games last year due to lies, Nintendo wanting something for the beginning of the year, and Ubisoft because there was too many similar games in that genre coming out at the time, both lied and said “polish” and “not done yet”, both as bad as eachother, faith lost Magnus Eriksson Yeah, Wii U is flooded with FPS… Stoenk I meant the game industry in general Thomas Vienna It’s like reality television. The trend will never shift because the development cost is too low for them to pass it up. Kevin Frei Certainly does spark my interest! I just downloaded Retro City Rampage DX off the 3DS eShop and have been having a blast. This title sounds like another awesome throwback to simpler gaming days! Daniel Gonzalez More indie games……yay. If I wanted an adventure to 8 bit Land, I’d hook up my NES and play awesome NES classics. Magnus Eriksson Indies are supposed to push the industry in new directions. But sadly most indies are just rehearshes of each others. Ill never get tired from playing old classics though. Thats why I bought an Ouya where I can play Nintendo classics for free on an emulator. It works very well and is definitly on pair with Virtual Console, but cheaper. Daniel Gonzalez I got an Android gaming tablet just the same. VC is overpriced. Agree as well. A lot of indie games try to be 8 bit hacks. It’s a good thing there are more creative ones out there that don’t try to emulate the 8 bit era. That time is over, and let the classics of the past take care of the nostalgia. Thank god not all indie developers do this. Simon Stevens People wait for gba and ds vc, we be playing it on the big screen, like a boas! Kristian Kouvo How about bringing all the best RPG games to Wii U there ever was and then continue with making Wii U this gens ultimate RPG platform. Yeah – and why not the indie too. Entropyguy Some RPGs would be awesome. And yes, the gamepad would make for a fantastic interface for an RPG. Skelterz How about square-enix say hey iwata how’s about we do a exclusive 3 game deal for you and bring out chrono trigger, Final fantasy 6 and , a brand new final fantasy game for retail that way we get 2 great E-shop titles and a new one. Simon Stevens I just want a new Dragon Quest, maybe a new crystal chronicles done right this time?, even a kingdom hearts side story would be nice, something at least…. Simon Stevens Considering Vita gets all the jrpg games yet sells like no one wants to buy it, this could only indicate that Iwata is doing a crappy job and had no communication skills with 3rd parties what so ever, Reggie would just hassle for a bargain, I wish the Wii U would get some Jrpgs, just don’t see it happening 🙁 Ducked Who remembers the famicom? Daniel Gonzalez I sure do. Got a good friend that has one. Ebay saves lives. Ducked I used to own a plug and play machine that played games, but it broke. I always got addicted to the Circus game on it HungryMetroid based on that promo image it looks like one of those games nobody wants but your grandma gets it for you on Christmas cause its cheap. DeStarfighter that looks awfull. . . Simon Stevens Nope…. not impressed Skelterz N64 VC simple i’m tired of indie games to be truthful im tired of reading about them and seeing them i like the fact the indie devs support wii u i like the fact we get them but i don’t really personally want them over say a brand new Goemon or like zelda, I think nintendo should push to banjo kazooie off of rare and microsoft try to bully it out of them. Simon Stevens Really?, I dunno, maybe if they actually touched them up in HD, sure, but playing old games, well, it gets old, though I’d love some N64 and Gamecube action on the Wii U, it shouldn’t be a major priority right now above all else they’ve done wrong which they have yet to right Skelterz yeah they defo need a lick of HD Simon Stevens I was surprised they only upscalled Wii games, when they should have really rerendered them in 1080p, hope they fix that and have a good crack at rerendering the VC games from now on, would really breathe new life into the golden library of games gone by on Nintendo systems, if they did that, i’d happily buy them 🙂 Skelterz DKTP 4 DAYS!!!!!! AWwriter I have to say, I get that 8 bit just as a term has all this nostalgia around it, but I’d really prefer if this stuff was actually 16-bit quality. There is a big jump there – but 16-bit is still retro. For example, Tiny Death Star is a fun little game, but it can be tough to figure out the difference between some characters and I always feel like cleaning my iPad screen because it looks blurry. I’m all for retro and I’m all for not needing high Rez graphics, but 16-bit was really the nice sweet spot where characters could look like characters but wasn’t anywhere near photorealistic. 8 bit has a charm but it was so limited it almost feels like a cop out instead of making a “real game”, whereas 16-bit is just as charmingly retro but doesn’t have that “I need to squint to make out what that is” limitation. peeer “For example, Tiny Death Star is a fun little game, but it can be tough to figure out the difference between some characters and I always feel like cleaning my iPad screen because it looks blurry.” Atari 2600 or any game systems before that were much worse than any 8-bit games in that matter… Being from that generation myself I can garantee you I will enjoy any 8-bit games anyday. I mean, as long they don’t go as far as Atari 2600 I will be happy lol. 00EpicGamer00 …Am I the only one who thinks the person in the image looks like Markiplier? Donaald That promotional poster is so bland and not very reminiscent of the 8-bit era. Kristian Kouvo Yeah it’s just a downscaled mosaic version of some bad jpg. Not really pixel art. Christian Schoff Is that a Keyblade? Ducked They probably got inspired from it.. Dylan Clark are you fkin kiddin me. these indie games have got to stop they are terrible imho. Moreck The premise is interesting; hopefully the execution will be handled better than that “teaser image.” Prizm Looks like crap. Although their website states that the poster “does not represent what the game will look like”. Good thing. But everything about this announcement is completely unprofessional: A horribly amateur poster, their website is a free-hosting site (they don’t even own their own URL which is only $10-$20 a year) and it looks like it was done in 10 minutes. They can’t even offer one screenshot for the game, even though they have publicly announced it on gaming sites, and they supposedly already have the licensing from Nintendo to put it on the eShop? Sheesh, you’d think without screenshots they’d make one hell of an attractive poster.