Mar 3rd, 2014

Today Causal Bit Games confirmed that their 8-bit platformer Insanity’s Blade will be coming to the Wii U eShop after becoming officially licensed Nintendo developers. The game is currently seeking approval on Steam’s Greenlight service as well.

Insanity’s Blade is an 8-bit style arcade game that features a unique blend of action, platforming, and RPG elements. The game features two player co-op play as well as a full story mode in addition to arcade mode, which focuses less on story and more on high scores. The current game is 18 stages filled with unique enemies and environments and fully animated cut scenes to tell the story between each stage.

Currently there’s a demo available on the developer’s website if you’re interested in checking it out. No release information has been given for the game on Wii U, but we’ll keep you up to date as the developers announce more in the future.

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  • linkzero65

    this looks intressting. i guess…

  • Snake Eater

    It is one of those games that a certain type of gamer likes, personally I think it looks great

  • jjbredesen

    Game looks nice and all, but where are all the non indie retail games???

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Know what you mean.

    • Dell Goodman

      I wouldn’t be too caring if it was indie or not.. but that is if they didn’t all look rather the same. All 2D platformers with a different element from game A to game B.

      This is why I’m not all that hyped on buying the every day indie game. I do support indie titles, but they really have to stand out for me wanting to put my money down for it.

      Waiting on titles like Festival of Magic to arise again on kickstarter.
      Paradise Lost, first contact to release and Road Redemption to release.

      But I am agreeing, I want to see full developed games from a big company. Another horror game would be perfect, upset that I have to buy all the games on my PC and use Steams big picture to get the console feel that I should be getting from my Wii U.

    • Mithiragi
  • Assassinated23

    Anyone else think it said Infinity Blade at first?

    • Nintendoplaystation

      My brain tricked me with that for a moment too.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Well, Reggie wasn’t lying about there being no game drought… he never said it would be indie-games only, though

    • Mithiragi

      He should’ve told us that part.

      • Con


  • Kinhas

    Now lets make Operation FlappyFall to bring FLAPPY BIRD to the WII U

  • LukeMM95

    Indie games are great and all but the eshop is still really bare compared to XBLA and PSN stores. Not just virtual console games, we need more arcade titles and Sega games. I want Jet Set Radio HD on Wii U damn it!

    • disqus_1S1GyNUnq5

      nintendo does not consider psn or xbla at all. they do not exist in their eyes. this explains how abysmal the eshop is compared to the real contenders. this does NOT explain how anyone can still support sheer arrogance? i got no words for their attitude. that they are going down in a big way is no surprise here.

  • That guy who hates Spike

    I thought it said “Infinity Blade” I was hyped there…

  • Screamin Mime

    An Infinity Blade would be awesome on Wii U.

  • Mithiragi

    Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Terranigma on Wii U E shop would be great.

    • discuss

      Secret of mana yes plz.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        i still have my launch day SNES cart

  • Nintendofreak
    • Shota

      fucking awesome! mario kart 7 was just the kart showcase. but this is just like a dream come true!

  • darkcreap

    I like we are getting indie titles, but it would be great to have also more variety. I recently bought Un-epic and Knytt underground. Haven’t had enough time to play them fully (actually I can’t have a nice session since months due to my work), but they seem quite right.

    By the way, I expected the WiiU version to have voice acting (at least the trailer indicated so, I think). Does anybody else have the WiiU version? I say so, because I have read reviews around the web and they say the WiiU version has voice acting, but I couldn’t hear myself the dialogues.

  • Richard Branches

    It’s cool an 8 bit style game as long as the game is on HD and 16:9 aspect ratio, on that picture the game looks like is in 4:3 and that’s unacceptable on this times…

  • Aleks

    Gasp! Yet another 8-bitish game on my (finally HD) Nintendo. I would be SOOO excited.. if it was 1988! Come on already!

  • NintenDope


  • Magnus Eriksson

    The crap is strong in Wii U. So much crap. One good game since November. Before that the last good game came in the summer. I have really learnt my lesson about Nintendo now.

    • Deadpool U
    • Capt. Smoker

      Even Monkey Island on DOS looked better than this, I wish Nintendo would rev up the form tractor soon, Donkey Kong didn’t do it for me, felt like a frustrating waste of money, I’ve learned my lesson now too, not everything Nintendo touch is gold, sometimes it’s just awful.

  • Con

    Would be even better news if this was still the 90’s. Wtf are the arcade or 1st/ 3rd party games @??

  • Jon Neale

    Looks like an excellent game but as d&d from capcom has shown us it needs a layer of buffing or online to make it worth it’s weight in gold. Of course we have been spoilt with games like unepic and trine2.

  • RyuNoHadouken

    i bet this would have been fun….on my NES

  • Mayoo

    8-bit god of war!

  • Dell Goodman
    Quick youtube search and found a stage 2 video of the game (probably from the demo linked above from Ashley King).