May 1st, 2014


After a successful run on Steam as Stealth Bastard and the eventual port to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita as the much more mild Stealth Inc., it’s curious that Curve Studios has decided to bring Stealth Inc. 2 to Wii U as an exclusive title. But according to Jonathan Biddle, it makes the most sense. Before working a studio to help indies get their titles on the PS4, Curve Studios developed Fluidity for the original Wii. It was declared one of the best ever WiiWare releases.

According to Biddle, Nintendo wanted the first game on Wii U but the discussion was taking place after Curve was working on getting the game on the PlayStation platform, so they struck a deal. The sequel for the game would be released on Wii U as an exclusive. According to managing director Jason Perkins, it’s a prime opportunity for both Nintendo and the small studio.

“There’s the point that while the Wii U hasn’t sold in huge numbers, there are still a number of Wii U gamers out there and a very empty digital store. If we can capture a large percentage, albeit of a smaller market, it does make sense.”

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, check out this release trailer for the PlayStation 4 version. It’s an intense 2D platformer that requires skills and puzzle-solving. Currently there’s no release date for the game aside from “this year”, but the fact that it’s Wii U exclusive is very exciting.

[via Eurogamer]

Thanks Arthur!

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  • steveb944

    How come I always like the ones that have bloody deaths. Looks neat, I hope it’s inexpensive.

  • Saul Rivera

    Have the first one on the PS3 thanks to Plus…and it’s been fun so far…I would love co-op for the second one though…

  • Cyberus

    Is this game a good game, or some short indie mess

    • John Andalora

      Good game.
      First one is awesome!

    • GmailIsDown

      games from this indie studio pretty much are all well received

  • Volshebink

    Oh boy, another 2D platformer…

    • Rinslowe

      True, but variety is the spice of life. Even if the basic ingredients are similar.

    • Jack5221

      Oh boy another indie game… Honestly though, this one isn’t bad. I played the first one and liked it.

    • Wren Justin Umlauf

      Would you rather have another FPS?

  • Wooopigsooie

    This actually looks really fun! Kinda reminds me of the Rayman stealth levels which I loved. I’ll probably add it to my collection if the price is right. Props for being the first indie game in a while that has peaked my interest.

    • thedeciderU

      kind of reminds me of oddworld, trying to sneak by enemies and avoid being shot from a guard in the background.

  • John Andalora

    I sincerely hope that every single Wii U owner purchases this game.
    Here’s why:

    Curve Studios is a very big independent developer/ publisher group that does a great deal of making games on multiple platforms. If this game is successful, then Wii U owners could potentially get all the other games that Curve affiliates with, and even all future games, including Thomas Was Alone, Velocity Ultra, Lone Survivor, the original Stealth Inc., Proteus, MouseCraft, and more!
    They literally make a profit out of putting their games on new formats (mostly they’ve been going PC to PS3 or Vita so far), and it’s probable that if this does well, they’ll port their other games pretty quickly.

    Also Curve is my favorite indie company of all time and Stealth Inc is my favorite independent game of all time, so I really want this new one to do well!

    • Rinslowe

      How about you get that Wii U back? Lol.

      • John Andalora

        E3 will decide that one.
        If Nintendo’s just gonna give more of the same, I’ll kindly decline.

        • Rinslowe

          I don’t disagree. I just want the games…
          It would have been a blow to know that 3rd parties are shying away again. I think a lot of people underestimate the pressure that would have placed on Nintendo’s internal games development. You can’t just turn out innovative software on a dime, lol. Right?
          They need to rely more on themselves now than ever before perhaps and that means more exclusive first party content more often – as a start. Then on to other strategies, whatever they end up being. But adapting to that realisation would always have taken time. It’s not like they would have planned for the whole EA/ Origin debacle to turn out the way it did for eg…

          E3 will tell us if they have the answer or not. I think that’s a fair comment…

  • Ducked

    Uh oh! You better watch out PS4 and Xbox One!…

  • I have the first game on android and it’s a good game.

  • FIreproof_actual
    • John Andalora

      What is this from? THIS IS AWESOME!

      • Rinslowe

        And that is no stunt double…

        • John Andalora

          Every time I see that, I still laugh.
          I really need to know what show this is from!

  • Rinslowe

    Wii U and exclusive. Those two words are sounding pretty good.

  • WiiUPS4

    Nice but we need more

  • kirbydonuts

    I played the first game on ps3 and it was awesome, I can’t believe that their going to make a sequal for the Wii u:) the game might end up being the best indie games on the eshop.

  • I wasn’t too excited, then I saw that they made fluidity, which was really good. I’m interested, to say the least

    • Rinslowe

      I think she’s actually just trying to tell us all she’s “wasted, wasted, wasted, wasted”…

      • Donna Noble? Possibly, though I doubt it.

        • Rinslowe

          No just “wasted, wasted, wasted, wasted…”

  • Dark-Link73

    I’ll be looking at this with great interest.

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  • Andrew Clear

    So many side scrollers now.

  • Donaald

    This guy is genius, he’s using the haters to advertise his game!

  • Arthur Jarret

    More developers should follow his reasoning, I think.
    The addition of the first games trailer really rounds out the article!

    I won’t complain about too much side scrollers: Side scrolling =/= the same genre – I remember having plenty variation on NES and SNES and most were sidescrollers (side scrolling beat m up, side scrolling stealth, side scrolling shooter… all different genres).

    I hope this game will do well enough for the developer to consider more exclusive Wii U games.