A Hat in Time may release through Wii U Nintendo eShop


Indie developer Mecha the Slag has shared that their recent project, A Hat in Time, may eventually see release on Wii U through the Nintendo eShop.

“Without making any promises, I think it will be likely that the game ends up on the Wii U,” commented developer Jonas Kærlev to Nintendo Everything. “I have been in touch with a publisher that is interested in putting it on that console, and I’d be more than interested in seeing that happen!”

The game is described as being a “collectathon adventure game,” in which you traverse five worlds as Hat Kid – the evil Moustache Girl causing havoc across them. A multi-use umbrella is your trusty tool, able to be used as a melee weapon, hookshot and propeller.

A Hat in Time takes inspiration from classics in the genre, including Banjo-Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Donkey Kong 64, and enables players to use time travel to change the course of the game’s story.

A Hat in Time is currently set to release on Steam Greenlight in summer 2013, and will also hopefully make it onto the Nintendo eShop.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.