Hive Jump Strikes Wii U In North America On September 28th

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Graphite Labs has announced that their sci-fi action platformer Hive Jump will see release on Wii U in North America next week.

After suffering a delay when development was taking longer than anticipated, the developer touched base in May to explain that they had submitted the game to Nintendo of America but it had failed the process when issues were reported with the build.

When aliens overrun the planet, it is down to you to lend your bug blasting excellence to the Jump CORPS to save the day. That will see you run, jump, and jetpack as you blast and bomb your way through dangerous caverns populated with the extraterrestrials.

There are plenty of Challenge Modes to unload your gun in, including Clean Run, Speed Run, Hardcore, and Endless, the last seeing your powers raised to superhuman levels to take on a 99-depth hive gauntlet.

The Wii U version will have two exclusive features in a Mini-Map and Off-Screen Play, which we will leave them to detail:

Mini-Map
“The Wii U GamePad mini-map will display the layout of the hive as you explore it, and reveal points of interest like doors and chests. Hazards like lava and spikes are labelled as pink tiles and destructible walls as orange. Players can switch between this mini-map view and the next Wii U GamePad feature!”

Off-Screen Play
“You can play Hive Jump entirely on the Wii U GamePad! When in a hive, simply hit the Select button to switch between seeing the mini-map on the Wii U GamePad and seeing mirrored gameplay on it. It goes almost without saying that the Wii U GamePad also outputs sound through its speakers or optional headphone jack.”

Hive Jump will release on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U in North America on September 28th, priced at $14.99.

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