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Game Arts Casts Its Shadow On WiiWare

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The Grandia and Lunar developers are working on their first WiiWare game and it’s the second Wii game announced this year that relies on the concept of light and shadow, after Hudson’s Lost in Shadow. When Lost in Shadow was first shown off, people compared the art style to Ico. If I were to compare Game Arts’s Shadow Walker: Boy of Shadow, Fairy of Light to anything, aesthetically, it would have to be Lost Winds and Animal Crossing.

 

You play as a boy named Lux and traverse the world with a fairy named Popo. As you’d expect, you can only walk in the shadow. The game is a mix of action and platforming. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Shadow Walker looks really good for a 40 MB game. Game Arts have plenty of experience with Wii development, having worked on Super Smash Bros. Brawl and TMNT: Smash Up. Shadow Walker: Boy of Shadow, Fairy of Light releases on WiiWare on October 10 in Japan for 1,000 points. It has already been confirmed for a North American release.

 

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.