Iñupiat Puzzle Platformer Never Alone Heads To Wii U With “Cultural Insights” Feature

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Never Alone has already been released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. But, today, Nintendo announced that it’ll be coming to Wii U this June.


Most notably, Never Alone is the first game ever made in collaboration with Iñupiat people. As such, it tells a story about a young Iñupiat girl called Nuna and an arctic fox, which is interweaved with the culture and folklore of the Alaskan natives.


It’s a game about co-operation, specifically between Nuna and the fox, as they try to cross a frozen tundra while an eternal blizzard gives chase, threatening to destroy everything they know and love.



You can play it single player or grab someone else to play in local co-op. The fox is able to scramble up vertical walls and reveal the world of Helping Spirits. While Nuna can move heavy objects, climb ladders, and throw her bola to solve puzzles.


The Wii U version of Never Alone has new “Cultural Insights” that detail the history, culture, and lives of the Iñupiaq people on the Wii U GamePad. There are also over 40 unlockable stamps for Miiverse.


Find out more about Never Alone on its website.

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Former Siliconera staff writer and fan of both games made in Japan and indie games.