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Tower of Shadow (wii) official site opens

kenji

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http://www.hudson.co.jp/kagenotou/

direct screens







- pseudo-platformer
- reminiscent of Ico
- a giant tower sits in an abandoned land
- control the shadow of a boy as he tries to climb the tower
- walk on the shadows that platforms cast, and avoid the shadows of traps
- interact with shadows to move things in the real world (pull the shadow of a lever to move the real lever)
- boy has a black butterfly that aids him on his quest
- butterfly can move the light source to make jumps/puzzles easier for the boy
- no release date

looks really interesting :D
 

AniHawk

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I'm kinda disappointed that it's not about Shadow the Hedgehog.

I guess I'll just have to settle for another platformer on a home console.
 

A Human Becoming

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Until I read the quote at the bottom I was confused where the main character was.

I hope they change the HUD in the top right corner.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how the actual objects that aren't shadows could play into the game beyond providing an extra layer of visuals.
 

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ICallItFutile said:
Until I read the quote at the bottom I was confused where the main character was.

I hope they change the HUD in the top right corner.


it's on the left.
 
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AniHawk said:
I'm kinda disappointed that it's not about Shadow the Hedgehog.

I guess I'll just have to settle for another platformer on a home console.
Yeah, they just keep on pumpin' them out these days, don't they? I just wish we could get a couple more shooters, I'm beginning to think no one cares about the genre any more which is just sad if you ask me.
 
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Yeah, they kind of lost that special je ne sais quoi they used to have when 16 bit consoles went out of style, didn't they? But then again they seem to be getting along with Nintendo pretty well now so they might as well put a decent amount of effort into this.
 

EatChildren

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Looks nice, if a little bright, and I quite like the concept. Has a lot of potential, I say. Fingers crossed.
 

sinseers

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is this a retail game or wiiware? BTW Hudson is starting to really rep for the Wii ;o)
 

The Hermit

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A game with "Shadow" in the name that looks like ICO, hmmm

Jokes aside, the premisse looks very very cool...
 

SilverLunar

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Interesting concept. The Idea is pretty cool.
I am not sure about how will they execute this, gotta wait and see.
 

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Interesting to say the least...
If the game has nice puzzles and good jump'n'run elements to it, I could imagine dusting off my Wii.
 

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Insayne said:
Interesting to say the least...
If the game has nice puzzles and good jump'n'run elements to it, I could imagine dusting off my Wii.
There shouldn't be any dust on your Wii, Little King's Story should be in it.
 

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now that's something interesting. don't screw it up, hudson.
 

wrowa

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Control the shadow of a boy? That concept sounds very promising and interesting. I don't like the look of the screenshots that much, though. It's obviously influenced by ICO and while that isn't a bad thing, Hudson's attempt to recreate that style looks kinda uninspired and bland. It misses what the style of ICO made great.

But maybe the game looks beter in motion. The Calling (the other new Hudson game for the Wii) looks horrible on screens, but the leaked videos are great.

ICallItFutile said:
I hope they change the HUD in the top right corner.
I hope they don't only move it to the right corner but make it also smaller. On the screenshots it looks way too big.
 

mclem

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jay said:
I'm trying to figure out how the actual objects that aren't shadows could play into the game beyond providing an extra layer of visuals.

On looking at the third screenshot, part of me keeps thinking that you'd have to duck under those pillars despite them not being part of the shadow world. It could either be 'true' shadowing - so you'd just run past them with the shadow distorting on the way - or a variety of 'fake' shadowing, where the shadows apply to a plane and anything that blocks the plane would be an obstacle.

Either could be good, both could be interesting.

The light-source thing could be great since it'd affect the relative positions of platforms in the foreground and the background as they form shadows.
 

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Wasn't there some kind of indie project with the same premises?

Capucine? It was more about interaction with nature, the enemies were shadows IIRC you defeat them using light powers. The art style is pretty reminicent, washed out tones and bright enviorements.
 

ksamedi

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Hudson have been doing some pretty cool stuff on the Wii. This looks to be the coolest though. Definitely interested.
 

nincompoop

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2D platformer? With light-based puzzles?? Reminiscent of Ico??? Developed by Hudson?!?!

DO FUCKING WANT!!!!!
 

JDSN

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HEY GUYS I HAVE A DIRTY WII COS I DONT USE IT COS ITS SHIT AND IM GONNA CLEAN IT TO PLAY THIS!
 

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JDSN said:
HEY GUYS I HAVE A DIRTY WII COS I DONT USE IT COS ITS SHIT AND IM GONNA CLEAN IT TO PLAY THIS!


Well, it is proper hygiene to clean your Wii daily. Otherwise, it can become infected.
 

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Hudson hasnt exactly been the epitome of game design as of late, so Id rather them take this route.
Marble Saga laughs at you and spits in your face.
 
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Looks really cool, actually. Hopefully it turns out to be really good :D

It does have a similar style to Ico, but I don't know if I'd compare the two hugely just yet. Can't wait to hear more about it though.