Nyamyam have confirmed that they are now officially licensed Wii U developers and will bring their game Tengami to the eShop. The indie adventure title is set in Japan and takes place in world made of paper. Here is the official description from the game's website.
In Tengami you explore a beautifully paper crafted 3D pop-up world, with an art style inspired by traditional Japanese arts and crafts. Tengami is an adventure game, full of wonder and mystery, set in Japan of ancient dark fairy tales. The world is at your fingertips as you manipulate it to solve puzzles and discover secrets. Tengami will be released first on iOS in summer 2013. In addition a release on PC and Mac is planned. The game is currently in development for the Apple iPad.
Nyamyam is based in the UK and is made up of former members of Rare, the company that created many of Nintendo's greatest hits, including the Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES. Jennifer Schneidereit and Phil Tossel of Nyamyam recently spoke to Nintendo Life about their plans. Here are few interesting excerpts.
NL: What makes Tengami such a good fit for the Wii U?
Tossell: The fact that Tengami was conceived with touch in mind makes it perfect fit for the Wii U GamePad. We think there are some unique features the Wii U has that we can take advantage of to make the game even better.
NL: Obviously the iPad version remains your priority for now, but when can we expect to see the Wii U version of Tengami?
Schneidereit: At the moment it is all hands on deck to finish Tengami on iOS. We hope to bring Tengami to Wii U in early 2014.
NL: Given your backgrounds as Rare developers, does this feel like a sort of homecoming for you, being back on Nintendo hardware?
Tossell: Definitely. I have fond and nostalgic memories of the years I spent working on Nintendo consoles at Rare. I never imagined I would have the opportunity to work with Nintendo again so soon after starting Nyamyam. It's very exciting.
NL: Do you have any ideas for future projects, which could perhaps leverage the capabilities of the Wii U hardware?
Schneidereit: I am very intrigued by the possibilities for new types of multiplayer games the Wii U could deliver. It is something I would like to think about in more depth after we have finished Tengami.
You can find a gameplay trailer after the break.
Source: Nintendo Life