Long lost Wii U game finally released via Nintendo Switch

A long-lost Wii U game finally arrives on a Nintendo console, but not its Wii successor. The game originally intended for the Wii U is coming to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED. In 2016, a game called Gunscape was released via PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It was also supposed to come to the Wii U, but this version was canned in favor of a Switch version. This version was teased for a 2017 release, but of course that never happens. Six calendar years later, we’ve received confirmation that the game is still coming to Nintendo Switch. More specifically, it will be coming to Nintendo Switch on February 1, 2023.

The game is developed and published by Blowfish Studios and has a 61 on Metacritic. Meanwhile, on Steam, it has a “Mostly Positive” rating from users, with 72 percent of users rating the game positively. All these reviews suggest that it’s not the best game in the world, but if you like world-building tools combined with first-person shooting, then it might be for you.

“Inspired by the first-person shooters of the past we loved, we’re taking all of the most memorable elements and putting them into a toolkit to use and combine as you see fit,” reads an official blurb about the game. “In the heart, Gunscape is an FPS kit. It’s a game where you can unleash your creativity in a pumping action sandbox! Gunscape does this by providing easy-to-use tools based on a block placement interface everyone is already familiar with to create single player campaigns, co-op maps and multiplayer arenas and the functionality to share your creations with your friends. Don’t like building things and just want to fight your way through hordes of monsters or duel other players? Cards can also be dealt, played and voted on by the whole world, so you’ll always have new levels at your fingertips!”

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