Launching almost as far away from the upcoming holiday season as is possible, a brand new Christmas-themed game has appeared on the Nintendo eShop today. If that wasn’t bizarre enough, it’s also skipping the Switch, favouring a release on the discontinued Wii U.
That’s right, Seasonal Assistant, a title from indie developer Ultra Dolphin Revolution, is now available on the Wii U’s digital store. As we highlighted towards the end of last year, the game is a spin-off from the studio’s own Spellcaster’s Assistant and sees players taking on the role of Elfie as they head off on a quest to find the ultimate gift for a special friend.
Ultra Dolphin Revolution has worked on a number of small titles for the Wii U and continues to bring new experiences to the platform; in a press release, the studio comically mentions that Seasonal Assistant is arriving “l̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ ̶h̶o̶l̶i̶d̶a̶y̶s̶ super early for the 2021 Holidays!” suggesting that this game’s launch window perhaps didn’t quite go to plan.
Here’s a feature list:
• Defeat enemies using festive magic and power ups!
• Explore over 8 holiday theme levels!
• Have a holiday bash with giant bosses!
• Try to get the highest score possible!
The game launches today across North America, Europe, and Australia for the price of $3.99/ € 3.59. If you’re intrigued by the proposition of a new game on Wii U, make sure to give it a try!