Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – I Might Need a Wii U

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – I Might Need a Wii U

Wow. Well we get sent things, and I wasn’t even aware that this title was coming (ostensibly as it’s currently Wii U only), but my word does it look fun. Stealth Inc 2: a Game of Clones (see what they did there) is a metroidvania-style platform puzzler with open (2D) world aspects that make it an entirely intriguing prospect. It’s also utterly gorgeous.

This is a follow up to the original Stealth Inc, which I will hold my hands up and say I know next to nothing about. The sequel though looks very interesting.

Sloooooooowwwww mooooooooo ruuuuuunnn
Sloooooooowwwww mooooooooo ruuuuuunnn

Let’s start with the blurb:

Stealth Inc 2 is a stealth-focused puzzle platform game from the makers of Fluidity and Hydroventure, designed to test both your brain-box and your reflexes as you explore a high-tech and sinister cloning facility in search of fellow clones to rescue.
Stealth Inc 2 rewards exploration and experimentation, with death – and rebirth – never more than a few moments away. There’s no loading screens and no lives to worry about, and no complicated mechanics – if you can be seen, you’re probably already dead.
FEATURES:
Break free from linear levels of the original game with a fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments.
Use a variety of special equipment to unlock new areas and find new ways to complete old puzzles.
Beautiful HD graphics running at a full 60-frames-per-second combine with pitch-perfect controls to provide a smooth but challenging platforming experience.
Explore the game with a friend in a full co-op mode, where one player controls the clone and another uses a variety of tools and skills on the Wii U GamePad to keep the player protected and hidden.

So that’s pretty interesting huh. I particularly like the idea of an explorable overworld. Just reeks of re-playibility.

Here, have a video, and just because I like you, have some developers commentary as well…

See! It’s simply gorgeous isn’t it! I particularly liked the human at around 1:15 and the contrast it had with your clone. And their eyes, they change colour depending on actions!

Here, have some images:

What platformer would be complete without lazer beams. I'm guessing they're not for cooking your dinner...
What platformer would be complete without lazer beams. I’m guessing they’re not for cooking your dinner…
The levels seem varied and well detailed.
The levels seem varied and well detailed.
OK OK, yes, I know. I only added this one because it made me think of Reservoir Dogs...
OK OK, yes, I know. I only added this one because it made me think of Reservoir Dogs…

I’ve been hearing very good things about the Wii U. I’m typically a PC-centric gamer, but with titles like this I can see the Wii U’s appeal.

The puzzle aspect, the multiple clones, upgrades, different tech, areas to explore- there just seems loads to do. If the Overworld can tie that all together into a narrative, or at least cohesive core, then this could be great.

That’s all for now though; if you do own a Wii U already (well done you!) then i’d suggest keeping your eyes out for this title. It looks promising.

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