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.
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.
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:
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.