Owl Boy Team Not Ruling Out Nintendo Platforms, Wants to Use the Wario IP

Owl Boy Nintendo

If you’re a gamer who enjoys games beyond those on Nintendo platforms, you’ve probably heard of a little game called Owl Boy, a title that describes itself as a “vertical platform adventure set in the sky, where the islands of the world have been spread apart after a great calamity”.

I was able to get the chance to try out the PC demo of the game for myself (which I enjoyed very much), but one thought was constantly nagging at me–that thought being “Will we ever see this game on a Nintendo platform?” Everything from the control scheme to the original game mechanics to the art style just screams Nintendo awesomeness!

I decided to contact D-Pad Studio (the developer behind the game) to see what the team’s future plans for the game were. Thankfully, they’re not ruling out Nintendo platforms just yet. Here’s what Art Director, Simon S. Andersen had to say on that matter:

Unfortunately we don’t have any sold information on what platforms Owlboy will appear on. We’re not ruling out Nintendo platforms at all, but out main focus is getting our current versions complete. We would love to bring the game to as many platforms as we can.

Wario Land Fan Art

Art by Simon Andersen

If you’re a fan of games such as Cave Story or Wario LandOwl Boy is probably something that you’ll enjoy a lot. Speaking of Wario Land, some amazing fan art for the game surfaced (created by Simon himself) yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed the tribute. I spoke to Simon about his piece, and he said he’d love to have the chance at creating games using these IPs:

I’m glad you enjoyed the mockup. While we would love a crack at these IPs, the idea is to remind the creators that these games are still important to people.

It’s great to see so much Nintendo love from developers currently not openly developing for the Wii U or 3DS platforms. After seeing the trailer above, would you be interested in seeing Owl Boy head to a Nintendo platform? What are your thoughts on the Wario Land art? Think it’s about time we saw a new game in that franchise? Sound off in the comments section below!

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