CastleStorm catapults onto Wii U on December 26

Zen Studios' CastleStorm is ready to march onto a new platform next week. The developer announced today that the tower defense game is slated to storm onto Wii U through the Nintendo eShop on December 26, just in time for the post-holiday rush.

According to the Zen Studios blog (via Polygon), the Wii U version of CastleStorm will utilize the Wii U GamePad, with players able to play the full game on the GamePad screen with touch controls. There will also be local multiplayer, with one player using the GamePad and a second player using the TV and a Wii U Pro Controller.

CastleStorm will be available for $9.99, with the game's two DLC packs (From Outcast to Savior and The Warrior Queen) set to come at a later, unspecified date.