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Wii U Platformer Typoman To Release For Nintendo Switch

Spell words to solve puzzles when Typoman hits the Nintendo Switch later this month.


It's pretty well documented that the Nintendo Wii U didn't fare very well — not nearly as well as the Switch seems to be doing, in any case. Despite their differences in success, however, the systems are still fairly similar overall, meaning it shouldn't technically be difficult to release old Wii U games for the Nintendo Switch. Well, this story is about just that, as developer Wales Interactive has teamed up with the crew at Brainseed Factory to bring the puzzle platformer title Typoman to the Nintendo's latest hybrid handheld.

As might be divined by reading the game's title, Typoman is a game that blends elements of different genres into a platforming experience that bases much of its gameplay on letters and words. Players are tasked with navigating the somber-feeling world and solving puzzles by moving together letters in order to form words that activate different parts of the environment. Such can be achieved by actions like spelling "on" to activate a switch, or "open" to open a gate. The whole process looks pretty free-form, and players can check out the game in the trailer we've featured below.

Not only is Wales Interactive's unique puzzle platformer getting a new lease on life thanks to Nintendo's hit hardware, players will also be able to scoop it up come launch day with a celebratory 20% discount. Typoman will be available to purchase in the Nintendo Switch eShop on February 22 for a limited-time discounted price of just $10.39. Until then, players can find more information about the game by heading over to the official Typoman website.

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