News: Artistic, aerial multiplayer game, Chasing Aurora, is set for launch on the Wii U’s Nintendo e-Shop for Europe.
The US has already seen its release of the Wii U along with this game, but with the release of the European release only a day away, this is the perfect time mention this game.
Chasing Aurora is a multiplayer-oriented, avian flight game set in the Alps. It has a stylized take on the iconic mountain region, keeping everything simple yet captivating to look at, yet demonstrating the harshness of weather in the region, as Broken Rules Games describes it. I’d say it looks pretty peaceful from what I’ve seen. However, the serene, gentle sound effects punctuate the beauty and is a nice change to my ears, substituting fast-paced action melodies for something a lot less noticeable, but striking.
When watching the gameplay videos, it’s very difficult to figure out what’s actually going on in each game mode. From what I’ve seen, up to five players can play, each one controlling a bird (I’m having a hard time figuring out if the birds are different colors or they’re actually different birds), and participating in a variety of multiplayer challenges. There are some single-player challenges, but this game is certainly set on bringing people into the same room to enjoy a game. The concept looks really intriguing and the game modes appear to be fun and replayable. I’m certainly getting the feel that this would be a good party game. I could imagine my wife and I playing this game.
Check out this gameplay video of Broken Games demonstrating Freeze Tag. This was the most intriguing mode that I saw.
This next one is Hide & Seek, but I had a hard time figuring out who was hiding and who was seeking. Maybe y’all can help me out with this:
Trail Challenge is similar to Slalom for birds. It looks like a great mode for point hoarders and time trial fanatics.
This game is priced $15 and €11.99. I don’t know all the details of what you get in the game, so it’s hard to say it’s worth the price, but it certainly looks like a game people should look into. Chasing Aurora can be bought on Nintendo’s e-Shop, already out in the US, and will be out tomorrow for Europeans.