The Giana Sisters’ adventure continues as Twisted Dreams finally arrives on the Wii U and brand new levels make their way to steam in the Owlverlord DLC pack.
It’s hard to believe that, just one year ago this month, Project Giana cleared its funding goal on Kickstarter, giving Black Forest Games the opportunity to revitalize the underground classic platformer and bring the world Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. With an original funding goal of $150,000, the developer ended up raising just over $186,000, more than enough to finalize the project and launch it on its initial set of platforms; PC, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
The game has apparently done well over the past 12 months, as Black Forest has announced that Twisted Dreams is now primed to launch for the Wii U in Europe and Australia on Aug. 22 with the U.S. and other regions still coming down the pipeline. As Black Forest was excited to announce, this makes Twisted Dreams the first ever Kickstarter project to make its way to all major home gaming platforms.
In Giana Sisters players control the titular duo on a quest to make it through the world of dreams and nightmares. Each of the sisters has her own abilities, and the player can switch between the two on the fly. The extra cool feature of the game is that the world also shifts between nightmare and dreamscapes depending on which sister you’re playing as, leading to some creative traversal and puzzle solving opportunities.
Set to begin its journey on the Nintendo eShop later this month, however, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is more than just a straight port. For those who are new to the genre (which is hard to believe considering how many platformers make up the Nintendo platform’s library), a brand new Easy mode has been added to the difficulty settings options. Tough-as-nails platform fanatics need not worry, though, as the Hardcore and Uberhardcore modes will remain intact.
Also exclusive to the Wii U version of the game is the “mobile” option, as Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is 100 percent playable on the Wii U GamePad.
The core game features three distinct worlds comprised of 23 levels to master, each with its own dream and nighmare landscapes. Along the way you’ll jump over giant thorns, dance through the clouds, bash gargoyles and topple bosses.
But the news doesn’t stop there for fans of the game. The brand new Owlverlord DLC is also headed to Steam, bringing with it seven brand new levels, a new owl boss and additional soundtrack offerings from the likes of Chris Hulsbeck, Fabian del Priore and Machinae Supremacy. There’s also 19 new achievements and gallery additions to unlock, as well as new load screens to help fill in the story.
The Owlverlord DLC will set you back $4.99 when it launches on Steam sometime this summer. Or, if you happened to Kickstart the game at the $25-plus level, you’ll be receiving the new content at no additional charge. Good stuff.