Hopefully you didn’t read the title of the post real fast and think, “Holy crap! Kid Icarus 2: The Quickening is coming!” If you did, I’m sorry your day is ruined, so I’ll take this opportunity to tell you there isn’t an Easter Bunny and your dad killed Santa Claus just to watch him die. Hey, look on the bright side: there’s a new game coming to WiiWare and it looks kinda cool. You might even be able to buy it with the money your dad stole from Santa’s corpse.
Icarian: Kindred Spirits is a 2.5D platformer from Spanish developer Over The Top, which follows the main character, Nyx, on a quest through ancient Greece to find her friend Icarus. Promising to take full advantage of the Wii remote’s abilities and a co-op mode, you’ll not only be able to rock it out with the powers of the gods, but also experience the joy of flight (emphasis theirs) which hopefully doesn’t involve wildly flapping arms to the point of exhaustion and embarrassment. I said, “flapping,” with a “l”.
While there’s not much to see in the screenshots, nor much in the way of actual gameplay info, the title gives me a bit of a LostWinds vibe which is enough to make my nipples explode with delight. I’m also holding out hope for a God of War crossover featuring Kratos and some Wii remote-based sex mini-game. Currently, no publisher or release date has been announced, but when word drops, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.