The Wii U console is getting a lot of love from indie developers these days, the latest piece of good news comes from developer Jordan Mechner, who will bring a remake of his classic game Karateka to Nintendo’s new console later this year. Karateka is a beat ’em up fighting game that originally released way back in 1984, but creator Jordan Mechner has been working on a remake for several consoles and platforms. Now ESRB ratings have confirmed that a Wii U version is in the works as well. The game will feature the same story and cinematic elements as the original, and will focus on simple, pick-up-and-play gameplay. Karateka is scheduled for release later this year as a digital download, likely on the Wii U eShop. Karateka is one of many indie games coming to the Wii U, other notable titles include Little Inferno, Toki Tori 2, and Trine 2. There are currently over a dozen indie games confirmed for the Wii U, most of them will be available for launch.
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