Former Rare devs bringing The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup to Wii U, 3DS eShops

Speaking with Nintendo Life, Chris Seavor and Shawn Pile — ex-Rare developers that made Conker's Bad Fur Day — confirmed that they are bringing The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShops. 

Seavor and Pile, now both with Gory Detail, said that the 2D platformer is a "very sad tale" with "moments of dark humour, but nothing gory." Seavor made sure to point out that it's "not dark as in 'mature,'" but that it's a "serious and adult story."

As for the gameplay of Rusty Pup, Seavor said: "You physically move in and out of the screen. It's also got hints of Lemmings in there. The game has a core gameplay mechanic — and when I say mechanic I mean something you do which will effect something else in the game world — which we can't say because we don't know whether it works or not yet and until we've tried it properly, we won't know. It will change. You put a mechanic in and even the simplest mechanic will throw out a thousand different problems."

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup is expected in the Wii U and 3DS eShops in 2014. For more on the game, visit Nintendo Life.

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