How many layers of dust do you think your Wii U is currently covered in? We all kept it out in case we felt like playing Splatoon, but let’s face it: it’s been abandoned. After the Switch launched, there was simply no urge to pick it up.
But, at long last, we might have a reason to resurrect the ill-fated console. The horror game Silver Falls White Inside Its Umbra, which will be released later this year, will be available on the Wii U eShop. It even features optional Wii Balance Board functionality, because you may as well dig out all the relics while you’re at it as if supporting one dead piece of hardware wasn’t enough.
Inside, Silver Falls White, Its Umbra is a game about a “mysterious, little mountain town afflicted by decades of UFO activity,” according to its description. It’s part of the Silver Falls series, which includes games for the Nintendo 3DS and even the original Game Boy.
The Balance Board may be used to regulate movement in the latest installment, according to the makers, making for a more immersive experience.
— Silver Falls (@silverfallsgame) February 6, 2022
If you don’t feel like strolling around on the Balance Board, a short video from the game’s Twitter account shows the different accessories in operation, including the Wii remote’s Nunchuck controller. The Wiimote’s motion controls are utilized to direct the torch with incredible accuracy and sensitivity, while the GamePad is used to access your in-game tech pad.
A video of the Balance Board in action will be released shortly, so stay tuned to the game’s social media accounts for more information.
Silver Falls isn’t the only independent effort bringing vintage Nintendo gear back to life. Goodboy Galaxy, a Metroid-inspired platformer, will be released for the original Game Boy next year, as we reported last year. Unlike Silver Falls, it will also be released on modern platforms, which is sensible given that a Wii U is far more likely to be in someone’s possession than a Game Boy from two decades ago.