Peter Pan’s favorite game Lost in Shadow is sneaking onto the North American Wii U Virtual Consoles!

Originally released on the Wii back in 2011, Lost in Shadow is a puzzle platformer developed by Hudson Soft (now owned by Konami) that follows the story of a boy separated from his shadow. Accompanied by a sylph that can alter the direction of foreground light sources, gameplay largely consists of guiding your shadow through a looming tower of perplexing puzzles and malicious monsters.

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Fantastic art direction coupled with the laid-back nature of the game – as evident by the use of a soft color pallette and soothing soundtrack – ensure a relaxed experience like no other, though poor pacing and a lack in gameplay variety mar what could have been a masterpiece. Still, it’s an engaging and enjoyable platformer well worth the price of admission that’s highly recommended for its imaginative concept alone.

Lost in Shadow will be available tomorrow, October 27th, for $19.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

Matthew Weidner