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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

6 th December 2013: Knytt Underground , the critically acclaimed subterranean exploration game from indie legend Nifflas is making its way to Nintendo Wii U on 19 th December, & Nifflas is proud to say this is the best looking version of the game, as if that wasn’t enough it also includes the Infinity Hype update – making an already huge game even bigger!

Released on PlayStation®3, PS Vita, PC, Mac & Linux last year, Knytt Underground is the brainchild of Nicklas ‘Nifflas’ Nygren and is being developed for the Wii U platform by Mathias Kærlev of MP2, and published by Ripstone. The game puts you in the shoes of Mi – a mute, but extraordinary sprite; with an array of thrilling quests to complete, unique zen-like gameplay and plenty of dynamic characters to meet and guide you on your adventure. Chapter 1 & 2 provide a tutorial to the game with Chapter 3 extending to an open world of over 1,800 rooms to explore at your own pace; where you can switch between human and ball form for an unparalleled sense of freedom. Knytt Underground delivers a captivating and mesmerising experience that will not disappoint.


·         Over 1,800 intricately designed rooms to explore

·         Even more secrets to discover, quests to embark on and rooms to uncover!

·         Exclusively to Wii U on consoles, the Infinity Hype update brings improvements and changes based on fan feedback from Reddit

·         With new graphical effects and flourishes, the Wii U version is the best looking console version of the game

·         Thanks to the Nintendo GamePad, you can view the map easily, seeing where you've explored & where you have yet to venture.

Check out the launch trailer here: (PEGI/EU version) / (ESRB/US version)

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About Nifflas Games

Nifflas Games is a Swedish-based indie game developer, founded in 2009 by Nicklas Nygren. Nicklas, better known by the handle Nifflas, is best known for his freeware games such as Knytt, Knytt Stories, Within A Deep Forest and Saira. In 2012 Nifflas spearheaded the extension of the Knytt series onto PlayStation Network with Knytt Underground for PS3 and PS Vita; you can vote for the game on Steam Greenlight.

For more information on Nifflas Games, please visit:

About Ripstone Publishing

Ripstone® Publishing is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution.

Ripstone’s ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust, founded in 2011 in order to create a bespoke service for independent game developers.

Publishing video games on a number of different platforms including handheld and home consoles, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android; Ripstone is best known for games such as Pure Chess, the award-winning Knytt Underground, Big Sky Infinity, Gun Commando and Men’s Room Mayhem.

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