Over the Top’s Icarian isn’t Kid Icarus, still looks great

Jonesing for a bit of Kid Icarus Wii information? Well, you can’t have it. Because it doesn’t exist.

Instead, in an interesting bit of post-E3 confluence, here’s a trailer for an upcoming WiiWare title called Icarian: Kindred Spirits. It’s being developed by Over the Top, an indie studio based in Madrid, who worked on Clive Barker’s Jericho. Like Frontier’s LostWinds or Meckensleep’s excellent Soul Bubbles before it, Icarian is driven by a use-the-Wiimote-to-create-wind mechanic.

The story is about a young warrior angel-girl named Nyx (not to be confused with Night) who is trying to find the body of the legendarily stupid Icarus. Her adventure is, of course, fraught with danger and she’ll have to use the “powers of the gods” to change the scenery and control the wind in order to avoid quicksand, ferocious hydras, and pederasty. The best news? Icarian features local co-op.

I still don’t know too much about Icarian, but the trailer (below the jump) and the screenshots (in the gallery) look great, and that’s enough to keep me interested for now. I particularly like how far away the camera is and the sense of scale that it creates. Spain isn’t exactly a hotbed of European videogame development, so, at least from a conceptual point of view, I’ll keep an eye out.

[Via Offworld]

Joseph Leray