Wii eShop darlings LostWinds and LostWinds 2 out now on Steam

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Ages and ages ago, LostWinds debuted on the Wii eShop. It got some critical acclaim back then, including from our now-defunct retro podcast RetroForceGO! Since then, it and its sequel Winter of the Melodias have shown up on mobile platforms, but we haven’t heard much about the duology in five years. Smash cut to today, with it surprise releasing for Windows on Steam.

Honestly, I’m curious to see if the games hold up. I played a small amount of the first one back when it released, but never got far. My suspicion is LostWinds was great… compared to everything else on the Wii eShop at the time. Against today’s standards for digital content, who knows how it’ll fare?

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.