It was announced today that Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails — which has perhaps the best name ever — will be launching on Wii U via the eShop on May 15 in Europe. Developed by Dakko Dakko, the studio behind The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is a frenetic, fast-paced platform shooting game designed from the ground-up for Wii U. The game features a unique control system that allows for 360 degree platforming and 2D shooting, letting the titular Scram Kitty glide along colourfully glowing rails, leaping over the space station’s hazards and blasting back endless hordes of enemy rodents.
Additionally, the game features an arcade-style ‘Challenge Mode’ where players race the clock to free as many cats as possible and make it out of the space station in one piece. Players can share their challenge mode score via the game’s Miiverse community.
The game will be priced at £8.99 / €9.99. No word on a North American release yet. For more on the game, head over to the official website.