Funky Barn coming to Wii U in Late 2012

Slap on your straw hat and grab your Wii U GamePad — it’s time to get your hands dirty with Funky Barn for Nintendo’s Wii U!

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Milton Keynes, UK — Global publisher of video games, 505 Games, today announced they are bringing Funky Barn — the craziest farm simulator gamers have experienced – to the brand new Nintendo´s Wii U.

Veteran developers Tantalus are bringing their collection of whacky contraptions and goofy gizmos to the sandbox genre in ways never before imagined thanks to the innovative Wii U GamePad. Using the touch screen, players can pick up their animals and interact with them one-on-one, manage an array of crazy farming machines, and erect buildings. They can even shake fruit from the trees with all-new GamePad gyroscope.

It won’t take long for gamers to become immersed in their growing farm as they also manage livestock, crop fields, and a wide variety of unique farm machines.  In such an open farming world, gamers can focus on the aspects of farming they find to be the most fun.

Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand at 505 Games said “The Wii U is an important and very exciting development for the games industry. It truly marries traditional platforms with the intuitive, tactile touch screen technology that everyone uses on a day to day basis. With Funky Barn we have combined the technological advances with unique humour, crazy machines and, most importantly, a lot of fun for gamers of all ages.”

Tantalus CEO Tom Crago added, “We’ve been working on Funky Barn for a long time and it’s very close to our hearts. It’s a perfect fit for the Wii U and the GamePad opens up an array of new possibilities. It has allowed us to come up with crazy ideas for what is absolutely a madcap experience.”

Funky Barn will be released worldwide in late 2012.


About 505 Games 
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels.  The company publishes games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.  Product highlights include Sniper Elite V2, Zumba® Fitness, the Cooking Mama World series, Rugby World Cup 2011 and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. 505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in Los Angeles, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.

About Tantalus
With seventeen years in the business and a portfolio of almost forty titles on most major platforms, Tantalus is one of the world’s leading independent development studios. Renowned for handheld work on franchises such asSpongeBobMX vs ATVCarsBen 10 and the million-unit-selling Pony Friends, Tantalus also develops for the current generation of consoles. The company is based in Melbourne, Australia. For more information visit www.tantalus.com.au

Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.

[PR Email from Bastion/505 Games]

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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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  • Reppa

    Look like n64 game in hd :

    • http://www.wiinintendo.net Jeremy Hardin

      Hey Reppa, I’m not interested in the game – but I gotta say it does look better than an N64 game. I’d like to see some actual gameplay trailers or maybe play a demo first. Regardless, I wasn’t planning on getting this one.

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