Oh gosh, this looks delightful. I might’ve missed Wuppo when it dropped three years ago, but this is some properly charming stuff. Hand-drawn little wobblers named Wums and Fnakkers? Earnest themes of friendship and self-improvement? Sign me the heck up for that. If you also missed out, today might be the perfect time to check it out – Wuppo is ready to go out with a wibbly wobbly bang thanks to a big free update.
Today’s Definitive Edition update finally lets you drop into Wuppo with a friend. A new trailer for the free update shows off some bouncy co-op boss battles, among other new arrivals to the land of the Wums.
It might kick off looking like a cutesy Metroid, but Abby Denton found a game all about caring for delightful creatures when she looked at Wuppo for us back in 2017. Sure, there’s absolutely a video game going on here – you can run and jump and fight big bosses with a health bar that goes down. But Wuppo wants you to hang about, make friends, grab an ice cream and queue up for fairground rides.
Adding a friend on the couch to join your friends on the screen seems only natural, really. A pal can now jump in as the delightfully-named Denksnavel to help take on bosses or hunt for curiosities.
Developers Knuist & Perzik say this will be the last update before moving onto their next game. Leaving Wuppo on a high, they’ve tightened up the difficulty curve and given the town another coat of polish. The soundtrack’s been buffed up with some extra tracks, and there’s a new quiz game to check out at one of the train stations. You can check out the full patch notes here, but mind the spoilers.