Tantalus Media’s New Wii U Title Is A Port From “Top-Notch” Publisher

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You can bet the farm that Tantalus isn’t going the Funky Barn route.

A few days ago, we reported that Melbourne, Australia-based video game developer Tantalus Media is working on delivering a new AAA title for Wii U. According to the company’s job posting, Tantalus is in need of two contract Engine Programmers to start a “new AAA Next-Gen title in January 2014.” One of the desired skill sets for the position includes having “Nintendo Wii or Wii U development experience.”

We recently contacted Joss Ellis, the company’s director of development, for more information about the title. Here’s what Mr. Ellis has shared with us.

It is a ‘port’ but more of a complete rework for the Wii U: a bit like the work we did on Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut.

I can’t say what the title is but it is very exciting and is for an absolute top notch publisher.

This game will be credited Tantalus … it’s not an MA / 18 or ‘hard core’ game which ME-3 and DX:HR are.

We anxiously await more information about the title and will deliver more news to you as we receive it. If you, or anyone you know, have Wii U development experience, the positions are still available.

What we do know is that the company has a love for BioWare, the creative developers responsible for delivering the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and a host of other high-quality software.

What game are you hoping Tantalus bring to Wii U?