Q.U.B.E. Directors Cut caught my eye in 2013. It reminded me of Portal, and both my girlfriend and I love that game. When I saw the trailer for Q.U.B.E. and saw it was coming soon for the Wii U I was ecstatic. Fast forward to the present, and it’s no where to be found. What gives?
by Robert Graves
Q.U.B.E. is a first person puzzle game designed by the good folks at Toxic Games in the UK. Q.U.B.E. stands for “Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion”. The story is a mystery, as the player is lowered into a room filled with blocks and little direction. This is why I advocate using the buddy system at the bar. (Looking at you, Conker).
Using your power gloves, you can manipulate these QUBES to solve puzzles and continue forward. While similar to Portal, Q.U.B.E. feels exciting and honestly I don’t think I could ever get enough of this type of game. There is a rewarding feeling when you solve a puzzle and get yourself out of a scrap. That feeling somehow seems different in a first person perspective.
Seeing this game on the Wii U really got me excited. I’m much more of a console gamer these days and the Wii U fits our group fun lifestyle perfectly. But it has been years now, and I had forgotten all about Q.U.B.E. Until this week. After checking the eShop list on Nintendo’s website and seeing Q.U.B.E was still “Coming Soon” I decided to go ahead and email Toxic Games directly. Here is what they had to say:
“Thanks for getting in touch and it’s great to hear you and your girlfriend are looking forward to QUBE on Wii U. Unfortunately the game has been delayed but we’re looking to release this summer and yes, we’re aiming to be at E3 with it.” – Dan at Toxic Games
Thanks Dan! So there is still hope for a Q.U.B.E release. E3 is just weeks away now. Hopefully we will get to see Q.U.B.E in action on the Wii U as well as a firm release date shortly after.