What Are Major Producers Saying About the Wii U?
A handful of publishers and developers have had some very nice things to say about the Wii U. It seems that these individuals are really digging the new controller and its built-in touchscreen. They're also super stoked that they can develop HD titles for a Nintendo console now.
Famitsu got a hold of some more industry representatives and asked them their thoughts on the upcoming platform. What did the fine folks from companies such as Capcom, Sega, Marvelous, and Level-5 have to say? Well, it definitely seems like these individuals are on the same boat as those who have heaped praise onto the Wii U before.
According to Jun Takeuchi and Hideyuki Kobayash from Capcom, the controller will pose new challenges for developers, and it's going to be interesting seeing how companies take full advantage of the hardware. Several Tecmo Koei reps weighed in on the console, with the consensus being that the Wii U will allow for new gaming experiences in both the single-player and multiplayer spaces. According to Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi, it's completely intriguing that Nintendo has decided to base all of its gaming experiences around multiple screens, and the switch to HD could increase the company's consumer base.
Marvelous Entertainment's Yoshifumi Hashimoto also gave his thoughts on the device, stating that he would like to see how the combination of the Wii U controller and the Wii Remote could affect the multiplayer gaming experience. But probably the most exciting thing mentioned was the possibility of Professor Layton landing on the Wii U. According to Level-5 rep Akihiro Hino, the touchscreen features of the Wii U could mean some Professor Layton ports (and hopefully original games, as well).
It's good to see so many devs interested in the Wii U. Though we'll obviously get a lot of the games that land on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it appears that companies also want to play around with the Wii U tech and see how they can bring new types of gaming experiences to the market. Let's hope this thing launches soon so we can see some of those new ideas come to fruition.