news\ Mar 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

Wii U has 'much more' to offer than current consoles


As we near the Wii U's release later this year, more and more developers are speaking up about Nintendo's new console and pointing out the possibilities the new tablet controller opens up in terms of gameplay.

The latest has been Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford who recently suggested that the Wii U version of upcoming game Aliens: Colonial marines will be the best. 

Speaking to The Verge, Pitchford claimed the Wii U has "so much more to offer" than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts.

"No other platform can do what the Wii U can do," he said.

"If you love [Xbox] 360 games, you are not used to being in a world where you have this new interface," he explained. "But once you get used to that, you imagine the possibilities; there are some opportunities that are just not possible on any platform that does not have that device."

The new interface he was talking about was, of course, the Wii U's innovative and intriguing tablet controller.

Pitchford didn't want to spoil anything, but did hint of the possibility of using the WIi U controller as a motion tracker, or in other ways to replicate similar moments seen in the films.  He believes this will lure gamers to the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines and is just one of the reasons the Wii U will rise above the other platforms.

"I don’t want to give spoilers away on some of things we are thinking of or things we have actually implemented already," he said, "but a lot of cool opportunities with that device that are going to make a very unique and compelling experience on that platform."

"We have given a lot of attention. I think it will not be too long [before] Nintendo opens up their kimono a little bit more about that platform and where it is going, we will be there right with them talking about how Aliens is using it," he concluded.

Nintendo has remained tight lipped about the Wii U's hardware specs, but the company did say they plan to reveal more at E3 in June.  This should help get people more informed before it's expected end of year release.

As for Aliens: Colonial Marines, the release date was moved back to Fall 2012 due to SEGA needing more development time.

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