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Submitted by Aclay 790d ago | article

Wii U: Developer Reaction

Develop- Already out in the US as of November 18th and selling 400,000 units in its first week, Nintendo’s Wii U has also arrived today in the UK to much hype as the first in the next generation of consoles.

We asked developers such as Ubisoft Montpellier, Straight Right Studios, Heavy Iron, Shin'en and Frozenbyte just what they think of the platform, and how fellow developers can take advantage of the Wii U. (Industry, Wii U)

MNGamer-N  +   789d ago
I think the devs will be able to easily adapt for wiiU. Show me some cool games. I hope they build Miiverse into their games like MarioU has, that would be swizz.
stuntman_mike  +   789d ago
good read and its from actual developers not some guy on twitter.
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SpiralTear  +   789d ago
I'm excited to see more indie projects appear on Wii U. So far, many of the eShop games have been pretty impressive and it'll be great to see that first impression expand into something bigger.
MNGamer-N  +   789d ago
That reminds me, I need to steal my wife's credit card number so I can download Trine 2 and Nano Assault. Thanks for the reminder.
jacksheen0000  +   789d ago
Good read.
neogeo  +   789d ago
"In a way, the eShop has restored our faith in the potential of console downloadable games. We'll see how it goes in the next year.”

So NiN is charging 3rd parties next to nothing and giving developers freedom to do as they please? WOW! Now that is a smart move.

They also talk about how NIN does not micro manage. I love that idea when they are given the green light they are free to update and patch the games how they like.
Sony and MS watch out. ESP you MS!
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dennett316  +   789d ago
Excellent to hear Nintendo doing what it can to court the indy developers. With big budget AAA titles providing stagnation and zero risk, it's been up to the indy devs to provide some new ideas over the last few years....and numerous indy games have done extremely well.
Well done Nintendo.
animegamingnerd  +   789d ago
being friendly to indies developers could make the wii u a huge platform for indie games next gen
RFornillos4  +   789d ago
i agree. and this will make Wii U a good place to touch base for indie devs who want to spread their work across different platforms (for iOS, Android, and Steam -- and now Wii U).
sandman224  +   789d ago
It sounds like the developers are being nice about the new wii u. Did you read the part about the Mickey Mouse game director. He said the ram was important to get the game running smooth. Lmao. The game has awful frame rates compared to 360. All I heard were a bunch of lies.
jaymart2k  +   789d ago
That game is just awful no matter what you play it on.
Griffin4871  +   789d ago
Agreed. A shitty, overrated game. Leave it to Square with Kingdom Hearts.
deafdani  +   789d ago
For what it's worth, Epic Mickey seems to be crap on all consoles. It may be smoother crap on the 360, but it's still crap.

And the first Epic Mickey was also a pretty mediocre game, and the 3DS game is also bad. I don't know about you, but I think that means Junction Point actually isn't a pretty good developer, so I can't take his word seriously. Sorry, Warren Spector, but your work speaks for you.

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