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Wii U Developer Shin’en Praises The Console

Shin’en’s Manfred Linzner recently took the opportunity to sit down with UK gaming publication GamesTM to talk about Wii U and development. The developer behind Nano Assault Neo said that the console’s development environment enabled them to make the game is a fairly short space of time. Linzner then went on to praise the Wii U GamePad saying that they were still able to maintain solid 60FPS without much effort on both displays. Here’s what he had to say. (Dev, Tag Invalid, Wii U)

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exfatal  +   1119d ago
this is awesome news, plus i didn't no nano assault had local two player with gamepad. def wanna pic this up. Cant wait to see a bigger game pushing the wii u's limit. Square was always good at getting the best outta Nintendo systems, along side the obvious Nintendo
herbs  +   1119d ago
High praise for balanced hardware that Nintendo has been known for since the days of Gunpei Yokio...
And crickets, I guess this isn't really news after all ;)
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decrypt  +   1118d ago
Wii U Developer Shin’en Praises The Console

Thats because he knows...

(Console gamers.. Dont care about graphics.)
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1118d ago

Whoa! Didn't see that coming!

HateFanboys  +   1118d ago
Once again, its some psn/xbl/wiishop game developer kind of praising it. "yeah, its kind of easy to program for and yea i like the gamepad". Yeah, that settles it, its ultra super power and much better than 7-8 yrs old current gen systems. Where are all the triple-A game developers? Oh yeah, they are the ones actually telling us the truth about it
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PopRocks359  +   1119d ago
Good news; no buzz. Thanks for your consistency N4G!
live2play  +   1119d ago
developers that work on console show PRAISE "this is bias ofcourse they would say good things"

developers who havent even touched the system "i dont understand it, its weak"
this guy is telling the truth!
Kingofwiiu  +   1119d ago
It's plain and simple what is happening.

Developers are trying to shoe horn xbox 360 code onto wiiu in a cheap attempt to cash in on new console owners.

Nano assault is either native 1080p or 720p with full AA because it looks sharper than Chuck norris' elbows. ANd it runs 60FPS 2 on multiplayer which is the same as 120FPS...

The game looks incredible for a 60FPS game and the planets (biotic speheres or what ever they are) look amazing. You can see the wiiu's GPU in action.

To all Sony/MS drones. Why do you think CoD on wiiu looks the same as it does on 360 ? BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME GAME. No effort has been made to make it look better.

Some developers have issues with the CPU when PORTING archaic 360 code onto it.

But I can 100% guarantee you , there is gunna be a LOT of silly looking trolls when the wiiu hits it's stride and looks a lot closer to ps4 and 720 than you might of expected. lol.

I will still be buying a ps4 anyway. (unless they don't block my used games)
MasterCornholio  +   1118d ago

"But I can 100% guarantee you , there is gunna be a LOT of silly looking trolls when the wiiu hits it's stride and looks a lot closer to ps4 and 720 than you might of expected. lol."

Well a lot of people said that about the Wii but that didnt happen. The best thing to do is to wait and see what happens but i have a feeling that the Wii U will be another Wii in terms of how powerful it is compared to other next gen consoles.

P.S Isnt it strange that Nintendo fans are defending the graphics of the Wii U more than the gameplay possibilities of the controller? Funny i guess this gen Nintendo fans care more about graphics than gameplay since visuals is the only thing that they seem to talk about.
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N4g_null  +   1118d ago
@cornholio most wii owners had a pc and a wii. Grahics whores getting the job done. We are talking about graphics because they are good. We always talk about local multiplayer.

On top this game is really fun. Two people without a split screen is pretty crazy. I want more levels damn it!

I mean if the dolphin emulator ever makes it to the wiiu you will get toseesome real art that isn't hiding behind z brush and over detailing. Plus the games are actually fun.

I'm loving what these Indys are doing sure I could have got it on steam but steam doesn't have wiiu game pad support yet. Can not wait for shield, it should be fun.

I'm sure something will come out that is good enough for you eventually.
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DivineAssault  +   1119d ago
i wonder what new games its going to receive this year.. Indie games should flow in like crazy but upcoming multiplats is what it needs..Their 1st party exclusives will come in at some point no doubt but support from 3rd party publishers is uncertain..
Neonridr  +   1118d ago
Absolutely. The Wii U definitely needs some strong 3rd party support and as it stands it looks like big titles like GTA V, Bioshock Infinite and Crysis 3 are skipping the system - at least for now.

But Nintendo should have a few cards up its sleeves still.
Nevers0ft  +   1118d ago
Isn't everything releasing outside of Q1 still wrapped-up in Nintendo NDAs? I suspect they're holding back on announcing anything for Q2 onwards until they think the time is right.
Zodiac  +   1119d ago
This is great news. I think it's a great console. It has the potential to the be the home of some truly creative games.

It is also getting lots of praise from indie developers, and indie devs are making some great games these days. It seems Nintendo is making the eshop very indie friendly, which can only be good.

The Wii had many gems, but they did not receive the attention they deserved. I hope this changes with the Wii U

I really think developers and consumers should think of the potential of this console and give it a chance.
WeAreLegion  +   1119d ago
Nintendo doesn't have a BILLION first party studios like Sony or BILLIONS of dollars lying around like Microsoft.

I honestly don't know what they're going to do this generation. I like my Wii U, but there are very few games that I want for it.

Add me on Wii U, if any of you have one. JacobIsHollywood

I need more Wii U friends.
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FlyingFoxy  +   1119d ago
Well, most important for this console is that it supports all next gen engines that will run on the next Xbox and Playstation.

John Carmack said Doom 4 will only run at 30FPS on next gen consoles, 60 on PC, if that's true does that mean Wii U won't even be able to run it? or will they have to lower the graphics a lot?.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1118d ago
Maybe we read different articles but Carmack was talking about most next gen games, not just Doom 4. He meant developers will often choose prettier graphics over 60 FPS, and that won't change even with powerful next gen systems.

But to answer your question, the way the Wii U is missing every 3rd party multiplat, I'd say Doom 4 has almost no chance of making it onto the Wii U even if the console was powerful enough.
wiiulee  +   1119d ago
it seems mostly all developers love the wiiu so the games will keep on coming this generation
MEsoJD  +   1119d ago
Notice that these WiiU Praise articles all seem coming from nintendo centric sites?
Phil32  +   1119d ago
Notice that the Wii U hate articles all seem to come from sites that have had an axe to grind with Nintendo for generations?

Yay for stupid generalizations like the one I just posted and yours! I feel like a REAL N4G member now!
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MEsoJD  +   1118d ago
Someone's vagina woke up on the wrong side of the bed..... :3
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metroid32  +   1119d ago
No they come from developers that have built games ground up for wiiu,Rayman legends,all the eshop games,ect.
Qrphe  +   1119d ago
Of course it was going to be no sweat running this game on the system, it's not a taxing game.
PopRocks359  +   1119d ago
Then why did they say they could do things with the Wii U version that they couldn't with the 360/PS3 version?
Qrphe  +   1118d ago
Did they?

Extra things they can do with the Wii U version = running another instance of this type of game at 480p 60fps

I'm not denying the Wii U is more powerful than the PS360 but it definitely can't run more taxing games in the same manner (GPU is based off of the HD 5670-5770 anyway).
madjedi  +   1118d ago
"Then why did they say they could do things with the Wii U version that they couldn't with the 360/PS3 version?"

And this means what a console released in 2012 is better able to run a game, than systems released 6-8 yrs ago. This is really a relevant point seriously, ps3 and 360 are dinosaurs the wiiu should be roasting them alive.

Every comparison or boasting point i see from nintendo fans, is comparing the wiiu to the current hd twins not the next gen successors.

What is this console competing against, a couple ageing soon to be retired veterans or the up and coming fresh young bloods.

How weak is the wiiu, that it has to constantly be matched up against 8 yr old tech and not a low-mid range pc.
PopRocks359  +   1118d ago

I wouldn't make the argument if you and others on N4G weren't consistently claiming how weak the Wii U is in comparison to those very consoles. Kindly don't flip this.
Neonridr  +   1118d ago
I love how when the Wii U has a game that they outshine the competition on the main excuse is

"Well the game isn't very taxing"

That is a terrible argument to try to make. If the game isn't taxing at all, then the PS3 or 360 should have no issues keeping up with the Wii U. If Trine 2 is not a demanding game like so many N4G users claim, then why is it that the Wii U's version is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the PS360 versions?

Rendering the game essentially twice, having a locked framerate, and still having significantly improved graphics over the other versions is nothing to shake your head at.

Imagine how much extra power the Wii U would have if they didn't have to render the game a second time on the fly for the controller?

Until developers are willing to actually optimize their codes for the Wii U, any ports we see from the 360 are not going to look any better because the developer is not trying to take advantage of any extra features the Wii U possesses (GPGPU for example).
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megamanX2  +   1118d ago
They better get more praise from real games if they want to survive the newer nexgen systems then from the simplistic games that shin'en makes.
Adolph Fitler  +   1118d ago
I'm sick of all these wacko developers praising it, instead of showing us how good it is with games that prove it is more than just a 360 with a analogue stick laden tablet style controller.
lilbroRx  +   1118d ago
The games they made for the Wii U did just that. It runs at 1080p at 60 FPS while outputting 60 FPS on another screen as well.

They also made near if not the "best" looking 3rd party games on the Wii, and they did in less than 40MB.

They did things with the Wii graphically that huge developers like EA, Activision, THQ and Ubisoft couldn't come close to doing.

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dani25pr  +   1118d ago
if wii u looks much better than xbox and ps3 games that will be in 4 or 5 years
1upgamer99  +   1118d ago
Rayman, Trine 2 doing things that graphically OR gameplay wise are not possible on other systems, and those are just 2.5D Wii U is for at least the next 9 months THE best console out there. Even when PS4/Xbox come out the Wii U does things that are amazing. If you have not played BOPS2 on Wii U, Madden, or Zombi U you really can not full appreciate what the gamepad in game can do. Also No more worries about if my partner wants to watch TV and I want to play my Wii U.
sway_z  +   1118d ago
I don't believe the Wii U's problem stems from its actual hardware capabilities...although Nintendo should have spent that R&D money on more powerful specs rather than that controller tech.. Wii U could have given the PS3/360 a right kick in...and be better placed to kick off the next gen.

No, the REAL problem is the same as Wii, third party support is lacklustre...

All I constantly read from third parties is that 'We have no plans for a Wii U version' .....

A worrying trend....
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LOL_WUT  +   1118d ago
Developer who? Meh, let me know when it's someone who actually is important.
PopRocks359  +   1118d ago
Wow. Congrats, your comment genuinely annoys me.

So did you know how Notch started? Or Team Meat? Or WayForward? Or any other small developer who became bigger names? How about showing some damn respect?

And by the way, let's back track a little bit and talk about those bigger developers/publishers who have praised the Wii U. Like Crytek. And Gearbox. And Epic Games. And that's just a few on the list.

Satisfied yet?
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Spookshow  +   1118d ago
IMO WiiU is a great console, and I don't see the need to have all multiplats on it, most gamers have 2 + consoles to play their games; also, having all multiplats on the WiiU will bring it closer to the twins (PS and XBox), the only things telling them apart nowadays are their exclusives and Knect/Move, which means us consumers are getting almost the same experience no matter which one you pick (unless you care enough for those exclusives). Good quality variety is what can keep the games industry alive and fresh.

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