Miyamoto on dev time, spin-off games for major franchises, plenty of Wii U games next year

Nintendo commented on a variety of topics during the Q&A portion of its financial results briefing earlier this week. One of these points was development time.

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jhoward5851272d ago

Good for Nintendo. I can honestly say, I do see some growth experience in game development.

Hoffmann1272d ago

But are there not only Nintendo games + some indie games in development for WiiU in 2015?

Seems just all big third party publishers jumped abboard from the Nintendo train =/

jhoward5851272d ago

Yes, Nintendo has plenty of AAA games and indies games ready for launch in 2015.mmmm, I guess you're asking why didn't Nintendo do this before right?

Well, I think mainly because Nintendo only wants quality games out for the wii U. They want their game feel right and play rights. I think they don't want to rush things, and I don't blame them.

As for the indies, I think Nintendo made the right decision because they don't have enough support from 3rd party devs. I also think most 3rd jump ship because the wii U architecture is very different from current gen hardware. which means that the 3rd devs would have to optimize the wii U version of the game differently, which would take time and money.So, Since the wii U install base was small they didn't feel it was worth the effort to invest time to make games on the Wii U.

lizard812881272d ago

It seems like Nintendo games always come out next year. With that aside, I'm sure Sm4sh is going to move wiius

Ashunderfire861272d ago

I have high hopes for Nintendo despite, their less powerful Wii U compared to other systems. To be honest, whenever I look at some Wii U titles, they look just as good or close to some PS4/X1 titles. Mario Kart 8 looks really good in 60 fps without a dated looking texture in site. Right now PS4/X1 is not doing too much in software, because we are mostly seeing remastered titles, and overhyped games this year. Next year will be the true test for X1, PS4, and Wii U! Sony will release their big guns like Uncharted 4. Microsoft will release their big guns like Halo 5. Nintendo Wii U better release Zelda, Starfox, F-zero, New Metroid game, and hopefully Eternal Darkness 2 to take away the competition.

Hoffmann1272d ago

I think the bigger differences will be seen when games like Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham Knight, Witcher 3 and Mortal Kombat X are released.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1272d ago

Yoshi Wholly World
Mario Maker
Kirby Rainbow Curse
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Project Guard & Giant Robot
Star Fox Wii U
The Legend of Zelda Wii U
Devil's Third
Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem

Retro Studio has a game in development
Platinum Games has another secret project either new or Star Fox.
Next Level Games may have one
Pokken Fighter Tournament Wii U announcement after Arcade releases
More Third Parties collaboration

2015 gonna be amazing year for Wii U owners.

DryBoneKoopa851272d ago

Their is also the virtual console releases! I love picking up new/old tittles. Nintendo has a great amount of content coming within the next year. Everytime I see that list I get excited!

On another note! For any 3DS owners who like Animal Crossing and RPG's should check out Fantasy Life.

Realplaya1272d ago

Nintendo has set themselves up pretty nicely.
What a lot of people forget is they until the Wii U never once developed a game in HD. Now per some nice timed comments they have moved past that hurdle. Also keep in mind that Shinen made a comment that they aren't even using all cores yet.

With that being said OtakuDJK1NG has a good point. But were going a step further Nintendo only needs to work with third parties to develop new Ip's that they will own.

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