Thursday, March 29, 2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines - Wii U version details

Randy Pitchford from Gearbox talks about the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines:

"The Wii U version has so much more to offer ... no other platform can do what the Wii U can do," he says. "If you love [Xbox] 360 games, you are not used to being in a world where you have this new interface. 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."

Pitchford hints that using the Wii U controller as a motion tracker, or in other ways that evoke signature moments form the films will lure gamers to the Wii U for their Aliens fix.

"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."


When you think of the Wii U, you can only assume that each multi-platform game will most likely be better on the system automatically due to the controller making different gameplay experiences only possible with it. With the many ports coming this year to the Wii U, I'm really curious as to which developer will be able to stand out and make a truly better version of their game when compared to the other systems already available. 

1 comment:

Biohazard Revelations said...

IMO, The traditional "core gamer" will probably stay away from the Wii U, if they feel the console offers nothing but ports. Even if they are better versions of what they get. They can be very cynical like that.

Core gamers on the Nintendo camp will buy the Wii U, not so much because they can play great 3rd party games, but because they will finally play Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Kirby, etc. on a console that can render high definition & with high quality graphics. But I imagine that for them, being able to play Assassins Creed or Aliens: Colonial Marines on the same system, will be a big plus, though.

I happen to know a lot of Wii owners who can be branded as "casual gamers" and who to this day, have yet to jump to HD gaming. They mostly ignored the PS3 and X360 throughout all these years. And they keep getting their fix on the Wii and buying games for it. With them, I'm not sure if a Wii HD will motivate them to upgrade. But that's why I'm hoping that Nintendo develops more games like Wii Sports, Wii Fit for the Wii U. To give them an incentive. Since casuals will be a huge factor in the success of ANY console from this generation onward.