Iwata Asks: An interview with Miyamoto about the Wii U

Iwata Asks

Nintendo have published an Iwata Asks interview they conducted with Miyamoto focusing on the Wii U. If you’re in the loop with the blog, you probably won’t find any major surprises in there. However, it’s a good piece of reading that provides a great recap on the design philosophy behind the Wii U – “deeper and wider” – as well as a few hints at future projects. Check it out!

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  1. Daimyo Nintendo

    Interesting article but, it once again sounds too much like Wii. 20% of the article interested me because it sounded like history repeating itself. Yes Nintendo is going HD and the Wii U controller looks fantastic but it sounds like the same wonderful basket of promises Nintendo gave us with Wii. “This will change the industry, will cater to core gamers,” etc etc.

    I will always buy a Nintendo console cuz I enjoy all kinds of games, but after buying my PS3 (18 games and counting) Nintendo will have to work hard to win me back in regards to the so called ‘hard core’ market. I have one third the amount of games on Wii as I did with GameCube. Nintendo is no longer the sole provider of games for me anymore, its fills my Nintendo gaming needs and not my core needs. There is no way the gamer in me can ignore Bioshock, Assassins Creed, F.E.A.R., Batman Arkham Asylum, Deus Ex, Oblivion. Granted I have all the Resident Evil Wii games, Okami, both Conduits which were fantastic, and Madworld, those are not enough to satisfy me.

    I hope Nintendo can make well on these big promises, because they are promises.

    Funny, I am such the fanboy but I feel it gives me the right to be a critic.

  2. SparktehFox

    The promises of the Wii U are vastly different from those of the Wii. And looking back what was promised was delivered. “It wouldn’t compete with the other powerful consoles, it would begin to bring back third parties, open up a new was to play games, and increase interactivity between the games and the players.” Nintendo has a history of not promising more than they can themselves offer, so I have no doubt in my mind that Nintendo will do just what they promise with the Wii U. The name will grow on people, developers will flock to it, graphics will be phenomenal, and it will open up the limitations set on player to game interactivity.