Super Mario 3D Land director shares his favourite Wii U feature

Super Mario 3D Land

Koichi Hayashida, the director of Super Mario 3D Land, spoke about the development of the game at GDC 2012. But although most of the interview was about Mario’s stereoscopic outing, Hayashida was also more than happy to share what he looks forward to the most in the Wii U as a developer:

I certainly think it’s interesting hardware with many possibilities. If I had to share just one idea from my own personal experience, it would involve when my family is watching TV together. If I want to play games on the Wii I can’t, but if I had a Wii U I could use that smaller display to play a game while they watch TV. That’d be really good for someone with a family like me.

I live in a household with one TV, and it truly can get aggravating when my sister and I both want to watch something or play some video games at the same time. It’s one of the features they’ve been touting since the Wii U’s debut last E3, and I personally look forward to it as well.

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  1. Cool. It’s definitely one of my favorites too. :)