touchscreen Archive

Wii U to be a great console for MMORPG’s

The Wii U’s touchscreen controller may make the Wii U a great platform for MMO games. While speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine, Funcom’s Joel Bylos explained that the touchscreen would allow the console to run MMO games without compromising the experience. Wii U could be the first real console on which running an MMORPG without [...]

Batman: Arkham City to make “fantastic use” of the Wii U controller

Mark Rein, who said a few extremely positive things about the Wii U, had the chance to play the Wii U build of Batman: Arkham City and is very impressed with the game, claiming that it makes “fantastic use” of the touchscreen controller. He didn’t say anything more specific than that, but it was confirmed that [...]

Rayman creator is “excited” for the Wii U

Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman, was asked to share his opinion on the Wii U in a recent interview with the publication Glitch. In particular, he seems to be a big fan of the controller’s near-field communication technology and touchscreen. I’m excited about the Wii U! They have some great new features with touchpad [...]

Lots of Assassin’s Creed 3 info coming on March 23rd

The magazine Nintendo Gamer claims that it is among the first publications to see the Wii U build of Assassin’s Creed 3, and they’ve promised an in-depth exclusive feature on the game in their next issue, which will be hitting the newsstands on March 23. To hype it up, they’ve revealed the following blurb regarding the use [...]

The Wii U controller “resonated” with Ubisoft

It’s no secret that Ubisoft love the Wii U. But while you might be quick to dismiss this as corporate excitement at getting another platform to pump heaps of shovelware out on, Ubisoft’s Hugues Ricour proves that the company truly sees potential in the new console. The new controller especially resonated with us – for [...]

Pitchford on Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U

Aliens: Colonial Marines is shaping up to be quite an interesting Wii U game and I was intrigued by the preliminary ideas that they had for utilising the Wii U’s controller. Their ideas also opened up the interesting topic for how sci-fi games could benefit from the Wii U’s controller. While speaking to Nintendo Gamer, Randy Pitchford of [...]

Feature: Could the Wii U revolutionize sci-fi video games?

Who hasn’t, when they were a kid, imagined they were a space commander, whipping round a toy building brick as if it was some sort of high tech device? Or tapped away at the remote controller to send urgent messages back to the space base? Okay, that was probably just me, but the Wii U [...]

6 Uses for the Wii U Controller’s Camera

The Wii U controller’s front-facing camera is a curious feature. The inclusion of a camera in a game controller is quite novel, but how practical can it be in actual games? Several weeks ago, long before we even knew what the Wii U was called, a few users at the forums came up with several [...]

Touchscreen functionality is optional for developers

After teasing a Metroid game for the Wii U and the general direction Nintendo is taking with the console, Katsuya Eguchi has dropped another interesting quote which tells us that it’s up to developers to decide what they want to do with the Wii U controller’s touchscreen – if they even want to do anything [...]

Reggie: Wii U is not an iPad imitator

This interview is a few days old, but I thought it was worth sharing, seeing how many people are thinking of the Wii U controller as an “iPad with buttons.” Speaking to VentureBeat, Reggie Fils-Aime claimed that the Wii U’s controller wasn’t influenced by the iPad, explaining that they began development on the Wii U before [...]