Wednesday, 26 March 2014

50 Unity Titles Coming to Wii U

Well it seems that Nintendo's lack of third party support is getting a untraditional boost - Unity powered Indie games.

Before the launch of the Wii U Nintendo announced a partnership with Unity. Bundling a Wii U Unity extension with all Unity engines and by offering unity free with every Wii U dev kit.

In an interview with Siliconera Damon Baker, Senior Marketing Manager at Nintendo of America's Licensing department, revealed that Unity for Wii U was proving pretty popular "Over the course of this show, we have nine games on display, (GDC)" Baker said. "We have 17 that are currently in the pipeline, that have been submitted. So they will all be out within the next two months." But then he dropped this info bomb "And then, we have another fifty that are waiting in the wings, that are coming; so we've got a lot of Unity content on the way."

News also comes that they are also attempting a similar deal with Unity for 3DS

Abe's Take
A lot has been said about the state of the Wii U's third party support but it's Indie support is hard to ignore.
I imagine that alot of console owners own multiple systems for different reasons. Nintendo consoles have always sold on the strength of their 1st party titles and the occasional 3rd party exclusives. I would be delighted to add Indie titles to the list of reasons 

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