E3 2011

E3: Nintendo Boss Admits Third Party Wii U Footage Came from Other Platforms

| 8 Jun 2011 11:47

There's still a year until the Wii U comes out, says Nintendo, but its games will look just as good as the Xbox 360 or PS3.

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo's American arm, has admitted that not every bit of Wii U footage shown during its E3 press conference was actually running on the Wii U. While the first party material was all Nintendo's work, footage of third party games like Darksiders 2 actually came from other systems.

Fils-Aime made his confession in a video interview with Game Trailers, saying that the Wii U wasn't coming out for more than year by way of an explanation. He said that the Wii U versions of the games would look just as good as the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions - the Wii U will be capable of 1080p graphics - although he wouldn't talk about whether they would look better, saying that that was up to the developers.

He made it clear that the Wii U would have much better third party support that the original Wii had received. He wasn't prepared to say that the Wii had failed to reach core gamers, but he did say that a lot of the third party titles hadn't appeared on the console. He said that developers had told him that the problem had been the Wii's relative lack of power, but with the Wii U that wouldn't be a problem and all that content could once again come to a Nintendo system.

I find it quite hard to get too upset by Nintendo using footage from other versions of third-party games. As Fils-Aime says, the Wii U is a year away from release, so expecting it to have games that far along in development is unrealistic. What's more, he didn't try to dodge the question at all, and was very open with his response. Obviously, this means we still don't have a clear idea of the WIi U is capable of, but there's plenty of time for that.

Source: via Game Politics

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