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Battlefield 3 designer looking for killer Wii U idea

Patrick Liu thinks new console will prove sceptics wrong

Battlefield 3 was shown off during Nintendo's Wii U showcase at E3 but the game's lead designer has told Official Nintendo Magazine that he's still trying to think of a "breakthrough idea" for the new Wii U controller.

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"We definitely see potential in the Wii U," Patrick Liu told us. "But I wish I had the breakthrough idea for how to exploit the new controller."

EA's big first-person shooter is coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next month but with the Wii U not due for release until 2012, Liu still has plenty of time to come up with an idea.

He added: "We're definitely looking into what kind of new stuff we can do with Wii U. I don't have that idea yet.

"Nintendo has surprised us so many times before. I was one of the sceptics when the Wii came out and it proved us wrong. I think they're going to prove a lot of sceptics wrong again."

Earlier this year EA President Frank Gibeau said that Wii U had helped them uncover new ways to play Battlefield Wii U.

You can read more about Wii U in the November issue of Official Nintendo Magazine which goes on sale on Thursday 22 September.


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  1. olrodlegacy Wednesday 21st Sep 2011 at 13:01

    I desperately hope that Wii U will satisfy developers' graphical and online demands. No more sub-par ports please. I would love Battlefield 3 to be a defining shooter for Wii U.

  2. jaytee Wednesday 21st Sep 2011 at 17:07

    i've never really played battlefield before but if its anything like call of duty they could use the controllers screen to use things like kill streaks e.g. telling an air strike where to attack or using a predator missile

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