Oh me oh my. Borderlands 2 looks good. Really good. So good that we've been shedding tears over broken, loot-based dreams since we realised that we might never see it on our shiny, new Wii Us. But all is not lost! Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel has been extolling the upcoming console's virtues and putting all kinds of delightful ideas in our heads regarding a possible future for the FPS-RPG hybrid on a Nintendo platform.
"We really like the Wii U, I think it's a really cool platform. I like what they're doing - obviously with the touchscreen.", said Martel during a preview session with Dealspwn. "So we're really excited to bring Aliens: Colonial Marines to it. And we're going to do a wait and see approach, our publisher 2K is going to see whether they're going to go with that."
Martel seems to have been reading our fevered minds, too, as he talked about what could be done with the extra help of a touchscreen controller: "If Borderlands 2 was on the Wii U, the thing I would be most excited about is inventory management: it would be amazing on that, it would just be fantastic. And I think the artwork would look really good, with the way they can deal with the resolutions and textures, I think it's a really good console."
Now we could say something else clever about how the game could work, what the GamePad could achieve with such a massively diverse loot and inventory system or how Borderlands is a Wii U-perfect mix of hardcore RPG elements and casual run-and-gun-fun but what we've settled on is one word that sums up all of our feelings on the subject.