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Borderlands 2 could be headed to Wii U

Gearbox taking a "wait and see approach" to future port

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."

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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.



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  1. Tamzily01 Tuesday 17th Jul 2012 at 11:24

    Must. Resist. Urge. To. Squee...IF THIS HAPPENS IT WILL SIMPLY BE AMAZING! The Wii U Gamepad has so much potential when it comes to inventories. We've already seen this from gameplay of Arkham City. It could also provide functions such as a minimap of the area you're currently in (showing teammate's locations in co-op mode, as well as other places of interest) and quest management.

  2. 5OUNDWAVE Tuesday 17th Jul 2012 at 13:56


  3. MarioWalrus Tuesday 17th Jul 2012 at 15:05

    This is very good news. I will buy this on PC though as my friends will :x but if they decide to delay release on the wii U version and add stuff then it will be a must have purchase. I think it has the potential to be one of the best 3rd party games in the consoles first 6 months.

  4. trigo Tuesday 17th Jul 2012 at 17:24

    this game looks and sounds really good. the wiii u gamepad has so much potential. i even heard that the xbox 720 may also be trying to create a sort of gamepad. i really hope this game does come to the wii u it will be great.

  5. hamzahdsi Tuesday 17th Jul 2012 at 17:25

    Hmm, interesting. Gives me a reason to buy a WiiU.

  6. pokemaster Wednesday 18th Jul 2012 at 07:56

    I liked the first, but it didn't blow me away. From what I have heard and seen this is looking better, so hopefully will see it on Wii U at some point. Still waiting for BioShock Infinite to be announced for the Wii U, hey we can dream can't we? :)

  7. Donkey Kong Jr. Wednesday 18th Jul 2012 at 18:30

    would buy a wii u for this

  8. bigterence Thursday 19th Jul 2012 at 07:54

    Leave these boring,made-for-kids FPS on Xbox or PS.The more discerning Nintendo user will not miss them.

  9. marioman77 Thursday 19th Jul 2012 at 16:27

    Leave these boring,made-for-kids FPS on Xbox or PS.The more discerning Nintendo user will not miss them.

    No go away

  10. Shmilly Thursday 19th Jul 2012 at 22:17

    This is by far my most anticipated game of the entire year, I absolutely loved the first one and I'm still playing it now. I can't wait for my Ultimate Loot Chest to arrive in September! As for Nintendo-only fans, I hope they get a chance to play this eventually because it's a fantastic blend of RPG and bazillions of guns. With 96.5% more wub-wub.

  11. Shmilly Friday 20th Jul 2012 at 00:40

    Leave these boring,made-for-kids FPS on Xbox or PS.The more discerning Nintendo user will not miss them.

    Quote: "Made for kids". It's an 18-rated game. -ahem-

  12. BB23 Saturday 21st Jul 2012 at 19:03

    If this were to come to Wii U, then Nintendo would be laughing, hugely anticipated and widely regarded.

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