Wii U is a better console for independent developers who are creating games for the Wii U eShop than the Wii. That's the word from Chasing Aurora developer Martin Pichlmair who told Official Nintendo Magazine what he thinks of Nintendo's new console.
Chasing Aurora is a lovely looking eShop flying game which sees you helping a bird navigate through the Alps. With Broken Rules aiming to release the game for Wii U launch day, it's clear that the company is enamoured with the console.
"I can not talk about the new eShop in detail," said Pichlmair. "What I do know is that Nintendo is doing everything to make this console much more open, social and indie-friendly than the Wii ever was."
Pichlmair believes this is reflected in the line-up of Wii U launch games. "There are people at Nintendo who know where innovative games come from. And if you look at the launch lineup you can clearly see that those people have had a say in it. At the same time, the Wii U with its various controller configurations calls for experimental games of all kinds and Nintendo is always eager to have games make good use of its console's innovations."
Broken Rules will be looking to do this with its asymmetric multiplayer mode which puts one player in charge of the Wii U GamePad.
Look out for our full interview with Broken Rules soon.