Japanese Developers Comment on Wii U
What do Suda 51, Akihiro Hino, Keiji Inafune and others think of Nintendo's new hardware?
This week's Famitsu has some developer commentary on Wii U. We don't have a detailed summary or transcript yet, but here's a sampling of the comments:
Yoshinori Ono (Capcom): Says that the TV remote control option may be the system's most convenient feature. Expects that Miis will be evolved on Wii U.
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Capcom): He'd like to consider something that makes use of space (like the room you're in, etc.)
Suda 51 (Grasshopper Manufacture): Acknowledges that No More Heroes 3 is widely anticipated, but that he has nothing specific to say.
Keiji Inafune (Comcept): Views Wii U as a challenge from Nintendo. If he has the chance, he'd like to respond to the challenge.
Kenichiro Takaki (Marvelous): Said that the Wii U gives the chance for many unique ideas -- using the control pad to observe bishojo girls, for instance. (Note: Takaki is responsible for this game.)
Jiro Ishii (Level-5): Said that he'd like to make a table talk-style game.
Akihiro Hino (Level-5): A Professor Layton game where you walk around a 3D London would be interesting, said Hino. He was at first worried that the control pad would be heavy, but there was no problem when playing briefly.
Ryoei Mikage (Imageepoch): He's considering making software that puts the system's various qualities to use.