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Batman Arkham Knight Isn’t Coming To Wii U As It Can “Only Be Done On Next-Gen”

Dax Ginn, marketing game manager for Rocksteady, has told NowGamer that the team decided to make Batman Arkham Knight only available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One because the game wouldn’t function as well on Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Ginn cites the Batmobile as one of the reasons and says that “it’s highly technical – all of those things can only be done on next-gen,”

“It was the one thing we hadn’t done,” Ginn explained. “Once we decided we were going to commit to the Batmobile, all these other technical decisions were made for us.”

“We knew that we had to do it right – the imagination of the experience of driving the Batmobile that people have is that it’s fast, that it’s destructive, it’s kind of a tank in Gotham City, but it’s also highly technical – all of those things can only be done on next-gen,” said Ginn.

“Not in the way that people imagine it. It’s the power fantasy of driving this legendary vehicle; if it can only do a top speed of 25 mph that’s not the power fantasy and that’s why we couldn’t have done that previously,”

“We have to make our technology choices specifically with reference to the gameplay objectives that we want, so we choose the platforms that are going to give us that,” said Ginn.

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Kickstarter Title Hex Heroes Has Mutant Mudds, Guacamelee And SteamWorld Dig Cameos

Prismatic has announced via its Kickstarter page that the upcoming Hex Heroes for Wii U will feature cameos from a number of popular indie franchises. The team says that game will have special appearances from Mutant Mudds, Guacamelee and SteamWorld Dig.

Hex Heroes is a multiplayer real time strategy game for Wii U where up to 4 players share the TV harvesting resources, building structures, fending off enemies, and exploring dangerous territories. Another player uses the gamepad to manage resources and teammates, make executive decisions, and survey the land from a bird’s eye view. Hex Heroes can be played solo, but we’re sure you’ll want to wrangle up some friends to join in!

Thanks, Justin

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Over 50 Indie Games Using Unity Coming To Wii U eShop

Damon Baker, Senior Manager of Marketing at Nintendo’s of America’s Licensing department, has confirmed to Siliconera that there are over 50 indie titles using Unity coming to the Wii U eShop. Baker promised that there’s plenty of Unity content on the way.

“Over the course of this show, we have nine games on display. We have 17 that are currently in the pipeline, that have been submitted. So they will all be out within the next two months. And then, we have another fifty that are waiting in the wings, that are coming; so we’ve got a lot of Unity content on the way.”

Thanks, N-Dub Nation

 

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Retro Studios Talk About The Challenges Of Developing For Wii U

IGN recently has the opportunity to speak to Retro Studios this week about the challenges of bringing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze to Nintendo’s latest home console, Wii U. Retro Studios President Michael Kelbaugh explained to the publication the difficulties the company faced when developing for new hardware.

“The Wii U is a powerhouse of technology that we had to transition to. We had brand new tools, brand new engine, brand new everything. There was a lot of unknowns [for us],” he said. “From a technology standpoint we’re trying to develop that technology while we’re developing a new game at the same time. That was really challenging.”