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Nintendo Wii U: Gears Of War Developer Epic Games Are ‘Very Interested In Wii U’

Epic President Mike Capps has told online gaming publication Industry Gamers that the company are ‘very interested in Wii U’. Whilst Epic won’t confirm if they’re working on any Wii U titles at present, the company has already confirmed that some of the products that you saw running on Wii U at this E3 were based on Unreal Engine technology.

“We haven’t made an official announcement about that platform. And while we loved the Wii, it just wasn’t a fit to make a game that would go across Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii. It just wasn’t possible. So going forward, we’re working with those folks and we’re very interested in the Wii U.”

“At the launch event at E3, some of the products that you saw running on Wii U were based on Unreal Engine technology. So that kind of gives you an idea of where we are in that space. You can certainly use our engine on that platform – it’s a natural fit from a technology perspective,” Capps added. “It opens up some doors that weren’t open before on current generation consoles because it is going to be a powerful box. I’m sure [Epic VP] Mark Rein would love anyone who’s interested to know how official our support is to get in touch with him!”

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26 comments

  1. i hope so, i love gears of war and epic. though i know gears won’t leave microsoft, there’s always a possibility for bulletstorm 2 to be on Wii U.

  2. I wonder how much success they would have with Nintendo fans. Epic Games have constantly bashed Nintendo in the last couple of years. An example of where their fanbase is at is with the release of Bulletstorm. It sold well on the 360, but it had pathetic sales on the PS3. If they can make a game that translates well on the Wii U and its controller, then maybe they can sparkle interest among Nintendo fans. If they do something generic, then they’ll be screwed and they’ll blame Nintendo and their fans for that like always.

  3. If you look at it, most of the hardcore companies love Nintendo but just couldn’t develop for Wii. So we were never abandoned. And if they have the unreal engine running that just basically means they are developing for Wii U

  4. 3DS VS PSVITA

    REALLY,REALLY,REALLY I JUST SPENT 250 FOR A 3DS THEN I LOOK UP PSV FEATURES THEY HAVE A MESSAGING SYSTEM AND A VITA IS 250 NINTENDO IS SEEING Y THERE FANS ARENT BUYING THERE SYSTEM NINTENDO WAKE UP AND GIVE YOUR FANS THOSE KILLER APPS I MEAN MSG FRIENDS AND STOP TREATING US LIKE KID

    1. Dude, settle, down. This comment isn’t relevant to the article. On the subject, though, I personally see a price drop on the 3DS this holiday season. Sony will have little opportunity to counter it, because they’ve already pulled out all the stops to get to the current price point. And the 3G Vita probably isn’t worth your time anyway, because it’s AT&T exclusive and even then you have to pay for Data. And who want’s to message on Wi-Fi only?

  5. Ok, Guy/Gals. Operation Moonfall has started. Being similar to Operation Rainfall, it is to show Nintendo that we want MM re-maid for 3DS. Link to the page I found out about: http://www.zeldauniverse.net/zelda-news/operation… So go to various Nintendo news sites and tell as many people as possible. Majoras Mask, ALL THE WAY!!!

    1. Dude, Nintendo Acnologes these things, and I was told to spread the word. Obvisly, if you dont want one of the best games made portible, without emulators, dont join the pitition. Some people want to have fun.

  6. I hope they make games for the Wii-U! More developers entering, the more exposure they get from gamers like me.

  7. Sickr please read my comment in the last new article.

    In any case, I’d like to try one of their games since I don’t think I’ve ever played any of them before.

  8. I think that these type of games can be successful on Nintendo platforms if Nintendo learns how to take a back seat sometimesn (even though it didn’t fare well for the 3DS’s launch, they DID try to give third parties a chance). I know people laugh about how cartoony Mario, Zelda, And Donkey Kong are, but people eat those types of game up. It’s really hard to compete with Nintendo’s oh-so-recognizable mascots, regardless of how “hardcore” and popular third party games are. Also, a lot of Nintendo fans are so used to surviving off of first party stuff that they may be hesitant to try new IPs. Nintendo, luckily, does a great job at holding it’s own with their own games. Third parties will have to advertise like there is no tomorrow to appeal to core Nintendo fans.

  9. Instead of hearing “we are very interested in making games for the WiiU” I want to hear: “Yes we are making games for the WiiU”.

      1. Okay, here’s an idea.. “No!”
        There, that’s what you get when you force companies into a corner with bitching and moaning. A big fat NO.

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