During an interview with Dealspwn, Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel stated that a Wii U version of Borderlands 2 would be fantastic. Martel is excited about the Wii U GamePad because it can be a great device for managing inventory in games, including Borderlands 2. Martel thinks that the game would look really good on the Wii U because it can “deal with the resolutions and textures.” Borderlands 2 will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this September.

“We really like the Wii U. I think it’s a really cool platform. I like what they’re doing – obviously with the touchscreen – and it will be interesting to see what Microsoft do with their approach to that idea. It’s one of those problems of the Wii: the only people who have ever made a lot of money on the Wii is Nintendo.”

“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.”

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  1. Borderlands 2 would be a PERECT addition to the Wii U lineup. Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software truly passionate about Nintendo… especially upcoming games like Aliens: Colonial Marines. Let’s all hope that Borderlands 2 comes to the U next year.

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  2. I never played Borderlands 1, is it good? Also I can’t wait to play Aliens!!! It looks like a serious contender for best third party game on the Wii U (so far).

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    • For me, it was one of those games that I had to force myself to play in the beginning, but once I started, I couldn’t put the controller down. Its really fun when you play online with people you actually know too. One thing I didn’t like was the amount of guns. Gearbox kept talking about it like it was a good thing, but once you play the game you realize that there’s little difference between the gun you’re holding and the next best upgrade. It got annoying constantly going through inventory to compare guns so I didn’t ungrading until I noticed I was doing less damage than before.

      In the end, I’m getting Borderlands 2. I just don’t know if I’ll get it at launch.

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  3. It’s one of those problems of the Wii: the only people who have ever made a lot of money on the Wii is Nintendo.”

    One of the best quotes I heard this year so far. Nintendo platforms sell Nintendo games far more in quantity than third party developers. Good that he mentioned that point. The Wii made loads selling Nintendo games but lots of third party games barely hit the 1 to 2 million mark

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      • Well.. Nintendo cant do anything… its down to the consumer to actually buy the games to support third party :P and if Nintendo fanboys stick to just mario zelda metroid etc… then third party devs will drop support if they are not making enough money

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        • Have to agree with you. It’s sad. I myself buy alot of third party. Sadly that can’t be said about other N gamers I know ): Even though I like N first party best so is there alot of great third party as well and that’s something I can’t look past. All good games deserve a shot!

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        • Not all Nintendo fanboys stick to Nintendo only games, I’ve gotten over 40 third party titles that I love lol, but third parties need to make great games for Nintendo systems instead of doing the quick shovelware route like many did for the Wii.

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        • So far, it’s actually pretty good. But they are releasing 1st party stuff now, so the drought is over.

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    • Agree. That’s a sad truth… That’s why big N didn’t offer alot first party for 3ds launch… Sadly it failed as most N console gamers barely look at third party games, which is sad.

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    • its because they know what there doing. everyone in the industry if fired people and losing companies but Nintendo there earning money because they made there choice that people said oh that’s stupid, there doom.
      “It’s one of those problems of the Wii: the only people who have ever made a lot of money on the Wii is Nintendo.”
      man i can tell michel patcher is super jealous man.

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      • “It’s one of those problems of the Wii: the only people who have ever made a lot of money on the Wii is Nintendo.”
        man i can tell michel patcher is super jealous man.

        what? HE DIDNT EVEN SPEAK IN THIS ARTICLE! its FUCKING GEARBOX! ARE YOU BLIND?

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  4. Borderland? On a Nintendo console? Make it happen! I simply love Borderlands, finished the story mode a couple of days ago after playing it nonstop in a month. Now, I’ve started playing on the DLC, freaking sweet. Would love to buy this game and many other awesome titles on a Nintendo console instead. Well, that is if Wii U has everything that the 360/PS3 has and even more.

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      • Her cannon, or Mega Man’s buster.
        Or, hey! How about a Beam Saber for Zero in BL2, directly FROM Zero off of Mega Man?XD
        And while we’re at it, let’s get an upgrade pack in there that turns Axton’s turrets into miniature Metal Slug tanks that roll around shooting stuff for you.XD

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      • With the first Borderlands, i couldnt really play online, its not the sort of game i can play with some random dude, but me and my brother love borderlands, but he has a 360 amd i have a ps3, but we both want a wiiu, so that would be epic

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        • ..thats sexy, same. i cant play online, too many shitbags & cheats (hackers) i prefer my 2 best frends wich R chicks. i’d get borderlands 2 wen it arrives on ps3. just calm down on the vast amount of weapons this time, gearbox..geez

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          • Yeah. That was the only problem with Borderland 1 imo, and you’d get to a point where you’re massively outgunned, and its like, fuck it…

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  5. what theyre saying is BUY ALIENS COLONIAL SPACE MARINES, and then we’ll get more games published from 2K like Borderlands or GRAND THEFT AUTO! SO PLEASE LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

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