Devil’s Third producer Yoshifuru Okamoto has explained how the game will utilise the Wii U’s unique GamePad. Okamoto says there are lots of uses of Nintendo’s GamePad primarily in the game’s multiplayer mode. The controller can be used to call in air strikes and also share vital information with squad members. Okamoto concluded by saying that it’s something you could imagine a commander on a battlefield using to give out orders to his squad.
Does the game need to be a Wii U exclusive? Does it use the GamePad in ways that cannot be emulated elsewhere?
“Actually we do have some GamePad usage in multiplayer. As you know, the setting of this game is this fallen state – a chaotic war that has broken out between different factions across North America. Among those different factions, one of the things that is going to lead to victory is the ability to share information, so we use the GamePad as a communication tool. So you will be doing, among other things, calling in air-strikes and sharing information with squad members. It’s something you can imaging the commander on the battlefield holding to give orders.”