Nintendo’s Wii U Pre-E3 Stream Was Pretty Cool
That wraps up this stream though. I’ll try to get the VOD up on this page as soon as I can find it…
Asynchronous multiplayer games are all the rage on mobile devices right now – those sorts of games could do really, really well on the Wii U (imagining downloadable type games through the eShop).
And that’s it! Lots of cool ideas. I can see people that aren’t technologically savvy really getting in to the social interaction of the device. Tons of potential for sharing user-generated content too.
I hope that this presentation isn’t a bunch of pretty promises hiding a disappointing reality like the Wii… if it actually works like they show, it could be a real evolution in social interaction on a console.
The Miiverse will be accessible from any phone, PC, and 3DS. All for free. That’s a big deal, provided it actually works…
The idea of leaving player-created content in other people’s games reminds me a lot of Demon’s / Dark Souls. It’s a fantastic and unobtrusive way to implement social functionality.
I can see the Mii Universe creating social pressure to buy a Wii U. Owners will try and convince their friends to get one to share doodles and messages through the system. I already know of some friends that are good at drawing that I want to get this.
The Wii U interface will have tiles to represent games and applications, with Miis that gather under them to represent those playing. I saw some doodles and such pop up too, guessing you can make those with the touchscreen.
Awesome vision of Internet-based gaming community, but the lynchpin will be how you add and manage your friends.
That’s code for — please god do something more friendly than friend codes.
WHAT. Wii U will support voice/video chat via the controller’s camera.
Looks like every game will have a message board of sorts that you can also see from your mobile phone. Reminds me of Microsoft’s vision of beacons but… way cooler.
Is it vitality sensor time? Or are we seeing Nintendo’s bold vision of text messaging.
I am very concerned about this segment. Very concerned.
DAMN DID YOU HEAR THAT WORD PLAY. “Wii U does what we did.”
Nintendo does what Nintendidn’t. Wait, what
Wii U pro controller = 360 controller. Boners.
I wonder if supporting Wii controls also means 100% backwards compatibility.
Specifically confirming that you can keep playing a Wii U game from the tablet while the TV is taken. As one with a girlfriend that has started watching lots of Gossip Girl, that’s fucking AWESOME.
Lots of concept footage we’ve already seen so far… I’m getting the vibe this is going to be a very “philosophical” talk.
So far – clickable thumbsticks whooooa Wii U blowing your mind!
Iwata is so cute I can’t even handle it.