Wii-U’s Hardware still in development
Laurence Howe+ / 2 years ago
The Wii U hardware is currently changing “constantly,” Ninja Gaiden 3 developer, Team Ninja has claimed.
Speaking in an interview with Gamefront (via Go Nintendo), Team Ninja’s Fumihiko Yasuda and Yosuke Hayashi broke the industry-wide silence on Nintendo’s next-gen console, claiming its “very easy” to development for and “like PS3/360″.”Nintendo asked us what we would want from the hardware. And when we gave them our feedback, we could see that they really listened and made changes,” said Hayashi. “The hardware is currently changing constantly.”
Yasuda added: “The control via a touch screen is like the Nintendo DS, we worked on the NDS with Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, and we would like to take some elements from it and install them in the U Wii version of Ninja Gaiden 3.”
Team Ninja’s comments of course back up those of Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono, who claimed earlier this month that the Wii U hardware has ‘advanced since E3′.
“What we saw last E3 is not a reflection of everything this console is able to offer. We have been trying the development kits and some of its new characteristics will improve its possibilities. It isn’t something like Kinect or similar accessories, it’s something different.”
Recent reports claimed the Wii U hardware is twice as powerful as the Xbox 360.
One new feature already revealed for the console is NFC technology, which allows users to read and write data wirelessly, in a similar way to how Activision’s Skylanders action figures interact with the ‘Portal of Power’ reading device.