Nintendo will offer new Wii U software to developers through a partnership with software firm Green Hills. Nintendo and Green Hills will work on a software suite for the new console, where developers will be offered an “integrated development environment”, and other Wii U software.
Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda said of the new deal to Gamasutra, “We selected the Green Hills Software solution because it generates highly optimized code, and Green Hills provides excellent global support”. This is the second major announcement from Nintendo regarding third party software tools. Last month, the company revealed that it would offer Wii U software and tools in cooperation with GameWare.
Other developers will be offering engine tools to the Wii U, including Epic Games with its Unreal Engine, and id Software with its brand new Tech 5 engine. As we get closer to launch, we’re likely to see more Wii U software announcements, as more and more developers and third party tools are ported and made available.