The developer behind The Last Story believes the Wii U and its tablet controller is well suited for JRPG (Japanese RPG) games. The Last Story lead designer Takuya Matsumoto shared some of his thoughts on the Wii U in a recent interview, saying he and developer Mistwalker are interested in creating a game for Nintendo’s new platform. Specifically about the Wii U and the GamePad controller, Matsumoto said:
“One merit [of the Wii U GamePad] is the ability to use a touch screen to directly manipulate information, such as looking up a monster’s weak point or, like with a car’s GPS, as a tool to understand battlefield conditions on a sub screen. This special feature will likely bring about opportunities for deep research into JRPG strategy”
He also added that he believes Miiverse — the Wii U social network — will be implemented into most of the Wii U games in the future. Matsumoto and his developers at Mistwalker have been working on The Last Story for the Wii for a while now, and the game is finally set for release this month in North America. The game was created by many former developers on Final Fantasy, and was released earlier this year in Japan to great reviews and reception from gamers. While it’s looking promising for a Mistwalker-developer Wii U game in the future, there is still no official announcement. Perhaps this could mean a remake or a sequel of The Last Story for the Wii U?