Trine 2 developer: Nintendo taking online seriously with Wii U
According to Trine 2 developer Frozenbyte, Nintendo is taking online gaming “very seriously” this time around. Speaking to the Official Nintendo Magazine, Trine 2 producer Lauri Hyvärinen said that he is “optimistic” about the Wii U eShop and the way Nintendo is approaching Wii U online services.
He said that as indie developers, they’re really interested in two things: inexpensive updating and easy certification process. “If the Wii U eShop can deliver either one of these, or even both, then we will be very happy!”, he concluded. Nintendo was heavily criticized for how they handled indie gamers on the original Wii, where games went through a costly and timely certification process, and where developers were not paid unless their games generated more than $7,000 in sales. All of this seems to have improved with the Wii U, but we’ll have to wait and see when the console launches.
Trine 2 will be a Wii U launch title, and we still believe it’s the best looking Wii U game we’ve seen to date. Just check out these Trine 2 screenshots.