German developer Shin’en recently chipped in on the never ending debate on Wii U’s hardware and power. In an interview with Ntower, they said that the Wii U is the “strongest console” right now, and that it’s got a lot of potential for the future. Specifically, Shin’en CEO Manfred Linzner commented on the Wii U GPU, which he said was a generation better than what’s available now. He said:
“Right now, the Wii U is the strongest console with a lot of potential for the future. You should not forget that the Wii U GPU is from a different generation than the ones from the current competitors. Because of that, there are many new ways of approaching things.”
The power of the Wii U has been strongly debated over the past year, but everyone pretty much agrees that it’s more powerful than the current generation systems. Linzner added that it’s easier to implement graphics solutions for the Wii U than on current generation consoles because of the more modern hardware. “Coupled with the generous working storage” he said, “you have unbelievable possibilities”.
Shin’en is working on Nano Assault Neo, which will be released on the Wii U eShop on launch day. Nano Assault Neo is a shoot ‘em up that takes place on a microscopic level, where players battle deadly viruses. The game will also support co-op, where two players can join forces, with one player on the GamePad and another using the Wii U Pro Controller.