The Wii U has gotten yet another midleware developer on board: Software maker Gamebase has announced a partnership with Nintendo to become one of the authorized middleware providers for the Wii U. Gamebase will offer the Gamebryo game engine and the LightSpeed software on the Wii U. These two technologies were used in the recent Epic Mickey and Epic Mickey 2.
The Gamebryo technology has been around for over 10 years, and has powered some high-profiled games in the past, including Elder Scrolls Oblivion, Fallout 3, and LEGO Universe.
Nintendo has struck many deals in the past to bring cutting edge technology to the Wii U. The console already supports the Unreal Engine 3, idTech 5, and physics technology from Havok.
Gamebryo on the Wii U isn’t a major surprise — a scaled down version of the engine was available on the original Wii console.