A few weeks ago we told you that Ronimo Games unveiled Swords & Soldiers II, a brand new strategy game in its Swords & Soldiers II series. Featuring an all new story along with new units and enemies, the game is shaping up to be a great one for those who loved the first game.
In a recent interview with Nintendo World Report, developers Joost and Thomas had some interesting things to say about developing for the Wii U, as well as their relationship with Nintendo. According to Joost, the team decided to develop for the Wii U thanks to an early devkit from Nintendo.
Well, there was a new Nintendo platform coming. We started this project over two years ago and well before the launch of the Wii U. We got early devkits from Nintendo and we thought it was really great. We wanted to do something with it and well, Swords and Soldiers is five years old now. We really felt like coming back to it. It is a great game, it is a great franchise and we wanted to do new things with it. Take it in a new directions.
The team also had praise for the new GamePad, stating that it’s doing something different that the competition isn’t.
In general, we love the new controller. The other new consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One, from our perspective they are just mostly the same thing as before but much faster. While Wii U has something new, this controller with the screen on it and it has touch and all these things that really weren’t there yet.
On their relationship with Nintendo, Joost elaborates that Nintendo has been nothing short of excellent in terms of working with them.
Nintendo is really good to work with of course. They are really enthusiastic about the game, so we hope that they give it a nice spot in the eShop and do some marketing for us. Their tech support is really good. If we have questions, we always get answers at the end of the day.
It’s nice to see developers have high opinions of Nintendo when it comes to working with them in terms of tech support and getting a product ready for gamers on the platform. If you want to check out the full video interview, you can do so here.