Pandora’s Tower Developer Thinking Of Ideas For Wii U Games

By Ishaan . April 18, 2013 . 2:30pm

Pandora’s Tower developer Ganbarion are knocking ideas around for how to use Nintendo’s new Wii U console. Siliconera recently asked Pandora’s Tower director Toru Haga what he thinks of the system. Haga replied:


The Wii U is a unique console with exciting features such as the GamePad. We’re currently thinking of fun ideas using these features. For example, we’re thinking of a gameplay idea that uses two screens from different perspectives, like a tabletop RPG, where players could potentially give each other objectives and progress through the game. Or like with Miiverse, where players can share their gameplay experiences easily, we were thinking of a game that focuses on communication.


But regardless of any ideas that we could potentially realize, as a developer we need to focus on how welcoming it is to the players. We took this approach when we were originally only going to use one Wii Remote for Pandora’s Tower. As a developer, we are very interested in challenging ourselves with new hardware, and we hope that everyone will look forward to our next project.


Ganbarion haven’t officially announced if they’re working on any Wii U games yet. So far, Nintendo have made no mention of Wii U projects involving Ganbarion either. Prior to Pandora’s Tower, the studio worked on the Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars games for Nintendo and a number of One Piece games for Namco Bandai.

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  • puchinri

    I’m glad some dev thought of a tabletop RPG for the Wii U (or at least actually made mention of it). It’d be really cool, and I’d love to see how it would be approached.

    Hopefully they will get a chance to work on a Wii U game or few, and I look forward to what they’ll be when that time comes.

    • ForteWily

      You know, this is a pleasing development. I wonder what Mistwalker is doing.

      • XypherCode

        Yeah. Monolith already spilled the beans on their Wii U project. I’m curious to see what Ganbarion and Mistwalker is/will be working on.

      • puchinri

        I was kind of wondering too. I’m hoping to see them hint at some idea somewhat soon too~.

  • idrawrobots

    I only have go to play a very little bit. but this great news.

  • $36598391

    Something similar to RPG Maker would be cool

  • AuraGuyChris

    Ganbarion, you’re the example that many developers need to follow: challenge themselves with the Wii U.
    Not like those pussies who only know how to port games over without doing too much work.

    • Thatguy

      Or not doing that port because *it’s not profitable and we DEMAND money!*

  • TrevHead

    A RPG / RTS where you use the touchpad to move D&D / Warhammer tabletop pieces around the board, with the TV showing a normal video game camera shot?

    That kinda what Entrain Odessey did to FPS dungeon crawlers

    • Darknut

      Or Fire Emblem, is be almost like a mash up between the console and handheld games. That would be cool.

  • I’d like a new One Piece Unlimited with some tweaks… but that’s likely not happening xD

  • Armane

    As cool as this idea sounds. I just want another Jump ___ Stars. Even if I have to import a 3DS to play it.

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