Over 50 Games Using Unity Are In The Pipeline For Wii U Says Nintendo

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At GDC this week, Siliconera had a chance to speak with Damon Baker, Senior Manager of Marketing at Nintendo’s of America’s Licensing department. During our brief conversation, Baker said to us that are over 50 games coming to Wii U that use Unity.


“Over the course of this show, we have nine games on display,” Baker said. “We have 17 that are currently in the pipeline, that have been submitted. So they will all be out within the next two months.”


“And then, we have another fifty that are waiting in the wings, that are coming; so we’ve got a lot of Unity content on the way.”


Last year, Nintendo announced a partnership with Unity Technologies that would bring a Wii U-specific version of the popular game development Unity engine to the platform. The engine comes free with Wii U development kits, in order to make it easier for developers to get started with Wii U development.


In addition to the Unity partnership, Nintendo’s Web Framework—which is a development environment that enables Wii U development using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS—is part of an ongoing initiative bring more developers to Wii U, company president Satoru Iwata said last year.


“There are over a million Unity developers, including many in developing countries where the business of dedicated gaming machines is not prosperous,” Iwata said at the time. “We would like to create opportunities for these developers to have their games available for Wii U.”

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