It seems like a good year to buy a Wii U console.
In a recent announcement, Nintendo has revealed that more than 50 games developed on Unity Game Engine are headed to Wii U.
While showcasing 9 games at GDC this year, Senior Manager of Marketing at Nintendo America, Damon Baker revealed that 17 other games are in the works and will be released within next two months.
We have 17 that are currently in the pipeline that have been submitted. So they will all be out within the next two months.
He continued by saying that along with these 17 titles, more than 50 games using Unity Game Engine are scheduled to release soon.
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.
The large number of Unity games headed to Wii U is the result of a deal between Nintendo and Unity Technologies which was signed back in 2012.
Since Unity is widely popular among indie developers, it will provide developers with an opportunity to put forth their creativity to Nintendo consoles.
Nintendo is also considering providing Unity support to its other systems like 3DS. Although they did not make an announcement, the company is positive that a vast number of developers will take advantage from it.
3DS is definitely an exciting platform for us, because we’ve got a huge install base, and we want to take advantage of that. We’ve got a lot of developers that want to take advantage of it. So, we’re working towards that as well. But nothing to announce at this time.