While the prospect of developing for the Wii U has excited some developers, others remain less vocal and instead, have almost chosen to wait and see what other developments take place from now until its 2012 launch. Masachika Kawata from Capcom is clearly excited about bringing a certain franchise to the console.
Speaking to CVG, the Resident Evil producer ― who's currently working on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ― has expressed his willingness in bringing a Resident Evil game to Nintendo's upcoming new home console, although whether there's going to be one at all remains to be determined:
Whether or not we actually will develop a Resident Evil title for Wii U, we'll put that aside as obviously I don't know yet... But for me personally, I'd love to do just that. It's a very, very interesting piece of hardware. Whenever I see new game machines and their new possibilities get into my head, the ideas just start flowing. I'd absolutely love to make a Resident Evil on it. I really love the idea of being able to play the game even if my wife or my kids come and steal the TV. That's great, brilliant.
Although Capcom hasn't announced whether there will or will not be a Resident Evil Wii U game, that hasn't prevented staff members from imagining ways to utilise the unique controller offered by the Wii U. Operation Raccoon City designer Kenji Matsuura explained the effect the console's unveiling had on his motivation:
As a game designer, when I see Wii U, my first thoughts are: 'Oh wow, I could do this or that, or what would happen if I try to make a game like X,Y or Z.' My motivation instantly goes through the roof and I want to try a lot of interesting new things. Nothing's been decided specifically for Resident Evil but it certainly would be interesting.