Ender's Game Star Asa Butterfield Cut His Teeth On The Nintendo GameCube
Posted by Damien McFerran
"The HD version of Wind Waker makes me want to get a Wii U"
British actor Asa Butterfield may only be a tender 16 years of age, but he's already got a pretty impressive CV. He starred in the harrowing World War II drama The Boy in the Striped Pajamas back in 2008 before hooking up with legendary director Martin Scorsese for the dream-like Hugo. More recently, Butterfield took the title role in the big-budget Hollywood adaptation of Orson Scott Card's cult science fiction novel Ender's Game, which features a massive battle school floating in space and huge fleets of spaceships commanded via a video game-style interface.
Given the subject matter of Ender's Game, we'd be willing to bet that Butterfield's love of video gaming came in very handy during production. Speaking to EDGE magazine, Butterfield reveals that he's something of an addict, having spent around 800 hours on the PC title Dota 2. However, the young star admits that Nintendo was the company which really ignited his love for the medium:
My brother and I would play Driver and Metal Gear Solid on PS1, but the first console I had myself was a GameCube. I'd play The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Mario Kart: Double Dash for hours. The HD version of Wind Waker is what makes me want to get a Wii U.
Take the plunge and get a Wii U, Asa — you won't regret it!