Nintendo's relationship with indie developers has undergone a truly dramatic transformation since the days of WiiWare, and both the 3DS and Wii U eShops are brimming with amazing games as a result. Nintendo has done a lot to support and highlight indie games on its platforms, with the most recent example being the successful [email protected] campaign.
One of big upcoming Wii U indie games is Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee, a 3D platformer created by former Rare staffers. The title is coming to a wide range of systems and may even get a physical release via publisher Team17, but it's still an offering which Nintendo would do well to promote - especially as the tone fits the company's family-friendly home console perfectly.
Examiner.com popped the question to Executive VP of Sales at Nintendo of America, Scott Moffitt, and he revealed that the firm isn't ruling out extra support for the game:
We've really been embracing the independent development community and there is a lot of really great indie content coming to our platform, more so than [before] on Wii or predecessor systems. Our eShop is stocked with great indie games, so we try to rotate them through and promote them from time to time with developer support.
We've show a much more open stance to indie developers, so never say never.
While Yooka-Laylee isn't exclusive to the Wii U, it's a game which could arguably perform very well on Nintendo's system - with the right support from the platform holder. Do you think Nintendo should take additional steps to ensure every Wii U owner is aware it exists? Let us know by posting a comment.