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News: Satoru Iwata Emphasizes Nintendo's Desire to Produce Products That "Resonate" With Consumers

Satoru Iwata Emphasizes Nintendo's Desire to Produce Products That "Resonate" With Consumers

Doesn't think "the concept and potential of the Wii U have been rejected"

With its recent Q1 results and sales revelations, much commentary has inevitably swirled around Nintendo's approach with its hardware and software, which is delivering happy times with the 3DS; there's the obvious goal to reproduce that success on Wii U, too. It's always a...

News: Dan Adelman: Nintendo's Got "A Whole Bunch More" Coming to the Wii U eShop this Holiday

Dan Adelman: Nintendo's Got "A Whole Bunch More" Coming to the Wii U eShop this Holiday

Also confirms that smartphone and PC purchases are on the way

Dan Adelman's job title of Business Development Manager may not reveal much in itself, but as explained to us late last year, he's the man responsible for working with and encouraging small developers to bring their games to Nintendo's eShop platforms. It's an approach that seems to have...

News: Pikmin 3 Almost Had Four Heroes And Could Have Appeared On Handhelds

Pikmin 3 Almost Had Four Heroes And Could Have Appeared On Handhelds

Miyamoto gives up fresh development details

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been speaking to Japanese site 4Gamer about the development of Pikmin 3, and has revealed that the game started life as a DS and 3DS prototype before moving over to the Wii U: The truth is we were doing prototype tests of Pikmin for the DS and 3DS but it turned into unit...

Video: Nintendo Demonstrates Wii U Dev Tools in This Unite Nordic 2013 Presentation

Nintendo Demonstrates Wii U Dev Tools in This Unite Nordic 2013 Presentation

See the Nintendo Web Framework and Unity in Action

We've written much here on Nintendo Life about Nintendo's sustained efforts to attract small developers to the Wii U, through relaxed requirements, greater accessibility and support, and most vitally development tools designed to assist studios with limited time and budgets. In that respect we've...

News: Indie Developers Outline Nintendo's Approach Compared to Sony and Microsoft

Indie Developers Outline Nintendo's Approach Compared to Sony and Microsoft

"Nintendo is just doing the right thing without making a big fuss about it"

There's been a great deal of praise in recent times, from small developers, around Nintendo's efforts to support them in bringing content to the eShop platforms, particularly on Wii U. On the console battleground of the next few years, especially as hardware manufacturers...

News: Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts On Region Locking

Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts On Region Locking

"Region Locking is a self-damaging form of DRM"

Region locking has been something of a hot topic recently, with both Sony and Microsoft confirming that their next consoles would be region-free, allowing buyers to play games from anywhere in the world. That means that Nintendo is the only one of the "big three" which continues to utilise region locks...

News: Nintendo Not Accepting Independent Wii U Developers Based in Japan "At This Time"

Nintendo Not Accepting Independent Wii U Developers Based in Japan "At This Time"

GDC form rules studios out

Update: Nintendo has issued the following statement to Eurogamer, which unfortunately says relatively little. Ultimately, it's the decision of each regional body of Nintendo to decide on licensing policies, so this is a decision squarely on the shoulders of the Japanese licensing department. The policy in question is...

News: Details of Nintendo's GDC Europe Sessions Are Confirmed

Details of Nintendo's GDC Europe Sessions Are Confirmed

It's all about Unity, HTML and Javascript on Wii U

Just recently we reported that Nintendo is not only attending GDC (Game Developers Conference) Europe for the first time in Cologne, but that it's hosting two special sessions, though details weren't confirmed on what those sessions would cover. Both have now been confirmed, and are targeted at...

News: SteamWorld Dig Dev: Wii U Is "Very Powerful", But Nintendo Is Struggling To Explain Its Appeal

SteamWorld Dig Dev: Wii U Is "Very Powerful", But Nintendo Is Struggling To Explain Its Appeal

Studio has ideas in the works for the console

Brjann Sigurgeirsson — CEO of Image & Form — has been talking to Nintendo Difference about his company's forthcoming 3DS title SteamWorld Dig, and was predictably asked about the chances of it coming to the Wii U eShop. He replied: We are still considering SteamWorld Dig for Wii U, but I also...