Wii U dev kits usually cost around $5,000, but it would appear that Nintendo is forgoing that fee in order to kick-start interest in the system amongst the development community.

The rumour has been triggered by Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes, who tweeted the following:


More support from devs would certainly help the system at the moment. Hopefully this will lead to some interesting indie projects for the eShop, as well as full-price retail releases.

[source twitter.com, via actiontrip.com]