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With the annual GDC preparing to close, a lot of cool bits of information regarding the latest game industry happenings and developments are popping up all over the net. Nintendo has already revealed a few things this week – including the fact it’s been able to shift 7.3 million copies of Animal Crossing: New Leaf worldwide thanks to its diverse team, and now more details about Nintendo Web Framework have been thrust into the public eye, courtesy of gaming website Siliconera.

As we previously reported, there is a tech demo at GDC from Nintendo Software Technology of Mario vs. Donkey Kong on the Wii U, utilising the Nintendo Web Framework; images have now emerged. The web framework is an environment that supports software development for the Wii U and is based on WebKit technologies, using HTML5, Javascript, and CSS.

It has the ability to support the Wii U’s GamePad, Wii Remotes, and even JavaScript extensions – with the overall goal being to allow for easy ports of applications to the Wii U using Web technologies.

Damon Baker, Senior Manager of Marketing at Nintendo of America's Licensing Department, has already confirmed Mario vs. Donkey Kong on the Wii U is nothing more than a tech demo, and Nintendo has no plans to make it publicly available. Gamers will just have to remain content with Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move for now.

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