Earlier this week my colleague Mike put up pictures from the press event for Aliens: Colonial Marines. Well thanks to TheVerge we have this snippet of an interview about the Wii U version with Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. The more i hear about the Wii U, the more excited I am getting for its launch.
Another aspect of the upcoming game’s design Pitchford hopes will represent a significant advancement is Gearbox’s heavy investment in the Wii U. Pitchford says he actually believes the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines will be the best version.
“The Wii U version has so much more to offer … no other platform can do what the Wii U can do,” he says. “If you love [Xbox] 360 games, you are not used to being in a world where you have this new interface. But once you get used to that, you imagine the possibilities; there are some opportunities that are just not possible on any platform that does not have that device.”
Pitchford hints that using the Wii U controller as a motion tracker, or in other ways that evoke signature moments form the films will lure gamers to the Wii U for their Aliens fix.
“I don’t want to give spoilers away on some of things we are thinking of or things we have actually implemented already,” he said, “but a lot of cool opportunities with that device that are going to make a very unique and compelling experience on that platform. We have given a lot of attention. I think it will not be too long [before] Nintendo opens up their kimono a little bit more about that platform and where it is going, we will be there right with them talking about how Aliens is using it.”