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Gearbox CEO Says Wii U Aliens: Colonial Marines Will Be the One to Get

By March 29, 2012

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While some industry analysts have already written off the Wii U as Nintendo's latest folly (as they did years ago with the Wii), game designers who are developing for it continue to be enthused.  The latest example is Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox, who in an interview with The Verge suggests that the Wii U version of Gearbox's upcoming game, Aliens: Colonial Marines, will be the one to get.

"The Wii U version has so much more to offer ... no other platform can do what the Wii U can do. 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."

While he won't say how the Wii U touch screen controller is being used in the game (although using it as a motion tracker seems pretty certain), he does promise it will offer a "unique and compelling experience."

He also suggests that Nintendo hasn't really shown the public all the Wii U is capable of: "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."

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