Nintendo Developer Round-Table Info & Photos

This evening, I got the chance to sit in Nintendo’s developer round-table discussion. Two of the developers sat down with a small private audience, who was told we could not do any video recording. Thus, here are the bits of info gained in written form.

  • NintendoLand will contain more of an immersive experience than a typical mini-game collection like Wii Play.
  • Each of the 12 “parks” within NintendoLand will have both single and multiplayer.
  • The hub world of NintendoLand will start empty, but you can unlock and add statues by playing the game.
  • Another park/game was revealed to be F-Zero themed, and a quick race was shown. (I apologize I did not get any photos, as I was mesmerized by watching.) We were only shown the TV screen, and not the GamePad screen.
  • NintendoLand may or may not be packed in with Wii U. They have not decided yet.
  • MiiVerse will be integrated into the theme park hub world of NintendoLand.
  • MiiVerse was said to be more than just a social network message board within Wii U. It also changes as you work within it.
  • Nintendo will monitor MiiVerse for spoilers, bad language, and other inappropriate things.
  • Boost Mode multiplayer was shown in New Super Mario Bros. U, which allows for the player with the GamePad to interact with the level, even adding blocks.
  • Nintendo is looking forward to showing us all the fun you can have with two GamePads, but they did note it will naturally take a small hit in performance, due to pushing images to three screens.
  • They are currently working on including the ability to transfer Wii downloadable games and game saves to your Wii U.

With that, the round-table was over. It seemed the biggest news was F-Zero’s integration into NintendoLand. Enjoy some photos I grabbed during the event.

About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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