Wii U owners and fans of Nintendo alike can get excited for the next year, as according to Shigeru Miyamoto, there will be a lot more games for the system in 2015. The releases won’t only be first-party however, but third-party as well, including more spin-offs along the way. We already saw one Nintendo spin-off this year with Hyrule Warriors, and then the soon-to-be-released Captain Toad game, so it will be interesting to see what the next year holds.
Coming from Shigeru Miyamoto in the recently fan-translated Q&A:
On development time, we have already completed the step of learning new development techniques. So, we should experience less developmental delays stemming from learning new hardware. From now on, it becomes a matter of if we can use our experience efficiently and one part of our plan to do so is to use ‘spin off games’, which allow us to use our major title franchises, but create on a smaller scale and we are working hard on making these sort of derived products. In this way, we are preparing to expand on our characters while also increasing the number of software we output and allowing our customers to have their next experiences in certain franchises without waiting three years.
We are also working more and more with many different 3rd party companies to produce our titles [note: this seems to refer to outsourcing stuff like asset creation, cut-scenes, etc] and from this year we have begun to work with some software developers for the very first time. We are in the process of creating a system where we are actively seeking outside assistance to help us create an abundance of major titles. I feel that next year’s Wii U titles are plentiful. We will continue working hard. — Shigeru Miyamoto
Now let us know what you think. Do you like that Nintendo is finally getting more thirty-party games and spinoffs, or does it not matter to you either way? Let us know in the comments below!