Miyamoto ending Wii development

Miyamoto ending Wii development

By Stuart Richardson

June 8th 2011 at 10:38AM

E3 2011: Development legend details winding down process on current Nintendo home console

Shigeru Miyamoto has said that he is going through a process of finishing all development work on Wii games, following the revelation of the Wii U console at E3 yesterday.

Miyamoto, best-known as creator of the Mario and Zelda franchises, said that he would be focused on the “newest upcoming platforms” at a Q&A session at the L.A. conference. He suggested that the upcoming Skyward Sword would likely be the last Wii game that he would work on.

At the firm’s E3 press conference, Nintendo unveiled its ambitious new games console, Wii U.

At the centre of the new console is a built-in 6.2” touch-screen.

The controller can play content from the console without the TV switched on, or indeed with both screens being inventively used at the same time.

Data is wirelessly transmitted between TV and controller “without latency issues”, Nintendo said.

For more on Develop’s Wii U coverage can be found here.

[Source: Kotaku]