Wii U screen-pad 'allows us boundless innovation'

Wii U screen-pad 'allows us boundless innovation'

By Rob Crossley

June 9th 2011 at 10:15AM

Ubisoft Montpelier creating new FPS for Nintendo system

Ubisoft is building a new FPS game for Nintendo’s next generation console, Wii U, as part of the publisher’s surge of support for the console.

Hopes are high at the France-headquartered publisher that Nintendo’s new control system will conjure fresh bursts of innovation.

“When we realised the potential of what Nintendo was offering by creating a tactile controller, we were off and running immediately,” said Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft studios in France.

“Having that extra screen in the hand of the player allows us boundless innovation that ultimately gives the player a more beautiful game, a faster game interface, a personalized game experience, and so much more.”

Ubisoft’s new project, called Killer Freaks from Outer Space, is a new IP being built at Ubisoft Montpelier.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot promised Killer Freaks “will make the most of all the fantastic capabilities of the Wii U and provide hardcore players with a gaming experience like no other they have seen or played before.”