Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez has offered high praise for the Wii U.
Speaking about the new system at iDÉAME 2012, Rodriguez told Blogocio that it’s “all too far the most powerful console in the history of Nintendo” (rough translation). He believes it will be competing on the market “for 5 or 10 years.”
Rodriguez was also questioned about the Wii U’s power. Although Nicalis hasn’t fully exploited the console (doing so is unnecessary for the company’s projects), Rodriguez stated that it should meet gamers’ expectations.
Ultimately, though, Rodriguez said the experience will matter the most. He thinks we’ll be comparing the quality of games rather than the visual prowess of consoles.
Some of this shouldn’t come as a surprise – who thought the Wii U wouldn’t be Nintendo’s most powerful console? It’s nonetheless encouraging to see encouraging comments from a studio like Nicalis.
Nicalis’ first Wii U title is 1001 Spikes. The game will be released on the 3DS eShop sometime this year. The Wii U version should arrive later – perhaps in time for the launch of Nintendo’s new console?