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Gearbox continues to praise Wii U, believes Borderlands 2 would be a good fit

Posted on July 16, 2012 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

Gearbox co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Brian Martel has yet again delivered very positive remarks about the Wii U.

In an interview with Deadspin, Martel noted:

“We really like the Wii U. I think it’s a really cool platform. I like what they’re doing – obviously with the touchscreen – and it will be interesting to see what Microsoft do with their approach to that idea. It’s one of those problems of the Wii: the only people who have ever made a lot of money on the Wii is Nintendo. So we’re really excited to bring Aliens: Colonial Marines to it. And we’re going to do a wait and see approach, our publisher 2K is going to see whether they’re going to go with that.”

Martel was asked about his thoughts of how Borderlands 2 would be like on Wii U. While a Wii U version isn’t in development, Martel seemed excited with the possibility. He specifically pointed to inventory management as something that “would be amazing” on the console.

“If Borderlands 2 was on the Wii U, the thing I would be most excited about is inventory management: it would be amazing on that, it would just be fantastic. And I think the artwork would look really good, with the way they can deal with the resolutions and textures, I think it’s a really good console.”


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