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Director explains why the NES Remix games aren’t on 3DS

Posted on April 21, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News, Wii U eShop

Both NES Remix games are on Wii U, and only Wii U. They aren’t available on 3DS despite the fact that many of the classes releases represented are available on both of Nintendo platforms.

So why are the NES Remix titles on Wii U only and not 3DS? Director Koichi Hayashida explained to IGN:

“One of the easiest ways to answer that is to say, ‘I was working on 3D World, which was developed on Wii U. So I was already familiar with the system’s architecture and developing for that platform lent itself to the early stages of the project. But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power.”

“I think the Wii U offered that up for us pretty easily, and it just would have been more difficult to do it for the 3DS. I think that’s really the answer. It’s just that the Wii U had the machine power we were looking for in order for us to build the software we envisioned from the get go.’

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