Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U “has much more to offer”

Seems that Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford is going to pimp the Wii U version of their long awaited shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines. Pitchford told Vox Games that the Alien shooter will take advantage of the system’s ‘innovative’ tablet controller.

“The Wii U version has so much more to offer. No other platform can do what the Wii U can do. If you love [Xbox] 360 games, you are not used to being in a world where you have this new interface. But once you get used to that, you imagine the possibilities. There are some opportunities that are just not possible on any platform that does not have that device. I don’t want to give spoilers away on some of the things we are thinking of or thing we have actually implemented already, but there are a lot of cool opportunities with that device that are going to make a very unique and compelling experience on that platform,”  – Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Studios

What do I think about this? I think it is a bit of nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, the Wii U might be a good system, but selling me the same game from the Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC on a Nintendo console with a new ‘second screen’ on my hands isn’t innovative. How is this better for me? Not only that, the game is coming this autumn to PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The Wii U version is set to come out sometime ‘by the end of the year.


7 responses to “Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U “has much more to offer”

  1. Emmett The Crab says:

    Not a good enough reason to but a Wii U.

  2. segaismysavior says:

    Of course it’s nonsense now, cause he gave no specifics. I think the interface has potential, but there’s no telling what they can do beyond using it like the DS until they actually show it off at E3.

  3. Shinobi100 says:

    It’s going to be spectacular on the Wii U. W/ the room pitch black, holding that big controller that is blinking red like a motion tracker from the movies. There may not be a single experience in gaming that has drawn you so far into the game since playing Punch-Out on the NES w/ the Power Glove. I never actually did that, but it’s one of the top 5 video game commercials ever.

    I’m not getting a Wii U., btw. I only do handhelds. WISH this was coming to Vita. It would be my #1 game by FAR

  4. -nSega54- says:

    Not sure how you can judge the “un-innovativeness” of the controls when he has yet to name any specifics.

  5. matty says:

    I can’t wait til the next installment of Conduit

  6. Chaosmaster8753 says:

    How many times has this game been delayed?

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