The Wii U eShop is one of the only features that we haven’t heard much about. We’ve had insight on launch games, online functionality, storage options, internet browser and Miiverse, but aside from some confirmed eShop games like Toki Tori 2 and Trine 2, we don’t know much about the digital distribution service.
Lauri Hyvärinen, Frozenbyte producer responsible for Trine 2, spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine UK and seems very pleased from what he’s seen of the Wii U eShop so far.
“Nintendo is taking online very seriously with Wii U. Everything we have seen and heard about the Wii U eShop sounds very promising.”
Hyvärinen went on to say what he would like to see Nintendo include in the online store.
“Our hopes as developers are quite simple: inexpensive updating and easy certification process. That’s really it. If the Wii U eShop can deliver either one of these, or even both, then we will be very happy!”
Hopefully this means it will be easier to navigate than the 3DS eShop was when it first launched. The touch interface of the GamePad may very well compliment the navigational options of the Wii U eShop.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime recently shared that he’d love to see GameCube games appear on the service. With the already-huge Virtual Console library built on the original Wii, new downloadable games and apps, the eShop seems set to deliver. Hopefully we do in fact see GameCube games appear. Heck, why not downloadable Wii games too? Xbox 360 and PS3 already offer current-gen downloadable titles, and with Wii U’s unlimited storage capabilities Nintendo would be stupid not to at some point.
[Source: Official Nintendo Magazine UK]