John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts, has promised an “unprecedented partnership” with Nintendo following the announcement of its new console, Wii U.
Taking centre stage, he commented that both the Wii U and its controller were “stunning breakthrough in game technology.”
“Imagine a shooter like Battlefield with jaw-dropping graphics” on the console, he teased. “Imagine those games with an open online functionality,” before going on to add that such functionality would be “deeper” than that seen before.
Whilst no EA games were confirmed for the Wii U, a showreel that was shown before he took the stage showed a line-up similar to that of rival consoles.
“Nintendo’s new console is truly transformational as well, a better platform than we’ve ever been offered by Nintendo,” he later added. “We can’t wait to see EA games on this new system.”
Alex Seedhouse+ Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.