Nintendo working on “brand-new types of games” for Wii U

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Having detailed much of their software line-up for Wii U running through to early 2014, Nintendo’s global president Satoru Iwata has shared that the company is also working on “brand-new types of games” for the console.

These haven’t yet been announced as Nintendo fears that competitors may rush to develop competing products, to be shown shortly ahead of release to have a “strong impact in the market.”

“At the start of the E3 show this year, we announced our Wii U software lineup until 2014 mainly through Nintendo Direct, rather than holding a large-scale presentation as we did in previous years. However, we did not announce all of the games to be released during this period,” Iwata revealed to investors at Nintendo’s recent shareholder meeting.

He continues, “Most of those who are interested in E3 are video game fans that are eager for information on so-called traditional games and we had a lot of information to be disclosed to such people. Therefore, we first tried to inform consumers of the software lineup to relieve those who might think that they should have waited to buy Wii U until more games were released or those who might be concerned whether the software lineup will be really be enriched in the future.

“On the other hand, when it comes to brand-new types of games, we have to announce them not too far in advance of the actual release dates in order to have a strong impact in the market and minimise the chance of others introducing similar or competing products. We are working on new types of games, but we would like to announce them much closer to their actual release timings for this reason.”

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