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Wii U third-party footage actually from PS3 and X360 versions

Wednesday, 8 June 2011 03:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed footage of third-party titles seen in the Wii U reveal was actually generated from PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.

In an interview posted to GameTrailers, Fils-Aime said the footage – which included a stunning look at Darksiders 2 – had been taken from current platform versions because Nintendo is “a year away from when the console will launch”

The Wii U is capable of full HD graphics, and Fils-Aime is confident the Wii U will “absolutely” look as good as current platforms, as well as make Nintendo more attractive to third parties.

“There has been some fantastic content that has not come to our platform,” he said.

“Third party publishers have told us that the reason they couldn’t bring it to our platform was based on the horsepower of the machine. That excuse is gone. So now all of the best content can come to the machine.”

See the full interview below.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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31 Comments

  1. frostquake

    I told you that they are not using the Actual WiiU Console…to show off the videos! So all those cords are running into a box into a PC, Xbox, PS3..LOL..or a Regular Wii!! LOL

    This kind of concerns me, means they are further behind in the Console development then I thought or the bragging about HORSE POWER, may not be what they are saying….

    Stupid of you to even say anything or admit..WiiU Fail Moment..LOL

    Still excited..want to see the Console!! And really know what is under the Hood and what it can Really Do!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. triggerhappy686

    Why even admit something like that???

    #2 4 years ago
  3. TVs Everywhere

    Well then, that makes that little montage horribly deceitful, isn’t it? The way people cheered when they saw Ninja Gaiden 3 it was obvious Nintendo was duping people into believing those games themselves were going to come out.

    I haven’t seen marketing this sleazy since Sony pretended that those E3 ’06 pre-rendered videos of the PS3 were “in real time”.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. hitnrun

    Eh, I don’t make too much of this.

    I am comfortable taking Nintendo on faith when they say their system will be on par with 6 and 7 year old competitors when it debuts next year.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    Figured as much, didn’t expect people to have much up and running on the console; probably the reason Nintendo’s stuff was Wii-ish, it’s easy to throw that stuff together.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    @2
    Because when pressed, without a predetermined response, people – especially honest people – tend to tell the truth.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. neon6

    @4 Honesty is the best policy. Shame though they only thought to grow a heart after the event.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    They are a year from launch, so it could come out before E3, or after.I’m guessing after.

    Zelda looks amazing and if a new Zeldas gonna look like that, well…that would be amazing. I’ve always wanted Zelda to look like this. And with third party support that’s awesome.

    I hope the console turns out to be MUCH stronger than 360 and PS3, not just alittle. Cause if that’s the case…their console won’t matter for multiplats anymore, as soon as the new consoles from MS and Sony come out.

    It could be the perfect console really, you have all the well known awesome games like Mario,Mario kart,Zelda,Donkey Kong,Etc, and then all the multiplats from third parties. Let’s wait and see.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. frostquake

    I’ll admit I am a graphics WHORE…and I would Love a HIGH END HOOKER CLASS looking Zelda game…ROFL

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Telepathic.Geometry

    I don’t see why a few posters are up in arms about this. It’s not like they lied about it. If the final hardware isn’t finished – and how could it possibly be – it has to be running on something other than a Wii-U. Do we really believe that the footage seen will not be possible on the Wii-U? I mean really?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. frostquake

    I just think they should have said right up front that these are not versions of our games, but they will look this good or even BETTER!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Telepathic.Geometry

    Yeah, that’s all well and good, but I think when you’re making your presentation you want to keep it simple so everybody can understand what the system can do, and then afterwards to clear up details.

    Like if they say here it is, but it’s not multi-touch, and this is actual PS3 footage and that box over there is just a mock-up of the final form factor and blah blah blah… You lose focus. If the final footage is going to look like that then there’s no need to bring it up. The journos will of course expect full transparency afterwards when we want to know in more detail what the dealio is.

    Saying that, if the final product weren’t to look like the footage shown, you’d be well within your rights to call them out on it, of course.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    “Zelda looks amazing and if a new Zeldas gonna look like that, well…that would be amazing. I’ve always wanted Zelda to look like this. And with third party support that’s awesome.”

    They stated multiple times all the videos were tech demos infact that Link demo was used for when the Wii was first announced.

    Nintendo will not gain any core from this, a year later, and then playing catch up with the titles? When the 360 and PS3 will be for sure cut down in price not only that the new gen consoles will be known by then so Nintendo will be chasing their tails once again. Great awesome I can use a drawing tablet when I play games but I can essentially do the same thing with the PS3 and Vita.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. TVs Everywhere

    Yeah, that’s all well and good, but I think when you’re making your presentation you want to keep it simple so everybody can understand what the system can do, and then afterwards to clear up details.

    Uh, did you watch the same presser than I did? Because all I saw for a good half hour was a horrendously confusing series of explanations as to why the controller is so great, not even saying that the Wii U was even a real console.

    In short, the conference was already horrendously confusing. Showing a bunch of games in a montage that won’t even appear, with footage of versions that’s not even their own is horrendously misleading in and of itself. Not clarifying anything about that is even more confusing, not “keeping it simple”.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Just-Joe

    @14 And what proof do you have that all those game won’t be coming to the Wii U, did you talk to all those developers who said they were making those games for it?

    We still have about a year before the system even comes out. I have no idea why anyone is bitching about something like this, they wouldn’t have shown all those games if they weren’t going to look like they weren’t going to look like that on the Wii U. Hell if Nintendo show any games at all people would just bitched even more.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    It was a bit obvious, they did, after all just show the same trailers.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. varsas

    @13: It’ll be far cheaper than a PS3+Vita combination.

    As for releasing next year, we still don’t know the specs but if the majority of games were 1080p running at 60fps then that would enough of an improvement.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Heh heh. Poor old Ninty, I don’t think this “launch” has gone quite the way they planned.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Telepathic.Geometry

    Schadenfreude Blerkie?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    I’m a bad man, yes. I know. :-)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Telepathic.Geometry

    Ah, that’s okay, I kick cats.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Telepathic.Geometry

    (just-in-case-smilie) :^D

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Blerk

    Cats are evil, dude. They’d totally kick you if they had the chance.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Telepathic.Geometry

    I know, that’s why I kill them. ‘Kick’ was a typo. ^-^

    #24 4 years ago
  25. ASBI

    srsly ?? first an improper controller for a new console that seems so outdated , then u cant buy the controller without the new console although the controller works with regular wiis which makes it stupid that u have to have two fukken wiis while the old wii’s games will probably work on the new one , then they shock uw by stating that this footage is for ps3 and 360, which probably means the footage could be worse considering that they didnt show it on E3

    guys plzz help me , am I missing something here ? have I gone nuts ?

    does any1 think that this is more useless than the iPad ?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Blerk

    The controller doesn’t work with regular Wiis.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. ASBI

    @26

    then it must be the other way around

    Im sure I read something like this

    #27 4 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    I get two key factors here first that this mean the games shown are not runing in WII U which means that theres a possibility that the wii U has more power than the ps3/360 because thats was they did show, so the possibility of a more powerfull console is still running, nice i like this therefore when the new consoles arrive the Wii U will not be so left behind like this gen, that will be great for nintendo to keep getting thir party support for the entire lifecycle of the device.

    Second that this games maybe will be exploting in some ways the Wii U original characteristics, like the darksiders anouncement that will be good two,therefore this news gets me bigger hopes.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DSB

    They should really do some kind of press release to determine what it was they actually showed. What were people playing at the displays?

    Showing off a concept without using the actual product is nothing outrageous at a trade show, but it’s not serving them well that people have no idea what’s what.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. reask

    It seems to me that this is just another gimmick like the wii.
    I mean what is it exactly a handheld or a console?
    It would appear to be neither.

    Fool me once shame on you.
    Fool me twice shame on me.
    I will wait until its third year to make sure there are actually gonna be proper games on it and not just super mario type ones.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Dimaco

    BAM! Can’t say we didn’t see that coming…

    #31 4 years ago

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    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]