Wii U: Nintendo gives free Unity license to eShop studios, allows self-publishing says dev

Thursday, 4th July 2013 10:45 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U eShop developers are each given a free Unity license and the ability to self-publish in Nintendo’s platform, according to Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano.

Provinciano tweeted Nintendo’s approach last week, suggesting that the company is keen to keep up with Sony’s positively aggressive approach to indies on PS4.

We’ve asked Provinciano and Nintendo to clarify the tweet and to send us some more information on the matter. We’ll update if we hear back.

For now though, what do you make of this supposed approach from Nintendo? Is it a positive step? Let us know below.

Thanks Nintendo Life.



  1. Fin

    I want to see eShop sales figures (or even user numbers), compared to XBLA and PSN.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mistermogul

    I thought this was old news?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 Nintendo has never given that much insight into it. It’s cool to see a dev saying it explicitly.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. mistermogul

    @3 – I suppose it is old fruit! Hopefully we’ll start seeing some decent releases from their Unity deal soon… :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CPC_RedDawn

    Microsoft TAKE NOTICE!!!!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. LordDjinn

    Nintendo *cries* i wanted a DS2. but your doing it right.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. noamlol2

    that’s odd

    after their new draconian policy to upload nintendo content to youtube

    fellow uploaders get zero money on their hard work

    lets not forget the region locking as well

    nintendo got lots of shit to fix

    #7 2 years ago
  8. LordDjinn

    oh, i forgot about the region locking.. is there really a reason for it..

    and the youtube thing, really.. :/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Shiranui

    I believe the Youtube thing was reversed. The person that brought it up to begin with is receiving ad revenue again.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Froseidon

    I swear until this petition started I saw fuck-all about region-locking…

    #10 2 years ago

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