Nintendo are definitely showcasing that the Wii U is not a console for just kids. Darksiders II will be available on the console from launch; at first, details weren’t final.
Lead designer Haydn Dalton said that the game will be available on the console from day one, noting that it will have unique features exclusive to the Wii U.
“It’s basically the core game, but then with added abilities to do certain things that you can’t do on the other consoles. One of the things that we did, when we were originally going to show it off [at E3 2011], was that you could equip stuff directly. So, for instance, I could be running along and I could click on another piece and I could put it on as I’m running through the game. That’s huge. It’s not breaking up the game in a way, I’m not going into a menu and assigning it, I’m literally just tapping as I’m playing.
“We’re not basically heavily changing the core game to support the control system, but the control system will be an enhancement of the core game.”
Darksiders II will be released in June for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, where Nintendo fans will have to wait until later this year when the console is released.