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Unity Teams Up With Nintendo

by Jim Reilly on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Video game engine company Unity Technologies announce it's entered into a partnership with Nintendo to provide a version of Unity that supports the Wii U and its developers. The agreement provides Nintendo the right to distribute Unity to in-house, external, and third party licensee developers. Unity's Wii U development platform won't be ready until 2013.

"The rapid growth of incredible games coming from the experienced and talented developers in our community makes Unity the new development platform of choice for AAA console developers," said Unity CEO David Helgason.

"Nintendo's unfettered access to Unity will produce a wealth of insanely good games from knowledgeable Nintendo developers and the Wii U deployment add-on will create an amazing opportunity for our massive community of developers to showcase their incredible creativity on one of the most anticipated and innovative gaming platforms to date."

Unity says it currently has 1.2 million registered developers.