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Havok on Wii U has “specific advantages” over other platforms

The Havok physics engine is coming to the Wii U, and it will offer exclusive features that no other console has. The Havok engine is widely used in games, ranging from Half Life 2, Portal, BioShock, and even Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Havok has an agreement with Nintendo that allows all developers to access its …

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Nintendo partners with Green Hills for Wii U software

Nintendo will offer new Wii U software to developers through a partnership with software firm Green Hills. Nintendo and Green Hills will work on a software suite for the new console, where developers will be offered an “integrated development environment”, and other Wii U software. Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda said of the new deal to Gamasutra, …

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Nintendo to offer Wii U developers free tools

Nintendo will offer Wii U developers free access to tools and software, the company recently announced. Nintendo has reached an agreement with game software maker Autodesk to license its GameWare middleware and software packages for the Wii U. The license is wide and allows Nintendo to offer the GameWare software development kit to all Wii …