Iwata Asks – ZombiU
You had been doing research at Ubsisoft about how the Wii Remote could be used long before the Wii launch, hadn’t you?
That’s right. That experience was used in those two titles I just mentioned. Every time Nintendo approaches us with a new system, we try to find what really makes it special and then add our own unique creativity. So for us, Nintendo releasing a new platform means that we need to totally start again from scratch in terms of game design.
So it’s like Nintendo is presenting you with a challenge each time we release a new platform?
Exactly! (Laughs) We have to forget everything we have learned so far and think up new ways of playing. We learned lots of things with Wii and put them into practice.
I believe you’ve also been working on the popular Just Dance series10. I’d like to hear a bit more about that later…