Aliens: Colonial Marines has "much more to offer" on Wii U

Fans of the Aliens franchise may want to hold out for the Nintendo SKU of Colonial Marines.

Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford told Vox Games the Wii U edition of his studio’s long, long awaited shooter will come have unique features that makes use of the console’s innovative tablet controller.

"The Wii U version has so much more to offer," said Pitchford. "No other platform can do what the Wii U can do.

"If you love [Xbox] 360 games, you are not used to being in a world where you have this new interface. But once you get used to that, you imagine the possibilities.

"There are some opportunities that are just not possible on any platform that does not have that device."

Quite what these opportunities are remain a mystery, as Pitchford remained secretive about Gearbox’s plans for the new controller.

"I don’t want to give spoilers away on some of the things we are thinking of or thing we have actually implemented already, but there are a lot of cool opportunities with that device that are going to make a very unique and compelling experience on that platform," he said.

"We have given it a lot of attention. I think it will not be too long [before] Nintendo opens up their kimono a little bit more about that platform and where it is going, and we will be there right with them talking about how Aliens is using it."

Aliens: Colonial Marines is also due for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this Autumn. Wii U is expected by the end of the year.

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