Studio to begin prototyping new ideas for next-gen console by the end of 2012

Nnooo becomes first Australia Wii U approved dev

Sydney developer Nnooo has become the first studio in Australia to receive approval to work on the Wii U.

The firm has previously worked on Nintendo titles such as WiiWare launch game Pop, MyLifeCollected and EscapeVektor: Chapter 1.

The studio is currently developing DSiWare augmented reality RPG Spirit Hunters and 3DS and Vita game EscapeVektor, both expected to be released by the end of the year.

"We’re thrilled to receive developer approval for this exciting new console," said Nnooo creative director Nic Watt.

"We can’t wait to see what the console is capable of and already have a number of ideas we’d like to experiment with."

He added: "We’re very close to finishing Spirit Hunters Inc and EscapeVektor, We’ll be showcasing the games at Gamescom in Cologne in the middle of August. Once these games are completed we’ll be prototyping some ideas for the Wii U to get a feel for what we can do.

“We’ve already had a quick play with the hardware and everyone in the studio is super impressed by the GamePad and the capabilities of the Wii U itself."

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