50 Unity games 'waiting in the wings' for Wii U, says Nintendo

Nintendo says there are 50 Unity games in development for the Wii U, in addition to the 17 already submitted for release on the eShop in the next two months. Nintendo distributes the Wii U-specific version of Unity free with every Wii U development kit, and by the sounds of it, that's enticed plenty of developers to both the platform and the engine.

"Over the course of this show, we have 9 games on display," Nintendo of America Senior Manager of Marketing Damon Baker told Siliconera at GDC. "We have 17 that are currently in the pipeline, that have been submitted. So they will all be out within the next two months. And then, we have another 50 that are waiting in the wings, that are coming; so we've got a lot of Unity content on the way."

For all the Unity support Nintendo's home console is getting, the engine remains absent from its portable system. Nintendo is "definitely looking at" the possibility of Unity coming to 3DS, especially now the engine's Wii U build is finalized and pumping out games.

"Now, we can move on to other platforms and see how we can make those compatible," Baker said, "either with Unity or with additional middleware providers as well. So, 3DS is definitely an exciting platform for us, because we've got a huge install base, and we want to take advantage of that. We've got a lot of developers that want to take advantage of it. So, we're working towards that as well. But nothing to announce at this time."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.