Nintendo’s Wii U looks to escape the undeniable casual rut that the Wii fell into and make itself known as a home for the latest and greatest multiplatfotrm titles, in addition to Nintendo’s own flawless slew of exclusive properties. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will undoubtedly be one of the year’s biggest multiplatform titles, but it will release before the Wii, making a release on Nintendo’s new console seem unlikely. Unlikely it may be, but it isn’t impossible, according to Bethesda’s VP of PR Pete Hines:
[Skyrim for Wii U is] a possibility. We will look at any platform that will support [the] games we’re trying to make, but that’s the key thing – the console has to support the game as it is designed. The more changes we have to make to a game the less and less palatable it becomes because making a game is an enormous process
I suppose this means that if the Wii U is similar enough to current HD consoles from day one then it will make a Skyrim release for that platform more likely. They’ll probably be inclined to find a use for the touch interface on the controller, but so long as they aren’t tied down by any ridiculous motion gimmicks, then it shouldn’t be impossible. Skyrim will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on November 11th.