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Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games, stated that "he would be shocked" if the Wii U isn't successful, he also expects Nintendo to have strong showing at E3 this year in June.
Rein was very enthusiastic about how third-party developers are incorporating the Wii U's unique controller abilities into their games, and what Nintendo has done itself with the capabilities.
"I like the Wii U. I think E3 will be a big eye-opener for people," he said, "I played Batman: Arkham City on the Wii U and they are doing some really cool stuff with the controller."
"Do you remember the Zelda demo they had on it? Would you not buy a Wii U just to play that? Of course you would. That's what Nintendo is all about. Their hardware is the software delivery service for their great content. That Zelda demo was gorgeous and we can do even more than that with Unreal Engine 3. I think it will do great."
Rein was sure that Nintendo's famous brands, such as Super Mario and the Legend of Zelda, would help boost the popularity and the initial success of the console, however he also feels Nintendo are a little too late with the Wii U.
"It's a great brand that a lot of parents really trust and they're probably ready to buy their kids an HD Wii that does that much more than just being an HD Wii."
"I'd love it if they'd done it last year, but I'm excited for them to do it this year. I'd be shocked if it doesn't do well."
Rein also expressed his love towards the Wii U Battle Mii, but also notes that we could well be in for a surprise this June.
"Did you play that Battle Mii game? Two players would play with a Wii Remote and Nunchuk and one would play with the Wii U controller?
"I would buy a Wii U to play that game in a heartbeat. And I hope people make those kind of games with our technology. I think we've yet to really see what the Wii U can do and I think at E3 this year they're going to shock us."