Yesterday, Kerbal Space Program received a leak on Nintendo’s Youtube page. In it, we learned that the game was coming to Wii U. Well, during the Nindies@Night event at PAX Prime, we learned that Kerbal Space Program is indeed coming to Wii U.
What’s pretty cool about it is how the Gamepad will be implemented. The Gamepad will give you an inside view of the cockpit of the spaceship you built. Also there will be a new first-person Gamepad view and the game will support motion controls. To take it a step further, while there’s no release date set for it yet, it’ll be releasing at the same time on Wii U as it will on the other consoles.
Here’s what Nintendo’s Damon Baker had to say about the game:
We feel we have the definitive version on Wii U because of our interface. You’ll be able to utilize the touchscreen and the GamePad in a number of different ways from actually building the spacecraft and navigating the spacecraft and even getting different perspectives. You’ll be able to fly the spacecraft from the cockpit utilizing the GamePad as a different viewpoint.
It’s great to see this title making its way to the Wii U and taking advantage of the controller. Wii U may not be getting some of the other space sandboxes out there that other consoles are getting, but the fact its getting this one with Gamepad exclusive features is a pretty awesome. Anyways, feel free to check out the trailer below.