In an interview with EDGE Magazine, Ragnar Tørnquist Founder and Creative Director of Red Thread, the development company behind Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey has confirmed that their game will be coming to the Wii U when it is launched. The Developer is currently working with their Wii U DEV kit to get the game finalized with Gamepad support.
“Nintendo approached us last autumn, immediately after Dreamfall Chapters was announced – they were, in fact, the first console manufacturer to do so. At that point, however, we weren’t ready to make any commitments regarding engine and platforms, so we decided to wait. We got back in touch with Nintendo in late May of this year, and they were very interested in working with us.”
The studio has just received its first Wii U dev kit, and is still in the process of getting the game up and running on Wii U. It is aiming to release Dreamfall Chapters on Nintendo’s home console complete with Gamepad functionality. “So far, they’ve been very helpful and supportive, and it’s been a painless and surprisingly rapid process.”