Move over Mario Paint… We got uDraw now!!


THQ has announced something pretty cool today, and I’m not talking about their promise not to release anymore mediocre titles.  I’m talking about uDraw Studio. This game comes with a drawling tablet, and that’s almost if not as cool as the Mario Paint mouse back on the Super Nintendo.

This $70 add-on accessory uses the WiiMote to power itself and is approximately 9 inches wide and 7 inches long. It will allow you to draw and sketch objects as well as play games similar to “Pictionary”; which is said to be released as an add on title at around $30. The tablet will come packaged with an art-based game, “uDraw Studio,” when it goes on sale sometime around the holiday season.

Any Infendo artists interested in this little number?

An artist from New York. Will has been writing, designing, and loving video games since he was young. He has traveled across the United States, and parts of Canada in order to learn more about the world of gaming. After visiting E3 for the first time in 2009, he has vowed to return there and show off a game of his own. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, programming, and of course collecting video games.


  1. That’s really interesting, but 70 bucks for it plus more for games is too much for me. I’d better spend them for the barrage of good games that are coming.

  2. I’m an artist, and no, why would I use a Wii for art when I have a DS?

  3. Indeed, I use a DS for this, but still I’m interested, they’d better make it pressure sensitive for that price!

  4. I have a Cintiq — so no thanks.

  5. depends on the software.

  6. id rather get a wacom tablet and use photoshop…

  7. As a designer and father who owns a Wacom tablet, I look at this and think my 3 and 7 year old would LOVE it. My 12 year old would probably like the Wacom + Mac + Photoshop more, but hey, we gotta start somewhere…this is actually kinda cool, but a bit pricey. Too bad it won’t work with a Wacom bamboo via bluetooth.

  8. Think I’ll stick with my Cintiq;)

  9. someones gonna end up making a homebrew app for it that makes it compatible with a desktop

  10. …Will get it, if the software is reasonable..

  11. Very cool! As an artist my interest is piqued! Though I do have a tablet already… it’d be sweet if they could support other USB tablets

  12. Argh, that’s so fundamentally wrong headed. (The mediocre titles thing)

    I mean, yes, obviously you don’t spend 30, 40, 50 million dollars on a mediocre title. But to say that there’s no market space for them is so shortsighted. Investing minimal resources in games that are targeted at the mid/high 70s to low 80s metacritic level would certainly make sense, otherwise you’ve got a lot of really big companies, companies with more resources than THQ, all competing for a very limited space; there will be losers. If everyone’s going all high stakes all in with fewer, higher quality, more expensive games, it’s inevitable that several of the publishers will have to leave the market. There’s not enough room in the top 10 for more than one or two. And that’s really bad, because there’s going to be significant stagnation if that happens. There’s no room for breakout successes if you don’t have things flying under the radar.

    We need more mediocre games, not less. Their budgets just need to be sane.