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Miyamoto Confirms Wii Help Feature

Miyamoto Confirms Wii Help Feature

June 15, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander

June 15, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander
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Trouble with Wii games? Just pause and let the game play through for you until you're past the tough part.

So explains Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, shedding a little more light on the mysterious patent that surfaced early this year appearing to show an automated walkthrough feature in the works for Nintendo's platform.

"In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, if a player is experiencing an area of difficulty, this will allow them to clear troubled areas and take over when they're ready," Miyamoto told USA Today through a translator. "And yes, we're looking into this for future games, too."

The original patent had also suggested a pop-up hint system in the works, and also appeared to demonstrate solutions without relying on or affecting save data.

The feature's aimed at reducing barriers to entry even further for inexperienced or young players on the mainstream-oriented Wii, and the original patent also laid out the aim of encouraging more players to complete games in full.


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