Lack of Online Multiplayer in Nintendo Land Is Intentional, Dev Says

Nintendo wanted to get people to cooperate in real life

Nintendo has motivated the decision to not include any sort of online multiplayer mode in its Nintendo Land game for the recently released Wii U home console, as the company wanted to get players to experience the game with others in the same room.

Nintendo Land is one of the core games for the Wii U, which has just been released all over the world in recent months, as it was bundled with all copies of the Wii U Premium Edition.

Now, after new owners started experiencing the game, many complained about the lack of multiplayer.

Nintendo Land producer Katsuya Eguchi told Famitsu, via Polygon, that the omission of an online mode is intentional, because he and his team wanted to get people to play the game in the same room.

"Nintendo Land's multiplayer attractions work because of the communication shared between the people playing them," he said. "They were set up from the start to be something people in the same room could enjoy."

While Nintendo Land's mini-games support extra players, people can only experience them by using the Wii U GamePad and extra Wii Remotes.

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