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Resident Evil Revelations off-TV play confirmed

"There’s a joke going around in Japan at the moment about using Off TV Play to play your Wii U games on the Bullet Train, as long as you get one of the seats with a power outlet, so we wanted to make sure Bullet Train play was possible with Revelations." - producer, Tsukasa Takenaka

Off-TV play really is one of the big killer-apps for the Wii U. Glad to see more and more games supporting it. I find myself using that mode to play much more often. Sometimes it's really nice to be able to plop down in a comfy chair, pop on some headphones and just immerse yourself.

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17 Mar 2013 22:19

Bullet Train play... I like it.
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17 Mar 2013 22:55

Ah, now that's taking advantage of a grand opportunity.

I like it!

Also, I see that Japan has taken notice of that guy who used Off-TV Play on a train ride.
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17 Mar 2013 22:56

That's what a handheld is for.
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17 Mar 2013 22:57

Just make sure your console is well protected and properly ventilated when you take it around like that.
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17 Mar 2013 22:57

tendoboy1984 wrote:That's what a handheld is for.


I'm sure they're aware. :lol:
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17 Mar 2013 22:59

Or you could just play it on the 3DS.
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17 Mar 2013 23:15

But the 3DS version isn't in HD and doesn't come with a second stick! :lol:
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17 Mar 2013 23:32

PaperLink64 wrote:But the 3DS version isn't in HD and doesn't come with a second stick! :lol:
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18 Mar 2013 00:41

Yeah throw in off TV play in games where you can get away with playing alone and completely ignore it on multiplayer games. I'm starting to like Capcom more and more.
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18 Mar 2013 00:53

Perhaps now we can get Wiimote and Nunchuck support? :)
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18 Mar 2013 01:43

GeneticRepoMan wrote:Perhaps now we can get Wiimote and Nunchuck support? :)


That's what I'm waiting on...
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18 Mar 2013 06:25

? That quote has been posted here before. Off TV has been confirmed quite a while ago!
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18 Mar 2013 09:11

tendoboy1984 wrote:That's what a handheld is for.

Yes, thank you. All the love off TV play gets makes no sense to me at all. Even assuming the family can somehow afford a WiiU but only one TV (and how likey is that really) 3DS and Vita still does "off TV play" far better than WiiU ever will. The very few times I wanted to game while watching TV I just plop in Mario Kart 7 or Dead or Alive Dimensions or Kid Icarus Uprising and play the multiplayer modes and watch TV while waiting for the next match.

You would think these people are living in 1 room shacks huddled around a 15" screen and have never ever heard of a laptop or handheld or even a smartphone/tablet before.
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18 Mar 2013 10:08

BlueRangerVegeta wrote:
tendoboy1984 wrote:That's what a handheld is for.

Yes, thank you. All the love off TV play gets makes no sense to me at all. Even assuming the family can somehow afford a WiiU but only one TV (and how likey is that really) 3DS and Vita still does "off TV play" far better than WiiU ever will. The very few times I wanted to game while watching TV I just plop in Mario Kart 7 or Dead or Alive Dimensions or Kid Icarus Uprising and play the multiplayer modes and watch TV while waiting for the next match.

You would think these people are living in 1 room shacks huddled around a 15" screen and have never ever heard of a laptop or handheld or even a smartphone/tablet before.


Swing and a miss here. Clearly you do not own a Wii U, or have yet to try Off-TV play based on your comment.

To everyone else: I actually expect as we go through the life cycle of the Wii U for Off-TV play to start to become much more prevalent while games like ZombiU and Nintendo Land become less frequent (dual screen play and asynchronous play). Quite honestly, even ZombiU could have honored Off-TV play if the devs really worked for it.

The key will be whether or not Nintendo tackles their own main franchise AAA titles with dual screen play vs. Off-TV play. That will be the most telling.
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18 Mar 2013 10:40

Nintendo finally brings HD to their console and people want to play on the low res touch screen....

Nintendo fans continue to share more and more similarities with Apple fans.

@PaperLink64
The Wii U Gamepad isn't HD either.
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18 Mar 2013 11:28

I had no idea there was such a divide between 3DS and Wii U users. Off-TV play isn't irrelevant for a game like RE: Revelations. The Wii U gamepad has a higher resolution than the 3DS, thus capable of more detail. The Wii U remake uses better textures than the portable version. The end result is that it will look better in your lap than the 3DS version.

BUT WAIT!
If you have the 3DS version there's no reason to be jealous of the Wii U version. The 3DS is still an exclusive 3D experience that you can easily take with you on the go.

Each version has it's advantages! Can't we all get along?

EDIT: I guess I should also explain why Off TV is useful to me. I'm married and we have 2 HDTVs. One is in the family room and is used for movies and television. The other is in the "man-cave" and it has all the game consoles hooked up to it. When my wife is playing Skyrim on the 360, I can still play my Wii U games on the gamepad in the same room. For two people who love to be together, this is great. The alternative would be us being shut off in different rooms in the house.
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18 Mar 2013 21:11

ah that's funny . That japanese dude that had his picture taken while on the shinkansen surely did an impression on a number of people. It's weird though that northern Americans don't get that those trains are not commuters trains , they are long distance one 200 - 400 km , several hours on , a pricey ticket , second and first class also, they are like airplanes really . I guess , Europeans know more about that .
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18 Mar 2013 22:38

I love Off-TV Play. One of my favorite things about the the Wii U. It isn't necessary in all games, but I enjoy it when it is included.
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18 Mar 2013 23:06

BlueRangerVegeta wrote:
tendoboy1984 wrote:That's what a handheld is for.

Yes, thank you. All the love off TV play gets makes no sense to me at all. Even assuming the family can somehow afford a WiiU but only one TV (and how likey is that really) 3DS and Vita still does "off TV play" far better than WiiU ever will. The very few times I wanted to game while watching TV I just plop in Mario Kart 7 or Dead or Alive Dimensions or Kid Icarus Uprising and play the multiplayer modes and watch TV while waiting for the next match.

You would think these people are living in 1 room shacks huddled around a 15" screen and have never ever heard of a laptop or handheld or even a smartphone/tablet before.



I think Off-TV play comes in handy when kids are involved. If I'm watching TV and my nephew wants to play the game, i can set him up with Mario and continue with my show. Works the other way(which is more common) where I'm playing the game on the controller and he can watch his cartoons. When i go to my friends' house, there isn't a TV in the room where i sleep so its nice to have Off-TV play so i can still enjoy my games before going to sleep.

Also, one of the better things about the console is that i don't always need a TV to do stuff. I have capped internet so its nice to be able to take my WiiU to my brother's house and download games without needing more than an outlet.

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