Nintendo allowing Wii U cross platform play with iOS/Android

More news from game developers VooFoo about the Wii U. This is the first I’ve heard of it but apparently Nintendo is allowing developers get their online games to have cross platform play with Android and iOS.

VooFoo confirmed that Nintendo has been ‘open minded’ and allowed them to add cross platform play to their upcoming eShop game, Pure Chess.

They’ve also been very open minded in allowing us to support cross platform play with the iOS and Android versions of Pure Chess – this is a really great move and something I hope we’ll be able as developers to do much more in the future

This is a bold but great move by Nintendo. I know there are games coming to the Wii U that support cross platform play with PC and Mac but this is the first I’ve heard of it with mobile platforms.

Nintendo seems really keen on getting mobile devs to support the Wii U with how helpful they are with indie developers and their Nintendo Web Framework.