Level-5 is considering porting Professor Layton games to the Wii U.
President and CEO Akihiro Hino said it was the Wii U's touch-based, tablet-style controller that makes the popular puzzle series a perfect fit for Nintendo's next home console.
Hino said because stylus-based games like Professor Layton can now be played, Level-5 can consider ports.
Professor Layton has so far remained a Nintendo DS and, more recently, a Nintendo 3DS series.
The Wii U is due out late 2012.