WiiWare: Small (and Non-Professional?) Game Development for Nintendo

Wii has announced that they will be opening the door to small developers on the Wii. The first take on this is that “WiiWare” is primarily about downloadable games a la XBox Arcade, but we all knew that was coming. More surprising is that Nintendo says that they will not apply their notoriously thorough and expensive vetting process to such games. No details on the SDK: whether it will be C-based or some form of managed language and no word on whether it will be free.