Porting older games to the Wii U has been pretty popular with publishers (so far anyway), but the folks behind some of the biggest properties in gaming aren’t so keen on the idea.
With the likes of Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham City already available for Nintendo’s newest baby, there seems to be a push to get titles that have already debuted on the Xbox 360 or PS3 over to the console in an ‘updated’ form.
Don’t expeect to see something similar come out of Capcom though as senior VP Christian Svensson told gamesindustry International it’s just not in the cards for the company.
“With regard to WiiU, in general we’re looking forward, not back so late ports are generally not on the table.”
Now that’s all fine and dandy, I’m not all that thrilled with ports either and I’d much rather see some original content appear on the Wii U instead of just regurgitated rehashes. But even with that in mind, gamesindustry International points out something pretty interesting- that Svensson’s statement effectively makes Capcom’s slate of upcoming games for the Wii U almost nonexistent.
In fact, even currently scheduled titles from the publisher don’t seem to have Wii U releases on the way, and that’s a bit troubling. DMC and Lost Planet 3 are both huge offerings for the publisher, but neither will (as of this writing) be seeing a Nintendo release. Instead they’ll both be bowing in on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
So that makes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate the sole flag bearer that Capcom has coming up for the Wii U. That’s -obviously- not a whole lot of support right there no matter how big a hit MH3U will be (and it’ll more than likely be huge). Just how much is one of the oldest and most storied names in gaming plans on supporting the Wii U in the long run should be very interesting to see.
Source: gamesindustry International