“It [Metroid] is not compatible with the Wii MotionPlus. One of our major goals with this game is beautiful game design and as we were progressing through development we discovered that it [MotionPlus] was actually not working with what we were shooting for. Once you get your hands on a demo and really experience it for yourself, you should understand what I’m talking about.”
In some cases, MotionPlus simply won’t do anything to enhance gameplay. It’s not a huge deal that Other M will not support the peripheral since it doesn’t seem to be necessary.
Thanks to _Contra_ for the news tip!
“No news” for black Wii in North America, Monster Hunter 3 coming in March 2010
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in News, Wii | 2 Comments
Last night, Nintendo announced that Japan would soon see the release of the black Wii and red DSi. But what about North America? According to Reggie Fils-Aime, the company has no plans of bringing either product overseas – At least for now.
“We don’t have anything to announce for the U.S. on either of those products. We know that it will be reacted to quite positively in Japan.. but no news for the Americas markets for those two products.”There’s a difference between showing different colors and making the product announcement that new colors are coming. We have shown a plethora of colors in the past for the Wii. We have shown a wide range of colors for the DS. From an Americas perspective, colors do drive the business. We’ve shown that, for example, with the lighter blue DSi that we thought was a nice complement to the black. So there will be more colors for various hardware.”
Also, Hidden away in Nintendo’s E3 list of upcoming Wii games was a confirmed time frame release for Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3. The list stated that the game will be arriving in North America in March 2010. Fils-Aime additionally commented about the launch of the title in Japan which will coincide with the appearance of the black Wii.
“In the end, for us, it’s all about: how do we time it? How do we leverage it, ideally with software? In Japan, linking [the black Wii] with the launch of Monster Hunter Tri [from Capcom] is why that announcement was made and why that’s being positioned as it is.”
It’s no secret that Nintendo is always working on new hardware to release into the market. But according to Nintendo’s President, Satoru Iwata, the company’s next console may be further along than one would think and will of course be a followup to Nintendo’s current system. Iwata told Bloomberg that once developers begin to say that improvements to games can no longer be made for Wii, then the Big N will be ready to bring out its next console. As things stand now, however, Iwata noted that “None of our developers is making that kind of complaint.”
Thanks to Jake for the news tip!
Rumor: Modern Warfare 2 to release on Wii after all
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in Rumors, Wii | 14 Comments
A possible release for Modern Warfare 2 on Wii wasn’t looking too promising after it was noticed that the game was missing from both an online retail listing and was absent from the title’s official website. However, Spanish website Revogamer claims that the game can still be expected. In spite of the fact that Activision has yet to provide an official confirmation, the site has apparently learned that a Wii edition is in the works. We’ll see if this pans out in due time, but until then, consider this a rumor.
Why MotionPlus wasn’t built in to the Wiimote
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in News, Wii | 0 comments
This comes from a recent interview feature of Iwata Asks
“We actually looked into the idea of including a gyro sensor at the very start of the Wii Remote’s development. But the idea was rejected due to issues of both space and cost which attaching a gyro sensor would entail. Right. That’s the sort of size we’re talking about. And let’s not forget that they were also extremely expensive. However, with advances in MEMS technology, they have become smaller and smaller while at the same time becoming cheaper…” – Junji Takamoto, Development Group No.3 of Integrated Research and Development Division
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