Capcom passing on late Wii U ports

Publisher "looking forward, not back," with regards to porting games to Nintendo's latest console.

Gamers holding out for a Wii U version of Resident Evil 6 may be out of luck. Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson told fans on Monday that late ports for Nintendo's newest console are unlikely.

"With regard to Wii U, in general we're looking forward, not back so late ports are generally not on the table," he replied to a user on the Capcom-Unity blog who asked if Resident Evil 6 or Lost Planet 3 would someday ship for the Wii U.

Capcom's stance on late ports is not matched by competitors like THQ, Electronic Arts, and Warner Bros. Those companies shipped updated versions of Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3, and Batman: Arkham City for the Wii U several months after they originally launched.

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Kyanzaki
Kyanzaki

Don't blame ya Capcom, move forward, don't go back, bring something new to Nintendo for the WiiU (Unfortunately that's a double standard seeing that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a HD remake of Monster Hunter 3G, I may be wrong...)  As much as I would love to see Super Street Fighter IV on the WiiU, best to bring us a Tatsunoko vs. Capcom 2 or a brand new Street Fighter IV experience, MH3U is a start, but move forward, don't go back...good move Capcom...now give us a new Mega Man game (preferably another Classic, X, or Legends game)

hitechgraphs
hitechgraphs

A late device.Good definition to begin with.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

You mean the Wii U won't be getting Resident Evil 6 (user rating of 4.7)? What a let down, I'm sure all 12 people with a Wii U will be disappointed.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

"@DiamondDM13  Sony does seem to provide the best value. But that doesn't translate to better sales. Because of their financial troubles, the PS4 is going to suffer. It's probably only going to be a minor improvement over the PS3."

 

Not sure why everyone keeps saying the 8th gen will only be a minor improvment.

There has been an 8 year gap from this gen to the next. Regardless of economy, financial state each company is in. unless they put out a WiiU- putting out a 500$ system at a loss will be quite a jump from current gen systems. Just going off speculated xbox specs (which ps has always went big) you are talking about a large leap. Like every console gen that has come and gone - tech keeps doubling every two years whether we like it or not, and the consoles have followed along- 

Biggest speculation is if the developers are willing to keep up, but like all the gaming generations before it they follow along or get left behind. And there is no shortage of those that chase. 

Mac8457
Mac8457

I would prefer new games rather old ones. Most people who want RE6 have it already so it probably wouldn't have sold too well anyways. Plus its not like it was selling like hot cakes on the PS3/Xbox360...

jark888
jark888

There's quite a few bad news for Nintendo lately. Innovation is a good thing that could easily backfire too. Look like Wii U gonna be in deep doo-doo for a few years unless there's some strong selling point. 

marinevetstl
marinevetstl

I would like to see a Street Fighter game.  Just sayin.

greebe55
greebe55

most companys now will be focusing on making games for the next gen, the wii u is old and its new

Shepard_
Shepard_

They should have said: Resident Evil 6 was not a success and we do not want to risk another port, which will be clearly not a system seller. Anyone, who wanted to try it out, or was a big fan of it, already has a copy for another consoles.

 

On the other hand, we had some great titles until this time for the wii (Resident Evil 0, The dark side chronicles, lot of GC games compatible with it) and the way I see, we will get some for the WiiU as well. Cheers!

digi-demon
digi-demon

New stuff on a new console - nuff said :D

auntbessie
auntbessie

They're doing the world a favour not porting RE6 to the WiiU, it was shit and put the final nail in the coffin of a series that was once great

tommy_boy9999
tommy_boy9999

NO loss here I already beat it on the 360 when it was 25 bucks at the microsoft store

I would rather Have New Super Mario Bros Wii U than Gears of Resident evil 6

SuperShyGuy9000
SuperShyGuy9000

Man even the title of this one is in a negative sort of way. Couldn't it have been title "Capcom would rather may original Wii U content"?

Javier
Javier

I really enjoyed RE6, and I think many people just love to get rides in the hate-wagon.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

lol RE6 is one of the very few games that Wii U owners are happy they aren't getting but there are allot more that they wish would come to the Wii U

LoganWesker
LoganWesker

just finished RE6...its easily the worst of the main series..very disappointing...aside from Leon's 1st 3 chapters the game is a complete miss sadly. 

ruffluffs
ruffluffs

Well its not like they ported RE4 to every system in the world

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed.  Resident Evil 6 is disappointing, regardless of the console on which it's played.  Capcom would do better to focus on returning the Resident Evil franchise to its roots á la their treatment of Street Fighter IV.

Mizarzeug
Mizarzeug

Wii U is an upgrade only for Wii owners or those who never got a ps3 or 360 this past 7 years and stay with the ps2 or xbox.

ClawsOfSteel
ClawsOfSteel

 @Mac8457 Capcom announced that it has shipped 4.5 million copies worldwide, setting a new record for the company.[9]   I'd say Resident Evil 7 is more than likely.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

 @Shepard_ I was not a fan of Resident Evil 0 , I am not sure the direction they were trying to take it but I wish they would concentrate more on Jill, Leon, Chris, Claire- Oh do not get me wrong rebecca was a hoot and the convict guy - forgot his name and he was forgetable. The story was a little lame and sparse - player switching was more like vikings but not as fun. Least a good amount of puzzles - 

Ah well enough about the gamecube re0 - I am hoping the wii u will have alot of ports but hope they add some upgrades. 

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

 @tommy_boy9999 Gears of War(Resident Evil 4)? That's what you use for comparison? You know, there were games out there before Gears came out...

Mac8457
Mac8457

 @SuperShyGuy9000 Have you been reading the Wii U articles here lately?? They all have this anti-Nintendo tone.

BuBsay
BuBsay

 @Javier As a survival horror fan, and someone who set-pieced base third person action games bore to tears, I legitimately hate RE 5, and 6 for what they've done to the series.

 

Yes RE 4 was the beginning of the change, but it had a nice balance between the two, rather than 5 and 6 which have thrown any semblance of Survival horror out the window.

alrepairs
alrepairs

Nah,

 

What I wish came to the Wii U hasn't been out yet.  In fact, there's only 1 thing I desire..and it isn't Far Cry 3 which i've beaten or Tomb Raider.

 

It's a brand new IP from the ground up, and games going forward that utilize the Wii U hardware more than 50%, according to articles @ Wii U launch.

 

So yeah, funny how you haters manage to let yet another fact fall under deaf ears.  Only 50% of its' full power? 

 

Sounds good to me.

ELEMENTZERO707
ELEMENTZERO707

 @cajunstrike  putting it on the wiiu would only add mild upgrades to the interface, unlesss! they pull a ninja gaiden sigma/razors edge

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

 @CHROMEFLAMIN It's not because it can't run it, it's because the game takes 3 GB of disk memory. That would mean only the 32 GB Wii U's can play the game...

alrepairs
alrepairs

 @BuBsay Funny, what I also find strange, is that RE:Revelations was a good game..but it didn't have the "scare" factor RE:4 did.

 

I think what made the old games so great was the look of concern and fragility you garnered with your character.  Like Leon, he only had a fur coat and a hand gun starting off, and always labeled as a "Rookie" in his department for both RE:2 and RE:4 in order to enhance thrill / suspense, not chris who looks like a juice head.

 

Jill, also had a look of innocence in RE:1 and RE:3...from a regular S.T.A.R.S. police officer..and not over the top outfits like they're practically ninjas in these current games.  Those little things mattered, and contributed to the overall mood of those games.

 

Capcom..what the fuck are you doing :(.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

 @alrepairs then why are there petitions with thousands of signatures for games that people want on the Wii U

 

until they show or prove that it is only using 50% of its full power I wont believe it anyways I really don't care about graphics all that much all that I care about is gameplay and story and I have yet to see any exclusive game on the Wii U that looks fun to me anther words an exclusive game that I want to play

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

 @alrepairs Considering its only original IP's out are another mario and Nintendoland, do we "haters" (according to you) really have to state the obvious??  Of course DemoLand I mean Nintendo Land isn't making the WiiU work, nor is Mario.

 

Fail troll is fail

ClawsOfSteel
ClawsOfSteel

 @jenovaschilld  @alrepairs  @BuBsay I feel as though Capcom is not looking back at what they used to make, no matter how much I loved RE Remake or RE 2.  And I just have to deal with RE 6 as is and either buy it or not.  I ended up liking the game, though, as it did a better job than 5 at overwhelming the player when it wasn't just pulling the "Oh @$%& run, horde of monsters!" gag it used several times over.

superbuuman
superbuuman

 @jenovaschilld Sorry just saying, *if there's one*, word it wrongly. Nintendo co-own that series now, if Im not mistaken, so it will be on Nintendo systems. They better have a new one! The WiiU gamepad would be awesome as the camera obscura.

superbuuman
superbuuman

 @jenovaschilld  Nintendo need to get a western release for the new Fatal Frame & I don't just mean in Europe but for US as well...Project Zero 2 aka Fatal Frame 2 on Wii was great.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

 @alrepairs  @BuBsay I agree - there was a silent hill fragility to re 1,2,3,4 - adding coop in 5 was nice but took away the tension and urgency. 

I do not mind capcom taking the series in new directions as technology progress, but like the tomb raider series keep the good stuff. 

Also I wouldnt mind re to go 1rst person. 

The thriller tension in fatal frame, bioshock, and dead space was awesome. 

alrepairs
alrepairs

 @jenovaschilld Again, we have to wait and see.

 

You guys are going to die in crippled misery leading your life by assumption. 

 

Wait until E3 2013.  Only 5 more months.  Until then, enjoy your games, whether or not they are Wii U related.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

 @shadowhunter0  @alrepairs I you look at the article from gaming international who took the machine down to specs - I do not think it has 50% more to give. the cpu is weak and the sluggish OS may not get better. The GPU is stronger then xbox 360 but not by alot. 

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/

I couldnt find it but it is here somewhere,

alrepairs
alrepairs

Dude,

 

USE LOGIC HERE.  The damn console's been out merely 2 months in US, less than a month in JAPAN.

 

GIVE. IT. TIME.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

 @alrepairs  @dreamfist11 Out of curiosity. What do you consider new? The NEW Super Mario? Because to me it just seems just way too difficult to understand what NEW means in the Nintendo universe...

alrepairs
alrepairs

 @dreamfist11 lol, that made no sense.

 

New IP..as in something ORIGINAL, hence, why i'm waiting.

 

Reading comprehension guy, jesus.  Haters love to contradict themselves, according to facts.  How are you?

 

Simple, you like comment's that resemble: "A console that makes 6-7 year old ports?  No Thanks", when an article already stated it's merely any effort in utilizing Wii U's max hardware.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

 @CHROMEFLAMIN Yes, but that one is also present in my native language. I just didn't understand whether you were saying the Wii U is a candy machine, or if that was an offense directed at me.