GTA to whack Wii?

Source: A lengthy article on MTV News. What we heard: At its pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference in May, Microsoft stunned attendees by announcing that Grand Theft Auto IV would be released on the Xbox 360 the same day and date it arrives on the PlayStation 3. Though Sony reps would...

Source: A lengthy article on MTV News.

What we heard: At its pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference in May, Microsoft stunned attendees by announcing that Grand Theft Auto IV would be released on the Xbox 360 the same day and date it arrives on the PlayStation 3. Though Sony reps would later play it down, the development meant that the long exclusivity window that prior GTA games had on the PlayStation 2 would not survive the next-generation console transition.

But while Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas all appeared on the Xbox, no GTA game ever made it to the GameCube. In fact, the only GTA games to make it to a Nintendo platform were the handheld top-down titles Grand Theft Auto (Game Boy Color, 1999), Grand Theft Auto 2 (GBC, 2000), and Grand Theft Auto Advance (Game Boy Advance, 2004).

However, now comes word that the Wii might be carjacked by the GTA franchise. Speaking to MTV News at last week's Wii press conference in New York City, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that the Mario Factory is in talks with Take-Two Interactive, parent of GTA publisher Rockstar Games. "I'll be spending some time later today with the folks over at Take-Two to see what type of support they can give our console," he said. So far, Take-Two has only expressed interest in using Wii's motion-sensing functions for a baseball game.

Though he didn't mention any specific titles to MTV, the outspoken executive did say that Nintendo wants the Wii to have more adult-oriented content than the GameCube did. That console's catalog was dominated by family-friendly offerings, although it had several notable M-rated games, such as Killer7 and Resident Evil 4.

"The fact is there will be M-rated content on the Wii console," said Fils-Aime. "EA has already announced that they're bringing [the GTA-like crime game] The Godfather to our console. And we want every single best-selling game to be available on Wii. Whatever that content is."

The official story: Fils-Aime's comments have ignited a firestorm of speculation among prospective Wii buyers and GTA addicts. However, they are not official confirmation of plans for a Wii GTA--or any particular Take-Two title for the platform. Requests for comment sent to Nintendo, Take-Two, and Rockstar had not been returned as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus that Take-Two and Nintendo are talking. As for GTA on the Wii? The once-unthinkable notion now appears to be a possibility.

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BanjoMumbo
BanjoMumbo

It will probably never see the light of day. I mean they would have to use a San Andreas engine to get it running smoothly on the Wii. Wii is a great console, but I doubt they will make it happen.

Ecuador_d20
Ecuador_d20

If GTA comes out on wii, I have been waiting for this and with the wii controls it would probably be a better game on the wii than any other system

regisk
regisk

OMG! I'll buy a Wii if this happens! The only thing that stop me to buy it is GTA, but now there's a slim hope! :D

squid360
squid360

this one game would completely obliterate nintendo's kiddy image once and for all.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

well driver is now coming that may push rockstar to follow suit

turboking005
turboking005

Awesome! Now they need to get Splinter Cell 5 on the Wii, if they want some more M games!

Diduseeasign
Diduseeasign

i have to admit, i dont want to see the same titles as the 360 and ps3 come out on Wii, the wii has so much more potential than that. but it would be nice to see rockstar and nintendo on the same screen. both companies are serious heavyweights as far as entertaining and boundary pushing games are concerned. but GTA? i cant see it guys.

Kbs64
Kbs64

Watch out!!! I feel the "Fabric of Time" is begining to rip!!! This is great! if they get this then that means more M-Rated games will come. Maybe I'll be able to beat monkeys just like I've always dreamed... ( just joking)

Max_Hydrogen
Max_Hydrogen

Wow! Nintendo has finally decided to have more adult games. It's about time. That was one of the major complaints of the past: to many kiddie games. This is great. I wonder how the Wii controler will be used if GTA IV does make it to Nintrndo?

Crono_1080
Crono_1080

*sigh* I can't stand grand theft auto games, hopefully this supposed rockstar game won't be gta ... hopefully this whole thing is a rumour, wii has enough quality games exclusive to nintendo, i'd rather not have a mainstream cash cow like gta on the wii, nintendo should maintain its' originality and not resort to endorsing generic games like these

Killer4DaBizkit
Killer4DaBizkit

The last one wii needs is Kingdom Hearts ! ! ! Go SquareEnix !! !

lakermvwii
lakermvwii

imagine smacking a cop with ur wiimote just using a baseball bat and swingin the wiimote to his face...

vjso2
vjso2

Wii has done it again!

vjso2
vjso2

I think more people are starting to believe that Wii is definitely better than XBOX 360 and PS3.

dsan224
dsan224

woah i bet to throw someone out of the car, u gotta pull the nunchuck and wii mote just like ur pullin the guy out of the car! awesome

blackrytonite
blackrytonite

Even if I did ever get a wii....sorry, I prefer to stick with civilized games. The concept of GTA is rather sad. It just reminds you what the world has come to. :/

Tehcheesemaster
Tehcheesemaster

Alright now i wont need to sell everything i have to get a Wii and another system just to play violent games

knucks91
knucks91

Whoa....who would have thought this would happen? Wii seem to have a contender for the 360. I don't like PS3 that much.

onlineps2player
onlineps2player

Imagine what CJ can do with the Wii controller !!!!! Interesting!

onlineps2player
onlineps2player

Imagine what CJ can do with the Wii controller !!!!! Interesting!

pspking111
pspking111

LMAO HOW THE HECK IS IT GOONA WORK ON THE WII you no getting into vehicles and robbing stores at this moment I THINK ITS FAKE

pspking111
pspking111

LMAO HOW THE HECK IS IT GOONA WORK ON THE WII you no getting into vehicles and robbing stores at this moment I THINK ITS FAKE

FENIXfan
FENIXfan

Wow. They really meant it when they said Wii will have something for EVERYONE. This confirms it. Nintendo rocks.

aceburg0413
aceburg0413

I' am a strong supporter of Nintendo, and will always be, but what seems to be the general opinion is that the Wii getting GTA is the most wonderful thing ever. For sales yes, but honestly Nintendo would do better to acquire Silent Hill, Dead Rising, or even Saint's Row. I own all of the GTA's and find them horribly overrated. glitchy and honestly they all look like crap. Indeed they are loads of fun to play and are very mature, but can anyone else think how awesome it would be to play a Silent Hill where you are totally lost within, with the controls being your own movements....

thomanji
thomanji

Who wants to play a game like this on an outdated system like the Wii. This thing is already outdated when it was conceived. Surly you Nintendo fans get a nice down sampled version of GTA to fit on the CD format they use but luckily they use outdated low resolution graphics so it might fit on a single CD, if not you are all used to play disc jokey anyway from the GameCube. I was one of these misguided Nintendo users and the best move I ever made was to switch to XBox where you can actually play with your friends online, have video conferences as well as chats and have a graphic that represents the age we live in.

joeg2k4
joeg2k4

If GTA goes on Nintendo Wii, everyone of the GTA die-hard fans will jump ship and run back to Nintendo. Nintendo sure as hell knows what they are doing this time around, they are going to destroy X-Box 360 and PS3!!!!!!!

Ryle_Boy
Ryle_Boy

*muffled yelp of delight* Huzzah! Huzzah! Wii!!! I can't wait for the Wii to come out, if a GTAWii would happen, Nintendo would be running away with the race.

Killer_o7
Killer_o7

yeah i'm gonna go with fm2000 on this. this IS gonna be the best gen of games! i sure hope GTA does come out for Wii! now about Halo.... i'm just kiddin

iheartmario
iheartmario

Holy Ghost. I would cream myself. And I would not think twice about buying a Wii. Or telling others to. That would be **** brilliant.

darkkenchild
darkkenchild

Wow, I gotta say that my hopes for the Wii continue to climb, and this is actually giving me hope. I've owned every Nintendo console to date, and frankly the only real complaint I've had recently is the fact that, though they are indeed fun, most of Nintendo's fare of late has been rather simplistic and/or kiddy. I'm glad that Reggie has solid plans to make the Wii appeal to all ranges of gamer, including my occaisional bouts into the realm of more mature gaming

Saga-san
Saga-san

like maybe... its not going to be GTA on the Wii. Rockstar table tennis or Bully could be relaesed on the wii, or maybe even Manhunt !! in any case it does mean more M-rated content, no matter what titles are to be released

TabooTongue
TabooTongue

I really hope it happens...because quite frankly I'm to cheap to buy a PS3. But I love the GTA series, and the Tekken series (Tekken could be a ways off though).

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

This should put an end to "Nintendo is kiddy."

darth-pyschosis
darth-pyschosis

The Wii clearly has Sony and MIcrosoft scared. They've spent so much time busting each others' balls that they forgot whose done games best for the longest time. Nintendo will always stay strong coz it focuses on fun games. If they start making more mature games, I think it would take time but it would come out on top of these system wars. Besides, everyone wants a Wii 60 (Wii and a 360) so PS3 is going to get murdered. What sane soccer mom will pay two car payments or a house payment for the ps3 when its the same thing as 360 virtually? And I never like hearing people talk about family oriented. You have to be 17 to buy mature games anyway, and parents have ID's so parents who'd dislike this possible move are morons. Stop blaming other people and start parenting you hacks!

darth-pyschosis
darth-pyschosis

The Wii clearly has Sony and MIcrosoft scared. They've spent so much time busting each others' balls that they forgot whose done games best for the longest time. Nintendo will always stay strong coz it focuses on fun games. If they start making more mature games, I think it would take time but it would come out on top of these system wars. Besides, everyone wants a Wii 60 (Wii and a 360) so PS3 is going to get murdered. What sane soccer mom will pay two car payments or a house payment for the ps3 when its the same thing as 360 virtually? And I never like hearing people talk about family oriented. You have to be 17 to buy mature games anyway, and parents have ID's so parents who'd dislike this possible move are morons. Stop blaming other people and start parenting you hacks!

RawkerForLife
RawkerForLife

Haha this is interesting thats for sure, the thing that people don't realise is that there's actually a bigger selection of Rated M titles for the Gamecube then people think. The thing is though the rating doesn't make the game, its the all about the gameplay, heck there some games that are Rated E that I'd rather play then some Rated M game, example The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time vs. Blitz The League, then again others I'd rather play that are M, like Resident Evil 4, it just really depends on gameplay, as well as story lol. Wow I said alot oh well lol.

xWade42x
xWade42x

If so, it will improve the Wii status (!)

ste90
ste90

Definately would be interesting.

cookoo4cocopuff
cookoo4cocopuff

omg! wii just keeps getting better with every bit of news and new games! this is going to be soo awsome!!!!!!!

chibirevolution
chibirevolution

Yay! A Wii GTA Drive-by shooting!! =D hehehe I'm keeping my fingures crossed for this one .... XD

_Sam_
_Sam_

this would be cool

fjgamer
fjgamer

"A baseball game" LOL