Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance not planned for Wii U

Kojima Productions producer says PC port of action game is possible, but Wii U version less likely.

Kojima Productions has no plans to bring Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to the Wii U, producer Yuji Korekado told Eurogamer. The company will consider porting the action game to the PC following the console launch, he said, but not to Nintendo's new console.

"We aren't currently thinking about that," Korekado said. "One of the strongest appeals of the Wii U is the GamePad. However, we've constructed Metal Gear Rising so you can fully enjoy the game on the controllers whether it's on the PS3 or the Xbox. So, currently we aren't thinking about Metal Gear Rising on the Wii U."

The Metal Gear franchise is not the only established series that has elected to skip the Wii U. BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Dead Space 3, Resident Evil 6, Lego: Lord of the Rings, and Metro: Last Light will not appear on the console. Additionally, it is not clear if Crysis 3 or Battlefield 3 will ship for the system.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is due out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 19. For more on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Nintendo fanboys are so dire they don't consider an absence of one of the most awaited actions on their platform newsworthy.

alrepairs
alrepairs

This would be a day 1 purchase for me, on my PC @ maxed resolutions, via PS3 gamepad using motioninjoy ^^.

alrepairs
alrepairs

Dear Gamespot,

 

Please stop attracting flame bait wars in order to gain CTR and PPC rates for your website. Only here do Nintendo haters get hyped, yet convey how dumb as fuck they are by supporting the bait testicles Gamespot throws at them, to make a profit. Believe me, no other game site cares, yet they're all better and gain more profit than this site.

 

LOL, silly little children.

Albaficas
Albaficas

poor mario fangirls

enjoy your pegi -5 games...and  another mature game not coming to the hello kitty console still counting ppl still counting

wicked_laugh
wicked_laugh

I wonder if Nintendo hateboys come on to articles like this to fap to their own rants about how much the WiiU sucks?

 

"OOOOOOOH I knew the WiiU was going to end up killing Nintendo! Ah ah ahhhhhhh!"

 

Hateboys are just as annoying as fanboys.

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

gaming is dying out once again due to peoples stupid fanboyism forget Wii U forget Xbox 720 forget Ps4 at the end of the day we all come together for one thing and that's to play games and if you keep at it with your stupid fanboy wars you could lose that seriously who cares what console is more powerful i play games for fun not to complain at others because i think there console is worse than mine i have near enough all consoles including wii u btw because every console offers games i like why should i not enjoy something because of someones over inflated ego -_- lets face it Xbox: Halo, Gears of War, Forza etc. PS3: Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Little Big Planet etc. Nintendo: Zelda, Metroid, mario etc. they all have games i love more to the point why are all of you wanting the xbox 720 and playstation 4 these companies are bleeding money and fast adding another gen will just increase the pace of which gaming dies at the rate its going graphics on the ps3 and xbox 360 are still great as far as im concerned and all of you bitching about nintendo they are the only gaming company that still offers 4 player local gameplay near enough which has always been what gaming is about sure online play is awesome =P but look how things have gotten we now only see friends in terms of gaming online what happened to chilling with a few beers having fun xD like the goold old days of goldeneye, team buddies etc. any who rant over lol all im getting at is if the gaming industry is losing money now whats to stop it getting worse with a new generation naughty dog is an example they nearly went broke moving to the ps3 =/ uncharted may have never been think of that before your egos people

toshineon
toshineon

Why do you need to report this? I mean, you don't report on a game missing any other console, I've never read something like "ZombiU not coming to PS3" or "Xenoblade Chronicles not coming to Xbox 360".

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

The beauty of the PC is anyone can port their games on their own without having to go through a console maker, and the diversity of 3rd party traditional controllers on the PC is quite high. I am sure Kojima is not hating the Wii U while loving the PC. It's just easier to port despite lower sales expectations.

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

Who cares who cares who cares who cares who cares who cares who cares who cares.... 

 

Bring back Start/Select

VampireLord123
VampireLord123

First, i have to say that this is irrelavant news, seriously one of the things i have not think about is if metal gear was going to be on the Wii U, the only metal gear game on Nintengo consoles was the remake, which is  not even an exclusive and was not develop by Konami. Besides, they could make the make confortable enough to be used with the Pro controller.

 

Secondlly, this new at Gamespot, it is obiviously they are lookg for users traffic on the site, because have more of 500 posts in this news is concerning. News of what happen on WarZ does not even have this kind of attention, and those are serious news about the game industry. A game not been on the Wii U is not that relevant, specially when many people that own one, have already an Xbox or a PS3.

 

Thirdly, if people are concerning about this, you should be more concern how next gen for the Xbox and PS3 is going to be. I think they are going to hit a wall, Publishers like Ubisoft, EA, Activison, and many others, will have to realize that the 7 million copies that sell right now is not going to compare to only the few hundred thousands they are going to sell next gen. The amount of money in today consoles it is worrying, the transition to next gen is going to be slow and many head are going to roll, many developers are going down in the shift, and we have less games and less new IPs for next gen, that is something you should be truly worry about.

Micropixel
Micropixel

According to the article, it sounds like they don't really know how to incorporate the GamePad for this game, which is completely understandable. And like they said, the GamePad is pretty much the main feature of the Wii U. If the Wii U came packaged with Pro Controller, then maybe things might be different. I think every Wii U SHOULD come with one, that's for sure. I also think that the GamePad should not be REQUIREMENT for any of the Wii U's content. For example, without the GamePad, you can't use Netflix or the eShop. I don't like that. As cool as the GamePad is and as much as I love it's functions, I don't want to have to use it for everything. Especially when the GamePad battery lasts only 5 hours versus the Pro Controller which lasts 80 hours.

translucent17
translucent17

im a believer in the U.... but I'm getting a little concerned I havent had much reason to play mine since I got it....  the preorders list for it is a bit concerning... and I would be alot more likely to be excited if we could start to see some of that "Dare to be great" innovation that the game pad is capable of....

Kenshin0011
Kenshin0011

It's unfortunate, though not surprising. Just because a new console is launched doesn't mean that it will get every 3rd party game immediately. It takes a bit of time, and you can be sure it will be the same with Nextbox/PS4 if/when they ever decide to bring them out. There's no question the Wii U can handle any current gen game, and the gamepad can emulate almost every control from traditional controllers, so the issue here is install base. Also, they already started making this game without intentions of bringing it to The Wii U, it would be a lot of extra money and time to port it. Why would they do that if they are not assured a profit?

Wastlander3000
Wastlander3000

This game looks great i can see it in my game list for next year, and it comes on the PC and Xbox360, another plus. Don*t think the Wii U will suffer much from the lost of a game i*m pretty sure of it.

Frost259
Frost259

It would prolly be a shorter list at this point to say what games are on the Wii U.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

I'm not a massive nintendo fan, but I agree that the gaming industry would be a darker place without them. What I really don't understand though is why the company brought the WiiU out now rather than seven years ago. The tech of this generation has already outstayed its welcome and when the next wave of consoles come out in a year or two its going to be over half a decade out of date making it even less of a viable option for 3rd party developers. Why ninty? Why?

Megawizard
Megawizard

Did they SERIOUSLY subtitle that thing "Revengeance"?

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

 “One of the strongest appeals of the Wii U is the GamePad. However, we've constructed Metal Gear Rising so you can fully enjoy the game on the controllers whether it's on the PS3 or the Xbox. So, currently we aren't thinking about Metal Gear Rising on the Wii U."

 

Yet the "Wii U" has more control options than ANY OTHER CONSOLE!!!!  This is simply an unacceptable excuse.  Not liking current day developer mentality.  Seems like they are a bunch of bitches.

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Pathetic that they keep using the controller as an excuse.  Release it for Wii U and not PC.  PC will just be pirated.  No logic whatsoever.  GAMES ARE BETTER ON WII U.  

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Wii U owners will have their revengeance on Kojima.

DarthLod
DarthLod

YES. Another company with brains and understanding that gimmick don't make good games. Nintendo really needs to be brought down a notch and wake up.

hunter8man
hunter8man

At least they still get Bayonetta 2.

sam628
sam628

looks like we are going to get assassins creed 8 until this xbox generation ends haha

Kos1c
Kos1c

This is the thing that annoys me about game companies and the Wii U. They all think they need to make something original with the tablet, and work out how to invent that into their games. A simple port of a few of the games coming out would be a great idea. Not everyone owns a PS3, Xbox360 and a Wii U, to get access to every game. So if companies like Gearbox just add their inventory screen to the tablet, or a mini map or quest list, it'll make a good port of Borderlands 2. (Check Darksiders 2 as a simple port). Pathetic excuses as "we can't think of a good idea to use the tablet, so we're boycotting the system till then" really drops respect for the company. Now Kojima is doing the same thing. But luckily in this case, the new MGS Rising actually looks like a crap game, so it can stay on the other hardware. I'm just waiting for the stronger titles to hit the Wii U, that really show of the Wii U's potential and we'll see other companies bringing titles for this new console.

sam628
sam628

xbox 720 and ps4 is going to be too expensive too, not worth it when the pc is already 1 generation ahead of the xbox 360/ps3 and pc graphics cards/hardware and software will become cheaper :)

sam628
sam628

l dont have a wii u but l think it would be a great next gen console when more nintendo  wii u games comes out (l currently own a nintendo ds lite at the moment :)

sam628
sam628

atleast wii games tries something different in terms of  gameplay that the ps3 and xbox 360 cant do. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is not on wii u because developer still wants to support 7 year old hardware that the xbox 360/ps3 has

sam628
sam628

wii u is next generation and xbox 360 and ps3 is 7 years old and neither xbox 360/ps3 support directx 10/11 technology that wii u supports this will be a benefit of the wii u and the game tablet controller which is a brillant idea :)

Prats1993
Prats1993

i remember the days when Nintendo were actually good. Used to play Goldeneye, Zelda, Turok, banjo kazooie, Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64. Oh those were the days. Nek Minnit, motion controllers and fuckin touchscreen bullshit. I dont get whats so appealing with motion controllers and these touchscreen gimmicks. Why cant they just be like every other game company and focus on making good games. not fuckin peripheral hardware, a simple controller is all u need.

Borrizee
Borrizee

It's sad to hear another game is skipping the U. I only played zombieU for a bit and do not have the console but there is potential, but it depends on the games to. But they get Bayonetta2 as exclusive...I'm so pist about it.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

so the main reason they won't is because it's made for and best enjoyed with normal controllers?

 

but the Wii U gamepad has a normal button layout too you don't have to use the touch-screen for anything and the Wii U has the classic controller and that was made specifically for this kind of situation so what's the problem Knoami?

 

just sounds like they are making excuses to me where is all this third party support that was promised to Nintendo from the publishers and developers?

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

Wow, I thought that wii had reached all the games that weren't coming to the U, but more and more keep showing up, wowzzers

carolino
carolino

Wii (good games are not for) U

franzito
franzito

Funny how lately GS cares to post news about the games that WON'T MAKE IT to Wii U... just saying

corrus
corrus

For me Nintendo are losers and always will be and Wii U is a joke

Sp0ilzbury
Sp0ilzbury

Nintendo knows that they need to get a sizable install base with WiiU before the other companies roll out their new hardware. Also they are priced at a reasonable point as opposed to the launches of the ps3/ original xbox. (both retailed at around $500 at their respective launches)

 

The ps3 was a gimmick to ensure that Sony would sell enough blu-ray players to win the format war. It just happened to have a powerful cpu. Then Sony screwed up by only giving it 1GB of total RAM so the system wasn't able to match the features the 360 offered.(namely cross game chat)The 360 had a 33% failure rate for the first few years after its launch. I had a 360 but it died. what turned me away from MS from that point forward was that they refused to fix their product because i didn't invest in an extended warranty.

 

Microsoft is also going to add a forced DRM feature into their next console. This means once you insert your copy of Halo into the machine, you cannot bring that disc to another persons Xbox and expect to play it; wthout a fee I'm sure.

Oldgun
Oldgun

Poor Wii U, Dead on Arrival I presume. Hope it gets the much needed 'CPR' from game developers. Otherwise Wii U will be left with First party titles which, I think, is not enough to sustain...

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

You won't be seeing news like this when the wii u gets a larger user base.

Sp0ilzbury
Sp0ilzbury

Shame they didn't capitalize on the WiiU. using the touch to control the sword would've been an interesting gimmick.I see this game being in the bargain bin within 6 months of launch. The fact that Kojima barely has his name attached to this game is foretelling enough.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Geez, the news gets better and better for the Wii U. I really hope people aren't calling it next- gen because it appears to be behind the current gen and that is pretty sad. I want it to do well, and maybe it will after a little time has passed and people can figure some things out. My 3DS is all the Nintendo I need right now.

VERTIGO47
VERTIGO47

Nintendo should simply give up on consoles, and stick to what they do best, HANDHELDS. They lost me after Gamecube. If they can't seem to garner any type of 3rd party support, I'm talking ANY type of support, what the hell makes them think the WiiU is any different? And wasn't the WiiU designed with Core gaming in mind? Hence the (360 wannabe) Pro Controllers?

What a disaster, and it's only after a month.

Vambran
Vambran

How is the Wii-U going to keep ( get ) 3rd party support for next gen , when they are having so many problems with ports for the current gen?

 

yoda101280
yoda101280

Nintendo needs to shut down so maybe I can get a Zelda game on a console that doesn't suck or better yet on PC.  I long for the day that Zelda comes to the xbox or playstation as I can not see a day I would ever own a Wii.

Elann2008
Elann2008

Some of you guys are saying that it takes "too much work" to port this to Wii U.  You guys are forgetting that Wii U was/is aimed at core gamers.  Hence why they got rid of motion controllers.  

 

This should be on the Wii U as well.  There's no doubt Wii U's hardware can't handle it.  Fox Engine too complicated?  Pffft.

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

THATS IT!  we need to embargo nintendo to get there heads out of there anals