Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 not coming to Wii U due to budget constraints

Konami explains it would have to add another 20 developers at Mercury Steam to port game to Wii U, which is not feasible.


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will not come to the Wii U due to budget constraints. Speaking to Eurogamer, Konami producer Dave Cox said the publisher does not have the resources to create the necessary jobs at developer Mercury Steam to make the game possible.

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"The reason why we are developing it on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 is simply because that's the amount of people we got," Cox said. "If we want to do a Wii U conversion, that's another 20 people. We just don't have the resources or the budget to do it."

Cox made clear that it's not for lack of interest, but adding a new format this late in development would not be wise, he said.

"It's not to say we wouldn't do it, it's to say at this point we don't want to lose focus on what we're doing," he said. "We've got a certain way down the line, and it would be a distraction to have to do a port to another system at this point."

Even if Konami had the resources to bring on the necessary developers to make a Wii U version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 possible, the Mercury Steam office space may not be big enough to accommodate them.

"Also, the Mercury Steam office is at breaking point right now. It's rammed," Cox said. "They bought the office for 60 people, and there are 110 now. People are sitting on each other's laps almost. It's all these kind of logistical issues about the development."

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is currently in development for the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. The 3DS game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate launches March 5. A demo for that game is available to download through the 3DS eShop today.

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