Young Justice: Legacy canceled for Wii, Wii U

Developer says platforms presented "challenges we couldn't overcome."

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The Wii and Wii U versions of Young Justice: Legacy have been canceled. An update on the game's official Facebook page (via Nintendo Life) from developer Little Orbit explains that the decision was made because the platforms "presented challenges we couldn't overcome."

"Based on several factors we've had to cancel the Wii and Wii U versions of Young Justice: Legacy," reads the statement. "We regret that this decision will prevent some fans from playing the game and the finding out what happens in the story."

"There were a number of reasons ranging from quality issues to lack of retailer support, but know that we didn't make this decision lightly," the statement goes on. "We are a fairly new company, and unfortunately both of these platforms presented challenges we couldn't overcome. Please accept our sincere apology."

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS, and PC versions of Young Justice: Legacy will be released in November.

The action role-playing game that is set between the events of seasons 1 and 2 of the animated television series Young Justice. The game is being written with the help of show scribes Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

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I forgot all about this game since CN canned the show in favor of Teen Titans. >.>

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It wouldn't sell enough. Developers should just cut to the chase rather than releasing some bs statement.


Why bring a game to a platform if you know your sells will likely not break the quarter million mark?

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It's not really much of a loss.

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Seems like the Wii u has had a lot of Cancelled games thus far. I never heard about this game so it can't be much of a loss.

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Let's be realistic here kids, no one really cares about this game especially when so many solid titles are on the way this holiday season. Now while I'm all for "not judging a book by it's cover".....this game has flop written all over it. Wii U dodged a bullet on this one, I understand that this system seriously needs games but that's no reason to place a shitty looking game in an already scarce library.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Okay, you are now the stupidest troll here.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Never heard of a system price dropping in the first year. You really need to not take this shit personally.

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sucks they canceled the show...I thought it was pretty good

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I have never seen a console going from the top to the bottom so fast, like the Wii did. It went from "gen winner" to "totally dead" in a very short time.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Were you born in 2007? Have to wonder with such an uneducated statement.

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@nurnberg I have never seen people go from top to bottom so fast than Nintendo trolls. They went from having a life to no life due to their hatred for Nintendo.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah... If you're going to respond to everyone with a negative viewpoint of the Wii, you're going to have no life yourself.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Obvious troll is obvious.

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Nintendo were demanding more stages that had Superman flying through circles. :P

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After all this years the Wii is a challenge? I could buy the explanation if it was Wii U only but... the previous machine too?

Sounds to me that those challeges where more tied to internal stuff in the studio than actual problems with the platform.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> After all these years, is your trolling a challenge? Nope. . .

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The fact that you can't understand a statement regarding the difference between difficulty and toll availability in a new platform an another that has been years in the market does not mean it¡s trolling. Indeed there is a challenge there, but for you to properly understand how the industry works.

If you feel in the mood of throwing cheap out of context answers try youtube. You will feel at home there.

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So... You're like a anti-troll troll?

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I was scared for a minute. I thought the entire game was canceled and I just lived through another Young Justice cancellation lol. I hope this game sells well enough to become get another season or at least a movie. Can't believe we lost Young Justice for Teen Titans Go.

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A game based on a show aimed at teenagers - developed for a console that is targeted at toddlers and grannies, which is also known to have shit support for third-party devs.

This project was doomed to fail from the start.

The fact it is being developed for other platforms isn't going to help it either. It has nothing going for it really. It's a TV show tie-in that was cancelled at the start of this year after it's second season.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> A virgin like yourself posting troll post aimed at other trolls that have no life and five-year-olds shows that humanity is doomed.

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I'm totally in disbelief because it looks like he's playing the Wii version already.

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I don't know what this game is/was, but no one is really mourning it's loss.

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damn another game not coming to the Wii U and gamespot is right top of it

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'm gonna guess that if Gamespot were not to say a thing, you would say "Game gests canceled and they don't say a word about it"

Gamespot always posts when a game is canceled.

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This must be the injustice league's doing!

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I would class this game as shovelware so no loss.

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They couldn't come up any good way to utilize the gimmicks on hardware and the usage of them is required so they gave up and cancelled.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think they gave up because less and less retailers are stocking BOTH the Wii & Wii U; And the ones that do still carry it have designated very limited shelf space for them, especially with the behemoths coming out next month. The Wii U had the shelf space all to itself for a whole year and it proved unworthy of the real estate. Come next month, it'll be relegated to the far, back-corner of the store lol.

But back on topic... as stated in the article, this is a young developer and they don't have the resources to put into something that 100% will not be worth it. For the time, money, and manpower it will take to make Wii and Wii U versions of the game, because they're both radically different consoles from Sony& Microsoft that it's not as simple as a straight port, it just isn't financially feasible to do. Those are the reasons "beyond our control."

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I think retail could be a big problem, especially for such a lesser known title. I keep saying this in comments, it sounds like hating the WiiU but it's just true stuff :), retailers (at least in Canada) are constantly clearing out WiiU games at really low prices. $10, $20, this week Costco has Super Mario Bros., a flagship title that usually holds value for ages, at $30, and an online store awhile back had it for only $25. These deals pop up every couple of weeks and have been doing so since maybe only 7 months after launch. Walmart put Nintendo Land, Black Ops 2, Assasin's Creed 3, and Arkham City down to $10 awhile back, and 2 weeks after I still saw lots of copies of them in the store. A few months back Target was selling Basic editions for $150.

"The Wii U had the shelf space all to itself for a whole year and it proved unworthy of the real estate."

You said it very well there, I think for many retailers the WiiU has been mostly a failure.

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They have a 3DS and PC version too. In all that is 4 platforms that are completely different, so I doubt porting is their problem. The problem is because Nintendo have shit third-party support and crappy gimmicky controllers. Yes, the Wii U isn't selling very well, add that to the fact the popular original Wii is no longer being supported, so their isn't really an audience there anymore.

But, there isn't really much of an audience anywhere. They're wasting their time and resources on making a game based on a TV show that was already cancelled at the start of the year, after only 2 seasons. They don't really have an audience on any platform really.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The problem with NIntendo criticism from you is that it's shit trolling and shows that you like your life from the outside so you can troll others on the internet to try to give your life meaning.

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It's interesting how Gamespot only bothers to post the controversial WiiU news.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> In the last weeks we have saw a good number of Wii U cancelations. It's quite rising some atention in general. If you think this is just Gamespot you should try other places like gamesindustry.biz You will see that they talk about this issue there too.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> In your entire life, you showed no signs of living it. You should go outside and get laid, that way you wouldn't be bitching about console not having high end graphics.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude, are you for real?
Use that advice on yourself, I'm done answering to youtube trolls like you.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> There were games cancelled for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 early in their life cycles because they were "too hard to develop for". not that abnormal.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, but the systems were also were also hard to find after launch. You're not getting it! The WiiU is a dud! I work in game retail. I want to make MONEY! The WiiU is a failure!

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Just look at the game and its self explanatory. The game looks like a stodgy, poorly programmed mess. Odds are this game isn't optimized for any system it comes out for. Their programmers, likely, don't have the talent and money to optimize this across multiple consoles.

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So what else is new?

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Never heard of this game

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I doubt it's the beginning of the end. I will say that Nintendo has pigeon holed themselves into a bad place but I think as games like Zelda and Mario come out and the price continues to drop you'll see a nice increase in consoles being sold. After all Nintendo just launched the re-release of Wind Waker and there was a spike in Wii U sales. I think Wii U will be a "missed" opportunity. Last generation it took PS3 forever to gather steam, this generation it looks like the Wii U will be in that position.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, except the Wii U launched in the "Last Generation." People aren't buying it because the only thing it brings to the table is forcing you to look at 2 screens. That premise works for handhelds because they're so small that you can see both screens at the same time. But with a console it's distracting to have to keep looking back-n-forth at your tv and down at your lap. Not only is it annoying but it breaks the immersion level the player had going on.

Adding a peripheral doesn't make it a next-gen system. Both Microsoft & Sony added a slew of interesting features to their respective next-gen consoles in addition to significantly boosting the power of the hardware. Hopefully Nintendo is making a real next-gen system behind the scenes. They're gonna watch how the X1 and PS4 fly off the shelves as the Wii U sits. Then they'll hopefully realize that the casual market left consoles for tablets and that they'll have to appease GAMERS, not grandmas, next time around. And hopefully they get a real system out the door before the next-next-gen begins..

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Nintendo Will announce a new system in 2 years. I work in game retail. We sold 1 WiiU on launch day. Go to any store (Target, Gamestop, Best Buy, ect...) you'll see the system is fully stocked. I'll jsut say Nintendo is lost. I don't want to play games I played 8 years ago. I don't want to pretend that you giving Mario a few new abilities that you stole from other games like Ninja Gaiden, is innovative. Nintendo and the Japanese game market as a whole needs re-evaluation and NEW IP's.

Thank You.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It did take PS3 a little while. But it sold consistently and has New games on it. >((((new)))) <

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Never said Nintendo was going anywhere... But the WiiU is. ! You'll be on my side when you turn 16! You'll see!!

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yes it had "New" games later on in its life cycle. Nintendo isn't going anywhere, deal with it. If SSB4 doesn't sell, then maybe

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well, nobody's buying it. Price drops and bundles in the UK and here... Do the math! Sorry kid. It's gonna take a miracle to save it. Nintendo dropped a dud this time. A re-release and remakes of games I played a hundred times are not gonna get people to buy this.


Price drops in the first year of production are NOT GOOD!

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Let me translate: "We're not releasing our game on Wii or Wii U for two reasons: 1) Wii is a dead old system and Nintendo isn't producing it anymore and not many people buy games for it so there isn't enough money in it for us. 2) Wii U hasn't sold well enough for us to justify releasing a game on that console (we'd be lucky to break even) so we're not going to bother with that version of the game. Bottom line is we want to make money so we'll keep our game on systems that sold more than I dunno lets say 10+ million units.


My point with that fake blurb above is that a real developer and a real programming team would overcome those "challenges" I wish they'd just be up front like other companies and say that Wii U doesn't offer the financial environment they're looking for. I know they just don't want to come off like jack @sses but the truth is saying they can't make a game for a system makes them look like the worst devs I've ever heard of.

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No WiiU owner would care anyway, so good riddance.

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