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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby robometal cowboy » 07 Jan 2013 23:29

'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U
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Coming from producer David Cox, when asked about Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U.

Sorry to disappoint you but no chance.

I can't understand why the Wii U won't get the game. It's the perfect tie-in for Mirror of Fate! Thanks to Alan for the heads up!

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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby gtt » 07 Jan 2013 23:31

If it would be profitable, they would probably do it.

at least he was honest and said "no chance" instead of the bullshit "we don't want to do it unless we can do something unique with the gamepad!"
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Jet Pilot » 07 Jan 2013 23:37

Or the usual "not at this time but never say never" nonsense.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby M1 » 07 Jan 2013 23:41

gtt wrote:If it would be profitable, they would probably do it.

at least he was honest and said "no chance" instead of the bullshit "we don't want to do it unless we can do something unique with the gamepad!"

That's not true at all.

Gaming companies are notorious wen it comes to forgoing profits in exchange for their image.

Gaming companies don't want to be associated with Nintendo's kiddy image even if it means losing out on more money

Gaming companies don't generally put profits first
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Triforce of the Gods » 07 Jan 2013 23:53

M1 wrote:
gtt wrote:If it would be profitable, they would probably do it.

at least he was honest and said "no chance" instead of the bullshit "we don't want to do it unless we can do something unique with the gamepad!"

That's not true at all.

Gaming companies are notorious wen it comes to forgoing profits in exchange for their image.

Gaming companies don't want to be associated with Nintendo's kiddy image even if it means losing out on more money

Gaming companies don't generally put profits first

And this is why you don't run a business.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby BaNGeR » 07 Jan 2013 23:53

M1 wrote:Gaming companies don't generally put profits first


Capcom, EA, and Activision say hi.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby M1 » 07 Jan 2013 23:57

BaNGeR wrote:
M1 wrote:Gaming companies don't generally put profits first


Capcom, EA, and Activision say hi.

Actually EA has been bleeding money all gen!

You meant to say Ubisoft.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby LDAF » 08 Jan 2013 00:01

M1 wrote:
gtt wrote:If it would be profitable, they would probably do it.

at least he was honest and said "no chance" instead of the bullshit "we don't want to do it unless we can do something unique with the gamepad!"

That's not true at all.

Gaming companies are notorious wen it comes to forgoing profits in exchange for their image.

Gaming companies don't want to be associated with Nintendo's kiddy image even if it means losing out on more money

Gaming companies don't generally put profits first


Plus, Darksiders II has a similar style and is on Wii U and everybody seems to be ok with THQ and Vigil for that (but we don't know how well it sold, do we?)
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Shuga » 08 Jan 2013 00:02

here comes another one, i kinda feel that the WiiU will have the same fate as the wii, hope it sells well though
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby M1 » 08 Jan 2013 00:12

LDAF wrote:
M1 wrote:
gtt wrote:If it would be profitable, they would probably do it.

at least he was honest and said "no chance" instead of the bullshit "we don't want to do it unless we can do something unique with the gamepad!"

That's not true at all.

Gaming companies are notorious wen it comes to forgoing profits in exchange for their image.

Gaming companies don't want to be associated with Nintendo's kiddy image even if it means losing out on more money

Gaming companies don't generally put profits first


Plus, Darksiders II has a similar style and is on Wii U and everybody seems to be ok with THQ and Vigil for that (but we don't know how well it sold, do we?)

All we know it was very easy and cheap for Vigil to port the game to Wii U.
So it shouldn't need a lot of copies sold to turn a profit.

Also THQ was done in because most of their games were licensed shovelware no one bought and spending tons of money on uDraw for PS3/360 which literally no one bought!
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Vic Vinegar » 08 Jan 2013 00:13

Third party games on new Nintendo systems is starting to feel like the Sonic cycle.
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby mariomaniac45213 » 08 Jan 2013 00:35

In regards to third parties on Nintendo platforms:

Finally got a PS3 sooo add me if you want. :)
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Hinph » 08 Jan 2013 00:37

Ah well. I'm much more interested in the 3DS exclusive 2D Castlevania... can thank him for that, at least.
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby ridleysaria » 08 Jan 2013 00:44

Good thing I'm not one of the poor souls pinning my hopes on a single system. I'm sure Wii U will have some fine games but support will be as weak as ever.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Mike_Intellivision » 08 Jan 2013 00:48

It may be time for Nintendo to start spending some money and buying third party exclusives or even IPs.

Not sure of the disconnect but we do know that most game makers are not very good at business.

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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby NF » 08 Jan 2013 00:52

C'mon folks, it's capcom! We've seen this before or should I remind you of RE4?

edit: Idiot I am after working night shift! This is Konami not Capcom!! Bleh.... going back to bed.
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby LegendofSantiago » 08 Jan 2013 01:01

@NF wrong company
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Pichu2010 » 08 Jan 2013 01:02

I respect him for stating flatly, unlike Capcom.

However, Wii U will literally be Wii 2. Same great Nintendo titles with s*** 3rd-party "support."
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby komicturtle92 » 08 Jan 2013 01:03

NF wrote:C'mon folks, it's capcom! We've seen this before or should I remind you of RE4?


Your ignorance is bleeding through- Castlevania is a Konami property.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Koopzilla » 08 Jan 2013 01:07

Guess I can't say I'm too disappointed. I hope we get a real Castlevania game some day though.
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Josh5890 » 08 Jan 2013 01:13

It's tough since the install base is very small compared to the 360/PS3. Alot of big games are coming out in the next 5 months that won't be on the Wii-U. Hopefully the more people that get a Wii-U, the more that support 3rd parties. Aliens is a good example of an upcoming 3rd party multi-plat game that is coming out on all systems at once. Hopefully the Wii-U version makes some noise come Feb 12th and sends a message to developers that Wii-U players want to play.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby M1 » 08 Jan 2013 01:15

Mike_Intellivision wrote:It may be time for Nintendo to start spending some money and buying third party exclusives or even IPs.

Not sure of the disconnect but we do know that most game makers are not very good at business.

Mike from Morgantown

They've done that since the GC.
But 3rd parties rejected their offers because they didn't want to work with Nintendo and/or be exclusive to them!

You can't make 3rd parties take your money if they don't want it.

So far Nintendo has bought the following in the past two years:
*Fatal Frame IP
*NDCube(developer)
*monolithsoft (developer)
*Lego City: Undercover (exclusive)
*Monster Hunter exclusive
*Dragon Quest exclusive
*Paid Namco to release Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on Wii U
*Scribblenauts as an exclusive with added content
*EA got something for releasing ME3 on Wii U

There is more we don't know about yet!

Again 3rd parties have been turning Nintendo down for over 10 years!
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Josh5890 » 08 Jan 2013 01:22

M1 wrote:
You can't make 3rd parties take your money if they don't want it.


Unfortunately that is how third parties work across the board now. Rarely do we see exclusive 3rd party games anymore for any system. Since development cost so much, they almost have to go multiplat just so that they can make more money. Nintendo should focus more on getting into the party instead of trying to buy exclusives.
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'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby Hommy Maiden » 08 Jan 2013 01:23

I would like the Japanese Konami team better, to come up with a REAL castlevania and music for Wii U.
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Re: 'No chance' for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U

Postby NF » 08 Jan 2013 01:27

komicturtle92 wrote:
NF wrote:C'mon folks, it's capcom! We've seen this before or should I remind you of RE4?


Your ignorance is bleeding through- Castlevania is a Konami property.


Actually, my lack of sleep is bleeding through... but yeah... it's Konami. :oops:
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