Rockman 9 WiiWare Only? Seems So.
ArsTechnia originally reported RM9 would see a release on XBLA and PSN, but now they have withdrawn that statement:
"Capcom pinged us to let us know that the game is currently slated “for WiiWare only” and that the information data indicating otherwise in the E3 roster was a mistake on its part."
Yikes. Prepare yourselves for fanboy rage across the web.
As far as I'm concerned, the 360/PS3 boys get the new Bionic Commando, PLUS BC: Rearmed, Resident Evil 5 and other nice-looking exclusives that the Wii will likely NEVER have a chance of getting.
At the moment, Wii stands to get ONE, 8bit flavored Rockman game. 360/PS3 guys will BE OK.
Seriousyl, I'm with Treiii, there's been tons of games that could have come to Wii that remained PS3/360 only. If you want it bad enough, get a Wii, they're fun systems anyway.ReplyDelete
I'm a PS3 owner as well, but my Wii gets more play than it does ;)
Only on WiiWare? Well, that settles it! I'm going out to get me a Wii and fast!! Though, seriously... it shouldn't be just on WiiWare, have it in the stores.ReplyDelete
Fanboy and fangirl rage... ;)ReplyDelete
But, yeah, I've been thinking about getting a Wii, and this is just extra incentive, which is, of course, exactly what Nintendo wants. $250 isn't pocket change, but it may be worth handing over now.
I agree with treiii and hypercoyote. And besides, the Wiiware/other versions couldn't possibly all come out at the same time, since they'd have to redo everything for Sony and Microsoft to be happy.ReplyDelete
This might change in the future, but then, it's like treiii said. Capcom's got a bunch of games for the other two systems already. ~RADIX
Sure, Capcom, stick it on a single platform that requires a lot of extra work from that 'nostalgic adult gamer' you're trying to tap with this. That's a fine idea. (eyeroll)ReplyDelete
And you know, you just KNOW, that they're going to claim low sales again and put the 'classic' line into deep freeze again. It's like stacking the deck ahead of time so all the game CAN do is fail.
I hate to be arrogant and mean, but I kind of like it that way. Wii needs some exclusive love...ReplyDelete
Although I'm kind of echoing the bitterness everyone else is describing in terms of exclusives, I'm sure Capcom will release the game for XBLA and PSN later. See: RE4, many other games...ReplyDelete
I really hope this changes in the future. I'd much rather play it on PS3, for reasons I've mentioned a few hundred times already.ReplyDelete
distaffected has a good point too. I hope for the sake of sales they end up putting it up on 360 and PS3 too. Otherwise they might be discouraged from making any more.ReplyDelete
Sales wise, I think RM9 will do "quite well."ReplyDelete
It's been pointed out that Virtual Console games and WiiWare games sell very well.
For those interested, Virtual Console sales data:ReplyDelete
Er, so does anyone remember the Australian game rating site that started all this MM9 buzz? It slated the game as "multi-platform."ReplyDelete
I don't think this will be a WiiWare exclusive title therefore. =P