Now that E3 is finally over, new information has begun to slow to a trickle. However, there are a few bits of information that Nintendo fans may want to pay attention to. Tomonobu Itagaki, the man known for his work on the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive games, has revealed that Wii U is powerful enough to handle his new game, Devil’s Third. But it all depends on the sales of Wii U and its audience. “There’s always a possibility,” Itagaki said of Wii U support, via his translator. “If Nintendo’s fan base increases, especially in terms of hardcore games, then yes. Machine performance-wise, it can handle it.”
A surprising bit of information that quietly came from E3 was the fact that Mario and Dragon Quest’s Itadaki Street franchise is finally coming to America this year, under the title Fortune Street. For those that don’t know, Itadaki Street games are a fusion of Mario and Monopoly. You’ll roll dice and move around a game board, buying and developing property. When other players land on your property, they give you money. Easy right?
Mario Party 9 was also announced, though also rather quietly. Mario Party 9 and Fortune Street will both be available for Wii by the end of the year. Those two games along with Skyward Sword will try to extend Wii’s life, if only for a little. Those of you that really wanted a new party game for Wii can now let the new Wii Play Motion pass you by in favor of new games that are guaranteed to be more fun and more developed.