While Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge may not have performed quite as well on Wii U as Team Ninja may have hoped, the studio is still very much open to supporting the console. It just won’t be with other ports.
Joystiq recently got the chance to speak with Yosuke Hayashi, the head of Team Ninja, at last week’s Gamescom convention in Germany. Despite having no Wii U projects currently in the works, Hayashi said the studio would still consider developing for the console, though only if the games in question would make a good fit for the platform.
“Of course, I think there are games that would be good for Wii U. So I think we need to still see what exactly those games they are and how you make a game for Wii U that is perfect for the Wii U. So if we get a chance to make a game like that, well, maybe we can think about it then. But right now we have no plans to port existing games to Wii U.”
Team Ninja is currently developing Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, a collaborative effort with Comcept (the studio formed by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune) and Spark Unlimited (developer of Lost Planet 3), for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Based on Hayashi’s comments, it’s safe to say the title will not be making its way to Wii U when it debuts next year.