Team Ninja Still Open to Supporting Wii U, But Not with Ports

The studio has no plans to port any of its existing projects to Wii U, but may develop titles for it again if they’re a “good fit” for the platform.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 08/26/2013 17:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

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.

Source: Joystiq

One Response to “Team Ninja Still Open to Supporting Wii U, But Not with Ports”

  • 222 points
    PanurgeJr says...

    Granted I’d rather have more software than less, but given how often ports to Nintendo consoles lack effort, I’m fine with developers taking this stance. At least the games we do get might be worth playing.

    Of course, they might just be preparing themselves to claim they don’t have the perfect game for Wii U to cover up not trying to find it.

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