At 9/21/12 10:43 PM, StonedGrenade wrote:
Why would they put this on the Wii U, it just doesn't make sense?
I view it as an extremely smart marketing ploy by both Platinum and Nintendo. By giving a dying IP to someone who's actually willing to license it, Nintendo is attracting hardcore gamers to the Wii U, thus proving it's not just a kiddie-machine. If Nintendo ever had a smart time to license more mature games, it would be now. Not only that, but having games such as Darksiders II and Assassin's Creed III is also a smart marketing ploy, mainly because, while the audience might be less, that audience would attract those Nintendo gamers who could not afford a PS3 or 360, and bought the Wii, but were disappointed with its lineup.
Nintendo has ONE shot at this, though. If they don't sell to those Wii gamers who are dead set on buying the Wii U, the developers could lose money, and so could Nintendo. While the decision to market more mature games on the Wii U is smart, it's also VERY risky. Here's hoping they succeed.