I love the fact that the Wii can be used in a clever context like the title to this story, and make you sound like Elmer Fudd at the same time. But that's beside the point. Apparently Nintendo is really thinking about remaking Gamecube games for the Wii, and as we all know, re-packaging games that aren't exactly that old is what Nintendo is famous for.
Ninty's legendary Shigeru Miyamoto brought this issue to light when talking about the new Zelda: Twilight Princess game, which will be released on both Gamecube and Wii. Miyamoto said that since the Wii is based on the Gamecube engine, it would make sense. "We'll be upgrading the development tools, but GameCube code can be used for the most part as is. In that sense, I believe that it would be good to remake GameCube games for Wii, and that some titles would become better with the change to the Wii remote controller," declared Miyamoto.Because of the similarities to the system, it would make it inexpensive to re-create the games. However, since the Wii will play Gamecube titles, I'm wondering exactly how logically viable it would be to market them to anyone who's ever owned a Gamecube for any length of time.
However, I do like this idea for concepts like Twilight Princess. At least early in the Wii lifecycle, third-party developers who maybe don't have a huge budget could do a cross-platform release for titles on the Gamecube and the Wii, maximizing their potential audience.
Addendum: Speaking of the Wii, Nintendo today will be presenting at the Leipzig Games Convention, where they will be talking extensively about their next console. It's been speculated that the Wii launch details will be revealed. The conference will take place today at approximately 4:15 AM EST. We're one of a select few sites who will actually be able to break in with the news at such an early time. So stay tuned to I4U News for the latest developments. Count on us to give you the full details the moment they're available.
Until then, be sure to refresh your Wii knowledge with our comprehensive Nintendo Wii report
Report Published by: Mark Raby
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