Late ports for Wii U unlikely, confirms Capcom

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 11:46:59 by

Wii U owners waiting for Capcom games such as the most recent installment in the Resident Evil franchise or Lost Planet 3 to arrive on their console can stop now as the company has confirmed that late ports are not even under consideration.

With a large portfolio of prolific franchise to its name, finding fans hoping for Capcom to bring its already released games to Nintendo’s first-ever HD console is pretty understandable.

One fan posted a question at Capcom-Unity blog, asking the company if he can expect to see a Wii U port of Resident Evil 6 or Lost Planet 3 someday.

Responding to the question, the senior vice president of the company Christian Svensson conceded that there are no current plans for late ports, with the company is looking ahead instead of back as far as Nintendo’s next-generation console is concerned.

“With regard to Wii U, in general we’re looking forward, not back so late ports are generally not on the table,” the Capcom executive said.

While this may come off as a huge disappointment for those who were really hoping to enjoy the Resident Evil 6 or Lost Planet 3 experience through the new console’s tablet-inspired controller, the GamePad, Capcom’s plans for the Wii U seem to point towards new intellectual properties (IP).

The company will be releasing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Nintendo’s dual-screen gaming console and 3DS in March this year. The game is an extended version of Monster Hunter Tri released in 2010.

Unlike Capcom, companies such as Electronic Arts (EA), THQ and Warner Bros. had taken a pretty different stance on late port for Wii U.

EA ported the third game in the critically acclaimed Mass Effect series, while THQ ported an updated version of Darksiders II and Warner Bros. shipped Batman: Arkham City for the next-generation console.

Launched in North America on November 18, before hitting UK and Australia on November 30 and finally launching in Japan on December 8 last year, Nintendo’s latest console has been doing great so far in the market, with much of the credit for its success going to third-party support.

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