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Capcom Looking To Port More Games To Wii?

Posted by Damien McFerran

Could we be getting Resident Evil 5: Chop Till You Drop edition?

Let's be honest, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop was a bit of let down. Rather than bringing the zombie-slaying brilliance of the 360 original to the Wii, all the port did was give us less zombies, some pointless waggle and some dodgy visuals.

However, the failure of the game hasn't stopped Capcom from looking at more Wii ports. When asked about the possiblity of a Wii version of Resident Evil 5, the company's Chief Financial Officer Kazuhiko Abe replied:

We have not decided whether we are doing it or not doing it...up until now, after releasing our PS3 and Xbox 360 games, we have brought them to the Wii. Basically, this is the approach we are considering taking.

Quite how RE5 would translate to the less powerful Wii is anyone's guess...but we're not expecting the results to be amazing. However, if the gameplay can be retained then Wii owners might have something to get excited about...assuming it ever actually happens, that is.

[via kotaku.com]

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Esposch

#2

Esposch said:

RE5 Wii edition would be pretty good. The only reason Chop Till you Drop sucked was because they put no effort in.

Link79

#3

Link79 said:

I really wish they would manage to be able to port RE 5 to the wii but so many people are certain that it's not possible. They are mostly PS3 fanboys who just wanna piss off Wii owners by ditching on it all the time.
I personally think there shouldn't be too much of a problem with it.
RE 4 is an entire generation behind and it still looks amazing. As long as RE 5 on Wii looked that good I'm sold. There's just way too many kids these days who think graphics are everything.

DamoAdmin

#4

Damo said:

Resi 5 looks stunning; it's clearly a generation ahead of RE4 in terms of visuals.

However, gameplay is another matter...I thought RE5 was a bit backwards, TBH.

SanderEvers

#6

SanderEvers said:

The RE4 engine is a GAMECUBE engine, and the Wii can surely do A LOT better than that!

Kidpit

#7

Kidpit said:

I never got to play Devil May Cry or Onimusha, so maybe Capcom can port those over.

Honestly, I could care less what Capcom does, they could make RE5 8-bit if they want. As long as I get Tatsunuko(did I even come close to spelling that right?) Vs. Capcom without modding my Wii, They're A-OK in my book.

Kawaiipikachu

#8

Kawaiipikachu said:

I'm I the only one here that wants Street Fighter IV here that's the only Capcom game I want ported to Wii.

KDR_11k

#9

KDR_11k said:

The RE4 engine is a GAMECUBE engine, and the Wii can surely do A LOT better than that!

The differences between the Wii and GC don't matter at the engine level.

Objection

#11

Objection said:

RE4Wii was good so just because Dead Rising Wii wasn't doesn't mean that a RE5Wii is doomed to be awful.

Rawk_Hawk

#12

Rawk_Hawk said:

I don't think I am going to get to excited over RE 5. It's not survival horror anymore it just an action game. Resident Evil needs to get back to its roots.

The_Fox

#13

The_Fox said:

Well, if they do port the game to the Wii maybe they can make up the large drop in graphical quality that will occur with better A.I for your ally. RE5 was great fun with two people, but in the single player game your ally was brain dead. Using healing items whenever your health was dinged even a little and freely pumping off much needed ammo meant you had to babysit her constantly.

Egg_miester

#14

Egg_miester said:

dead rising on the wii was a great game i am getting sick of people calling it a cheap port when they put a lot of effort into it i have no need to play re5 on the wii capcom destroyed the resident evil games with 4 and 5

motang

#15

motang said:

Here a though bring SF 4 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to the Wii! ;)

Hey one can dream can't he!

Pegasus

#16

Pegasus said:

@KDR - "The differences between the Wii and GC don't matter at the engine level."

That's not really true. A modified engine could do plenty of tricks the original couldn't. That's not to say that entirely new code wouldn't be better.

Gabbo

#17

Gabbo said:

Resident Evil 4 is probably my favorite Wii game. The 360 may offer superior visuals, but it's still a big step backwards compared to the Wiimote controls on RE4. So yes, I would buy a Wii port of RE5 in a heartbeat.

NinjaTendo

#19

NinjaTendo said:

@sirgrim, I totally agree - release Ducktales! As for porting RE5 to Wii, it will soon be a non-issue for me since I've been saving up for quite some time to afford a PS3 (perhaps E3 will bring good news such as a price drop). Though I admit if they used the same engine as they did RE4, I feel like they could make a pretty good port for the Wii.

ClevelandRock

#20

ClevelandRock said:

Ducktales was nice and all, but I want more Mega Man. I'd explode with excitement if they released the Mega Man Legends series on the Virtual Console, but I don't see PlayStation games on the VC in the near future.

madgear

#21

madgear said:

Yeah where the hell is SF4!??! I've played it to death & the Wii can easily handle it. It's still 2D gameplay so really any system could handle a version of it. Nintendo helped make Street Fighter what it is.

Also it's a crime there's no RE5 when the Wii is the only console where every game in the series is playable on it - minus the final chapter now, of course grr.

SanderEvers

#22

SanderEvers said:

On the other hand, there is NO OTHER RE on an XBOX. So why is RE5 on the XBOX 360 and not the Wii?

(Side note: I amy really happy with RE5 on my XBOX 360)

XD375

#23

XD375 said:

Street Fighter 4 is definitely possible, considering the arcade machines are based on Wii's hardware.

Cthuloops

#24

Cthuloops said:

I would definitely like to see SF4 and SF2 Turbo Remix get ported over to the Wii. That would be great...
As much of an RE fan that I am, I really didn't like RE5 at all. :(

LEGEND_MARIOID

#25

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I'm sceptical that they will be able to bring SFIV and RES-E 5 to the Wii. If the do, insta-buys...we shall see

PhillepinO

#26

PhillepinO said:

they should use the quantum engine 3 by the makers of the conduit

and make it at least look better than re4

Slapshot

#27

Slapshot said:

RE5 isn't that great. Controls arent great, and the whole game is a freakin escort mission. I was very unimpressed. Very.

BlueFlameBat

#28

BlueFlameBat said:

I already have Street Fighter 4 on PS3 and I don't want to pay for the girls' costumes again on Wii (I shouldn't have paid for them the first time). Wii owners who don't have a PS3, high-end PC, XBox360, or SF4 arcade unit in their house should also have access to this game too, though, so I wish for it on their behalf. As for the CAPCOM Disney games, I'm sure they would have been put on the Virtual Console a long time ago if there wasn't all the legal trouble. I know I would have bought the Ducktales games and maybe even The Little Mermaid.

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