Wii Just Couldn't Handle Sonic Generations
Posted by James Newton
Not up to the task
Sonic Generations is coming to 3DS, and there was much rejoicing, but Wii owners are still nursing the disappointment that theirs is the only current home console not set to receive the spiky speedster's 20th anniversary celebration game. In an interview in this month's Nintendo Power, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka reveals why:
The primary goal for the console versions of Generations was re-imagining the series' classic zones in vivid, high-definition graphics. The Wii hardware wasn't a good fit for that concept, so we abandoned development on that, and decided that for our Nintendo audience, we would make a fresh start with a N3DS version of Generations.
This isn't the first time Wii's lack of graphical grunt and true HD output has prevented a multiformat title from making the jump across, but it's still disappointing that this celebration of Sonic's 20 year career won't be coming to Wii.