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Yuji Naka's Haunted Tower Never Made it to Wii

Posted by James Newton

Never will

Yuji Naka, the father of Sonic the Hedgehog, has released a few games on Wii since starting up Prope: Let's Tap and accompanying WiiWare condiment Let's Catch, as well as the cutesy Ivy the Kiwi?. As with all developers however he's not had a 100% release record, and one of the projects that never made it to release came to light in a recent Iwata Asks discussion for Wii Play Motion.

Naka revealed the studio proposed a game called Haunted Tower to Nintendo two years ago, but the project was cancelled. When Prope was approached about developing a title for Wii Play Motion it resurrected the project, but Naka's old Sonic Team colleague Naoto Ohshima had come up with a similar idea, and Nintendo approved that instead.

Naka's idea for a ghost-hunting shooting game in which you must shoot targets off-screen, turning the whole living room into a play space, sounds like it could turn out rather well on Wii U. Will Prope try for a third bite of the cherry on Nintendo's next home console?

[via iwataasks.nintendo.com]

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User Comments (7)

Fare_Godmace

#2

Fare_Godmace said:

Isn't that pretty much that Wii Play Motion minigame about hunting ghosts? You also have to move the controller around your room in order to find them...

eviLaTtenDant

#3

eviLaTtenDant said:

What Fare_Godmace said. And a game like this could profit from the Wii U's controller. The player using it finds a ghost in a AR like portion of the game, drags it to the TV screen and the other players have to capture it.

erv

#4

erv said:

Bring me billy hatcher and the giant egg. That was a wonderful platformer.

Token_Girl

#7

Token_Girl said:

This was one of the only decent games on WPM. It would be need to see the concept fleshed out with quicker-responding controls.

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