Rising Star Explains Rune Factory: Oceans Wii No-Show

"Wasn't on the table"

Rising Star Games just announced its 2012 line-up, but while it's bringing Rune Factory: Oceans on PlayStation 3 to Europe, Rune Factory: Oceans for Wii is missing from the publisher's slate.

We asked product marketing manager Yen Hau why Wii owners in Europe won't be able to continue their Rune Factory adventures.

Rising Star Games have always had, and continue to have, a strong relationship with Nintendo and its products. We will always look to publish products on Nintendo platforms and try our best to bring PAL gamers the titles they want to play. Unfortunately, it is regrettable that this time the Wii version of Rune Factory Oceans was not on the table for us.

It's undeniably disappointing that Wii gamers will miss out while PlayStation 3 owners will get the fully localised game, but with five 3DS games on Rising Star's 2012 schedule — including Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns — it's clear the publisher is behind Nintendo.

What's your take on Rune Factory: Oceans not coming to Europe on Wii?