Gearbox Software to Make Wii Games

This info is old to me, but in case you didn’t know, Gearbox has games coming to the Wii also!

It looks like you can add another big-name third party developer to Nintendo’s growing roster of Wii contributors. Gearbox Software, best known for the critically acclaimed Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 on PlayStation 2 and Xbox (the latter of which scored a 9.3 by IGN.com), revealed to IGN that it is signed up for the Big N’s new console.

 

“Gearbox Software is enthusiastically supporting the Wii,” said company president Randy Pitchford. The company head had no comment on what Wii projects it could be working on, saying only that, “At this time, we don’t have any announcements to make about specific games we may be developing for Wii.”Asked what he thought of Nintendo’s new console, Pitchford responded: “I think it’s great. I’m very much looking forward to playing.” 

According to Pitchford, Wii has immediate strengths and weaknesses. “The strengths of the Nintendo Wii include the price, the unique interface, the sure-bet library of games based on the great Nintendo properties and the promise back catalogue of classic games from Nintendo and others that they have partnered with,” he said. “The weaknesses of the system include its lower relative power when compared to other next-gen consoles and the unique interface requiring more dedicated focus specifically for the platform (which makes it more difficult to amortize larger AAA budgets across more customers from multiple platforms).”

Gearbox is currently underway with the next installment in the Brothers in Arms series, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway. The title has been officially announced for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However, an allegedly leaked Ubisoft release calendar that hit the Web several months ago also listed an unnamed Brothers in Arms title for Nintendo Wii. Ubisoft has from the very beginning supported Nintendo’s console with exclusive titles, including the first-person shooter Red Steel and the ground-up platformer Rayman Raving Rabbids, both of which will take advantage of Wii’s innovative controller.

http://wii.ign.com/articles/721/721148p1.html

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