Camelot’s NOT Making a Nintendo Game Rumor
Camelot has rumored to withdraw Nintendo Wii support for their upcoming G-Planet on the PC.Ã‚Â
Camelot Software Planning’s next game will not debut on any Nintendo platform, according to reports out of Japan. The developer, which is best known for its Mario sports titles including Mario Tennis and Mario Golf, as well as the original Hot Shots Golf and the hit Game Boy Advance RPG Golden Sun, is reportedly focusing on a single project for the PC platform.
It was at a press conference held in Tokyo today to announce final marketing plans for G-Planet that Camelot reportedly dropped the big Nintendo bomb. Japan’s Ge-Maga reports that in a Q&A session following the press conference, Camelot announced that it would be focusing on G-Planet. The site did not give specifics beyond this short blurb.
Camelot president Hiroyuki Takahashi expects G-Planet to be its next big thing. “SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment) said that the first Minna no Golf (Hot Shots Golf) wouldn’t sell more than 80,000, but in the end it recorded sales of 2.4 million,” he recalled at the press conference. Noting how a Nintendo of America manager had once referred to the company as “Columbus, who discovers unopened markets,” he added, “We’re once again becoming Columbus and taking off on the great seas in search of a new continent. We’re confident that ahead of us, there lay a continent larger than Mario Tennis.”
The Japanese will get a first look at Camelot’s new discoveries when I Love Golf begins hits beta testing toward the end of August.
Nintendo fans up in arms may want to wait for further clarifications before rioting. Evidently there is some confusion — even among Japanese reports — about the specifics of this news. Some Japanese outlets are reporting that Camelot will no longer support Nintendo platforms and others are reporting that the announcement only relates to this single game and that Camelot will still be making future Nintendo products.