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Deep Silver revealed Saints Row IV to the world this morning, showing off a trailer for the game and providing an August release date. In the press release, the company said the game was coming out on current-generation consoles. We've gotten a bit of clarification on that item.
We asked Deep Silver if the Wii U counted as a current-gen console in their eyes, and got a solid "nope" in response. Nintendo fans can either take that as a compliment – they're in the next hardware generation already – or a slight. Regardless, they're going to have to sit this one out – at least for the foreseeable future.
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Another big loss for the Wii U.
The real reason is "because it probably won't sell until Nintendo gets more of it's own big guns out and sell more consoles".
Would be cool but have other games I'll be playing anyways. Could be ported in the future, devs will flip flop this one.
Said it before and I'll say it again you cant survive in the west with just a Wii/ds the Japanese just don't send enough stuff over. Developers over here just don't have the interest to port their games either. If I just had a wii u and my 3ds I'd miss out on loads of my favourite games. Like Skyrim, Dragon Age, Metro 2033 and Gears of War. It wouldn't matter as much if we got most of the stuff the Japanese get, but we don't so their console sales will suffer.
Despite owning two of my top five franchises Zelda and pokemon, Nintendo will always make my second wheel consoles. And I wish this weren't true, so I hope Nintendo starts to ship the good stuff over here.
Poor Wii U. It seems to be stuck in limbo. The list of games that aren't going to the system is starting to surpass the ones that are.
It could also be due to the fact that Deep Silver just purchased the franchise from THQ. Anything that was currently in development when the franchises were sold will probably stay the course of the original plan set forth by THQ. This in no way makes Deep Silver anti WiiU.
This in no way makes Deep Silver anti WiiU. Changing course with a newly acquired developer could have a destabilizing affect on the new partnership. So good business sense would be to get these current projects shipped in good working order. Then if Deep Silver wants to change the marketing strategy of a developer or a new game they can do so without the challenge of shifting mid-course.
That's my $0.02
I thought that the Wii U was supposed to be getting these Hardcore games now. Come on guys! Show a little support! The 360 and PS3 aren't the only consoles that can have good "M" rated games.