The lights are on
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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Eh, kinda sucks, but I was gonna get it on PC anyway
Come on Ps4 baby. Sorry Wii U
Saints Row games aren't even good
I usually get Nintendo systems for their exclusive 1st and 3rd party games, so even if I was interested in SR4, I'd probably pick it up on the 360. Anyhow, in recent history, whenever Nintendo systems do get these types of games, they never seem to sell as well as they should.
It's going to be interesting how Bayonetta 2 sells on the WiiU. If it sells anything like "Madworld" sold on the Wii, it wouldn't surprise me if it scares off many 3rd party developers from porting these kind of games over in the future, and it'll be particularly tough to expect 3rd parties to produce these kind of games as WiiU exclusives.
Nintendo really should produce their own high-budget, high-talent, Halo/Mass Effect/Fallout-esque game to draw more gamers into the idea that Nintendo isn't only about fun, but family oriented games. They supposedly have the talent to do it, and who better than Nintendo themselves to make that statement rather than leaving it to a 2nd party to try to do it (or a 3rd party to half-heartedly attempt to do it.) IMO, if series' like Half-Life, Mass Effect, or Fallout had been Nintendo IP (thrown alongside their classic IPs), my perception of Nintendo would be very different. I would give me the impression that I can rely on Nintendo for much more than Pixar-esque entertainment by also giving me the occassional Blade Runner and Terminator to go along with it.
At least their consistent.
two greats news on one day