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Dark Souls 2 Petition Reaches 11000

There has been a lot of rage over the fact that Namco Bandai announced they would be skipping the Wii U for their upcoming game, Dark Souls 2.

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ForgottenProphecy1709d ago

As long as something gimmicky isn't shoved into the game to support the Wii U game pad, I'm fine with it.

iWishTifaWasReal1708d ago

u never know, they might include Mario in the game if this happens ;D

360ICE1708d ago

How often does Nintendo let someone kid around with Mario? Like one or two times each century?

BiggCMan1708d ago

Black Phantom "Jumpman Mario" has invaded. Prepare to be Goomba'd

pixelsword1708d ago

The phantom is in another castle

Mounce1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Jars to heal your health no longer exist. Instead it's Mushrooms and if you want more souls you'll have to eat green mushrooms.

Sticky White Stuff will forever be included.

AsimLeonheart1708d ago

LOL! That will surely get Nintendo fans to buy it in droves.
Jokes aside,third party games do not perform well on Nintendo consoles. That has been a fact for more than a decade. Third parties always regret releasing exclusive games for Nintendo console and have to release them later for Playstation. For example, Resident Evil 4, No more Heroes, Tales of Graces, Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles and many more. Multiplatform do not perform well too because Nintendo console owners are only interested in Marios and Zeldas. That is why it is highly likely that Namco Bandai and other developers will not bother with Wii U, especially with that tablet controller.

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Pushagree1708d ago

A Wii U port will never happen. Not only is this game far too hardcore, but it is also way too dark and gritty for Nintendo's base. It would be the worst marketing decision ever to put a game like that on a Nintendo console.

BiggCMan1708d ago

You know a fair amount of Resident Evil games are on Gamecube and Wii combined... There is also Madworld on the Wii, House of the Dead...Everyone acts like the only games on Nintendo consoles are all happy go-lucky.

Pushagree1708d ago

Madword, House of the Dead, No More Heroes, and Manhunt 2 all sold terribly on the Wii for reasons I mentioned already. Nintendo has always marketed to the casual family audience (green blood, anyone?) and they won't buy anything that doesn't seem family friendly or unaccessible for thier children. That's why M rated games always fail on nintendo consoles and they can't get serious adult game companies to back them.

TheDivine1708d ago

Too hardcore? Have you played some of the nes and snes games? Kid Icarus Uprising is hard as shit, F-zero is one of the most hardcore racers, theres tons of super hard games on Nin systems. Dark games have plenty also.

pixelsword1708d ago

I don't think it's not about it being appropriate or not, I think it may be something related to the hardware, like it being too new for them to figure out; they might actually have plans, but will release it later. When people say they will release it later, people have fits. Whey they say they won't and then will later, it sells like Mass Effect or Final Fantasy.

shadowraiden1708d ago

i love how everybody treats nintendo as a family company now after 1 console.

nintendo was the go to game company for 20 years for hardcore gamers it was only the Wii that changed it and even then i dont think it was nintendo's initial thought process they just wanted to innovate how gamers played video games.

does that mean sony are a family company since ive seen more family centric games on ps1/ps2 then any other console combined oh wait it doesnt so take that bullshit elsewhere.

dark souls 2 would be nice if it was developed on all platforms but either way ill be buying the pc port since that will actually handle 60 fps with 1080p graphics compared to consoles.

DeadlyFire1708d ago

You are forgetting the fact that the WiiU like the PC, X360, PS3, Wii, and so on. Is just a platform for the games to come too. Who buys games for it is ultimately up to the consumer. WiiU is Nintendo's aim to get that audience back on its console and keep it this time.

The more people that come to play a system the more diversified interests of individuals become.

Instigator1708d ago

"Madword, House of the Dead, No More Heroes, and Manhunt 2 all sold terribly on the Wii for reasons I mentioned already."

Let's look at the numbers, shall we?

Madworld: 700K sold, right behind PG's 360 version of Bayonetta.

Manhunt 2: The first game sold 1.3 million copies on PS2 and 200K on Xbox. The second game sold 300K on PSP, 520K on Wii and 560K on PS2. Hardly an argument for a game doing exceptionally bad on Wii.

No More Heroes: The first game is regarded as Suda's best selling game at 520K on Wii, while the PS3 port only sold 150K. Now, this is one of those games people bitched and moaned about being released on Wii, claiming that it would do so much better on the HD consoles yet failed to support when it did happen.

House of the Dead 2 & 3 Returns: Consider the fact that HotD 1-3 sold well enough with a total of 780K on Dreamcast and Xbox to warrant a remake/sequel, and then look at 2 & 3 Returns' 1.4 million copies sold on Wii.

House of the Dead Overkill: 800K on Wii vs. 300K on PS3, and another one of those games that "just didn't make sense on Wii" instead of the "grown-up" consoles.

Riddle me this: If these games "sold terribly" on Wii, then how are they, or similar experiences, justified on other platforms?

kesvalk1708d ago

hey, super metroid is on the door, it wants to have a little conversation about that "dark and gritty" thing.

Roccetarius1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

A Wii U game should not happen at this point. It would be fine if they perfect initial platforms first, then release it afterwards.

Developing for a new platform will only have a negative outcome for the current ones. Especially since From Software has more limited resources.

Also, the reasons listed on the petition is incredibly stupid.

HorrorGod1708d ago

"Eternal Darkness" was a pretty dark and f'd up game. A lot of people I grew up with still say that was one of, if not their #1 favorite game on the Nintendo GameCube.

MazzingerZ1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Metroid Prime is so awesome, a real gaming experience like playing a MGS game or Halo:CE.

Why to bash the Wii U?, it gives great gaming moments to new generations like adults as well, many of that demographic if fotgotten on PS3/X360

Thank god new generations can still enjoy of smart and well designed games like Mario and Zelda.

If you are a gamer you let Nintendo alone, you don't need to still adore it but at least just let them do their stuff just for respect for those great memories with the NES, SNES, etc.

If you are a Nintendo fan and want Nintendo to release a PS4 or X720 you might as well get one of those instead and accept that Nintendo is Nintendo and the magic resides in gaming design and feel-good gaming moments.

AsimLeonheart1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

@BiggCMan

I hope you realize that all those games you mentioned failed commercially or performed modestly at best. Third party games do not perform well on Nintendo consoles. That has been a fact for more than a decade. Third parties always regret releasing exclusive games for Nintendo console and have to release them later for Playstation. For example, Resident Evil 4, No more Heroes, Tales of Graces, Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles and many more. Nintendo console owners are only interested in Marios and Zeldas. That is why it is highly likely that developers will not bother with Wii U, especially with that tablet controller.

MasterCratosKong661708d ago

"Not only is this game far too hardcore, but it is also way too dark and gritty for Nintendo's base."

File this under things that are wrong with some consumers in this industry

ThanatosDMC1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

@BigCMan

Resident Evil is from Capcom... I hope you know we're talking about different publishers here.

Kid Icarus was hard... and wow.

TheBardsSong1707d ago

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corrus1708d ago

Dark Souls II Rainbow Edition soon for Wii U

SilentNegotiator1708d ago

Considering all of the big games skipping out on the Wii U, fans better get to making a LOT of petitions. And they're definitely going to need more than 11K to get anyone's attention.

extermin8or1708d ago

@Mounce oh god lol Sticky White stuff cracked me up on Demons Souls when i first found some I was like "Wtf... is this... what does it do... oooh sticky white stuff sets my sword on fire" and yes im aware that sounds dodgy ;)

Axecution1708d ago

They're just gonna release it for WiiU later in 720p with like all touch screen controls for no reason xD

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Hatsune-Miku1709d ago (Edited 1709d ago )

Wii u is weak, as a casual gamer reputation, appeal mostly to kids and doesnt have a big enough install base for a lot of developers to be interested in putting certain games on it. There are a lot of third party games announced that won't be coming to the Wii u because of a few reasons I mentioned. Why did these people bought a Wii u? I thought power doesn't matter. They should have been content with the Wii. The game is coming out on more powerful xbox 360 and ps3 with a bigger install base with gamers that knows they are hardcore gamers so the game will sell on those systems.

I can't wait for the ps4

ForgottenProphecy1709d ago

You're the type of person that makes up PS/Xbox fans look bad. The Wii U may have had a weak launch line up, but hardcore games like Zelda and Smash Bros, along with New IP's, are coming. Don't forget that the PS3 didn't get any noteworthy titles until 2009 (Resistance aside). I don't own an Xbox, so I won't give my opinion on that.

They only thing I agree with that you said, is that the Wii U focuses on Casual gamers more, which should hinder Dark Souls II sales if it does make it to Wii U, but there are enough hardcore gamers with a Wii U to support it. Although personally, Playstation is the only way to play a Souls game, just like Metal Gear.

jimbobwahey1708d ago

The PS3 didn't get any noteworthy titles until 2009? Bwahahahaha! Put the crack pipe down you fool.

As for Dark Souls 2 on Wii U, I think that anybody who purchased the Wii U expecting third party support was being delusional. Just like the Wii, the GameCube and the N64, you buy a Nintendo console for the Nintendo exclusives. If you suddenly thought things would really be different this time round then you've got nobody to blame but yourself for disappointment at major third party releases ignoring the Wii U.

Besides, if you think it's bad now, just wait until the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles launch, at which point third party support for the Wii U will completely evaporate just like it did for the original Wii when publishers figured out that people who own Nintendo consoles only buy Nintendo games.

FanMan1708d ago

no noteworthy title until 2009? MGS4 came out in 2008 and was the reason for my purchase. MGS4 has been called one of the gems this gen but it isnt noteworthy? lol ok

GenericNameHere1708d ago

PS3 didn't get any noteworthy titles until 2009?
^not sure if serious or not.

So, you mention Metal Gear in your last sentence, then FORGET that Metal Gear Solid 4 was released exclusively on the PS3 on June 2008. What, is MGS, one of the longest franchises in gaming history that is still made today and is one of the most influential games of all, not a "noteworthy" title to you or something?
Oh, and LittleBigPlanet also came out October 2008.
Both MGS4 and LittleBigPlanet came out in 2008, both were really well received critically and financially, and LittleBigPlanet was given a huge recognition for its uniqueness and creativity.

Make sure you do a little research next time you spew out BS like that.

ForgottenProphecy1708d ago

@Everybody. I could have sworn MGS4 came out in 09. Same with LBP. I guess I should just change the year to 2008.

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BlackWolf1709d ago