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Submitted by AztecFalcon 470d ago | opinion piece

Starcraft 2 On The Wii U: Bringing Strategy To Nintendoland

With Diablo 3 heading to Sony HQ, perhaps Blizzard should be looking at Nintendoland next and get Starcraft 2 on the Wii U. (StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, StarCraft II: Wings of LIberty, Wii U)

Benjaminkno  +   470d ago
Stop getting our hopes up with such a blatantly unrealistic proposition. Everybody knows the costs for implementing this game on Wii U would be too risky for Blizzard. Sure, it's ideal for strategy games, but that doesn't mean the market is there.
stragomccloud  +   470d ago
Agreed. And it's not just Wii U. The market just isn't there for consoles.
joab777  +   470d ago
Agreed. Can u imagine an esports tourny in which everyone was playing HotS on the wiiU? Anyway I feel bad because black ops kinda ruined it for other hardcore games. They made it and no one bought it.
ChickeyCantor  +   470d ago
The touch screen can interface as a "mouse". And the buttons can be used for additional actions.

It's far closer to what a K/B setup is.
The reason there is no market is because of (traditional)gamepads in general just don't make up for fast action input. With the Wii-U that doesn't have to be the case.

If EA ( and I hate them so much ) releases a C&C pack for the WiiU I would get it in an instance.
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stragomccloud  +   469d ago
@sidar
That's true. Compared to PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3, the Wii U is the only console that could actually make such a game feasible.

I think it might be cool so see them try to make an RTS on the Wii U.
herbs  +   470d ago
I was happy to hear that Blizzard was bringing Diablo 3 to Sony consoles which was definitely a solid business decision for both parties. However I think a Wii U port could have even more potential with proper use of Gamepad. I would love to see this eventually happen although I'm not getting my hopes up.
stragomccloud  +   470d ago
True. A Diablo port would make sense.
But... RTSs don't really belong on consoles unless you can use a keyboard and mouse.
zalanis  +   470d ago
SC2 would b so awesome on wiiu and a day one purchase for me. Infact im a go an play the original sc/brood wars expansion right now on my N64. and if the N64 can play tht, it b nice to see SC2 on wiiu
n4f  +   470d ago
i would bye this knowing nintendo would put characters in it.(maybe)
starfox or metroid.
puting a raid on kraid
RFornillos4  +   470d ago
i always believed the gamepad would be great for strategy games... although at this point, i doubt Blizzard would even consider this (hey, it took eons for Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3 to be released even on its home platform, the PC) -- so the delay Blizzard in bringing these games out, may also be the main hindrance.

the article's points about Wii U being good for Starcraft 2 is indeed promising; the only real question is, if Blizzard would be willing to invest -- admittingly that alone give me serious doubts that this could happen, well not anytime soon, i guess.

on the other hand, it also raises the point again, of the Wii U being a good platform for strategy games. and i'm hoping the announced Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem would prove that, and Pikmin 3 would also showcase that. a whole new generation of strategy games on the Wii U may arise.
ninjahunter  +   470d ago
Starcraft isnt too great on touchpad. No offense to the wii-U gamepad, but its not precise enough. At least for anyone Past silver league.
lilbroRx  +   470d ago
Not precise enough? The Wii U gamepad is almost needle point precise. I say almost because I haven't actually poked my screen with a needle to test it and don't plan to.
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ninjahunter  +   470d ago
I said that because the units would actually be smaller than your fingers. Not to mention that selecting units would cause you to cover several important areas of the screen. The wii-u could have the most pixel perfect precision in the world, and you could have the smallest hands in your city, but it still wouldnt be good enough to micro properly.
lilbroRx  +   470d ago
You do know that the Wii U Gamepad primarily uses a stylus right?
cherbhy  +   470d ago
You want a MILLION dollar Wii U idea? Put GUNBOUND on the Wii U.
ChickeyCantor  +   470d ago
This is the title I've been looking for. Trying to explain to a friend how free games with micro transactions existed long before it became the norm.

THIS GAME....the nostalgia.

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