ITwire writes: GTA coming to Mario's domain? Nintendo management are pushing for the once PlayStation exclusive franchise.
The Wii deserves a GTA. I think it would sell well. Probably the most cost effective way to get a GTA on the Wii would be to port San Andreas. Take Two already have all the character / car models, maps, game engine that the Wii is capable of running. Port that then they could spend a little extra time using those extra couple of bytes that the Wii has to polish it. Add waggle for hot wiring. Add motion for working out at the gym. Reducing GTA4 to get it running on Wii might be a bit too time consuming. As they'll have to recreate the entire game from scratch - minus the physics, euphoria tech, AI, textures, high poly models, advanced lighting engine. Flying a chopper over liberty city on the little white box would be too much to handle. Perhaps they could add plenty of heavy fogging like in that Hulk game. Whatever happens Rockstar should release a Wii version of GTA as they would make money. Just don't take devs off the HD GTA development!! Outsource the Wii port to another internal division.
If the Wii got a GTA game, it would piss off a guy I know, who used to argue with me that the Wii was so great that it didn't have to sell itself short and put games like GTA on it. I kept telling him that if Nintendo could, they would love to have a game like GTA on one of their systems, but he just kept going on and on about how all they need is Mario and Zelda... LOL! So basically, it was me defending the Ps3 and 360, and him defending the Wii! Yet, as much as he defended the Wii... he wouldn't buy one. I even offered to sell him mine for cheap. Shows how much faith he really had in Nintendo.
" e Wii was so great that it didn't have to sell itself short and put games like GTA on it. " But then again, its not Nintendo making the game.
They are releaseing a GTA on the DS, so Wii would be a logical step. HOWEVER, since the wii has had it's pride on selling to seniors, moms and children, a GTA game is going to epic fail and tarnish the casual established user base of the Wii / Nintendo users. Before a GTA Wii gets out, see how well Mad World is going to do, because I'm very certain that it's not going to be accepted by a majority of Wii users.
GTA and MadWorld are completely different. GTA is a wellknown franchise. I think many people would buy a wii only to get to play another GTA. How good sales MadWorld will have on the wii will have little or nothing to say on how good GTA will do on the wii.
GTA on wii not likely wont turn out good
i dunno, i think it might do ok, i mean the DS one seems to have quite a bit of hype behind it, so the Wii version might get the same treatment. What i think would be really funny is having the main character be your Mii... just looking like a right idiot with inanimate potatoes as hands trying to hotwire a car LOL!!
"by Mike Bantick on Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:50 pm" GTA Wii will come out at sometime though.
Going from GTA4 to whatever Wii gets will not be a good experience
You're all haters. :P HATE HATE HATE, HATE HATE HATE HATE.
" Is Nintendo changing its demographic? " How are they changing....? Manhunt? GodFather?... and then some... WHAT?
That's exactly what I was thinking. What about Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, No More Heroes, COD5, House Of The Dead.... If they port GTA IV to Wii, I will not give a Rat's arse. However, a new title could prove fun, as long as it does not require to wave your arm like a idiot ... or better, comes bundled with a Wii classic controller and paired with San Andreas or something.
would do phenominal numbers. Wiimote=the future FTW
Why would Nintendo be changing their demographic because a third party releases an M-Rated game? Microsoft or Sony aren't changing their demographic just because they released Banjo or LBP. It only means they are expanding beyond their current demographic.
Godfather on the wii was my fave and a lot of my friends just loved it because of controls... (graphics wise it was same as PS3 pretty much, as in the PS3 wasn't that much updated) Scarface is on the wii and it runs good but its not as good as Godfather (i did EVERYTHING in godfather, quit scarface at the 3/4 mark cause it got so repetative) GTA:wii is bound to happen. maybe it will be a GTA:III engine spin off of CHINA TOWN WARS.. I played every GTA on the PC and VICE city on PC and PS2.. and i just got GTA4 off ebay (in the mail still). I finished GTA:ADVANCED and GTA;VICE CITY STORIES.. so the only one i'm missing is LIBERTY CITY STORIES.. so a NEW gta for the WII would be awsome.. but a remake i don't know.. i mean if they port SAN ANDREAS for full price then forget it cause you can get it for 1200MS points for 360. unless there is a lot of new content then not worth it. i mean it will let a lot of people play GTA games and they will sell like hotcakes but depends on the price.. I loved BULLY on the WII. i picked it up for $15canadian from ebay and played all the way through. The game was very well done and the controls are what i would have expected. So we know up to SAN ANDREAS it can be ported no problem... I say let WII have GTA.. it can't hurt anyone :-) PS... Very excited for GTA4.. i played it a bit at my brother's and I loved the online.. now time for the single player
R* should see the first week sales of chinawars..then decide if they should make a GTA or the wii, because the wii and ds are for causal gamers, and hardcore game dont add up...just my two cents
Your 2 cents is lacking any common sense... Before you go around acting like an expert at least look beyond the hate posted here on N4g to see if you really know what you are talking about. Wii and DS combined to sale 49% of all software last year, PS3,PS2 and PS2 could only amount to 38%.. Wii has not problem selling software. Please provide some examples of the tons of Hardcore games flopping on Wii. All I see is success stories from things like NMH and De BLob while PS3 developers are shutting down left and right.
then you provide sale numbers to mainstream hardcore games that MADE those sales on the wii..get real, its ahead on softwares because of WiiPlay and Wii Sports..with the bundle..before you try to bash of me, do some research, just my 2 cents
OMFG think of the potential of motion plus in gta: combat system,hot wiring,extra activities e.g. going to a tennis court and millions of other things the developers could be creative with and imagine gta using the quantum 3 engine
That article was written in 2006...!?!?
indeed, this is an old article and should not have been approved.
Is Nintendo changing its demographic? NO! Nintendo's demographic for the Wii has always been everybody. Gamers are part of everybody, which means M-rated games are a part of that everybody in nintendo's game library. Because the percentage of M-rated games on the Wii is about 10% when people see more and more M-rated titles coming they throw up the red flag. Why, what's the problem? It's a game console and it's a game, just M-rated. I don't understand, is it fear, jealousy, or just the discomfort that comes from the departure of the norm. You couldn't possibly fear the little white box that could, could you? You couldn't be jealous of a game you already have or a game made from the ground up for an inferior system could you? Can someone help me to understand why people hate so much on a system that is suppose to be not only, not in the same league as the other systems but not even after the same market. Does the auto industry care about the bicycle market? No. Does Farrari care about Corvette? Yes. those that can't buy one might just be the other. You can't have it both ways people.
I say do it! GTA4 was regarded as a boring game with some "cool features" The funny this is they made 300 million on it and still did not take a lot of that money home because it took so much to make. A GTA with good Wii controls or even a remake from the old GTA would be fine to me as the game was never about great graphics. Yet the mini games and controls have always been pretty bad. Yet the new DS game actually looks pretty fun. If I remember doesn't it have a version of the all text drug selling game in it? LOL that would be hilarious! Hey it's up to R* the motion+ will be coming out and the Wii will be ready to go then. Any one not making a game for the box this year or starting dev on one just wants to get shut down.
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