Platinum Games Interested In Becoming Second-Party Nintendo Studio

There's a good chance we'll be seeing more Wii U games from the team behind The Wonderful 101, as Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya has expressed interest in not only creating more titles for Nintendo, but also becoming a second-party developer.

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vishmarx2274d ago

god help us all...
no mgr 2
nintendo , why the hell wont you understand ?
buying out devs isnt the way people want 3rd party games on the wii u

acharlez2274d ago

Oh there will still be a Metal Gear Rising 2...

It'll just be a Wii U-exclusive!

mt2273d ago

can't happen unless they have Konami approve. I don't think Konami would approve it.

N4g_null2273d ago

Ahhhhh yes more vanquish would be great! Rising with more fighting and gamepad or motion plus support would be great... I mean if blackops can do motion aiming right why not eeveryone else?

3-4-52273d ago

@MT - Konami will approve if they get an exclusive game deal with Nintendo though.

nick3092274d ago (Edited 2274d ago )

It is actually.... Me and 2 of my friends want the wii u when sonic lost world and bayonetta 2 will launch. Besides theres some good exclusives on there too, regardless.
I plan on owning all 3 next gen consoles by next year.. Need to save money xD

acharlez2274d ago

Things are turning around for the Wii U!

I'd love to see what Platinum could do with even more support from Nintendo. After all, they're one of the few studios actually exploring GamePad functionality.

dark-hollow2273d ago

I think they are the prefect developers for Nintendo to buy.

They have everything that Nintendo first party developers lack.

-Foxtrot2273d ago

Well if that's the case their games would be selling on the console....sadly they aren't

Wonderful 101 kind of failed and I expect no better for Bayonetta 2

_QQ_2273d ago

how has w101 failed if it hasn't even been released in NA?

mudmax2273d ago

Y'all need to stop with the wonderful 101 failed crap. Not only has it not released in NA, but it released in japan two days before those numbers came out, so its only two days worth of sales. At least give it a week of sales before saying fail. Besides everyone knows these kinda games on a Nintendo console typically have legs.

Concertoine2273d ago

Yeah, madworld was a game that seemed like it would sell well in japan, but it flopped there and sold 700,000 everywhere else. No more heroes also flopped in japan and made its money in america.
So even though w101 seemed perfect for japan and sold bad, its not too late for the game.

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Thepcz2273d ago

mgr 2 will be wiiu exclusive.

and dont think konami wont allow it, remember nintendo secured the brilliant remake of metal gear solid exclusively for gamecube.

remember snake was in smash bros. nintendo have a great relationship with konami.

this will be a great move for nintendo

ZombieGamerMan2273d ago

First off that was a very different time and secondly Konomi wouldn't make any money at all for WiiU exclusivity.

Konomi will not allow it, the Metal Gear series will never EVER be exclusive again.

vishmarx2273d ago

konami's all future developments are on fox wii u support(not a bad hardware...but its not been made keep wii u framework in no spport)
2.kojima wont let his beloved franchise be butchered just for the sake of nintendo fanboy bragging rights

falcon972273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

Listen guys this is proof any developer that works with Nintendo loves them and their superior experience in game development.....Please Nintendo take these guys under your wings... this happened to Moonlith and look how good they are now,in other words Platinum will be better developers for it.

ZombieGamerMan2273d ago

Waw that was so damn moronic, Nintendo doesn't have superior experience in game development since they just release the same franchise games over and over.

If Nintendo takes them in than Platinum Games would die, the WiiU is dying.

ritsuka6662273d ago

I just hope Nintendo continues its partnership with Platinum Games.I hope nintendo put more money to help other developers like Platinum Games to get their "niche and beautiful" ideas become reality.

Chrischi19882273d ago

why do u care? How do u know how people want 3rd party games? Frustrated, that these games wont come to other consoles?

donman12273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

Why do I feel Nintendo is going to sleep on this opportunity. Its a known fact that Nintendo is not getting support from key 3rd party developers like they did back in the late 80s and early 90s.Plus outside of Retro Studios, Nintendo 1st and 2nd party developers lack the skill set to create large robust franchises.

Nintendo needs to jump on this now and I strongly feel they need to acquire (or try to) Slightly Mad Studios.

Benjaminkno2273d ago

Nintendo knows how to work with other developers, unlike their competitors.

JuleyJules2273d ago

Hope it happens! I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time a developer becomes 2nd party. In this case though it sounds like it's Platinum who wants it not Nintendo searching it out!

kirbyu2273d ago

Couldn't MGR2 just get a different developer?

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TripC502273d ago

For a person with only three bubbles, you sure do know how to use them well...not

Roccetarius2274d ago

If Nintendo ever buys Platinum Games, then that just killed the fast paced action combat for gaming.

_QQ_2274d ago

no it wouldn't,it would be on nintendo.

Roccetarius2274d ago

If Wonderful 101 is anything to go by, it would be financial suicide for Platinum Games.

Neonridr2273d ago

@Roccetarius - if TW101 is anything to go by? So a face paced, over the top, button mashing action game? How would it be financial suicide? If they became a 2nd party developer, Nintendo would fund all of their projects.

mii-gamer2273d ago

@ your second comment.

Do you understand how development works?

Nintendo paid platinum to make wonderful 101. Platinum games has already received a paycheck. Nintendo has shielded them from any financial risk. If Wonderful 101 flops badly Nintendo will take the hit.

If ninty buys Platinum, they will be providing all the financial resources - all platinum needs to do is make the game.

So tell me - how is it financial suicide?

Roccetarius2273d ago

Unless something drastically changes sales-wise, then Platinum Games would only serve to drag Nintendo down even further, which leaves the developer in the dust.

_QQ_2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

How would it be financial suicide for platinum if Nintendo would be paying for everything?? Platinum's games never sell well other tham MGR because the mgs name.So i would say thank god if Nintendo picks them up because it would ensure we get more of their games.

@below Monolith isn't being closed down and xenoblade didn't even break 1 million.Sony and MS usually scrap studios that don't sell frequently but ive never heard of Nintendo doing it. I'm sure when they funded bayo2 and w101 they knew what they were getting into.

-Foxtrot2273d ago

But then wouldn't it be "financial suicide" for Nintendo if their games don't sell that well. They would be putting money into a studio where they aren't seeing much of profit.

Usually when that happens to anyone else the studio is closed down....not hired.

Hey I love Platinum Games but I don't think it's the best decision for Nintendo. If Platinum's games were actually selling tons of Wii U's then fair enough but they aren't

mudmax2273d ago

@ Foxtrot. Platinum hasn't even released a game on Wii U yet you idiot. Except 101 in japan which we have only seen two days worth of sales so far. And Japanese don't preorder so go troll another article.

falcon972273d ago

What are you on about Bayonetta2 is a step up in graphics,action,framerate,game play,everything....

shinta2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

Not really. Nintendo has a good track record with second parties and nourishing them and they have never closed a single studio even when sales were poor on a game. Monolith Soft is still making games they want to make with X, which looks to be a kind of sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles and i can imagine P* would do the exact same. In fact this would actually give P* a lot of job security and stability.

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RTheRebel2273d ago

Sta Sta Starfox......?
Please be true.

acharlez2273d ago

Platinum could do some really cool stuff with that franchise.

Benjaminkno2273d ago

Stop playing with my emotions