Microsoft Studios Okay With Rare Replay Releasing On Wii U?

An official tweet from Microsoft Studios earlier this month suggests they are okay with the fact that Rare Replay can come to Wii U one day.

This conversation started when Microsoft Studios announced that it is releasing and publishing Minecraft Wii U Edition. Someone asked if Rare Replay could be on Wii U as well.

Microsoft Studios replied with: “Suggest it to the great folks at @RareLtd“. This tweets sounds like they are suggesting that Rare should come up with the decision.

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Nowhere here it says they're ok with it. I can't believe someone took this seriously enough to turn it into news.
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Lon3wolf3136d ago

Yeah would be good for Wii-U only owners, it's a good pack that I am ashamed to say haven't played it nearly enough.


If you're ashamed to say you haven't played in enough them I'm definitely ashamed to say I traded it in already even though it was for a good cause. I traded in my xbox one launch system and a few of my games towards a brand new Xbox one elete

Concertoine3136d ago

Conker is sooo much fun to play through again, it looks great in 1080p too.

Dir_en_grey3136d ago

MS is sucking up to Nintendo now in hoping to get games in exchange...

dcbronco3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

Nintendo is also getting Minecraft but you think Rare Replay is a scheme. SMFH. For your brilliance and for the four complete morons that actually agreed with what you said.

XisThatKid3135d ago

Well yea Wii u is a coasting platform. And what does MS have to lose in this it's not like this is going to be significantly less sales for Xbox as an alternative.

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Abracadabra3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

I don't think Microsoft counts the WiiU and PC market as competition. Rare Replay on PC/WiiU would gather a few extra sales and $$$$.

Actually ... it wouldn't be a bad idea for Nintendo and Microsoft to join forces in the home console business. A console that could play Nintendo and Xbox games...

freshslicepizza3136d ago

they do to some degree but a game like minecraft and rare replay are not games you would normally buy a system for. neither push the boundaries of the hardware or are unique to the hardware.

microsoft will also likely have time exclusives in place to give something like rare replay enough time to promote on the xbox one first since most sales occur early on. obviously they could put games like forza on the pc as well which i think would be great.

the bottom line it is all about enjoyment. so why should we as consumers get upset when a game normally exclusive to the hardware goes to another platform? the only people who should be concerned are those who sell hardware. does anyone here sell the hardware? no but any time you mention an exclusive going to a competitor you get disagrees here, why is that?

Rookie_Monster3136d ago

Could happen actually. Nintendo next system is codename "NX". NintendoXbox perhaps. LoL

Nah, but would be awesome if that was the case though. Smash Brothers on dedicated MS Azure server and Nintendo marketing MS games in Japan would be the benefit of this partnership, if it ever happens.

Fin_The_Human3136d ago

Abra Nintendo and MS joint forces would be awesome!!!

Can you imagine the Nintendo library on XBox Live and playing those Mario and Zelda games with the XBx1 controller.

Lon3wolf3136d ago

Ah nothing wrong with sacrifice for a good cause :)

Philface3136d ago

Would be great as many of those games were Nintendo games in the past.

Vhampir3136d ago

Donkey Kong Country could end up on XBox after all, hmmm...

Nintendo NX N X Nintendo Xbox... Half-Life 4 confirmed!

Condemnedman3135d ago

Vhampir.... That made me laugh 😁 genius

Zeref3136d ago

I'm a known Xbox fan and even I wouldn't have problems with that. Nobody messes with Nintendo. Nobody!

Fin_The_Human3136d ago

Well said man.

I would even hope MS would give Nintendo the Master Chief collection or the gears collection.

Erik73573136d ago

Microsoft becoming more and more like a 3rd party publisher every year.

VforVideogames3135d ago

True, minecraft on PS and now Rare Replay on Nintendo, whats next? Smashbros halo edition?

Christopher3136d ago

Saying this kinda gives the impression that Rare really has any choice in it when they actually don't. It's all up to MS.

UnholyLight3136d ago

Kind of nice that they aren't jerks about it and are alright with letting it release on Wii U

WildArmed3136d ago

If Rare really had any say in what they did, their past couple of games would have looked really different.

I doubt Rare has any control over what they do, everything would have to be approved by MS anyway (which makes sense since MS owns them).

GamingIVfun3136d ago

I personally don't think Rare Replay is going to be on Wii U. Minecraft is a different story it is already on everything but Wii U, Including PS4.

Just a lot of wishful thinking, Nintendo is never going to partner with Microsoft.

Fin_The_Human3136d ago

Kudos to MS and Spenser.

Would be great if Nintendo let's MS release Donkey Kong and Golden Eye on the Xbox.

Nintendo and MS would make a great partnership if that ever happed... MicroTendo.

CartBlanche3136d ago

If The X1 continues to flag behind PS4 sales, in 2 years time Microsoft will go where the money is, which is becoming a 3Rd party publisher. If that happens expect to see Halo, Gears and a lot more AAA Xbox franchises not only on Nintendo but Sony devices, probably the PS5.

GordonKnight3135d ago

Is this a sign that Banjo is coming to Smash?