Reggie on the Wii: it’s still hardcore and he knows what its missing

Run... run away filthy humans!In an interview over at Gamespot, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, says a lot of things about the Nintendo Wii, and why it will be great. Most of it you guys already know, and the main angle of what Reggie Fils-Aime is saying is something that Ninty fans already know: the Wii is still hardcore. Here are some of his pertinent rebuttals to sentiments that imply that the Wii has gone: “soft.”

Q: The Wii going too “mainstream.” A: Zelda. 70 hours of gameplay, nine dungeons, an immense area…

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Third-party titles they’re actively pursuing so far it looks like it’s all Ninty stuff? A: Guitar Hero.

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What about virtual console? What will it be all retro stuff? A: To be clear, when we use Virtual Console we are talking about legacy content. When talk about WiiConnect24 that’s the larger opportunity, that’s the larger space around which other content can live. Whether its brand new developed content, whether it is sequentially released content, whether it’s content pushed out that’s specific to a packaged game bought previously and we’re looking at all of that.

And yeah, he knows what the Wii is missing. The fact the he outright says it, certainly makes one think that they’re working on it. Comforting really. Here’s what he had to say about what the Wii is missing:

You know, the genre line up is broad and diverse, and I have to say candidly, based on the launch window line up, there isn’t a gap. We’ve got sports, we’ve got racing, we’ve got action-adventure. Probably the only missing piece is a pure RPG, weÂ’ve obviously got action RPGs but not a traditional RPG… yet. Everything else is there.

So what RPG will Ninty manage to get on the Wii? Well, it’s comforting that Squeenix and Ninty are friendly with each other again… *rubs palms, and grins greedily*

Via Gamespot

Run... run away filthy humans!In an interview over at Gamespot, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, says a lot of things about the Nintendo Wii, and why it will be great. Most of it you guys already know, and the main angle of what Reggie Fils-Aime is saying is something that Ninty fans already know: the Wii is still hardcore. Here are some of his pertinent rebuttals to sentiments that imply that the Wii has gone: “soft.”

Q: The Wii going too “mainstream.” A: Zelda. 70 hours of gameplay, nine dungeons, an immense area…

Q:
Third-party titles they’re actively pursuing so far it looks like it’s all Ninty stuff? A: Guitar Hero.

Q:
What about virtual console? What will it be all retro stuff? A: To be clear, when we use Virtual Console we are talking about legacy content. When talk about WiiConnect24 that’s the larger opportunity, that’s the larger space around which other content can live. Whether its brand new developed content, whether it is sequentially released content, whether it’s content pushed out that’s specific to a packaged game bought previously and we’re looking at all of that.

And yeah, he knows what the Wii is missing. The fact the he outright says it, certainly makes one think that they’re working on it. Comforting really. Here’s what he had to say about what the Wii is missing:

You know, the genre line up is broad and diverse, and I have to say candidly, based on the launch window line up, there isn’t a gap. We’ve got sports, we’ve got racing, we’ve got action-adventure. Probably the only missing piece is a pure RPG, weÂ’ve obviously got action RPGs but not a traditional RPG… yet. Everything else is there.

So what RPG will Ninty manage to get on the Wii? Well, it’s comforting that Squeenix and Ninty are friendly with each other again… *rubs palms, and grins greedily*

Via Gamespot

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