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Castlevania Dev Mercury Steam Says Its New Game Won’t Be Coming To Wii U

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer Mercury Steam has confirmed to GameSpot that their next gen game won’t be arriving on Nintendo’s latest home console, Wii U. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Producer Dave Cox explained that the mystery game is in development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but wouldn’t divulge why the game won’t come to the Wii U. Cox says that the game in question is radically different from the fantasy based genre they’re known for.

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  1. Is this the first Castlevania not coming to a Nintendo console? I would have really loved to play Castlevania on the U.

            1. Control* Nintendrone? obviously i own more than just nintendo devices since i played lord of shadow(360 version)and i also have a ps3 and ps4, so i concluded that the LoS is shit and i wouldnt care if their new IP wont be coming to WiiU which i also own..

            2. LOL… He literally used the words “I was playing” in reference to the game… Why would anyone imply that he hadn’t played the game before making his comment?

              As a side note though… I kind of felt like I “was playing a GoW knockoff” with Dante’s Inferno myself but I greatly enjoyed that game

      1. no they weren’t lol they were mostly on nintendos. NES, SNES, GB, DS. there was only like 2 on PS and the rest were arcade rehash/digital/collection pack versions on psp etc.

    1. I don’t think I made it very clear in the article, but this game isn’t Castlevania. It’s a new game from Mercury Steam for next-gen platforms, but it’s sadly skipping Wii U.

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  2. Why the hell not!? Makes absolutely no sense. I have to admit, 8th generation video game developers are shameful time round. It IS NOT FAIR!

  3. So many third party games not coming to wii u but it wasnt a problem for third parties to release real crappy ports on the wii.

      1. But Wii U is not weak. It’s harder to program for PowerPC but it allows games to run better. With x86 you just whack the code in and it just plays = lazy developer. End of.

        1. it’s weak and doesnt run next gen engines. if its not weak show me a game that is graphically far more advanced than the games that were already on ps360. no game on wiiu that is released or is in development and anounced looks like ryse or killzone shadowfall. nintendo doesnt even show upcoming trailers at 1080p so that you would see less of how weak it is..
          and different architecture throws it even further from 3rd party porting the games

          1. Then show evidence to back the claim up then?

            Also Mario 3D World is far better than any 360 game I have never played before.

            Uh Unreal Engine 4, CryEngine 3 are next gen and it can handle that.

            Always the same with you so called gamers and your “visuals”. Since when was it ever about how good looking a game even was?

            The hardware setup is actually better than x86. Give me something to show Wii U is weak. Don’t give me the old core count and clock speed, because that’s complete bullcrap.

          2. Actually now that I really thought about it, if you knew anything about Wii U’s hardware, you’d know it can native dish out 1080p graphics, PS3 and 360 couldn’t do that for two reasons 1) The GPU was 720p only and upscaled (not native) to 1080p and also there was not enough eDRAM to keep the consistent 1080p rendering. You need at least 16Mb to do that, Wii U has 32Mb, 360 and PS4 had 10Mb, no where near enough!

            What have you to say to that?

            1. If you played ps3 games but they were on WiiU, you would say WiiU is powerful lol. Really im laying ME3 on ps3, it looks great. So does last of us. Wii U can do that too.

              I know all these specs, im not against WiiU or new here. It doesn’t matter whether it has eDRAM or whatever, but check the gameplay trailer of FF XV and the trailer of X. If you aint blind you’ll see the difference, that’s what Im talking about. Look deeply in Bayonetta gameplay from what you can see from 720p, and you’ll see crappy textures. Then look at Killzone or Ryse and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.
              This whole “WII U HAS HIDDEN POWER” is the same like in 2006 discussion “WII HAS HIDDEN POWER”, where people were saying that Wii was as powerful as xbox 360 lol.

              1. So you are basically saying that the facts don’t matter, the only things that matter is your incorrect synopsis of your visual interpretations.

                Because a certain game looks a certain way to YOU than means that the Wii U is weak. Yeah, got ya.


                1. He’s completely bone idle about video game hardware isn’t he. No one understand it like some do.

                  The reason why some games don’t look any better is because people are too afraid to tap into the consoles power and actually unleash it. There is no excuse for it. Nano Assault Neo is a perfect example of what can be done, and that wasn’t even doing much to the console. I bet it wasn’t even breaking a sweat pulling off that game. Hell even Shin’en admitted that themselves.

                  All of you need to read about the hardware before judging it and saying, “That cannot power anything”, and I say, “Well it can”….end of.

                  1. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

                    “For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no explanation will do.”

                2. “Facts”. I know the “facts”, Nintendo has been silent about WiiU hardware just like they were silent with the Wii in 2006. “Facts” dont say much especially when you have reality of games that are made from stratch on WiiU, put to comparison against next gen or even current gen games. If you’re not blind you see the difference.

                  1. That’s complete crap, they advertised Wii like there was no tomorrow. It’s just annoying they’ve not advertised Wii U very well.

                    Wii U games would look awesome if they learned the system, but because developers are lazy, in fact can they even be classed as developers anymore, if the console is doing all the work for them and they won’t bother seeing what can work?

      2. it’s not weak lol, its more powerful than 360/PS3. Like many have said, its coding that devs are too lazy or won’t be bothered to learn or attempt for the games themselves. also, comparing games like Killzone/Ryse to nintendo IPs is invalid. Thats when people start confusing art style to the actual capabilities of hardware. ie. NFS Most wanted is NOT going for the same style as MarioKart 8, so it will Never look like it no matter what the specs.

  4. Reading on Gamespot that they think the Gamepad is a gimmick? I’d say that Kinect is a huge gimmick. Nintendo don’t deserve this level of crap, it’s not right.


    1. Why would you ever o to gamespot?! That is the most microsoftcentric site on the web! Mercury steam sucks anyway. They couldn’t make a game good enough to sell on the 3ds so they make an HD port and try to sell it again? Weak sauce on a lazy burger for them!

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  6. this game was awesome, but has nothing to do with the real castlevania
    also, LoS could have stay there, there was no need for a sequel

  7. Smdh I don’t even care anymore if they don’t put their games on Wii u I’m just not gonna support them period, doesn’t matter what company, my money my choice, and mind you I do have a PlayStation, BUT I prefer to game on my Wii u

  8. >Game doesn’t come to Wii U
    >”Um, w-well I didn’t really care anyway”
    Of course you don’t care. Nintendo is for the exclusives. A third-party game or two is just a bonus.

      1. Lol all those came to the last gen aswell…..the trend of multiplatform ports to wii u is ending and we know it…….two years from now wii u will be a nintendo box with a occasional third party exclusive…….but I dont have a problem wii u is the perfect secondary gaming console. Many good times ahead reguardless.

    1. Erm, I’ve got AC4, Rayman Legends, Most Wanted U, Darksiders 2, Sonic Racing Transformed and Batman Arhham Origins – I care!!!

    2. ^Exactly lol I’m just going to grab it for ps3 or 360 anyway. Now.. if they were going to stop making the game however :(

  9. The reason why is because they don’t think it will be profitable. They had no problem porting Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate from 3DS to PS3, but apparantly the opposite is difficult. it’s all about the money. But naturally, one cannot say that out loud.

    1. Then that only goes to show that this developer is not very talented then if it’s all about the “money”.

      1. Oh shut the fuck up. I may be pissed off that Castlevania isn’t coming, but the truth is, no one buys 3rd party games on Wii U! Very fucking few actually do.

        You think Nintendo’s main goal isn’t money first?

  10. WiiU has no audience for more “hardcore” games. It’s why these games will never come. Of course me, you and most people here on these blogs are the ones that would buy these games, but the majority of people who own and will own this console are children/babies/casuals. it’s just like the Wii was.

    1. the Wii success was not because the audience but the means of hacking one

      also, Bayonnetta comes to WiiU, and I can say, Bayonetta is more Hardcore Bayonetta vs now Castlevania

    2. Well people need to stop seeing Nintendo like that and start seeing them as a company that allows anyone to play. Stop using the old children/babies/casuals line, as it’s quite a tenuous thing to say now.

      When X, Zelda U and Bayonetta 2 are out then you need to think differently. Nintendo is a company for anyone.

      1. People will take Nintendo more seriously when they actually develop more games for mature people. Now 80% games are for babies/children/casual. 20% are for more “hardcore” and they aren’t even released yet lol(except a few 3rd party crappy ports). And the fact that all big 3rd party titles skip WiiU from march(after watch dogs), will make Nintendo sink even more into that 80% for casuals. Unless they have some big nintendo direct coming soon to show something unannouced yet.

  11. shouldn’t be a surprise. wiiu is slowly dying. cross your fingers nintenbabies, so that this year nintendo doesn’t make anymore casual shit that nobody outside the nintenbaby network wants to play.

    1. Explain how a console that has increased sales by 340% and sold more than 2 million in the last 3 months, and is about to have games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. U Hyrule Warriors, Zelda HD (these are all franchises that are factually proven to move consoles) in addition to games like Bayonetta 2, Project X, Yoshi’s Yarn, and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is “dying?”

  12. The Wii U is for babies. Look at them on the posts above saying they don’t care, of course not. The only games they care about are the baby rehash games that Nintendo puts out for them. Gone are the days when Nintendo was a much more diversified company who would output a bunch of different games for all types of different tastes. There was variety. Now if you not into baby games there nothing exclusive to play on the Wii U. When they had Rare, Silicon Knights, Left Field, that great relationship with Factor 5. All these 2nd party studios would output a huge variety of games for the non interested in baby games crowd. But those days are gone. The one studio they have left who made non baby games (Retro) is put to work on another baby game, great! Yamauchi is gone and since before the Wii launched we have Mr. Iwata. They sold all their awesome 2nd party studios and never bothered to create new ones. Iwata is the great leader who was turned Nintendo into the casuals, babies and grannies company. Just look at Nintendo’s TV commercials. All are aimed at babies, casuals and grannies. And if they ever create a non baby game it will be just one non baby game a year. The only ones who play one game a year are the casuals lololol!!!

    1. just cos Nintendo makes MOST of their games not realistic looking doesn’t mean they are for babies idiot.

      go back to your dull and somewhat colourless adult world then. oh and donkey kong and others are hardcore………………especially bayopnetta 2 and the rest of those games on wii u

    2. Exactly, truth. 80-90% of games are for babies. The rest 10-20% are for other people. While ps4/xbox1 make 80-90% for more “hardcore” and leave 10% of games for babies.

      1. I distinct remember see 100 million babies go to the counter and by the Wii. I don’t care if little green men by the Wii U, what matters are sales.

    3. then explain why I fucking played LoS and tha’s the reason why i dont play the new one

      also, i also playother games, on other consoles, reason I dont care if it comes to WiiU

    4. Who is this guy obviously a young immature upstart who needs to play cod to feel like he’s a man, lol lol the jokes on you “baby” boy

      1. you are new here, it seems.
        I suggest you to reply with inteligent comments, if you just flame him, he will keep on doing that

    1. no one cares abut this game, no one cares about that alien game, no one cares about KH3 not coming, no one cares about FF XV not coming, no one cares about Destiny coming, no one cares about minecraft, no one cares about blah blah blah. that’s the reason nintendo will keep their 90% game library as BABY GAMES :::) because that’s what we care

  13. It’s another third party abandoning the wii u, can’t say I’m not a bit gutted tho, I’ll wait till mario kart 8 and hope third parties jump onboard due to great sales, if not it looks bleak until smash bros which probably be winter

    Nintendos own fault really poor advertising zero brand awareness I’m starting to lose faith a little and thinking of trading for ps4 hard as it would be to lose my hd zelda, pikmin & mario games

  14. lol this is funny… If you owned a product that would be sold in supermarkets and your company wasn’t doing so well with this product… Wouldn’t you either change the product or try to sell it to EVERY supermarket???

    Konami will be another causality of bad gaming business….

  15. Games period are not having great returns so the excuse of “we aren’t sure it would be profitable on the Wii U” is BS. That goes for all three companies. The two biggest selling games on the PS4 and XBOX One are a multiplat. Call of Duty: Ghosts at about 1.5 million. However the best selling Wii U game New Super Mario Bros U has sold over 3 million copies. NintendoLand has sold 2 million, and Mario 3D World has sold 1.5 million. Not granted there is some inflation for the numbers for NintendoLand and a little bit for New Super Mario Bros. U because of being console pack-ins, but Super Mario 3D World is certainly no pack-in and it has sold as much as COD: Ghosts on the PS4 and XBOX One.

    So-called “core” games that are stand-alone exclusives to the XBOX One like Forza Motorsport, Ryse, aren’t close with only 900,000 and 600,000 respectively sold.

    With PS4, they only have KIllzone: Shadowfall as their main core exclusive and that has sold 1.2 million. Knack has barely cracked 500,000.

    So again the excuses have run out for developers and it is very transparent at the moment as to why they won’t bring games to the Wii U. It’s been proven it is just as powerful as the PS4 and XBOX One, the Wii U install base is the same or larger, software sales are down across the board for all software manufacturers and the only console that has proven it’s 1st-party IP’s can carry the console on it’s won is the Wii U.

    I used to give developers the benefit of the doubt because of the PowerPC architecture of the Wii U is vastly different than x86 and in order to truly get the power out of the Wii U they would have to build games from scratch on it which would take time and money, but they don’t even have that excuse anymore.

    It comes down to this. Either developers are lazy, are purposefully boycotting Nintendo, or both. Whatever it is, it’s going to backfire. Nintendo is aware that their fans want more mature-themed games as well. If Nintendo goes back to the way it was before by making 1st party IPs in every genre because 3rd parties won’t bring their games to the Wii U, it’s a wrap. Sony and Microsoft wouldn’t stand a chance and 3rd party studios would lose more money than they could possibly imagine. Would serve them right.

    I find it interesting that the 3rd parties that are actually doing well financially are also the one fully supporting the Wii U and have been from the beginning.

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  16. Nintendo Lieutenant

    The dev’s excuse: Not enough RAM, not enough demand, not enough horsepower, not enough this, not enough that…

  17. How many 3rd party games is this now skiping Nintendo now?, I sold my Wii U today for the PS4, its not even just that, I feel like Nintendo isn’t giving it all on their Games anymore, ever since around 2010 Nintendo games have seemed to become more simple and boring, Super Mario Galaxy over 3D world any day!

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