Night Trap Kickstarter organizer Tom Zito has stated that the Kickstarter backed title could come to Wii U as a potential stretch goal. Zito also lashed out at Nintendo due to an episode that took place 20 years ago when the Kyoto based company created a reel of the original Night Trap footage and showed the controversial contents to a U.S Senate hearing. The game was then pulled from sale.
“Through its lobbyists in Washington, Nintendo delivered that edit to members of the committee’s staff, and Night Trap instantly became the lightning rod and poster child for video game violence. The witch hunt was on,” he wrote.
“The worst part was the betrayal: our friend and partner Nintendo,” he wrote, “which only two years earlier had been ready to publish the game themselves, now hypocritically pointed a finger at us, to dodge a bullet they knew would hit either them or, better, us. And we had handed them the gun they used to shoot us!”
“As some of you have pointed out, this was twenty years ago. Nintendo is a very different company run by very different people,” he wrote. ” If you want Night Trap on WiiU, we’ll endeavor to give it to you…To that end, today we applied to become Wii U developers and publishers.”
“Zito says he will announce a “$20,000 stretch goal, and offer $20 downloads via the Nintendo eShop” if the Kickstarter campaign nears its overall target of $330,000.”
“We obviously have no idea whether Nintendo will approve the title for its platform,” he said, adding that “this might in fact be a nice way to end twenty years of animosity between two entities who once worked very well together, and we thank all of you for inspiring this soul searching.”