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Creative Lead Of Saints Row Was Apparently Working On A Wii U Game With Nintendo But Was Cancelled

We’ve found out today that the creative lead of the original Saints Row for the Xbox 360 was working with Nintendo to produce a game for the Wii U. However, the game was cancelled one day before production started. It’s unclear why the game was cancelled, but it sounds as though Nintendo wasn’t happy with it.

Thanks, paidenthusiast

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    1. Nooo, they don’t know shit….

      Nintendo SHOULD have allowed this to be released on the Wii U because even though the Saints Row series has had mixed opinions DOESN’T mean that this game wouldn’t have attracted a lot of attention.

      From the sounds of things it might have actually been a Saints Row Wii U EXCLUSIVE… Why would you not want that?… That would have made people’s interest in the system grow even more and could actually help the Wii U catch up with the Xbox One and PS4…

      Personally, I would have loved to see what game this guy was going to develop because though I’m more into the first three games rather than 4 or Gat out of Hell, doesn’t mean I didn’t find them fun the play, just didn’t like how they changed the story from serious street drama to over the top comedy.

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      1. Yes yes, a cancelled game obviously means we must bash Nintendo again and again and again like the cattle we are…

        We always think the worst of the worst when it comes to Nintendo even when they do things right while we worship the other 2 imbeciles while letting them go away with everything, buying their garbage movie games and multimedia gimmicks that have nothing to do with gaming, but no, we have to hate Nintendo because it’s what’s trending right now, ipso facto, what’s cattleling right now…

        And so on…

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      2. Damn you are one suck up to Nintendo..

        Seriously, if Iwata and Reggie shat on your face and said it was DLC, you’d still praise them for how “Amazing” they are… you’re clearly a dumbass 20-something who can’t take the fact that Nintendo are fucking up in every corner… How the fuck do we know the game sucks? Clearly you don’t, neither do I but I’m at least willing to see the results, you on the other hand seem more at home sucking off Nintendo’s 1 inch Asian wang and playing Mario over and over again whilst shoving both your thumbs up your own asshole.

        You really can’t accept when guys like this who are apart of a third party company, willing to give Nintendo’s console a chance. Nintendo are fucking babies now a days, Bayonetta and Devils Third are going into the right direction but the fact that they keep rejecting ideas for more adult games and hell, not bothering their asses to get games like Resident Evil: Revelations 2 or Doom 4.

        Just face it man, Nintendo doesn’t know jack shit about the modern gaming industry… I like Nintendo but it’s just so fucking annoying when they keep doing this fucking shit every time. It’s like asking for help but then when you get help you’re all like “Fuck you, I can do it myself!”.

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      3. In other words:

        -Subject Christopher confirmed to have Tourettes, is a racist, Quadrupple hater and worst of all, an Anri-Imperialist-

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      4. Right…

        That’s why we have billions of billions of different species in this pathetic universe worshiping Light because of one obvious reason they don’t want to admit…

        They are afraid to die…

        Specially you irrelevant humans and your fear of everything unknown and dark…

        But you cattle masses can continue deluding yourselves with your pointless children tales and books…

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      5. I don’t worship the light. I don’t worship shit all. It’s all fucking pointless. The only reason religion exist ( like you’ve said) is because people are afraid to die and seek forgiveness. I don’t delude myself with damn fairy tales neither. So not all of us are that pathetic.

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      6. Amusing that you like to “Push my buttons” when you re the one that gets butthurt all the time just like everyone else…

        I love the delusion on this base and beyond, and it feeds me energy…

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      7. And this is why you are all irrelevant haters, I constantly go against their idiotic decisions but you are so blinded by hate for the empire and me that you are oblivious to it…

        This is why you are brainless cattle that can barely focus on 1 thing at a time…

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      8. The Ing are just a barely noticeable part of darkness while Samus and the rest of that wretched moth species used a lot of Light to counter our power…

        Darkness outnumbers Light by 20:1 and even better, Darkness is eternal, Light is temporary and in the future, Light will cease to be forever and no cattle force on any universe can stop it…

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      9. Are you retarded or are you roleplaying? This is getting out of hand. I really hope you understand Nintendo is not an empire, you’re not a commander. Nintendo is a company, and if Nintendo wanted to start making only films they could if they saw profit for it. I mean thats what companies do. Earn money. You think Nintendo cares your fatass defends them over the internet? They don’t. Stop talking like you’re so high and mighty. Because you’re not. And before you get any ideas I do own a Wii U, and a ps4. Its called being an adult and making my own damn decisions. So no. Don’t reply stating I’m a Nintendo hater. Do you see people defending Paramount studios? No they don’t. Maybe you should grow up and act like a decent human being.

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      10. Nintendo is like WWE in wrestling. WWE/Nintendo caters to the kid fanbase. Yeah they have adult fans who want stuff different and for them to go into a different direction but WWE/Nintendo doesn’t listen and is still in a steady slope in terms of money. Sure WWE is still on top of the whole wrestling brand but views won’t increase to the way it was in the past same way Nintendo won’t get the same sucess they have had in the past.
        Why? Keep catering to the kids.

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      11. In fairness, the Saints Row games have not been that reliable in terms of quality but that’s not to say that they have been terrible either. I personally don’t think that the cancelled project would’ve sold well anyway because Saints Row isn’t as popular as some would want to think. Nintendo has invested in adult themed exclusives with titles like ZombiU, Bayonetta 2, Ironfall: Invasion and the upcoming Devil’s Third so I wouldn’t say that Nintendo is only catering to children, that’s just the general perception of Nintendo because of majority of their games have cartoony art styles

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      12. Nintendo also invested in Conker’s Bad Fur Day (not really mature), Eternal Darkness, & several Fatal Frame games.

        But yeah, I wish there were more mature titles on Wii U. But who’s making the MadWorlds, Killer7s, Tenchus, House of the Deads, Prince of Persias, Beyond Good & Evils (T-rated, but mature), & real Survival Horror anymore? Even RPGs like Shin Megami Tensei are mostly handheld nowadays, most RPGs are, which compounds the issue about Wii U’s comparatively poor sales. & how many pure or cinematic games are there compared to interactive movies & the ever increasing trend? That’s not Nintendo or really gaming.

        Alas, there are no more heroes. Perhaps if Wii U could generate better sales, & paying customers proved there was a market for more games like ZombiU, Bayonetta, & Devil’s Third, publishers might invest in releasing mature games on Wii U. But even if they had better marketing, a lot would depend on flashy hype rather than actual content. Still, I’m disappointed Nintendo neglected to get the ball rolling by neglecting Shadow of the Eternals & refusing a global, simultaneous (or more agressive) release for the Ninty exclusive Fatal Frame games. @ least the PS2/Xbox port of Fatal Frame II on Wii could’ve been a good test of the waters. But GCN’s RE boom & games like Killer7 & MGS: TTS (talk about “either sh** or get off the pot”), only carried over to Wii. Consoles that were easy to develop for & alleviated the pressures & pitfalls of chasing hardcore audiovisuals were largely ignored by 3rd parties who’re too power-drunk & chasing their own tails to do anything substantial, especially if it’s not for MicroSony. Such a shame that a SEGA console, even 3rd party support, is no longer an option; they were the bridge between Nintendo & pre-7th gen Sony, devving & getting plenty of mature games. C’est la vie.

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      13. The key difference between them is Nintendo is not fake like WWE. In fact, 3rd parties have faked “support” and hype so many times it’s unbelievable that people are still this fucking stupid to realize it.

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      14. Nintendo doesn’t know jack shit about modern gaming? That may be HALF true but look at the other side who constantly generates false hype/ads and hits millions of gamers with constant disappointments of rehashed annual releases with Microtransactions shoved up their ass and tell me if they’re any better. :| I’m not defending Nintendo but you shouldn’t for the 3rd parties either. In fact, in my eyes, they’re even worse.

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      15. It’s understandable to cancel Origin or a partnership deal with Activision over Skylanders because they’re obviously shit on sight. But an open world game? Coming from a lead designer of Saints Row 1 when the series was actually good? That’s a mistake Nintendo is gonna pay for soon and no, IDC about Zelda being their only open world game. This is where that negative notion over lack of third party support is coming from and it’s only gonna worsen the situation.

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      16. Yes we must bash the Electron imbeciles because we hate their garbage games and systems but we must obviously blame Nintendo when they cancel a game from one Tribe that made one game we liked…

        We also think that an Open-World game means a good game by default…

        We change our nature depending on the tinniest news we read, even if it goes against everything we usually go against…

        Right?…

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      17. I just love to see people discuss issues without knowing all the facts. The game could have been in a terrible state. Resources for the game could have been used up. Just because a little bit of information is told, people jump to conclusions. Also, reason cancelled could have been mutal.

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      18. Doubtful. If a game is cancelled the day before production, it’s not going to be because of the developers. And if it was because it was unfinished or glitchy, more that likely it would have just been delayed. I doubt it was from a lack of resources too because Nintendo is notorious for carrying third party titles to the finish line. That narrows it down to Nintendo themsleves cancelling the game after they witnessed the final product. More than likely a giant purple dildo. There is really no other explanation.

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      19. if the game was in the state of say alien colonial marines, you still think nintendo would carry it across the finish line?
        We have literally zero information on this game, I can’t believe people are jumpin to conclusions about it. Perhaps nintendo did have a stick up their ass but they published bayonetta so I doubt that personally, but it could also be just because the game was a bugged mess or was’nt fun. we don’t know.

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      20. I’m aware of its meaning. Are you? Clearly not if you don’t even understand how its applicable to you. You stand on your bullshit roleplaying pedestal bowing down to Nintendo and everything they do and defending their actions that would be completely ridiculed by you were they done by another company. You talk tongue-in-cheek about how we must bash Nintendo for a cancelled game like “cattle” when you absolutely epitomize the definition of “cattle” with your blind worship of them – and then you go and turn it around criticizing people for “worshipping” the other 2 (generalization, false stereotype), and “let them get away with everything” (again, false). You continue to generalize their games as well, but I’ve already told you how much of a dumbass you are for doing that, so there’s no need to continue with that part.
        Given Nintendo’s mistakes in the past with 3rd parties, it’s valid and completely understandable to criticize this decision, especially how it was apparently canned even before it went into production, from a guy who, as noted by others posting here, can make some decent games. Do we know exactly why the game was canned? No – but it’s more reasonable to assume Nintendo doesn’t have their shit together given their actions in the past, as well as their continued actions, over blindly bending over and taking it in the ass from them as you always seem to do.

        And you’re a hypocrite – especially since – yes, it is true despite how much you deny it – you even go after Nintendo fans of a certain property (Kirby) and insult your precious Empire while dressing it up as your idiotic roleplaying in such a passive aggressive manner, because they aren’t doing exactly what your want. Then the next moment you will again bend over and gladly receive it from them because THE EMPIRE.

        Fuck. Off. Get a goddamn life.

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      21. Amusing how you contradicted yourself after all that ramble…

        You cattle masses can’t do anything right…

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      22. Shocking – an ad hominem attack from you that tries to turn the argument back on the other person without addressing anything brought up – because you can’t address anything as such, so you fall back on your “cattle” quip yet again and deflect to avoid the truth.
        Your roleplay doesn’t even have an originality to it. Sad, but expected.

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      23. The irony of your pathetic words…

        You masses only understand things when I have to point out things 1 by 1 like teaching a stupid brainless headless ape…

        But go ahead, keep getting drunk on your own “truth”…

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      24. See previous comment, since you did the exact same thing. Since you’re not going to actually address the truth and instead deflect again by bringing up some shoddy excuse to justify your lack of intelligence, it’s now merely comes down to how big of a hole you want to dig for yourself. “Apes”, “cattle”. Get some new material.
        I wonder how depressing your life must be that you need to immerse yourself in this fake persona. I know people like to escape from reality with games and entertainment, but you take it to a much more deranged level.

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      25. New material…

        You must be some unintelligent lifestock that evolved (most likely devolved) from primates that still can’t see the real truth…

        Is the hole deep enough now?…

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      26. Nah, you still have a ways to go.
        And I’d hardly call that new material since you still stuck with primates/apes.
        The best way to summarize every conversation with you:
        me: “You’re an idiot, and here’s why.” – details exactly why you’re an idiot-
        you: N…n-no….no YOU!” – sticks fingers in ears and runs around- “lalalalalala!”

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      27. I see…

        How about Devolved bipedal meatbags with absolutely no intelligence any world can measure?…

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      28. No, see – you’re just saying the same thing, only worded differently. Still lacking in originality, and in logic, since a lack of intelligence no world can measure would clearly not represent this situation – not to mention that the act of not being able to measure intelligence isn’t necessarily a judgement on the person being measured, but on the world that is unable to do the measuring. It clearly says more about the latter than the former.

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      29. Because there aren’t any lower lifeforms than you…

        And no, it only shows that you have nothing up there in that noodle mass of yours, and so it cannot be measured because there isn’t anything to measure…

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      30. Haha, now you’re backpedaling. Another staple of the Commander. But your insults have lost any potency they may have had with their repetition and lack of logic. Troll on, dude.

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      31. I hope your parents are dead, so they don’t have to live with the fact they created you. I really do hope everyone who loved you is dead, and everyone you loved is dead. You’re defending a company, who’s entire existence depends on money, that doesn’t even know you exist. If Iwata, hell if anyone, saw your comments they would laugh at how pitiful you are.

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      32. Young Miss CATTLE COMMANDER is at it again! Saying really funny thangs! Heres my two cents, Cattle Commander and ima Bitxhes boss need to just meet up and grab a room already. If youre talking to CATTLE COMMANDER then obviously you love feeding the trolls. He calls people out on the same bullshit he does Himself.

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      33. I’m sure Nintendo cancelled it because of a giant purple dildo, or sex scenes.

        I don’t hate on Nintendo, but I do think they should not be so censored at times. Over half of their user base are adults, but they still cater towards the younger audience 99% of the time. Which I do understand why they do that, and am perfectly fine with that. But they should cater towards the adult audience, (their core base) every so often.

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      34. And Yet GTA V is still top ten. So 18 million owners do support software even though PS4 doesn’t need software.

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      35. Yes worshipping sony and MS like the cattle we are…..except we don’t because we point them out on their bullshit too.
        The truth is we don’t know what this game is, or how bad or good it was so there’s not enough argument to say if it should’ve been released or not, for all we know it could’ve been a bugged mess, or it could’ve been nintendo having a stick up their ass about the content in the game like the binding of isaac, or hell they could’ve had problems with production or something. we don’t know, I personally enjoy the saints row games so it’s a bit disapointing to see a game the lead creator was workin on get cancelled especially for the wii U which needs all the help it can get. but as said i’m not passing judgement.

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    2. What the fuck are you talking about? Saints Row 1 was actually a fun game and a decent GTA clone at best with character customization which GTA doesn’t have and mindless fun of destruction and killing, something which YOU are a huge fan of Spider-Slayer. lol

      An good open world mature/teen game for Nintendo exclusive would’ve been brilliant. But alas, Nintendo still rather play their BS “safe game” then take a dive which is what companies usually do to make money; TAKE RISKS! Stop being a pussy at rolling the dice for once Nintendo.

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      1. I hate GTA and everything resembling it, nothing more than games for humans with a criminal nature deep inside themselves…

        And I like the fact that just because they made Saints Row, that this cancelled game must obviously be somewhat the same…

        And funny how you hate clones and yet wants a clone game because you somehow liked this game…

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      2. I only like “clones” that makes sense and enjoyable to use. Dr. Mario/Dark Pit are clones that doesn’t make sense or enjoyable to use.

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      3. Criminal nature..pfft, yeah and watching the evil dead and red dragon makes me a serial killer. Tell me..have you ever actually….played? half the games you insult…no seriously have you.

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      4. I didn’t even say that they “make you” like it…

        I said, the ones like likes these games are the ones that already have that mindset…

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      5. Dude i’ve been playin GTA for years and never once have I thought about harmin an actual human being, it’s a game nothing more, if we can have violent movies then we can have violent videogames, there is literally no difference.
        In fact I think degrading people who play a certain type of game is the exact same as those fools who judge people who play mario at the age of 30 due to it being a “childs game” it’s ludicrous.

        people who play games and are inspired to kill are already sick freaks and chances are they would’ve twisted anything else as a reason to do so, it’s the exact same argument as with religions, religion does’nt make nutjobs but nutjobs twist their religions same as videogames/movie inspired killings.
        And here gta makes no sense as a comparison as saints row is the complete opposite in terms of tone, it’s a batshit crazy world, you are aware you play as the president fighting aliens in the last one right?.

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      6. Good, although I’ve never said that I think everyone that plays GTA actually goes around murdering people or anything at all…

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      7. Good, although I’ve never said that I think everyone that plays GTA actually goes around murdering people or anything at all…

        In general though I’ve noticed that most of them that plays these type of games also have a degrading point of view on women…

        But if you’re nothing like them then you should not feel offended…

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      8. For the most part, I agree, chris: any medium is an escape. Even if it’s a reflection of who you might be, what matters is how you act in the real-world.

        But, I do believe children (& some adults) are impressionable. The ratings system should be enforced, & parents should understand the content of a game/movie/etc., & should know their child. Sadly, the price of freedom is sometimes pretty high. However I think there are lines that shouldn’t be crossed, ones that can be dangerous. While I’m not a fan of GTA or Saint’s Row, I respect those fans who just wanna play devil’s advocate &/or goof around in a fantasy w/ out the real-world consequences. When I was well-under 17, my parents bought me M-rated games, let me watch R-rated movies, & let me listen to explicit lyrics, understanding enough of the content beforehand. I was also pretty honest about what I wanted. I think my moral compass still points in the right direction.

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      9. Also, it could be argued that M-rated games (or whatever) are preventative. I’d rather the brutality that occurred, say, in Roman coliseums be virtual than actual. We all have a dark side, & I’m glad we can vent that w/ out actually succumbing. Hopefully, we even learn why certain behaviors are to be avoided in tje real world.

        It’s not perfect or free of desensitization & brainwashing, but that’s still more about those who are already troubled. All things in moderation (even moderation @ times).

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    3. Yeah, of course. Another company that is wrong for not making games for Nintendo. Nintendo is correct for making a platform that nobody wants to make games for since they won’t sell. Yeah, yeah. I expected nothing more than to see you people condemning everyone except the ones who are truly to blame.

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      1. Honestly, we don’t know what happened with this game, so I think it’s ridiculous to say either way, it could’ve been a broken mess. Shame it was’nt released though.

        And about the platfrom thing, honestly I think it’s just bias and a bit of nintendo stupidity, them first few months were crucial and they did horribly and the third partys did horribly too backing out after one bad or even mediocore sales for a game(even good in zombiu’s case but…ubisoft).
        Ninty have an unfair upwards battle because producers only want to create games that are going to be safe due to high production costs, the wii U is like going into the deep end of the pool for them, so we get them dippin their toes in with crappy ports and the like to see if they’ll sell and then them runnin off when they obviously don’t sell, then you have producers who make ridiculous claims which unintentionally damage the console such as re revelations 2 not running on it…despite running on the 360 and ps3.

        If nintendo want to win them back then I think the only good way is to beat them at their own game, get a few companys get them to make “mature” high quality games, sort out their fuckin advertising and people will come back, it’s a shame as well because anyone who actually owns a wii U can tell you it’s a bloody amazing console and is probbly better value then the other two atm.
        And honestly it has nothing to do with the power of the console, maybe in 3-4 years but if ninty can make pikmin look as amazing as it does and half the shit we are seeing on the other consoles can be ported to 360 and ps3, there’s no excuse from a technical standpoint.

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      2. There is an excuse from the technical standpoint. People buy more powerful consoles for graphics in the first place and why would 3rd parties make games for the Wii U when it doesn’t have the numbers of the last gen systems, nor the power of the current gen? Of course it does have to do with power? How can they make a game look as good as it could’ve on the 10 times more powerful machines? There is no way. You can say optimization, but really, that doesn’t do wonders. It’s like saying that the X360 will in 5-6 years be able to produce graphics like the X1.

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      3. But the thing is, people are already complaining about the price(ridiculously)
        and really there is not as much of a difference as last gen, last gen it was a fuckin big problem due to HD and disk sizes, there was no way to fit some of those games onto the wii especially considering the lack of buttons as well which led to ridiculous waggling when it was unneccesary.

        As I said maybe in 3-4 years it could be a problem but so far we are a year or two into the new consoles and graphically the wii U has not been left in the dust nor have the last consoles tbh, not to mention there’s not been as big of a jump at all this gen, alot of the best lookin games still compare to the last of us on ps3 and honestly the best lookin one i’ve seen so far has either been alien isolation or pikmin ironically so saying 10 times more powerful is a massive overstatement, they are more powerful yes but not enough to make a huge difference.

        Oh and I do understand why they don’t release on the console, I find it insulting when they make excuses rather then the truth(which the excuses hurt the console more then just saying they don’t believe it will sell), it’s the exact same reason we have’nt seen that much risk in terms of games, zombiu was a great starting point for a franchise but because it did’nt sell big(and it sold well considering the console and how small the survival horror genre was then), ubi scrapped it.

        This is why I said nintendo have an unfair upwards battle, admittedly some of this is their fault due to alot of the mistakes they’ve made since the n64 era and they still should be doing more about it but the console is essentially being held up by them only, for third partys their game does’nt sell big because there’s not enough people on the console(or they released a shoddy port) but the reason there’s not is because they don’t release enough games, it’s an endless cycle while MS and Sony who have proven to be safe bets can pretty much ride on third party support since day1.
        So nintendo needs to beat them at their own game, there’s less and less exclusives now so they need to have someone make mature titles for them, not crappy rushed ones but some with actual subsistance like gears of war or halo, they’ve already said they are open to buying out companys so they’re already on the right track.

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      4. Well, in the end it all is Nintendo’s problem. They are the ones fucking up constantly. Wii U’s gamepad was just made to get them the casual audience. Watch the commercials, they are the best place to see that. They should remove it. It’s obviously not nearly as utilized as it should to be considered a good reason to trade the power and the 3rd party support. That is why people complain about the price. The thing costs around 100$ to produce, yet it’s pretty much a gimmick, save for a couple of games that use it like Nintendo Land. It’s close to PS4’s price, yet it lacks so much in comparison. Remove the gamepad, cut a 100$ from the existing price and the sales will skyrocket, but Nintendo doesn’t want to do shit. Hell, the console lacks so many features and there are so many games that have multiplayer, yet lack online. People see Nintendo as a company for kids for more reasons than just the lack of mature titles. Also companies don’t have feelings nor emotions. They do what they do for money. If Nintendo gave them a good reason to make games for them, they would, but since Wii U is nor here nor there, no one is going to be buying 3rd party games for it. No numbers, no next gen graphics.

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      5. i’m gonna have to disagree with you on the gamepad, if you’ve played zombiu you know what that thing is capable off, and it’s a creative idea, if company’s were’nt taking risks like that then the oculus rift would’nt exist, nor would the DS. They don’t need to shove the gamepad into every game to make it worthwhile.
        the advertising was them trying to get the wii crowd again most likely, though they went about it horribly, marketing barring e3 and directs, and how they’ve treated their fans recently in the LP’s and the like are massive problems I think they have, and it makes me believe that nintendo is run Half by genius’s and half by mentally handicapped chimpanzees, plus I think nintendo’s stubborness is both a gift and a curse at times.

        The main things the console lacks from a ps3 or xbone are things ninty could add into the current console such as party chat and a unified account system and as I said i’ve yet to see any damning evidence that the wii U is as weak as people make out, and nintendo can’t give them a good reason to develop for them because as said it’s too much of a risk. it’s an upwards battle, they don’t need to copy everything so as to lose their identity as a company and lose out on ideas like the gamepad(which I hope sticks around for future consoles) but they do need to stop being so stubborn and atleast copy some of the competitors ideas and try to beat them at their own game.

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      6. also you say companys don’t have fears nor emotions, obviously they don’t but the people behind them do, if they’re scared of not makin a profit then of course they’ll go for the safe route, it’s common sense. but as said that creates that endless loop of no support for a console. look if a bad game is released on the xbone, they generally have no one to blame but themselves, but if a bad game is released on the wii u? then I see sooo many excuses saying it’s the consoles fault, it’s a natural bias towards whats safe. Yes it’s nintendo’s problem but i’m just pointing out that building a more powerful console is not gonna cut it, especially at this point in which abandoing the wii U would be corporate suicide.

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      7. You can’t tell me that the gamepad was what made Zombie U enjoyable for you and that without it, it would’ve been a much lesser game. Gamepad, a controller that costs that much, needs to be something that is there for everything. Not for maps and inventories. Oh, what an incredible usage of such a thing. DS was a console that was made that way to appeal more to casuals, but to still have that second screen. It’s one console and pretty much all games used it, and 90% of the games couldn’t have existed without it. Oculus rift isn’t even comparable. It’s a VR device, not a controller that raises the price of the console by a lot, yet is not used for almost anything.

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      8. Yeah the gamepad added so much more to it, same with rayman which i’m stunned people can play on other consoles without it, the fact that you had to look down at the inventory added to the suspense and caution in zombiu, and the scanner was also awesome in the same way it could’ve been in something like an alien game, both of these were made to enhance the game in a good way, the sniper scope was cool as well but less creative, i’ll admit nintendo themselves could be doing a better job at using the gamepad but they seem to be doing so alot more now with the games that have been announced.
        And my point with the vr was that it is another idea that’s creative and trying something different. I think it’s a good thing that nintendo are running around with ideas like this, and unlike the wii there’s enough buttons on the gamepad to make it not a problem if there’s no good reason to use it in a game unlike the wii with all the unneeded waggling even in some nintendo made games.
        And lets be serious here do you think that if nintendo was just to make a overpowered console that it’d solve all their problems? there’s alot of brand loyalty involved as well in other companys and they are’nt going to buy mario suddenly for a few more polygons, hell people would probbly deny the consoles power, the wii u was pretty much already labeled as underpowered before it was even released and for all we knew the thing could’ve been on par with the ps4.
        The wii U is not as expensive as you make out and they’ve already lowered the price once already and getting rid of the gamepad would just confuse things more then they already are(though I admit they are on the pricey side, and they need to figure out a way to lower the price and allow people to buy more).

        I’m not trying to defend all of nintendo’s choices here, they’ve made some incredibly dumb decisions recently especially in marketing, and the wii U had an awful launch(if I did’nt love zombiu so much I damn well would’ve left buyin it longer then I did.) i’m just trying to get across that I think the situation is alot more harder then, underprice the wii U or make a new console altogether as alot of people are saying.
        People want games and publishers want proof that it’s safe to build on a console, if they can’t entice the third partys back to help them, they they’re just gonna have to do so themselves, if they were to get a good team together I think they could most certainly pull of a “mature” title that’d look graphically amazing and play amazingly, they’ve already said they are open to aquiring studio’s so I already can see something like this happening hopefully.
        and they need to stop pissing of their fans…fuckin LP bullshit.

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      9. Great, I didn’t like that in Zombie U. It was more a gimmick than something that makes the game interesting for me. It was possible without the gamepad. Click L and then you have the option to look around while in inventory. When you let go of it, the character again looks in the inventory. It was possible, you just need a brain to conclude that much. Rayman, Mario Bros U and 3D Land shit could’ve been done with a Wii remote pointing at the TV. Well, the Wii was a fuck up, Gamecube as well, N64 as well. Nintendo always made fuck ups in terms of designing their consoles and then their fanboys wonder why there is no 3rd party support. Getting rid of the gamepad would make things even more difficult? Well, when you are on the bottom, there is only one way to go. Nintendo is fucking up on every compass point and is going to continue so, but look at these fanatics just defending all of that bullshit.

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      1. Nothing like Saimts Row. You fuck hookers and them kill them with the purple dildo you fucked them with. Sorry for the vulgarness in this post, but I had to explain to you how much worse it is then Metroid and Bayonetta. It makes Bayonetta look like a family game.

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  1. Hopefully this wasn’t due to violence/sexual content. If Nintendo hopes to compete with the other two, they should allow some of the more risqué titles through and let the parents decide what to buy for their children.

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      1. Not made by Nintendo though and it was published by Sega as well… this game looks as though it could have been fully published by Nintendo…

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      2. Bayonetta 2 (not Bayonetta 1) is actually fully published by Nintendo, as was Conker. They are also working on Devil’s third as support developer and publisher. Violence is probably not the issue here and this guy is probably blowing a bit of smoke. But its entirely hard to say since it coming off of twitter.

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      3. Also, there was going to be a Saint’s Row 3DS game before THQ cancelled it because the 3DS was having low sales in its first summer.

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      4. It’s not violence, more than likely sex. While Bayonetta has sex appeal, there is no actual sex in the game. Saints row has naked women, hookers, dildos, and all sorts of XXX stuff.

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      5. So what if it shows nude action. Nintendo doesn’t have kids. If the parents want to play it safe let them. Iwata is so stupid he should just be fired.

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      6. Nintendo has unofficially made a commitment to limit the amount of filth in games on their system. Which I believe shows a lot of class and would stand by if they were able to handle it. But alas, they can’t. Their games are too kiddy and uninteresting.

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      7. Yeah that’s an ‘M’ rated game that came out last year and I’ve played it, it’s good. And Devil’s Third is another one that will be coming out. Now give me a list of more of them, we don’t even get the yearly franchise releases anymore.

        Make no mistake, while Bayonetta has a lot of suggestive themes in it, Nintendo isn’t about to let a game like GTA or Saints Row be released on their system. They allow suggestive themes but not sexual assault.

        Look- most of us who visit this site are Nintendo fans, but you have to call them out on their bullshit and stop blindly following them.

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      8. And then Watchdogs even though it doesn’t qualify as a “game” and Ubishit no longer qualifies as an “ally” or “supporter” to be trusted or supported at all.

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    1. 3rd one wasn’t bad but it was the weaker sequel.
      This game was probably a Remaster of all three of the games for Wii U or maybe an exclusive game that is more like Saints Row 1

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      1. Yeah I agree. The 3rd wasn’t that bad. It was okay. That is something Saints Row had that made it unique that GTA still fails to do and that is have your own customized character.
        That would have been a good game for the wii u because the wii u lacks open world games. They only have a select few which is Watch Dogs, Amazing spiderman 1 and 2, batman arkham city and origins, and the lego games. That’s about it.

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      2. Lego City Undercover is by far my only favorite open world game on Wii U at the moment but I heard that Xenoblade Chronicles X is actually a good open world game.

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    2. I thought the Third and IV were great i don’t see why people dislike them. Stepping away from being a GTA clone benefits the series (Gat Out of Hell was an expansion pack so that’s excluded) Just because it was being done by the creative lead and is an “open world game” doesn’t make it relate to Saints Row. I prefer a compilation of The Third onwards as this is were the story of the series really picks up

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    1. When are you going to star in a third game?…

      I like watching true apes and not half-created disgusting almost hairless apes with upright stances…

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  2. All you dumbshits on this site assuming that his game was gonna be Saints Row are fucking retarded… We know nothing about this shit yet just because it was made by the same person who made Saints Row, the game that was cancel is automatically gonna be Saints Row. Dumbfucks. Read the damn article stupids. It said the creative lead. Which means it could have something that has nothing to do with Saints Row. And even if was gonna be Saints Row or something violent, Nintendo still would have supported it more. Just like how they did with Bayonetta and Devil’s Third… You people need to think with your heads and not with your ass…

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    1. Don’t forget about External Darkness,Geist,Ninja Gaiden 3,the Fatal Frame series,GTA Chinatown Wars, and MadWorld (Nintendo didn’t publish the last two but they were defended and Nintendo even asked for GTA) i’m sure it had something to do with the sales, i hope Unseen 64 uncovers this. Still Saints Row needs to be on Wii U

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  3. At first all i saw was Saints Row and Wii U. Obviously this is because of the sales not sone disagreements with Nintendo or some bullshit like hardware when i play SR the Third and 4 on PS3 and they were fantastic. These games need to be on Wii U, whatever this mystery project was i hope it surfaces soon. If it was Saints Row they would have told us, this implies it is some new IP

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  4. People got to stop M rated games are not new to the Nintendo platform they been have stuff like that Nintendo really do don’t a lot of non-japanese third games that’s why the we don’t get as much as other Nintendo also only truly trust other japanese devs to use their IP’s in their game or make games with them or put games on their console because they usually are really well made games and have deep game play in them and it just don’t be kill kill boobs bad words and all that bs it actually be a great game don’t get on them because they don’t let Saint Row be on their console it’s a good reason why the game just wasn’t to Nintendo standard of games Nintendo is like this and you can look it up and see the same thing when it came to Bayonette and Devil Third if you going to make a game with them then make it in the vision you want it to be and they will help you with doing that on the way big names at Nintendo will help you with your project if they see you putting your heart into it so don’t tell me they don’t know nothing about modern gaming when they have a do they just try to put their Nintendo charm to it and let you do what you want if you don’t think am telling the truth go look at how they helped PG with Bayonette and your’ll c

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  5. this is the reason 3rd parties dont want to make nintendo games. they put in all this work to make a game and it gets pulled at the last second. if it flopped its their problem. make the players decide. now he probably wont make another game for nintendo bc of fear its gonna happen again. and maybe the next one will be good but we’ll never know. they have to stop telling people what players want. its 2015 not 1985, adapt with the culture.

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    1. Who said Nintendo was the reason it happened? It was probably cancelled because of the sapes of the Wii U and we don’t know if this tweet is even evidence

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      1. *sales ok i read this work it’s worded better on other sites. Still it probably wasn’t creative differences maybe the game wasn’t up to quality which is great as we all seem what 3rd parties have shoved in our faces. I have a feeling this could have been done even before Saints Row 4 but we shouldn’t take one tweet seriously without any evidence

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  6. …And? All we have for info is that tweet? Okay lets say the tweet is 100% factual. Again I pose the question, and? I looked over the article several times and I can’t fathom what all this anger is about. We just know this one guy from a Saints Row team was working on a Nintendo game and that it was canceled. I read nothing of what it was supposed to be like. It’s almost like you all forgot that Sonic Boom was made by Naughty Dog ex devs. Sure the game had internal issues, but it wasn’t gonna be a real Sonic game regardless if you look at the game’s core mechanics. Too slow, only speed rail sections, insistence that you play as other characters that follow you meaning Sonic *can* go mach speeds.

    Why the hell are some Nintendo “fans” acting so desperate for anything the Third party has to offer? Look at what the hell they put out guys! It’s literally shiny crap. Hell we don’t even know if Nintendo canceled the game, all we know is it was canceled! Could have been Nintendo had standards they wanted the guy and his team to meet, they couldn’t so they canceled it cause everyone got a headache at the same time. Sheesh.

    All I see in this tweet is someone saw Nintendo hate was settling down after the previous fans exploding over nothing, so this person added more nothing to stir the pot with. Let’s ignore that Nintendo, over all, puts out excellent products, is the only company making profits over significantly fewer games sold, tends to price their games fairly for content (Captain Toad/Kirby and the Rainbow Curse), listens to consumers and admits their faults, has CEOs who believe in their products enough to take a pay cut vs laying people off, and has standards over all. No, none of that is important. Instead lets complain about everything Nintendo doesn’t do like no cross buy for more games, no region free, no third party support during a tidal wave of utter crap from third parties in general, and a canceled game that we know nothing about. Cause all that stuff is what’s really important.

    *shakes head*

    I swear I understand gaming fans less and less the older I get.

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    1. #1. LMFAO! Nintendo does NOT listen to their consumers. Are you new? Nintendo has never and will never listen to the voice of their consumers.
      #2. Excellent products. That is in the eye of the beholder. The only excellent product I’ve bought from Nintendo this gen is Mario Kart. The rest is un-replayable, rehashed sissy junk. As for the WiiU console itself, it is cheaply made and was outdated the moment it hit the shelves.
      #3. Profits. They make profits because their products are cheap and inexpensive to create.
      #4. The CEO’s took the paycut because they were the ones about to get ejected!
      #5. Nintendo has standards. LMFAO! Nintendo had the most shovelware last gen and as of right now there is more shovelware on the WiiU then non shovleware. The WiiU’s library is mostly irrelevant games…Nintendo has standards…..ahahahahahaha!

      Give your head another shake…

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      1. Clearly you’re just another pathetic life-form that has no other purpose than to hate our empire…

        Go and play your Xboxes if you hate the Wii U that much…

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      2. How about telling that to the haters, once they are gone, I have no reason to keep bashing others until the next cattle arrives…

        My programming strictly says:

        -Destroy all enemy targets without mercy-

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      3. So in your world everyone is a hater unless they worship everything Nintendo does. Insults coupled with your inability to provide a counter argument is clearly weak but also identifies you as a troll/fanboy.

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      4. Things like you never receive counter arguments from me when you clearly show how much you hate Nintendo…

        And MK8 the only good game released on the Wii U?…

        Clearly Nintendo is not for you then if you think games like Bayonetta 2, Smash Brothers Wii U, DKCTP, TW101 and a few others are rehashed garbage…

        So once again, get lost Xbot or keep your mouth shut…

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  7. Maybe it’s for the best Nintendo canned it before release as we seen what 3rd parties shoved out 2013 and 2014. Nintendo recognizes quality in their games. Or the guys making this were just being a douche like EA. But i still would want Saints Row on Wii U i hope this wasn’t some simple kiddie game they made because that’s what they think Nintendo makes still. Apparently Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was going to be simple fighting before Nintendo told them to make it how they would make it

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    1. “Apparently Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was going to be simple fighting before Nintendo told them to make it how they would make it”

      Too bad Nintendo didn’t demand Namco include unlockable characters (à la Tekken 3), & a more robust single-player experience w/ a real Story Mode. I would’ve also loved to play a new Tekken Force mode. & too bad its a spin-off.

      But Namco also messed up Tekken 3D. Meanwhile, Street Fighter IV 3D (even if all characters were already unlocked), & DoA: Dimensions were great.

      I wish console Fighters were like they used to be. Online roster-parity & DLC K.O.’d the fun for me. Fighters might not be my top genre, but I did have fun in the past.

      Super NES: Mortal Kombat II.

      Saturn: Virtua Fighter 2.

      N64: SSB.

      PSOne: Tekken 3 & Soul Blade.

      GCN: SSB Melee (only because it was a Player’s Choice), & Soul Calibur II.

      Wii: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom & Guilty Gear XX ^ccent Core.

      Wii U: 0.

      & 3DS is my only handheld library w/ fighters, but just the 3 I already mentioned.

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  8. Then it is probably good that it was cancelled. No games are better than bad games…. well, as long as there are good games being made at the same time.

    Bad games would be better than no games at all.

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  9. “A guy that worked on Saint’s Row was working on a game exclusively for Nintendo Wii U.” *game gets canned & some people assume it’s because the game was too mature or it was a well made Saints Row port & Nintendo is allergic to violence & sexuality* lol The things people come up with of why it’s not happening when they are given limited information on the subject. Some of you Nintendo bashers, Nintendo haters, or people mad at Nintendo sure do let your imaginations run wild when you aren’t given more detailed information. >.<

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