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Sega not finished with mature Wii titles after all – just more casual-focused

Wednesday, 21st April 2010 03:46 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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No mature games on the Wii? Puh-leeease. Sega catered to your every limb-severing whim with The Conduit, Madworld, and House of the Dead: Overkill, but you were too busy petting Poniez and partying with Babiez to notice.

So Sega cleaned up its blood-spattered act and swore off mature Wii games forever.

Except that, turns out, it actually didn’t. Well, kinda.

“To be blunt, there were some erroneous quotes that went out,” Sega West President Mike Hayes told IndustryGamers. “They did come from Sega personnel but they weren’t appropriate or accurate. I did speak to a lot of the European press, saying ‘Please ignore all that.’”

“With Tournament of Legends we’ve definitely brought that down to more like a T-rated level. So there’s a viable market there. Is it going to be as big as the Teen or Mature market that exists on the Xbox 360 or PS3 platforms? Certainly not. Is it viable, because the cost of development on the Wii is significantly less than those other platforms? Then, potentially the answer is yes.”

Sega has eaten from the tree of lucrative and casual with Just Dance, however, and the publisher definitely plans on going back for seconds and thirds.

“Just Dance has been absolutely phenomenal. Most of what Sega does on the Wii is more in that field, but I still say there’s an opportunity for titles in that more edgy genre. You’re right that Wii is such a phenomenon that it caught many people off guard when it first came out, and I still think it continues to surprise with the software numbers it can notch up on appropriate titles,” he said.

So can Jack from Madworld be an unlockable character in Project Rub 2 or something? We’re willing to compromise here!

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  1. Anders

    Except Just Dance is a Ubisoft game ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Changed to Hello Kitty Puzzle Party. Close call.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Which is another Ubisoft game. And I knew that.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Project Rub. That’s a Sega game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    Project Rub? surely you’re making this up…no, sure enough there’s a game called Project Rub, that’s about as mature as you can get without intercourse.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    It was one of the first DS games, I think. And it was *awesome*.

    Johnny didn’t mean to stop you posting that Capcom stuff on the forum, btw. He just meant we were doing it all.

    I’m all about people posting links. It’s really useful. A lot of the time you lot are faster than we are.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mington

    :) no worries, i just got a bit over excitable

    i heart capcom

    #7 4 years ago