Thu, Sep 27, 2012 | 10:47 BST
Lexis Numerique: “It is really hard to work on a Nintendo platform”
Lexis Numerique recently released Red Johnson’s Chronicles 2- One Against All on Xbox Live and PSN. Since doing so, the team has quickly quashed any chance of the title appearing on one of Nintendo’s formats.
In an interview with Strategy Informer, marketing and business development director Djamil Kemal commented on the difficulty of bringing such a title to Nintendo. When asked if the developer had considered it for release on Wii U or Wii, his answer condemned the company’s lack of digital support.
“In theory, yes, but to be totally honest it is really hard to work on a Nintendo platform,” commented Kemal.
“Not because of technical reasons but we feel that Nintendo just doesn’t push its WiiWare and other digital games. They do blockbuster-style games like in previous eras, but if you look at what is happening with WiiWare at the moment for instance, there no proper marketplace, making it really hard to check out the latest releases.”
“For us as developers, we need to know that the company releasing a new system are going to push digital games heavily, and what we have seen with WiiWare doesn’t make us think Nintendo will.”
Does Kemal have a point?