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Lexis Numerique: “It is really hard to work on a Nintendo platform”

Thursday, 27th September 2012 10:44 GMT By Nick Akerman

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?

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  1. Dragon246

    Only few people say otherwise. Will help ninty a lot if they announce concrete steps in this direction.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KrazyKraut

    Maybe its just because the Wii has not enough power/ data space?
    Why don’t he think one minute and waits for the Wii U? Nintendo is moving heavily into the digital direction now. Even full retail games are available on the 3DS.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    @1
    Yeah I’d like to see some really big improvements on Wii-U. There are some really great possibilities for devs using the features of Wii-U in smaller non-full release titles. The online store needs to step up a lot to make those investments and developments worthwhile though.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    @2
    It’s not about power/data space. It’s about promotion and people knowing it’s there in the first place.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Gadzooks!

    For me the one big weakness with the Wii was the online service.

    If it had a better friend system and digital storefront (DEMOS! Everything needs a demo.) then I’d have bought a shedload more games on it, and would almost certainly still own one.

    I very much hope this is being addressed.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Telepathic.Geometry

    I think that he does have a point. But hopefully Ninty have seen the writing on the wall…

    #6 2 years ago