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No Mercenaries for Nintendo’s Wii?

Despite earlier talk of Mercenaries 2 possible coming to Nintendo’s Wii, it is now looking increasingly unlikely that Pandemic’s eagerly awaited game will ever happen due to the technical limitations of the innovative platform when compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Speaking with Video Gamer recently, the developer’s Cory Lewis went against what Cameron Brown, Creative Director at Pandemic, had previously stated, saying Mercenaries 2 would be a tough fit for the Wii. This is despite the fact that he first of all goes on about just how much has been packed into the PlayStation 2 edition and how amazing it is just what could be pulled off on the far older, much weaker platform:

VideoGamer.com: Apart from the 360, PS3 and PC versions there’s a PS2 version. Is that being developed by another company?

Cory Lewis, Pandemic: Yes. It’s in a sense being ported almost to PS2. There is an outside studio that we’re partnering with to bring that code base to the PS2. Honestly it’s surprising to me as I’ve seen the PS2 version how much they’re able to do with that system. I honestly can’t even believe the vast majority of the game is in there. I can’t think of what’s not in there other than just the graphical fidelity. Content wise it’s going to be a very similar experience. It’s great because there’s so many PS2 owners out there who haven’t made the jump yet. It’s just amazing to see what you’re able to squeeze out of that system.

VideoGamer.com: But no Wii version?

Cory Lewis, Pandemic: No Wii yet unfortunately. I think the Wii would be a tough fit for that product. Not to say it won’t ever happen. But just porting it over to the Wii feels wrong. I know the guys, the senior leaders at Pandemic, like Josh (Resnick) and Greg (Borrud) and Andrew (Goldman), they’re very committed to when we come out with a Wii product it’s going to be created for the Wii. It’s going to really take advantage of what it offers, not just grabbing this and throwing it over there kind of thing.

Be sure to check out the full interview on aspects of the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC editions, which launch in Europe on 5th September, by following this link, and stick around on Nintendic for further updates…

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Comment by Joe Blow on 2008-06-15 20:36:44 | Reply

Wii sucks Donkey Kong balls.

Comment by jo pappa on 2008-06-15 20:49:15 | Reply

2nd that

Comment by papman on 2008-06-17 10:59:48 | Reply

lets hope this is better than metal gear 4 as we just completed it in a 28 hour run… crap!
most of mgs4 is a flippin movie not a game! out of those 28 hours i think i actually was playing the game parts for only 4 of those hours. no joke.

Comment by papman on 2008-06-17 11:03:26 | Reply

dont get me wrong though, the story was good, but i thought i paid for a flippin game, an epic game. but its not…
i loved the first mercs game but i cant see it being very good on the ps3 as every game i have bought so far has let me down (gta4 being one by not giving me tanks, planes, and ambulance missions)
i am buying a wii aswell this weekend, i have it on pre order so hopefully i will be having FUN with GAMES again very soon!

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