Thursday, June 14, 2007

Project H.A.M.M.E.R cancellation thoughts

IGN posted a rumour today suggesting that one of Nintendo's new franchises, Project H.A.M.M.E.R, has been canned. They went on to say that the developers of this game are now supposedly working on an "expanded audience" title instead. If this were true, what would it mean for the Wii?

There's already a whole assload of "expanded audience" titles being made by Nintendo, as well as a few that have already been released. Factor in all the third-party titles in this genre, and you've got quite the hefty selection!

But one thing many people feel is missing from the Wii are more "core audience" titles. You know, games more traditional gamers would buy. Project H.A.M.M.E.R looked to be one of these, but if it was canceled, that's one less title for more mainstream gamers.

Of course, there's a good probability that this is all false. After all, it's being labeled a rumour, not a fact. So until this gets set in stone, there's really not much to get worked up about.

Yeah, it's a short article, but that's all there is to say. Plus, I'm tired, so poo.

The Duck Has Spoken.


Wiimo said...
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Wiimo said...

I understand it's a rumor and only speculation at this point. But let's have fun and say that it really is true. As an avid Nintendo fan, I will be utterly disappointed. Not the fact that they canceled it, I trust Nintendo's judgment. Just for the supposed reasoning of the cancellation: to make casual games instead. You hit the nail on the head when you say there's already an abundance of these titles. And with companies like EA opening "casual game" specific offices or Ubisoft shifting gears, it doesn't sit well with the core crowd. I'm glad more people are adopting the Wii. I just hope that Nintendo doesn't isolate the gamers who made them what they are today!

Alexander said...

remember this nintendo,

while it is the extended crowd that can make you, it's the core crowd that can break you... a casual gamer will buy 2-4 games while an hardcore gamer can buy over 40!