Chris Svensson, Capcom’s Sr. Director of Strategic Planning, recently answered some questions on the “Ask Capcom” part of the Capcom official forums, and talked about why they decided to ditch the PS3 in favor of the Wii for Monster Hunter 3, and a possible Dead Rising game for Nintendo’s tiny titan.
When asked whether the choice to move Monster Hunter 3 to the Wii was heavily influenced by development costs, Svensson handled it like a pro and proceeded with his trademark brand of straight talk, stating: “It was a strategic decision set by the team and our Japanese management to address an emerging market on the Wii. At the time the decision was made, it was in reference to the Wii market in general, no particular sub-segement thereof.”
As for those hoping to possibly, maybe see a Dead Rising game coming to the Wii? Sorry to break the news to you, but it’s not going to happen. Svensson said while there are no legal issues with releasing the game on another platform (guess it’s not a 360 exclusive), the game won’t be getting the Okami treatment and there are no plans for the game or a spin-off to come to the Wii.