Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced distributor has issues with Nintendo

The recently-announced Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition won’t be coming to Wii U. That’s not too surprising, but distributor Beamdog’s reasoning behind this has caused a bit of a stir.

Company founder Trent Oster recently posted on Twitter: “We don’t do Nintendo development. Our previous experience with Nintendo was enough to ensure there will not be another.”

A later post stated: “My problems with Nintendo are: requiring 6000 unit sales before payment, a certification process that took us 9 months and a 40mb limit”.

The games’ developer, Overhaul, had previously released MDK2, a third-person shooter, on WiiWare last year.

“The result is a belief that Nintendo isn’t a good platform for developers,” Oster concluded. “The Wii is a toy, not a console.”

Of course, Baldur’s Gate isn’t coming to either PS3 or 360, so a Wii U version would seem a bit out of the blue. What it is coming to is iPad, PC and Mac, this summer.

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