If you want Wii games targeted at an adult audience, speak up!
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Masashi Tsuboyama is the chief designer of Silent Hill series. In a recent interview with Electric Shock Magazine, he shared some of his thoughts regarding which of the next-gen consoles Silent Hill 5 would be best suited for. If you read between the lines, it’s obvious that he is currently leaning towards the PS3 but is considering reaching out to the other consoles to supplement the relatively small install base of Sony’s newest console. Masashi even goes so far as to state that the Xbox 360 is “definitely a candidate.” The main (if not only) thing holding him back appears to be the 360’s poor sales in Japan. When discussing the prospect of bringing Silent Hill to the Wii, he had this to say:
“…Nintendo Wii sales are very high, and i applaude Nintendo for their sucess, I dont think Silent Hill is a game that would be sold on Nintendo Wii as much as a game like Zelda would worldwide. This by no means says we will not consider the idea but the general opinion is that Wii is for family games and im sure the fans don’t play Silent Hill with their grandma![sic]”
Say WHAT!? There’s only one reason that this game shouldn’t be released on the Wii and that’s because it was not designed with the Wiimote/Nunchuk in mind. It is my belief that the Wii should be used to create new gaming experiences with its unique control scheme as well as re-invent (NOT PORT) some of our old favorites. Not to be a family-only mini-game machine! I, for one, demand the inclusion of adult content on my Wii. Now, I’m not saying I want to wear my Wiimote like a Strap-on but I certainly don’t want the Wii to miss out on great games with darker atmosphere just because of its family-friendly image.
How many of you would like to see more games for adults on the Wii?