The Fallout 3 studio is planning on cashing in on the craze for Nintendo’s Wii with an announcement this year, says Bethesda Europe director Sean Brennan.
In an interview between Brennan and gi.biz, the gamesindustry folks asked the Bethesda Europe managing director whether he thought that there was a future for mature titles like MadWorld and House of the Dead: Overkill on the traditionally family-friendly Nintendo Wii.
“I think there is, but again, it’s all about finding out how big that is,” answered Brennan. “Is it 5 per cent? If it’s five per cent of the market and you can own that space it’s worth doing because you can achieve volume. If you can’t own it at five per cent, it’s not worth doing, quite frankly.”
Apparently, Bethesda thinks that they can own that 5% of the Wii market. After spending so much of its resources directed toward the other two current-gen platforms with Oblivion and Fallout 3, the RPG-heavy studio is ready to start waggling their Wiimotes. “We are going to make an announcement on a really big Wii game this year,” says Brennan.
However, don’t expect it to be a little kid-friendly minigame collection about shiny sparkle ponies: “We’re not going to establish a new range and call if ‘My Girly Game Range’ or whatever these other companies are doing, it’s so me-too and boring.”
No Barbie’s Dogmeat Adventures, Bethesda? I’m heartbroken.