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Soul Calibur 2 HD could come to Wii U if demand is high

Soul Calibur 2 HD could be released on Wii U if demand for the title is high enough, says Namco Bandai.

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Soul Calibur 2 HD is currently in development for the Xbox 360 and the PS3, but GamesRadar wanted to know if the developers would consider a Wii U version. In a pre-Tokyo Game Show event, the publication caught up with publisher Namco Bandai to ask if a Wii U version could be possible, given that the GameCube version of the game featured Link exclusively.

According to Namco Bandai, if there is enough demand to see the game released on Wii U, then they will consider it. It was even suggested that gamers who want to see this title on Wii U should spam the producer’s Twitter account to show interest. So there you have it folks. If you want to see Soul Calibur 2 HD on Wii U with the possibility of Link making a return, you’ve got your avenue.

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  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Start voicing your demands for it Nintendo fans. Time is now.

    • ItzameyaToad

      In all honesty we shouldn’t have to as they know that people would buy the Wii U version they are just basically making up reasons to not bring it to Wii U when they know that Nintendo fans have been asking for it for years.

      • Fred

        Well then give them enough reasons to force them to quit ignoring

        • ItzameyaToad

          How about this, I don’t need to because they are fully aware of the reasons they should bring it to the Wii U they are just playing dumb and trying to portray themselves as the clueless publisher/developer that alot of companies have been playing over the years. If years of Nintendo fans asking for the game isn’t enough of a “demand” then no amount of twitter comments or demand will change there minds. They are playing stupid and we shouldn’t have to beg anymore sorry end of story.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            In the situation the Wii U is in with poor third party sales, that’s basically the only choice you have right now. There’s nothing wrong with demanding a game. It worked with Xenoblade. People have to swallow their pride and push foward.

          • ItzameyaToad

            The problem with using Xenoblade is it was to my knowledge a new game entirely that was released in Japan then demanded by other fans all over the world. This is different, we have a company saying stuff like “if demand is high enough” when die-hard Nintendo fans have been asking for it for years. What happened did Namco bump there heads and forget that fans have been asking for it? If they give us a clear reason and why they won’t port it to Wii U now then I will be fine with it not coming to the Wii U for awhile but to say that you want to see high demand for it is stupid seeing as the demand is there they are just ignoring it. If they said “when the install base is bigger we will try porting” that would be different but they are choosing to blame “fans not demanding it” as the reason.

          • jay

            “There’s nothing wrong with demanding a game. It worked with Xenoblade. ”

            Not necessarily true. No one knows if Operation Rainfall had an effect or not. The title was most likely going to be released in NA anyway. Unless you have a source that shows otherwise.

            2nd Xenoblade was already Wii exclusive that only needed localization and is nothing like the situation with this game.

      • jay

        Yeah at this point they’re all full of sh*t. The Gamecube version sold VERY well almost outselling the ps2 version with a tiny install base. It also outsold part III which completely dismissed a Nintendo version.

        It seems the 3rd party trend is “If Nintendo fans beg for the game we just might consider it”.

        Nintendo fans HAVE BEEN BEGGING!! Yet they don’t give a second thought about releasing games on competing consoles regardless of demand.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Gamecube was two generations ago Jay. Past is the past. No use dwelling on it. Yes, they are aware that there are Nintendo fans that want it and demand it, but that demand may not be enough. I don’t blame them considering the Wii U has low hardware sales.

          You can call it bullsh*t if you like, that’s your opinion of it. Though, from what I see, they’re playing it smart. This is why petitions exist, voice your frustrations there and maybe it’ll happen later on.

          Keep in mind Jay, that third party games have never really sold well on Nintendo consoles since N64. If you and other want that “trend” to end, then Nintendo gamers alike have to start showing you want these games by buying them. Higher third party sales means more games. In Nintendo case, it’s been the latter.

          • jay

            “two generations ago.”

            Yeah SOUL CALIBUR II(TWO)

            was 2 generations ago, which is why THIS information is relevant. duh. If we were talking about a NEW Soul Calibur then yes, the information would be a lot less relevant. This is the HD Remake of that same game.

            Where were you when people were raving about WW HD? Were you bitching that the game was “two generations ago”.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Now Jay, can you talk that way without coming off as an obvious douchebag? Or is that hard for you to do? :)

            Remake or not, Namco Bandai seems to feel that the Wii U isn’t relevant enough for a “remake.”

            Secondly, when did I ever rave about WW? Lol. I don’t see a reason to remake it. It’s called an opinion. Deal with it. The game may be popular but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a remake of a game that’s two generations old. Plus, what does WW have to do with this article? Nothing, right? Stick to the topic and quit trying to make your arguments sound plausible.

            Lesson to be learned here Jay. You don’t do yourself any justice by acting like a know it all let alone a so called told ya so kinda dude. You just look childish vs those who are here to have a mature discussion. Now, tell me how you’re mature again? Cause I fail to see how. :)

            Bye bye now.

          • jay

            VERY mature dude. Very.

            NEVER said I knew it all. 2nd you always fail to see my point.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Just like you failed to acknowledge when I show you evidence when you’re clearly wrong about sales figures in past articles? Lol. Come now. It would’ve been mature to actually acknowledge when you’re wrong instead of ignoring the facts. I don’t fail to see your point dude, I just don’t agree with it, big difference. If you were mature as you claim, then you’d know the differences of opinions.

            Also, I never said you knew it all, cause that’s obvious, but you “come off” as acting like you do. We don’t have to like each other, but at the very least, you can keep civil and cut out of childish behavior, and I’m sure you very well know what I mean.

            If you fail to see what I mean there, then there’s no point in reasoning with you. Take it how you will. If this is how you prefer to act, then so be it. Don’t say I don’t try to be nice to you. :P

          • Graeme Lynch

            I concur that every interaction I’ve had with Jay has been juvenile. At least he hasn’t got his cronies like ‘cell’ to come back him up. Be thankful.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Hahaha. Well, he can bring all the backup he likes. It won’t change how immature and childish he sounds. It’s easy to point out the extreme fanboys.

          • Schultz38

            “…third party games have never really sold well on Nintendo consoles…”

            Define “never sold well”. Last I checked, Sega, Ubisoft, Capcom, EA, Square Enix, Level-5 and Activision all have games on the Wii that sold 1 million+.

            I ask you to define, because from my understanding, 1 million + IS selling well. Just because those numbers aren’t as much as first party sells doesn’t mean they’re bad.

            EDIT: Level and Square actually are statistics for the DS. My b.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            No one called them bad. However, is the Wii U’s third party selling well Schultz? Last I checked, it hasn’t looked that promising.

            We all know that third party isn’t Nintendo’s strong suit. Sure, Capcom, Sega, Ubisoft and others have done their part, but it isn’t helping that much right now, is it? We can all talk about the past, but it doesn’t hold true right now. Less about the past, more about the present and future.

          • Schultz38

            I guess you could say I’m focusing on the details, but your statement indicated not only the present console(s), but past consoles as well (excluding N64 days and earlier).

            Just because you didn’t use the word bad doesn’t mean that’s not the point you were trying to get across….And if you weren’t trying to make that point, then you might want to re-word a little differently next time (but maybe I’m the only one that took your statement wrong…idk).

            Just because something isn’t your strong suit doesn’t make it your weak suit. It can be neutral :b.

            But yes, the Wii U’s 3rd party support has been very lackluster.

            “Less about the past, more about the present and future.” All three (past, present and future) are necessary for life. We study history so we can learn and grow, avoid mistakes, and repeat success. So saying that their past success isn’t relevant just doesn’t make sense. I’m not focusing on the past, just pointing out a seemingly false statement.

            Like I said, maybe I’m just focusing too much on the details, but your statement just seemed a bit too blanket. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really change anything. Nintendo is struggling for 3rd party support right now so hopefully they’ll review their past success along with their present needs and get the 3rd party support we both want them to have!

            Cheers!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I said that Nintendo hasn’t had strong third party support in a long time which dates back to the N64. Hope that clears it better.

            True, at the end of the day it doesn’t change anything. If Wii U picks up sooner than later then yes, you will see an increase in 3rd party support. In order for that to happen though, people have to buy these games. Soul Calibur isn’t enough, but it would at least be a start.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I would agree with you if it wasn’t for the small install base the Wii U has. They know there is a demand for it, but the demand may not be big enough for them to turn a profit. Far as I know there’s less than 4 million Wii U’s sold. How many of those gamers will actually buy it? They’re playing it smart and not assuming that it’ll be a big hit on the Wii U. People can say they’re talking out of their asses all they want, but the fact is, they’re not the ones who are running the business.

        I think everyone should have this game no matter which platform, but in the end, it’s up to Namco Bandai to greenlight it.

        • ItzameyaToad

          But where is this big demand from Xbox 360 and PS3 userbase? Why is it they must play stupid and say “if the demand is big enough”? Why not just say when the install base is bigger we will bring it to Wii U? They have been asked for years to bring it to a Nintendo console and the most they can say if demand is big enough. Look I can understand wanting to wait until a bigger install base comes along to be sure that they will make a profit back but instead of saying not until a bigger install base comes along they say “if the demand is big enough” and ignore years of Nintendo fans asking for the game.

          They have a perfect opportunity to have alot of sales seeing as Nintendo fans love Soul Calibur and that it would have much less competition on Wii U as far as fighting games are concerned. I mean its not like the game is only going to sell for a few months then get pulled off of the e-shop haha if they put it on the Wii U and get 500,000 sales thats not all they are going to get.As more people pick up Wii U’s the game will sell more.

          They need to cut the BS and give us a good reason for it not coming to the Wii U cause “if the demand is big enough” is the stupidest thing I have heard in awhile seeing as fans have been asking for it on a Nintendo system for years.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            If that’s how you feel, then email them about it. Fact is dude, PS3 and 360 have a larger install base, so it’s obvious they’re going to release the game there cause sales will be larger in comparison to the Wii U which has less than 4 million.

            I’m not here to cover up their excuses. However, from what I see, I can understand their decision and it makes sense to bring to consoles that are guarantee to rack up profits. I’m not saying Wii U can’t make them money as well, but the fact is, they have to see that and right now, they don’t.

            It’s unfortunate for those who want the game, but it’s not my call. All I can say is, being frustrated and hateful towards them, isn’t going to help matters.

          • ItzameyaToad

            There is no guarantee that it will rack up profits on Xbox 360 or PS3 just because it has a bigger install base when combined we saw that with Rayman Legends selling more on the Wii U than PS3 and Xbox 360. If it released on Wii U they have a much bigger chance of racking up profits due to low competition on the Wii U and all the fans who preferred the Gamecube version.And this low install base as a reason makes sense sometimes, but how will the install base grow if devs are afraid to put games on the console? Devs must have the balls to take risks to grow the install base and this IMO is a risk Namco should take as the chance of them losing money porting it to Wii U is low.

            In the end its Namco who is on the losing end as a large amount of people won’t buy Soul Calibur 2 unless it is released on a Nintendo console with Link. And im not even really that mad at Namco I just get frustrated that they ignore fans request over the years and don’t say the real reason they don’t want to port it to the Wii U, which is most likely the install base.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Of course there’s no actual guarantee, but Namco Bandai is going with the install base that has more potential buyers vs Wii U’s small install base. Also, I’m pretty sure people will buy it despite no Link in the game, but I digress. That’s also another problem I think at times, is that people won’t buy some third party game unless there’s a Nintendo character, which is why Soul Calibur II sold so well on GC. It’s nice for Nintendo fans, but it’s not necessary.

            At the end of the day, I feel it comes down to the small install base on the Wii U that’s holding them back from porting it.

          • jay

            “we saw that with Rayman Legends selling more on the Wii U than PS3 and Xbox 360.”

            THANK YOU.

          • jay

            Bigger install base didn’t help SoulCalibur 3.

            I HEAR what you’re saying but the fact that you don’t hear us makes you very one-sided.

            Again Gamecube had a small install base and it sold VERY well.

            WE ARE talking about a freaking up-rezed digital remake, what the hell does Namco have to lose? If they can have Link as a playable character profits are almost guaranteed.

          • Marcus Navarro

            Why do I feel as if in the event that you and Daniel meet in person, a brawl will occur?

    • nin-10-doughfan

      i do not care anymore!

    • Mochlum

      Already tweeted him.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        That’s the spirit.

  • CEObrainz

    It’s nice to see that the developers are willing to bring the game to Wii U but I won’t be asking for it. I usually only own one fighter per console and Smash Bros is the game for me.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Suit yourself.

      • CEObrainz

        Why so many down-votes? It’s not even a negative response…..

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Well my friend. When you’ve been on this site and you post the opposite of what people want to hear, you get downvoted like crazy. Honest opinions on this site aren’t welcomed, you have to lie and praise Nintendo for upvotes. I could do that, but I”m too good to be a follower. I prefer having a different opinion. I take my downvotes with pride. :)

          • Steve

            Well, I thought you only got Downvote for posting unreasonable and unsupported claims. Guess not.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You apparently only see the facts when they’re in your favor. I play it fair on both ends. Better being non biased than a fanboy any day. I take it you’re part of the cronies? Don’t be upset when you’re wrong, just accept your mistakes and move on. Denial is very unhealthy. I can admit my mistakes, but this isn’t one of them. What I said there is very true, but of course you’ll deny anything that is against Nintendo.

            Bye bye now. Can’t be bothered too much for biased individuals. Oh, and you can downvote this, you know you wanna. :P

          • Steve

            Why would I be upset if I’m wrong? If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. Nothing to cry about.

            I do not even down vote anyone who disagrees with me. I’ll likely have a huge debate over the topic, but if they can defend their stance, then I see no reason to down vote.

            Now, it would be a different story if I realize they are intentionally disregarding facts (or altering the meanings of these facts) in order to justify a false claim.

  • Daniel Carvalho

    What? A Third Party developer is willing to listen to Nintendo gamers?! Unbelievable!

    Well, now we just have to show we do have interest in Third Party support. Although they are made by two different studios, Namco is also responsible for Tales of franchise, so maybe we can link that up with Tales of Symphonia Chronicles! Let’s bring both to Wii U!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/bring-tales-of-symphonia-unisonant-pack-chronicles-to-the-wii-u-as-well

    • YayGs

      Do you think we can use that website to Boycott EA games until they start releasing new games on Wii U simultaneously with other platforms?

      • Daniel Carvalho

        Unfortunately, no! EA doesn’t care about what Nintendo fans think, and they made sure to make it clear for everyone.

  • AAAkabob

    If they bring in Link I would buy

    • Fred

      tell them not us

  • Guest

    Such BS haha of all the stupid things a gaming company can make saying “if demand is high enough” what the hell have Namco Bandai been the past 10 years? I could have sworn demand for a re-release of SC2 on a Nintendo console has been much higher than any other console. It pisses me off that these companies dupe people in to believing they want to satisfy fans. Saying shit like “If demand is high enough” is such a BS comment. They know good n well that Sould Calibur would sell like crazy if it was released on Wii U and Link was an exclusive character, hell I would even argue that some people would buy a Wii U for SC2.

  • Petri

    How do they get this demand?
    Petition? That would be about the first time it worked.
    Flooding them at twitter? That worked for Square-Enix to port Deus Ex HRDC to other platforms effectively delaying the Wii U version.
    One person on twitter equals 1 million fans wanting to buy it?

    • Fred

      It said flood their twitter account

      • $41809923

        YES DO IT FOR ME

        • Fred

          This isn’t my kind of game so I won’t be flooding anyone’s account. I did download Wind Waker last night and I’m considering downloading W101, but this isn’t my kind of game.

    • Christopher Acuna

      1 person on twitter saying they want to buy it for nintendo is only equal to 1 person.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      1 person equals one person. Lol. If their twitter account gets flooded with people wanting the game, then better chances of it hitting the Wii U.

      • Steve

        I think the fans need to do to Namco Bandai what they did to Kamiya.

  • mar laguna

    ok WE HAVE TO DO IT i WANT SOUL CALIBUR 2 ONLINE

    • jay

      I want Big Time Rush U

  • Gabrielsen

    Please make, that game was godlike. Was so funny to just grab people as Link and throw em off the stage.

  • sdmac200600

    Why do we have to essentially beg for a game that was on a nintendo system already…Xbox fans didn’t have to beg for KH (I know they are two different companies but you see my point) so why do you have to beg for a game that has been on Nintendo’s systems? It’s bullcrap…

    • jay

      To add dirt to the wound Soul Caliber sells well on Nintendo consoles. There’s no excuse.

      It’s almost as bad as Sega saying “We’ll only bring Sonic if Nintendo fans beg for it”.

      • Mario

        Yeah…

      • Magnus Eriksson

        No, its not the same. Its Nintendos fault nobody wants to work with them, not the opposite. But this seems to be very hard for you to understand for som unknown reason…

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Big difference between begging and demanding at that. It would be nice for the Wii U to have third party, but with how Nintendo handles business with them, I don’t expect things to change anytime soon.

          • Gotallofthem

            There are article out there where developers say they love working with Nintendo, or they “want” to work with Nintendo, or they “enjoyed” working with Nintendo. So obviously Nintendo is doing something right. Not sure what you mean by your comment, it seems as though Nintendo is doing something “wrong”.

        • jay

          You should elaborate since you seem to know the answers to all of life’s mysteries. And again MANY people would love to work for Nintendo and many do.

          But that wasn’t the point…

        • Nintenjoe82

          I agree with you that it’s Nintendo’s fault but Namco have been working with Nintendo so you’d wonder just how weird these relationships are.

          I think it’s Nintendo refusing to market 3rd party games. Sony and MS have loads of advertising for 3rd party games that is platform specific.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I tweeted

    • Marcus Navarro

      I chirp. *nya*

  • $41809923

    I DO NOT HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT THEY SHOULD JUST MAKE THE GAME FOR US I DO NOT WHY IS IT SO HARD TO MAKE GAMES FOR THE WII U THIRD PARTY NEED TO STOP MAKING LIES THERE ARE A GREAT NUMBER OF USER ONLINE ON THE WII U RIGHT NOW

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      quiet. we use inside voices on the internet

      • jay

        We also use punctuation right?

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Every now and then!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • jay

            Sometimes jokes don’t fly over well online. I wasn’t talking to you, I was ADDING to your comment :)

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            so was I. I was doing it by using lots of punctuation :D

  • Archiq09

    I want!
    Im fan of Fighting games :3

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    Why can’t Namco put it on Wii U anyway? God! Nintendo are giving them the privilege to make a SSB game which would be hugely profitable to them (Namco – I’m assuming they’ll get shares). Plus to add insult to injury, this is hardly the most expensive game ever produced today, it’s an upscaled port of an 11 year old game. I’m not disrespecting Namco or SoulCalibur because they are both great but I just can’t see a justified excuse not to bring this game to Wii U without demand. Xbox and PlayStation gamers didn’t even ask for it; THEY JUST GOT IT, SO WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO ASK?

    • jay

      To add more insult the Gamecube version sold VERY well, outsold the xbox version and almost matched ps2 sales(and outsold part 3 which skipped Nintendo), yet ps/xbox fans didn’t have to beg for the remake!!

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Silent when grown ups speak!

        • Donaald

          We’re not speaking, dumbass.

        • jay

          …Not sure if serious or just immature :/

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Pot calling the kettle black?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        No use crying over spilled milk.

        • LopsidedPasta

          The thing about this is, it’s not spilled milk. Namco just said they may release it if consumers really want it for Wii U. I tweeted the developer, and I would recommend you do as well.

      • Tails the Foxhound

        No, outsold all other versions combined.

    • nin-10-doughfan

      there you go!

    • NkoSekirei

      dont forget we continue to get screwed on tales games and it sucks

      • Saul Rivera

        Yeah it still angers me to see the Symphonia games get a HD package for the PS3 and not the Wii U…even though I own both originals on GC and Wii…I would love to add this to my collection T_T

    • YayGs

      I didn’t care for this game but I completely agree. Why exclude a group of people while surprising 2 others group with something when the excluded could have been given the same thing as well. I mean, technically they don’t owe anyone anything but why give us specifically the cold shoulder?
      I think developers should develop on the platforms they feel will support the game’s needs but they are just using a standard controller which Wii U obviously has and they are just putting it on the current gen powered systems which Wii U can handle. So what gives?

    • Graeme Lynch

      I would actually say Nintendo have been privileged in having Namco support them in making SSB. It is quite obvious that Namco understand that releasing this game is unlikely to make mega bucks so by releasing the game on consoles with huge install bases increases profitability. Releasing it in WiiU only means a decrease in sales instantly. Sure this is the theory if economics and I understand that the GC version sold better but it is the theory nonetheless and this is a new generation of gamers. Perhaps if Nintendo did more to encourage 3Rd party developers we would be seeing more games.

  • ezquimacore

    I’m not going to beg for your fucking game. Do it if you want my money.

    • jay

      hell ya u tell em Drake!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      They never asked you to.

      • ezquimacore

        look, the opinionated guy!

        • jay

          hell ya u tell em Drake!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You tell ‘em yes man!

          • jay

            You go Wario!!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’d rather be Wario than a yes man any day!

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Look, the incompetent guy. Opinions is why we’re here. Get a clue Drake. Degrassi hasn’t been that good to you. :)

          • jay

            haha this is funny.

    • Steve

      Developer: It’s not profitable.

      • Marcus Navarro

        =_= The game is an HD remake of an 11year old game. It’s glorified artificial profit. This game has little chance to be a blockbuster. Your argument for “non-profitability” is pathetically weak.

        • Steve

          Developer: But it is not profitable

          xD

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    It’s cool that they think about Wii U, but somehow, it bothers me that we have to beg for a game that isn’t really new, just an HD remake. Do we have to beg even more for REAL NEW games on our beloved Wii U ?

  • TCar

    Meh, I will get Smash Brothers, that’s about the only fighting game I actually care about.

  • SonicLucario

    Just promise us that you will include Link in the WiiU version and I promise that you will have lots of buyers

  • Aaron

    Why can’t the Wii U just get the game? It feels like the Wii U has to “earn” games and support while other consoles get both by default.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Well, when it’s selling poorly, third parties are less willing to port games in fear that they won’t generate enough profit. It sucks, I know.

      • nf_zeta

        the problem is that its selling poorly because from the begginning where other consoles would just get 3rd party support which helps boost early sales the Wii U was abandoned and Nintendo basically told to first bring out all their first party titles to sell the Wii U and only then would the 3rd party devs jump in to pick up the easy profits

        • Magnus Eriksson

          and why was that?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Well, I would have to say they weren’t impressed with the hardware of the Wii U. Just a hunch there. I think the biggest factor, has been that third party games don’t generate the profits that they get from Microsoft and Sony consoles. It’s not to say that the Wii U is a horrible console, but it’s become obvious that 3rd parties don’t see it as a big player.

          I wish the Wii U the best of luck, but right now, things are looking bad third party wise. We’ll see what the first party can do this holiday.

          • Saul Rivera

            It’s not like they weren’t impressed….even if the hardware sports Atari 2600 graphics…if they see they can profit…than they will make games for it..not because they didn’t like the system itself..

            That being said…isn’t this a digital download?…how can they not make profit out of a digital download?…Indies take bigger risks appearing on eShop…bigger companies should have no problems =_=

          • Nintenjoe82

            I don’t think hardware is the problem, especially when it now takes years to make a game that utilises a console’s hardware properly. Maybe the publishers don’t like it because of some belief that the hardware is too weak but I expect it has more to do with Nintendo killing all the 3rd party competition in software sales (every time) and never offering to market 3rd party games properly. In the meantime, Sony and MS will put most games on an advert that is tied to the platform, much like the GTAV PS3 bundle ads we are seeing at the moment.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t think it has anything to do with who had stronger sales of 1st party vs 3rd party. It’s just the fact that sales for third party on Nintendo consoles are just not up to their standards. A game like GTA V would probably have the same issue on a Nintendo console. It’s selling a lot more than IV right now in a short span.

          • Nintenjoe82

            What I meant is Nintendo do nothing for any game outside their own top tier franchises and the others put effort in for 3rd party marketing..

            I think GTAV would have been fine in terms of sales on Wii U but still probably would have been a waste of Rockstar’s time because they’ll get over £200M profit from each version of GTAV and the Wii U version would have to perform like a Nintendo title to break even.

            For all their billions, Nintendo should have bought 2 weeks of exclusivity for a Wii U version of GTAV and bundled it with a 64GB console. It would hardly harm the other versions’ sales but would have done wonders for Wii U. (this is in some fantasy reality where R* would actually agree to that)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That certainly would’ve helped the Wii U a lot. I know not everyone likes GTA V, but the fact is it’s a system seller and that can only help boost the Wii U’s hardware sales. As it stands though, true, Rockstar doesn’t see enough profit there since 1st parties are the main focus on Nintendo consoles.

          • nf_zeta

            in a case like soul calibur though Nintendo did have a record of good sales, better than the xbox at times, which left it in the middle yet the xbox got it, while the Wii U has to ask, however i think it goes back to preception of power in terms of the console along with how much Nintendo pushes their titles over 3rd party, basically third parties feel like they are always left out or overshadowed on Nintendo consoles hence they have steadily stopped supporting them.

            Which is what carried us from the SNES days to now.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Actually Nintendo had plenty of third party in the SNES days. It was the N64 that changed everything to what it is now. Course the blame for that one was the poor choices in media they chose. As time went on, it just seemed that Nintendo fans passed on third party and stuck with 1st party games for the most part.

            That’s how I see it.

    • Steve

      Tats because the other consoles are selling well. So, they are already attractive to developers. Wii u on the other hand…

      Developers are wondering “am I going to profit enough if I make this game available for Wii u?”

      • Marcus Navarro

        It’s an HD remake(not even a high-budget one) of an 11year-old game. They can release it on the Wii U and it will make them money. It’s not like it’s a blockbuster on the other consoles. What a weak argument…

        • Steve

          Age has nothing to with this. If market research says demand is too little, based on their standards, they will not port it.

          This is about profitability. You can’t just impulsively release a product. You say it will be profitable? Why?

          • Marcus Navarro

            “Age has nothing to with this. If market research says demand is too little, based on their standards, they will not port it” Only if they’re selling physical copies will the supply be low enough to justify that argument, since it’s more expensive to make the disks, move them, and get a retailer to sell them. Also, age plays a factor: if the game already exists and they refurbish it, then IT’S NOT EXPENSIVE TO MAKE. Simple.

            “This is about profitability.” No shit. Your argument for it is weak, however.
            “You can’t just impulsively release a product.” Of course you can! Just ask EA and Activision about that!
            “You say it will be profitable? Why?” Refer to the 1st paragraph. It’s not gonna sell a lot on ANY console. Demand for an already existing game is not high whatsoever(unless it’s a high-budget HD remake of an underrated game that people skipped on and want to experience, thus creating artificial demand). However, it’s not expensive to make, plenty of people have played it(and still own the game), and only established fans of the Soul Caliber franchise(mostly) will be willing to buy the game. Once again, your argument is weak.

          • Steve

            Okey, they don’t spend money on discs because it is online. But how do they pay to keep it on the eShop? You can’t just put I up there for free. There is an annual fee to keep it up there. Also, how much do they get in profit (when you sell something on a platform, there is typically a split of profits between the developer(s) and the company who owns the patform — Nintendo. Apple and Google do a 30-70 percent split. I’d imagine Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft do a similar percentage split.)? Every platform does it. Sony, Apple, Google, etc. some refer to this as the “developer tax”.

            You say remakes won’t sell as much? Three words: Wind Waker HD.

            Supply and demand is still involved in this equation, just in a more indirect manner.

          • Marcus Navarro

            “But how do they pay to keep it on the eShop? You can’t just put I up there for free. There is an annual fee to keep it up there” The annual fee is pocket change to a company the size of Namco-Bandai. If indies can afford it, they can afford it. Also, same applies to PSN and XBLA(the latter being much more expensive, especially if you want to release a patch). That point is moot.

            “Also, how much do they get in profit (when you sell something on a platform, there is typically a split of profits between the developer(s)and the company who owns the patform — Nintendo. Apple and Google do a 30-70 percent split. I’d imagine Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft do a similar percentage split.)? Every platform does it. Sony, Apple, Google, etc. some refer to this as the ‘developer tax’”You just defeated your argument right there, buddy. There’s not high demand for this specific game in general. Plus, if everyone does this “developer tax,” then it shouldn’t be a deterrent. Again, your argument carries little substance.

            “You say remakes won’t sell as much? Three words: Wind Waker HD.” Do you have reading comprehension problems? I literally said that “unless it’s a high-budget HD remake of an underrated game that people skipped on and want to experience” in my last response! Many skipped on Wind Waker because not many had a Gamecube! Hell, many people who had a Gamecube skipped on it. Plus, that game has COMPLETELY revamped visuals-palette, lighting, shaders, draw distance, upscale resolution, new textures- and audio. You know what Soul Caliber 2 HD has to its name? Upscaled resolution and online multiplayer. Basically, it’s Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition HD Remix all over again.

            “Supply and demand is still involved in this equation, just in a more indirect manner.” Two words: No shit. Demand is low and, consequentially, supply is infinite. The only measurement of demand for this game is public anticipation/scrutiny. Wanna know how many people are hype for this game, especially the PS360 owners? Put your ear to your speakers and listen to the cricket chirps.

            This game’s not gonna sell that high, regardless of porting it to the Wii U. Namco-Bandai’s better off getting money where they can.

      • nf_zeta

        What i meant included consoles at their start, even if other consoles have bad sales they always get more games than Nintendo consoles, if not any console which started with bad sales would do much worse than any Nintendo console seeing as Nintendo’s first parties are the most popular and therefore can boost more sales than the other first parties.

        However in those cases even when sales were low for the consoles the third parties kept coming and therefore the console on a whole recovered.

  • Jon

    I have never played one of these games…..

    • Steve

      From my experience, it is kind of like any other non-SSB fighting game.

  • Guest

    If years of Nintendo fans asking for the game isn’t enough of a “demand” then no amount of twitter comments or demand will change there minds. They are playing stupid and we shouldn’t have to beg anymore sorry end of story.

  • nin-10-doughfan

    i am tired of hearing games not coming to wii u ! how can a console sell if no one is making games for it! it seems they have no faith on the console( no one have the guts to make it for it ) so frustrated and i do not care anymore! I’ll just have nintendo games, they’re fun anyway!

  • nin-10-doughfan

    i will not let this bother me anymore, third party making games or not, do whatever they want to do!

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  • Lusunup

    Simpley put: Fuck yeah!

  • david jarman

    You’ll spend money on bring us Pacman ghostly adventure which has less of a chance of turning a profit then this game does.

    By the way Pacman ghostly adventures looks pretty cool.
    Check out the new updated trailer:
    http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/pac-man-and-the-ghostly-adventures/trailers/3796423

  • CMB

    Add link in it and it will sell like hotcakes

  • Guhtere

    I think demand is very high though…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Then why aren’t they porting it to the Wii U? If it was that high, don’t you think Namco Bandai would want to bring it to the Wii U? I honestly doubt they have an agenda against Nintendo.

      • Alicia

        Are you sure about that? This game sold the highest back on the gamecube out of all three platforms.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=Soulcalibur+II

          Actually, the PS2 port had the highest sales, Gamecube came in second. Still not bad though for a smaller install base.

          • Alicia

            There is a lot of skepticism when it comes to vgchartz, besides my initial point still stands as in the game saw great sales with Nintendo. Giving how the character Link was regarded as one of the best players to play as, I don’t see how Namco could come to this decision. I believe they are depriving themselves more than anything (sales), and gamers will grow tired with having to beg for games that they are willing to buy.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            There’s a lot of skepticism in any sales figures. It proves that the PS2 version sold more, though. However, yes, your point still stands that the Gamecube version sold great.

            I’ll say this much, that I don’t know either. However, I respect their decision and not that upset over it. If I find the game fun, I’ll probably get it for PS3. I’ll go as far to say that it’ll probably end up on Wii U whether it’s on day one, or ported later on.

          • jay

            Okay? I basically said the same thing yet you were an asshole about it.

            Do I need to change my name to “Sarah” for you to be reasonable?

          • jay

            who gives a sh*t!! That was 2 generations ago!!!

  • hammy

    Is this game going to be in hd and if I comes to Nintendo’s wii u will there be more then one Nintendo character like marth, chrom, and link

    • CyanideInsanity

      Its an HD port of the original game from what I can tell, so I doubt there’ll be new characters.

  • iamserious

    I’m not too big on online gaming so eh.

  • Genesect4ssb4

    Why are we complaining?! Better to beg and get the game rather than not get it at all. You WANT the Wii U to sell right? This game has potential to move a significant amount of units. Bombard that Twitter account with SC2 wii u requests! Sign the petition!

  • Sdudyoy

    Sure I loved that game back on the Gamecube! although I wonder if the Wii U version would have Link again?

  • Matt

    Come on Namco. Deliver us Soul Calibur 2 HD for the Wii U. We’re Soul Calibur fans too..

  • Matt

    I believe that once Nintendo release games like Zelda, Mario Kart, Wii fit U and Smash bros console sales will pick up. Then you’ll see third party will start to support the console. Nintendo makes excellent hardware and are still one of the biggest game developers in the world.

    • Steve

      I wish those games came out earlier. My Wii is collecting dust.

  • Chompy

    Give me Soul Calibur 2 HD on the Wii U! Having some Fire Emblem characters would be an excellent addition to the new game!

  • wober2

    Well I asked his twitter account, so… we should be getting it now :D

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    Im not saing anything ! If they dont want to put it on wii U then fine! Who cares !! nintendo have tons more better games for me! See yaa’

    • Steve

      Still think they released Wii U too early. The good games are just arriving or has just arrived.

      • Yen

        Good guy Wii U. Saw that PS4 and XBox One aren’t out yet, waited for them.

  • leo

    Come on guys lets spam the twitter account lol

  • oman

    Leave a message…im not begging for a game ive bought once already, they’ll give it to us if they want our money bad enough ! with a name like magnus, are you over compensating for something little man ? silence urself ! plus how much was the new pacman game sort after by wii u owners ? yet they’re bringing that crap to the wii u !

  • sd

    I have never tweeted a twit in my life, and I don’t plan to start now.

  • Igor

    Is it really a necessary game? I don’t think so. Nor for the ps3/ 360, nor for the wii

    • TaintedXGamer

      you forgot to add U to “Wii” and on SC2 back on gamecube, Link was a Exclusive Character. ALso BEG THE FUCK OUTTA THIS!

  • Ismael Ototo

    Fortunately, there are already a hole bunch people spamming on Twitter. Well, anyways, here’s another of those useless petitions n.n Why not?https://www.change.org/petitions/namco-bandai-port-soulcalibur-ii-hd-online-to-the-wii-u#invite

  • Tails the Foxhound

    Nope, fuck you Bamco. I’m not begging for a game we all KNOW should be on Wii U. It sold the most on the Gamecube despite the PS2 console sales FAR outpacing Gamecube’s, there is literally no excuse for this shit. And you know what, same goes for the Tales of series (Symphonia for the GCN is also the best selling game in the series in the west despite later games appearing on the PS2, PSP, 360 and PS3). When a bad port can beat out the sales of a new game (talking Abyss 3DS vs Vesperia 360 here) and Nintendo consoles still get skipped over for games you know a company is run by brain-dead, inbred monkeys.

  • Tom Greene

    Remember the horrible loading times for TTT2 on Wii U…Namco sucks at coading for the U……