I truly hate reporting bad news about the Wii U —I swear a little part of me dies every time I have to do it. Vblank Entertainment, developers of Retro City Rampage, recently responded to a Twitter question regarding whether or not the title would see a release on the Wii U. From the tweet below you can see that the game will be staying on the platform that it originally released on last February.
To be fair this announcement shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise considering the incremental costs of porting a game to a new platform are very real, and that the game can technically be played on the new platform already. In this sense I suppose the announcement isn’t really “bad” news.
While I personally appreciate the ability to hop into Wii mode and purchase all the games I know will never see Wii U eShop release, I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t just a half-hearted solution for nagging fans like me. Furthermore, how many Wii U owners know about, let alone access Wii mode to download Wii shop games?
Here’s an idea, why don’t you tell us what you think? Will you be booting up Wii mode to get the game?