Bethesda To Announce "Really Big" Game for Wii

By Ishaan . May 18, 2009 . 9:22am

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It seems like Bethesda is the latest in a line of publishers looking to tap into the unexplored “mature” market on Wii. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Sean Brennan, managing director for Bethesda in Europe revealed that an announcement for a “really big” new game in this vein would be made soon.

 

Brennan also hinted at other Wii projects but didn’t elaborate on these.

 

House of the Dead is great brand and the product is great too. I think it’s difficult, I’ve got consoles at home but I wouldn’t sit and play an 18-rated game with my family on the Wii. Is there space in the Wii market for that? I think there is, but again, it’s all about finding out how big that is. 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. We are going to make an announcement on a really big Wii game this year, we’ve got a couple of other things in the pipeline, and it’s a format we’re really looking at with the right approach. 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.

 

Mr. Brennan mentions the importance of knowing the Wii-owning demographic and releasing products accordingly, which is something not many publishers have gotten down to a science just yet.

 

Hopefully, we’ll find out what Bethesda’s Wii plans are at E3 this year. Personally, I’m hoping for a new first-person Elder Scrolls RPG. Let’s just hope they aren’t talking about this.


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  • RR

    oh god! yuck!
    bethesda. why bethesda?!
    bethesda makes ugly, shitty, boring role-playing games. they always have and they always will.
    now wii owners will get the chance to experience bethesda’s mediocre role-playing games like everyone else. lol!

    • jj984jj

      WTF? Bethesda has made 2 of the best RPGs of the generation. Just because you don’t like open-ended RPGs doesn’t mean they’re boring.

  • jj984jj

    Hopefully it isn’t a revival of the old Oblivion PSP dungeon-crawler by Climax that was shown in OPM and then cancelled.

    • jarrodand

      That’s my guess. Climax has been on something of a roll with Wii between the Overlord spinoff and the Silent Hill “reimagining”, an Oblivion spinoff would be icing on the cake. Especially if it’s motion plus based 1st person dungeon crawling! Really solid team, probably Wii’s most solid western dev imo.

      • jj984jj

        If it is I hope they’ve built it into something more than a dungeon crawler or something else entirely like they did with Silent Hill Origins when they took over.

  • Sharkman

    Bethesda needs to make an RPG that has actual artwork instead of that generic WRPG crap they’re famous for.

  • CleruTesh

    With how many times I have seen Oblivion crash on Xbox 360 and PS3, I can only assume that a Wii version would crash about every eight seconds.

  • http://www.curiousjobs.com/ wengus

    fallout 3 would be nice. the vats targeting system could use the remote to actually aim for parts of the body

  • Dais

    You know, if they just ported Daggerfall to Wii with the void bugs fixed, I’d buy it.

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