You’re not going to see Bionic Commando on the Virtual Console, but Capcom left some hopeful news on the Capcom forums. In response to the Bionic Commando on Virtual Console debacle a Capcom Community member posted the following grievance on the forums, “Capcom, I'm really pissed right now. I want to play these games, but you give us Wii owners the shaft. No RE5 Wii, possibly no Dead Rising 2, no Lost Planet, no Flock, no Age of Booty, No Street Fighter 4, no Devil May Cry, no Dark Void.”
Christian Svensson, VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development at Capcom, replied with, “We are contemplating versions of one or two of the CEI titles you've mentioned on the Wii (not saying which), but we'd like to see how they do on their initial target systems before doubling down on additional SKUs”
When Svensson says “CEI titles” he is referring to intellectual properties developed by Capcom USA. Out of the list Flock, Age of Booty, Dark Void, and Street Fighter IV are Capcom Entertainment Incorporated projects. Street Fighter IV is a possibility. Yoshinori Ono, the Producer of Street Fighter IV, told us if there were enough requests they would think about it. However, out of all the games on the list Flock seems like the most likely candidate. Flock has players move a UFO to scare sheep and other animals into a mothership. The game can be redesigned with pointing control, sold as a WiiWare title, and most importantly it won't need a huge budget to port over. Age of Booty seems like a possible candidate too if Capcom can get it to work over Nintendo Wi-Fi. Whatever games Capcom is considering won’t come out for some time though since Capcom plans on seeing how they perform on the Xbox 360/PS3 first.
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