In an interview that will be published in the upcoming issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, MadWorld director, Shigenori Nishikawa expressed his interest in developing a sequel to the game. Nishikawa stated, “I think MadWorld was very well received and was acknowledged for its innovative graphical style and gameplay. We would definitely be interested in making a sequel in the future.”
It should be noted that Nishikawa’s desire to work on a Wii sequel — he goes on to call the console a “very well-balanced piece of hardware” — conflicts with recent statements made on behalf of MadWorld publisher SEGA, by one of the company’s studio directors, Constantine Hantzopoulos, during a podcast with the staff of 1UP.
Hantzopoulos all but ruled out the possibility of SEGA publishing more M-rated content on the Wii, following dismal sales of on-rails shooter Dead Space: Extraction, published by Electronic Arts last year, which he described as his “litmus test.”
Nevertheless, should SEGA have a change of heart, a more fleshed-out sequel to MadWorld would be most welcome. Personally, I’d like to have more things to do than just beating the crap out of people.