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MadWorld Director Interested In Sequel

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.