Rumor Control: Soul Calibur coming to the Wii? Maybe, but not now


It’s hard to ignore all of the tips (thanks everyone!) about IGN’s podcast where they mention a fighting game coming to the Wii that is “gonna be some kind of crazy ass adventure game”. Wide speculation is that it is “Soul Calibur Adventures”. While that is tantalizing there is a more realistic possibility. Ganbarion has been developing One Piece fighting games for the Gamecube and about a week ago One Piece: Unlimited Adventure came out on the Wii. Guess what genre it was? Ganbarion’s game fits the description of a Gamecube fighting game that turned into “some kind of crazy ass adventure game.” We also mentioned that Namco Bandai might be bringing One Piece: Unlimited Adventure to North America too and the note on IGN seems to suggest a US release. The only thing that shakes the argument is the game "sold pretty well". The One Piece games weren’t blockbusters, but they sold enough to encourage Namco Bandai to make plenty of sequels. I wonder what "pretty well" is defined as….

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