Thursday, March 15, 2012

Silicon Knights is now a licensed Wii U developer

It seems that Silicon Knights has confirmed to be a licensed Wii U developer. The Canadian Studio has seen better days with layoffs and not much in the way of game development over the last few years. However recent comments seem to suggest that not only are Silicon Knights going to be releasing games (maybe just a game) on the Wii U in the future, but there is a strong possibility that it could be Eternal Darkness 2.

"I don't think it (Eternal Darkness II) is too much to ask. Certainly we love Eternal Darkness. It's a project that's near and dear to our hearts." - Silcon Knights' Denis Dyack 


Since Nintendo directly owns the Eternal Darkness name, it would be a safe bet that any sequels will only be released on Nintendo systems. So the question remains, since it is highly possible that this game will get released on the Wii U, how would Nintendo market it? The first game sold less than 400k and was considered a sales failure despite being an extremely high rated game. Nintendo could released an HD Gamecube download of the first game for a very small price to coincide with a pending release of Eternal Darkness 2 to get the word out and give gamers a chance to play the first game. A commercial or two wouldn't hurt either.... 


Gregory Weagle said...

Ummm; no, they aren't a licensed developer yet for Wii U. There's nothing in the article that indicates that they have announced their intentions to officially be one as the post headline claims.

They are a Wii licensed developer though since they developed X-Men Destiny a while back.

Metaldave said...

"wisppel" is one of the guys on the GAF in close contact with Wii U developers with dev kits. It seems he knows that SK is licensed for Wii U. What other system would they bring the sequel of Eternal Darkness to?