Posted on June 22 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Square-Enix is one of those companies that it seems like everybody has an opinion on. Personally I loved them in their glory pre-merger days, but regardless of how I feel about them nowadays they’ve still developed and produced
a ton of key titles in more recent years.
Now we’re hearing some interesting whispers about possible Wii U support from the software giant. While nothing’s been confirmed yet, Square-Enix is investigating whether they’d like to give the Wii U a launch title – whether this would be an exclusive or a multi-platform release is unknown as of yet, of course. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kingdom Hearts III made it to Wii U, since releasing Disney to Nintendo’s traditional family audience seems like a no-brainer.
The company is reportedly also investigating possibilities for giving the upcoming Wii exclusive Dragon Quest X enhanced Wii U functionality. This would most likely focus on the new controller and not HD visuals, but could work well for bridging the gap between the Wii and Wii U with some unique software support.
UPDATE: It turns out the reports about a possible multi-platform compatible Dragon Quest X were erroneous, as the blog that originally supplied the information mistranslated the interview.
What I’m more curious about is whether this means similar cross-platform support might come to other titles. We probably won’t see anything on the first-party side of things – the only major first-party title in the near future is the Motion Plus controlled Skyward Sword and a Wii U port is already out of the question – but third-parties looking to keep sales strong with the launch of Wii U might be interested in looking into similar options. We’ll keep our feelers out for more information along these lines.