And we’re not talking about Nintendo’s 2009 first party line up! Zing!
EA announced today that they will be bringing last year’s breakout hit Dead Space, to Nintendo’s little white cash machine.
John Riccitiello stated, “We’re bringing core intellectual properties and franchises in categories we think have legs on the Wii platform. A good example of this is Dead Space. We’re bringing a Wii title to the market this year and it is absolutely going to be the quality and fear factor that you got on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC SKUs this past year.”
One way EA may be able to make Dead Space as good as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions is to use the Wii MotionPlus add-on to increase the motion control sensitivity.
Riccitiello says, “taking great advantage of [Nintendo’s] new hardware addition with Motion Sensor [sic] and what that’s going to give us is the kind of gameplay we think is going to rival Nintendo on their own platform.”
Given the Wii’s lack of graphical horsepower, will a more stylized version of Dead Space have the same visceral punch as the original versions? We’ll have to wait and see.