Ultra-violent MadWorld is ‘at home’ on the Wii?

While there are those that have argued that blood-soaked brawler MadWorld spoils the family image of the Wii, developer Platinum Games believes that its upcoming title feels “at home” on Nintendo’s console. Well, different strokes for different folks, as they say.

Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba believes that his game fits on the Wii thanks to its pick up and play style. “We’re really interested in the Wii platform so we wanted to create a really cool and stylish game for that,” he explains. “As you can see [from our Leipzig presentation] it’s really easy to pick up and play so when we came up with the concept of Mad World the Wii felt like a good console for that. It feels like a game that is at home on Wii.”

MadWorld may fit the console, but will it feel so natural to the console’s users? The Wii could certainly do with more titles in the same vein as this unique looking brawler, I just don’t know how successful it will be with things like Wii Music and Reggie Loves That Throttle hogging all the limelight.

James Stephanie Sterling