Dead Space Wii

As reported on many gaming sites such as Destructoid and Kotaku, EA CEO John Riccitiello announced via a conference call that Dead Space, the sci-fi horror game for the 360, will be making its way to the Wii later this year. According to the man himself, EA was planning on “bringing a lot of core intellectual property to the Wii.”

I have a couple of thoughts on this. First, while I wish that EA was spending resources trying to develop new, exciting and mature IPs from the ground up for the Wii (The Conduit and Madworld…*swoon*), Dead Space seems like a good port idea. I imagine that the control scheme would mimic the RE4 Wii port, and from what I hear, that was a great improvement over the controls of the Cube version.

More thoughts after the jump!

But then we come to the issue of graphics. Most of the popular opinion online has been that because it will be for the Wii, its graphics will completely suck. Already, people are comparing Dead Space to the disappointment that people feel when looking at screenshots of Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

People are worried…I see why.

While I understand the concern (and I am concerned), what happened to a little optimism? All that has been announced for the moment is that it is on its way. No screenshots, no control changes…..just the fact that it is coming. There is no way that Dead Space Wii will match the graphics of the 360 for sure, but that doesnt mean they will be crap. Dead Space is a very contained game, full of dark corners and limited environments. I know for a fact that the potential of the Wii as far as graphics has not yet been realized, and who knows? Dead Space Wii just may be the game that not only shows that mature games on the Wii can sell, but can also be taken seriously as far as graphics.

Or the graphics could blow, the controls could suck and incorporate way too much waggle, and it could sell less units than the hula chair. But until we at least see some screenshots, lets have a little hope, shall we? After all, thats what we voted for! 😛


One Response to “Dead Space Wii”

  1. I think the thing about Wii’s Dead Rising that’s bad is the fact that there’s going to be a lot less zombies in the mall. I mean look at that screenshot. The graphics thing never really bothered me, but less zombies changes a lot of what made Dead Rising what it was.

    I still have not played

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