NES Remix Director Shoots Down 3DS Port Hopes, Desires SNES and GBA Remix
For those hoping the popular Wii U eShop titles NES Remix 1 & 2
would hit Nintendo’s more popular handheld are out of luck. IGN got in contact with the series’ director Koichi Hayashida and he believes the 3DS couldn't handle the remixed 8-bit games:
“One of the easiest ways to answer that is to say, 'I was working on [Super Mario] 3D World
, which was developed on Wii U. So I was already familiar with the system's architecture and developing for that platform lent itself to the early stages of the project. But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix
, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power. I think the Wii U offered that up for us pretty easily, and it just would have been more difficult to do it for the 3DS.”
IGN also asked Hayashida on including popular third-party games on the NES such as Mega Man or Castlevania.
“Well personally I'm a fan of those games, and I like them a lot. If there's a big enough outpouring of support for these titles, it's something I'd like to take a look at.”
Lastly, IGN hinted to Hayashida about opening the ‘Remix’ games to other Nintendo platforms such as the Super NES or Game Boy Advance.
“Well, personally, I have a large desire to explore that very idea,” he explained. “But it really harkens back to the answer I just gave. Does the marketplace want it or need it? If we get a big enough cry for that, with a lot of people saying, 'Hey, we'd love to see more of these perhaps for the SNES, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance,' then it would be something we can take a look at.”
Well before December, we’d thought we could live without NES Remix
, but it’s been very popular on the Wii U eShop in the short time it’s been available. Hopefully this becomes an ongoing series.
NES Remix 2
will be out this Thursday, April 24th, and will include parts of popular NES games like Super Mario Bros. 3
and Kirby’s Adventure
. It will also have “Super Luigi Bros
.,” which is the original Super Mario Bros
. but starring Luigi and having all the stages flipped horizontally.