Nintendo & Sega were bitter adversaries back in the day, but now they are all buddy buddy right? Sega’s even made some exclusive Sonic games for various Nintendo platforms (sometimes those didn’t turn out so well, but hey it’s the thought that counts).
But when it comes to putting their classic games on the Wii U Virtual Console, that’s apparently where Sega’s support ends. Yosuke Okunari, a company producer who has worked on 3DS conversions of classics like Outrun and Space Harrier, was recently asked on twitter about Sega’s plan for bringing games to Nintendo’s latest console and Okunari very clearly and plainly responded that “there are no such plans.” He did suggest that fans contact Sega West and let them know of their wish to have Sega games on the Virtual Console. Who knows, maybe with enough fan demand, Sega will change their minds.
Of course, this doesn’t mean Wii U owners can’t play some old classic Sega Genesis games on their Wii U, there are actually plenty available through the Wii channel. It’s just rather inconvenient, especially since you have the option of playing Wii U Virtual Console games on the Gamepad.
Personally, I’d love to play some classics like Shining Force II on my Gamepad, so I hope Sega changes their mind and that they do it relatively soon. It does seem like they are just leaving money on the table by not doing this, so hopefully the situation will be rectified sooner rather than later.
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