Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo Should've Bailed Out Eurocom (GoldenEye Wii)

 

Looks like Eurocom, developer of games like GoldenEye 007 on Wii/Reloaded on PS3/360, Sphinx, The World Is Not Enough (N64), 007: Nightfire (PS2/XBox/GC) is closing their doors in part because it seems like were forced to develop 007 Legends at gunpoint for this fall to coincide with the new Bond movie's release. 

Unfortunate. GoldenEye was probably the best third party Wii game IMO and the engine was successfully up-ported to next-gen. 

I wish Nintendo had moved in here and made a deal with Activision. They take on the studio, but pare it down to the 100 (from 200) best people, and in turn Activision effectively "lends" Nintendo the Bond/007 license. They make a Bond game exclusive for the Wii U to be delievered in 2014, overseen by Nintendo. 



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i agree they need a definitive 1st person shooter on the the wiiu. i loved goldeneye wii. with a little guidance it would have been a good deal

I suppose having one good shooter studio could help Nintendo. Particularly one that already has a good track record on Nintendo consoles.

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I would actually agree with this kind of acquisition; they could fill a void Nintendo has had empty since Rare left.

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SaviorX said:
I would actually agree with this kind of acquisition; they could fill a void Nintendo has had empty since Rare left.


that's a void that no one will fill.



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Salnax said:
I suppose having one good shooter studio could help Nintendo. Particularly one that already has a good track record on Nintendo consoles.


The other plus is the Reloaded engine was already brought up to spec for PS3/360, so it could probably be easily enhanced/ported to the Wii U, no need to start from scratch with an engine. 

Maybe make a game with an original plot using the Daniel Craig-era Bond, I certainly would be down. 

Honestly I think maybe Nintendo should approach EON (the Bond people) and see if there's a deal to be made for the 007 license in general. It was always a good fit and still is for Nintendo. Activision's 007 deal is up in 2014 and it's obvious they're just riding it out at this point and will probably be ditching the license. 

If EON is OK with the license being Nintendo exclusive I would take a run at it if I were Nintendo. It's not like the multiplatform Bond games ever sell all that great, they've all flopped the last few years (Casino Royal, 007 Legends, that Bond racing game, etc. etc.). 

Nintendo seems fine with signing deals/alliances for Japanese content like Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest ... what about us Westerners? Throw us a bone Nintendo, give us an IP that has some relatibility and catchet. 



ganoncrotch said:
SaviorX said:
I would actually agree with this kind of acquisition; they could fill a void Nintendo has had empty since Rare left.


that's a void that no one will fill.


Although Retro has helped ease the pain.



I made a bet with JoeTheBro on February 19, 2014. I say the 3DS will outsell the PS4 at least one month in 2014, he says the 3DS won't. Whoever is right gets to control the other person's sig for a month.

Check out Ohga Shrugs!

Love and tolerate.

Bond games are not particularly big sellers, and Goldeneye despite being 'the best 3rd party game on Wii' did not sell impressively. It was probably profitable but that's about it. Not worth Nintendo's investment. Besides I've never seen Nintendo do licensed properties (not saying it hasn't happened, just it's not their thing).

If Nintendo wants a FPS studio there are much better ones to go after.

Like HVS.....

(kidding)

 

Gamerace said:
Bond games are not particularly big sellers, and Goldeneye despite being 'the best 3rd party game on Wii' did not sell impressively. It was probably profitable but that's about it. Not worth Nintendo's investment. Besides I've never seen Nintendo do licensed properties (not saying it hasn't happened, just it's not their thing).

If Nintendo wants a FPS studio there are much better ones to go after.

Like HVS.....

(kidding)


That's true in some respects, but I think the brand has been damaged a lot over the years due to poor games. 

If Nintendo could regain it and start pumping out quality Bond games, I think it'd be win-win for Nintendo and EON. 

You're not going to be able to create a better character property than 007 IMO if you're Nintendo. He's 50+ years old with appeal across the board, is the definition of cool, and the movies are on an upswing in terms of popularity even from the Brosnan era. 

Plus GoldenEye came out very late in the Wii lifecycle by which time, most core players had abandoned the platform. If it had come out in 2007 or 2008, I think it would've sold double, maybe more. Developers/publishers were too slow to react to the Wii's initial success and missed the boat. Christmas 2008 in particular when the Wii was red hot and there was only Animal Crossing and Wii Music (lol), a game like GoldenEye could've cleaned up.



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Salnax said:
ganoncrotch said:
SaviorX said:
I would actually agree with this kind of acquisition; they could fill a void Nintendo has had empty since Rare left.


that's a void that no one will fill.


Although Retro has helped ease the pain.


aye retro studios are really amazing but when microsoft took rare from nintendo they destroyed Rare and Done some pretty bad damage to the big N forever. the Rare name is on Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports :s



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