-Pretend its not coming out.
-Wait for the few fans who care about it to raise hell for it.
-Suddenly now everyone wants it, Operation TattoBaldy starts.
-Nintendo says it listened to fans, makes it Amazon exclusive for retail.
-Fans are happy they made their voice be heard!
Every time they've shown the game the reactions have been pretty negative. I imagine Nintendo isn't very confident in the title anywhere, thus the Amazon exclusivity in Japan. Would be weird to not release it on the eShop, but maybe they found a willing publisher
I feel like Nintendo sometimes just straight up gives up on titles that get really bad reception and either don't market it if first party and just send it out, or here and not end up publishing the game.
Then they shouldn't have shown the game at E3 like they did and act for the longest time like it was coming out just to make the schedule seem bigger, then drop it right as it was getting close to the timeframe it was supposed to release in. I don't know, sure the game is probably going to be bad, but if Nintendo was originally going to publish this game like that in US, I feel this is a bit shitty to Itagaki. Then again what do I know, probably some other crazy shit went down behind the scenes.
Plus I wanted to play it, I wanted to experience the trainwreck in all it's glory!
Are you familiar with the company entity know as Nintendo of America?
Let me tell you, this branch was sitting in a stock pile of quality Japanese Wii games while leaving the console to dry. It would be nice if they thought themselves as somewhat clever and divised that strategy. But for what we have seen in the past they are not.
Keep your damn game in JP/EU. You'll only know sorry when you release that pile of crap here and it sells 100 units... to only NEOGAF posters! I can't wait to see that OT only go like two pages and be dead in a week lol.
HATERS GONNA HATE HATE HATE. I DO NOT ACCEPT OR TOLERATE DEVIL'S THIRD.
If he's saying that he will release it, then NoA sure as hell isn't. It sounds like he's probably trying to shop this to any third party publisher willing to listen.
But...given the game itself, Wii U's install base and demographic info, and Itagaki himself, I kind of wonder if anybody would really be willing to bite. I could see this game coming out if it were, like, two years ago and there was still some sense of boldness with Wii U, but outside of internal Nintendo games it feels like most everyone else treats the thing like it's poisonous.