If content isn’t a sure sign of a video game console’s prowess, than it’s an unarguable fact that Nintendo is the console juggernaut in the gaming world, and it looks like Capcom is about to start taking advantage. Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun financial newspaper today states that the third party developing giant is taking the steps necessary to strengthening its bonds with Nintendo, hoping to reach out to the Wii’s 52 million customers.
For gamers in the United States, it looks like we’ll be seeing the fruits of that labor with a little game called Monster Hunter 3. Capcom and Nintendo will be working together for the overseas launch of the title, which has already been released in Japan last week, and nabbed more than 500,000 units in the first two days. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun went on to say that Nintendo plans on using their uncontested experience in selling Pokemon to promote the upcoming title.
As for Japan, the two will be collaberating on bringing out the Wii’s biggest upcoming titles, Sengoku Basara 3, which is a historical action-slasher. This is the third installment in the series which is known as “Devil Kings” here in the States, is wildly popular in Japan, and Capcom has frequently made remarks on how popular the title is with the female demographic. Sengoku Basara 3 was announced last week, but there isn’t any word on a specific platform as of yet. So while this may be the biggest title for the Wii (at least regionally), it may just be a title shelved on another competitor’s library.