Exclusive to WiiU WTF!!?!?
(I apologize for any typos and odd grammar; this post, like 99% of what I do on Dtoid, is written on my phone.)
Confirmed post-03/13 release date
Producer: Atsushi Inaba (head and founder of P*)
Director: Yosuke Hashimoto (Kamiya, the series creator, is supervising the project from beginning to end)
I initially thought this was a collaboration between Sega and Nintendo like most third party 'exclusives', but then Sega has been outed as not being involved beyond advisory capacity, leading me to believe that this is all Nintendo's project. The history behind this games leads me to believe that Sega had desired to make a sequel (they were working on it shortly after the first game's release), but halted the process due to their financial woes, with Nintendo picking up the pieces. Sega clearly licensed the IP to them, but did they fully sell exclusivityand ownership of the existing work? Could there be a Xbox3/PS4 release?
I'm glad P* is getting lots of high profile work, like a Metal Gear spinoff and now a Nintendo not-quite-launch title, and they're the second highest trending term on twitter... But I sure hope they flex their delayed-exclusive muscles to sell more copies on other consoles, too.
Total failure on Sega's part to not push forward on this, launching on WiiU to get the Nintendo fanfare associated with its insane hardware sales, reap the profits, and still expand to multiplat when the next gens release. I'm glad P* is getting lots of publicity joining with the behemoth Nintendo's big announcements, but totally disappointed in Sega for dropping the ball.