A mistake by Capcom’s web monkeys yesterday resulted in a bout of Internet fever that had many believing that the firm’s Killer 7 was to be released on the Nintendo Wii.
The gamesheet relating to Killer 7 was tagged with a Nintendo Wii symbol, acting as a telltale sign for many that the cult GameCube hit would soon be making an appearance on Nintendo’s next-generation console. However, a post on Capcom’s official website has explained the situation, and confirmed that, in fact, Killer 7 will not be appearing on Wii in the near future:
“Sharp-eyed browsers of the website may have noticed that the Killer 7 gamesheet was showing a Wii symbol yesterday,” the post begins. “We are sorry to disappoint Killer 7 fans who thought this meant a Wii version might be on the horizon, but we can confirm that there are currently no plans for a Killer 7 version for the Wii platform.”
“The Wii symbol was due to testing on our test realm somehow making its way across to the actual site; the Killer 7 gamesheet is one of the ’sandbox’ ones we use to test new things such as, for instance, ensuring that the Wii symbol looks the right size next to the ones we use for PS2, GameCube etc before we put it live.”
The company spokesperson went on to explain how humbled Capcom were at the massive response that the symbol-based blip had caused all over the Internet.
“The interest this seems to have generated on the internet is quite gratifying, but we’re going to have to disappoint you this time. The innovative control system of the Wii would seem like a good match for the innovative gameplay of Killer 7 and we cannot completely rule out the idea of a Killer 7 Wii at some point in the future. However we can confirm that there are no plans at the present time to make such a game and there is certainly not one in the pipeline that we are not telling you about.
Sorry for the confusion.”
Not to worry, Capcom. We forgive you.
Oh, well! At least the blunder has given fans of the series some hope that it might one day appear on Wii.