Aussie Developer Straight Right Working On Another Major Port For The Wii U

Aussie Developer Straight Right Working On Another Major Port For The Wii U

Straight Right, the Australian studio currently working on Mass Effect 3’s port to the Wii U, has revealed it is currently working on two other games — a major port for the Wii U and an original IP of its own making.

“One of them is original, our own IP, and another is based on another big franchise that will come out in 2013. It’s a big title and you will have heard of it,” said Tom Crago, CEO of Straight Right.

According to Tom, Straight Right — itself a sister studio for the more recognisable Tantalus — is investing its time and resources heavily in the Wii U.

“We’ve made a number of bets on the Wii U, so we’re certainly hoping that the platform comes strongly out of the gate,” he said.

We’ll be speaking to Tom this week about Straight Right and its involvement in Mass Effect 3, so stay tuned for more info before the end of the week.

Mass Effect 3 Wii U developer “very conscious of not wanting to mess up” [Eurogamer]


  • I don’t really have any interest in any of the ports coming to the Wii U since I’ve likely played most of the games already on 360, PS3 or PC but it’s cool that an Australian studio is getting all this work. Even better that they’re making their own game.

    • Yeah, same here. I’ve got no interest at all in the Wii U, but it’s good to see SOMETHING getting developed in Australia that isn’t for iPhone.

  • I’ve played Mass Effect 1 and 2 on PC but I reckon if I get a Wii U (still on the fence) I’d grab Mass Effect 3 on it, along with Assassin’s Creed 3 (I played AC2 on PC as well)

    • Ports of old games make me angry when they are released on new tech, mind u i collect consoles so i can always play most games on the original console.
      But IF and thats a massive IF, assasins creed 3 looks better than teh xbox 360 version i might consider buying a wiiU, cos right now ZombieU looks like crap, and onmly other news so far has been ports of old games… doesnt look like a strong start to me.

      • definate troll comment. zombiU looks incredible on the wiiU which is a far superior machine than the xbox. it hasnt even been launched and you dont believe its a good start?

        go troll in the mines of moria.

        • Not a troll comment, this is coming from a massive nintendo fan, i still own and buy all nintendo consoles at launch. but im thinking give this one amiss unless another launch title wow’s me.
          And ZombieU does look like crap, i imagine it will be another red steal, a game that looks “OK” at launch but ends up being a waste of $80.

          So get back in your box

        • ZombiU looks good because it’s the only game I’ve seen so far (barring NintendoLand) which actually makes the WiiU Gamepad make sense. I know there’ll be other games out there (likely developed by Nintendo) which will eclipse it at some point – but right now, ZombiU is the best argument anyone’s come up with yet as to why I should buy a WiiU for any other reason than the tantalizing idea of HD Zeldas, Marios, and Metroids.

    • I’m mulling over AC3 for Wii U. AC3 wont be a launch title, will it? So you would need to be waiting a while for it and I don’t know if I can wait.

  • Ya that is a major problem they are making. But don’t worry. Zombiu looks really good, and ya the graphics are only on par with current gen, but developers are saying within 3 months after Wii U’s release, the titles will have way better than current gen graphics. Launch titles never show the full graphic potential, they just show off all the new features.

  • Not to burst anyones bubble, but aren’t these the sort of projects that wiped out all the major developers (with the dollar making porting here unviable) here last time?

    And on top of that, the current figures for the xbox and PS3 don’t exactly fill me with confidence for the wiiU. I certainly wouldn’t be hedging my bets on a strong start – we’ve only seen one strong start in the dedicated console space in the last ten years, and whilst that was the wii (and before that the DS), I don’t think we can assume the wii will capture the same crowd.

    • I think it might grab the same crowd. As soon as they start publicising there will be a lot of excitement from the same Wii crowd. My friends younger sister just realised that there will be a Wii U coming out this year and every kid in her class is planning on getting one. Not the greatest survey, I know, but it is a pretty strong indication of what younger generations go for.
      We live in an ipad society – each year doing minor upgrades and selling them for $600 and each year they sell more and more. Wii did a good job of tapping into that market and a $300-400 pricetag for the next iteration of an electronic item that everybody has should be an easy sell.

      • I’m not saying the wiiU won’t be a success, I just wouldn’t be gambling on it. Even in your post, you suggest this device is attractive because its “like a iPad”. How far will that get it I wonder?

        • Hmmm drawing comparisons between WiiU controller and the iPad wasn’t really my intention. I am more trying to iterate the consumer society that we live in.
          iPad is a $600 product that doesn’t have any real specific use. Each year a new “upgraded” version is sold and it sells like hot cakes. Why? I don’t think it’s because it’s the best at what it does. It’s more than that. It’s been able to enter general society as the “go-to” product for your average consumer. The Wii has sold almost 100 million units and I would pose that a lot of that number are not your traditional gamers. If Wii is advertised well, it will be tapping back into that same market and has a good chance of outselling the original.

          • I also think that the only thing stopping Nintendo from releasing a new console every two years is how much game developers would struggle to keep up. If Nintendo could roll out their usual franchises on a strict 2 year schedule, I think we’ll start seeing a shorter and shorter life cycle for their consoles.

          • Ok, I get your point. I’m quite pessimistic of the 100million sales myself. I think many of those people have moved on to new devices. My experience has been that most people who have a wii see it as a terrible waste of money. I doubt they be going for it again. I also think they’re rather fickle. A lot of them would have been on the PS2 before, and the PS3 didn’t manage to recapture that market.

          • I think we’ll be getting a clearer picture of where Nintendo is going with this when they start releasing some real information and we start seeing what sort of reaction they get. I am of the opinion that the “pro” controller might actually be a bad decision for Nintendo and will be sending mixed messages to the people I think they are aiming this at.
            When I get home tonight I’m going to do some research and see if I can write something lengthier on my thoughts on this but I’m currently thinking that WiiU will sell better than Wii.

  • why so many people on fence on buying a wii u? Yeah launch titles never look that good compared too games released later on duh.

    • For me its about processing power. The machine is reportedly only slightly more powerful than an xbox. By the time the wii U starts getting some decent games, it will likely be totally superseded by the PS4 and the new xbox. Then we’ll have the same situation we have now, where the port to the wii is completely inferior. The PS4 and xbox will likely have beetr games, simply by being closer in terms of computational power.

      • But Nintendo games have always been the best thing about their consoles. I’m also a Wii-owner who hasn’t played his Wii since … well … forever, but when I did play it, it was because of first-party Nintendo games.
        Speaking purely personally – and I must stress that this opinion doesn’t apply to the greater gaming audience – I’ll be getting a WiiU because I know I won’t be able to have a similar experience anywhere else. Visuals literally don’t matter even remotely to me when it comes to Nintendo franchises – that’s what my PS4 will be for.

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