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Night Trap Revamped not on Nintendo, devs still bitter about 1994 snub [roundtable]
 
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Night Trap Revamped Kickstarter page

"Why won't there be Nintendo versions of the game?"

Ever hear the term "never burn bridges?" Well, Howard Lincoln, the former president of Nintendo US, made our lives miserable during the 1994 Senate Hearings on Video Game Violence. Not only did he quietly suggest to congressman, though the use of Nintendo-supplied and heavily edited footage, that they should demonize Night Trap rather than Nintendo's Mortal Combat, but he also declared publicly that Night Trap would never appear on a Nintendo system. And he was right: as much as Nintendo desperately needs publishers to support their third-place platform, we won't be one of them. There's just too much bad blood between us and them.


Well, there you have it. IMO, it sounds pretty bitter and childish, and it doesn't look like it's helping their campaign much. It does make me wonder, though, if other 3rd-parties still hold onto grudges from Nintendo's ruthless 80's/90's days. What do you guys think of this story?

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Posted: 08/12/14, 18:07:07
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@X-pert74

Yeah. Regardless if the exposure helped them or not Nintendo was passing them off as a scapegoat. They were not looking to help them in any way.


Still, I can't say this is a loss. I've never heard anything particularly good about this game.
Posted: 08/14/14, 03:23:48
Well of course not. I've never, ever implied Nintendo's intention was to boost Night Trap sales. That's stupid.

Just saying there are countless examples of controversy helping a product sell.
Posted: 08/14/14, 16:54:22  - Edited by 
 on: 08/14/14, 16:55:04
Teh kickstarter said:
We hope to announce tomorrow that wiiU owners may indeed be able to acquire copies of Night Trap ReVamped. Stay tuned, and thanks again for your support, comments and questions...
If this is what it sounds like it's sad in so many ways.
Posted: 08/15/14, 12:17:11
Isn't Howard Lincoln gone from Nintendo?
Posted: 08/15/14, 13:26:19
Mr. Schweikert: "Freddy, you idiot! You bashed Nintendo and now our Kickstarter is floundering!"
Freddy: "Man, Nintendo fans hold a grudge. That was, like, last week that I said that!"
Mr. Schweikert: "Well, better add Wii U support to our stretch goals. That'll bring their money back. And them."
Freddy: "Yeah. There's no other possible explanation for why legendary game Night Trap can't raise over a quarter of a million dollars on Kickstarter."
Posted: 08/15/14, 15:36:54  - Edited by 
 on: 08/15/14, 16:37:04
Third place system? So that would be Xbox One.
Posted: 08/15/14, 17:12:10
@Cubed777
I know. Hasn't even outsold the worst system ever made.
Posted: 08/15/14, 18:18:34  - Edited by 
 on: 08/15/14, 18:18:52
Posted: 07/23/15, 12:06:06
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