The Legendary Starfy Wii to be 3D, if it happens. Old Starfy Western releases likely if new title sells well
The Legendary Starfy Wii may be a possibility but isn’t likely according to developer TOSE.
When asked about the possibility of a Wii version, the developer TOSE said that if they were to bring the series to the Wii, they would most likely have to make it into a 3D game which would be a natural extension of the series but not something the developer is planning at this time; As they feel that such a change would make things too complicated for the generally kid-friendly series.
In case you haven’t heard of the game, The Legendary Starfy is the U.S. title of the fifth game in the Starfy series (entitled “Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daiiru Kaizokudan in Japan”). It is only now coming to the United States with the newest DS entry, which Nintendo and developer TOSE felt was better suited than previous games to make the Western transition.
The first game in the series was originally in development for black and white Game Boy but development was moved to the Game Boy Color and then eventually to the Game Boy Advance where it was finally completed and released in Japan in 2002 as Densetsu no Starfy, where it became a huge success for Nintendo. Naturally it was followed up by two more GBA titles before moving to the DS with its fourth entry in 2006.
Starfy is a cutesy, kid-friendly underwater side-scrolling platforming game where the ocean environments provide for movement in all directions, making it feel different than other platformers. The development team is confident now that the game can sell well in the U.S. with the strong momentum of the system and thus feels that now is the right time for the series to make its Western debut.
So what about releasing the previous games in the series in the U.S.? Which could be easily done with Nintendo’s downloadable DSiWare Shop. The developers say that it is a definite possibility, but it all depends on how well The Legendary Starfy sells.
The Legendary Starfy for DS is currently set for a release in the U.S. on June 7.