developer, Bungie Studios, recent parting of the ways with Microsoft
, some people had placed the number 2 next to itself, separated them with a plus sign and come up with the number 5. Here's how that worked: Bungie is based in Redmond + Nintendo is based in Redmond = Bungie WILL develop games for Nintendo.
However, Nintendo has recently said that it has no plans to work with them at the moment.
Speaking in a recent interview, Nintendo's U.S. vice president of marketing, Perrin Kaplan, said:
"We don't have any plans to reach out to them at this juncture. No, Nintendo's got it's hands full... I think it comes down to innovation and creativity. I think they [Bungie] would have to present what it is their idea would be... You know, we love all good innovative companies but we don't have any plans on the table right now with Bungie."
The partnership would have been a gamer's wet, nay, sopping dream come true. Indeed, unsubstantiated (and wildly preposterous) rumours have been doing the rounds for a while now of a Halo DS
Kaplan also gave the barest sliver of a hint that a hard drive - or at least some kind of alternative data storage option - might be on the way for the Wii. Asked where downloadable WiiWare games will be saved to, she paused and said, "Hmm, you just asked me a good question." The indication would seem to be, "We don't currently have a solution to that problem that we can talk about." She quickly backtracked, however, stating when pushed, "You?ll just have to have a lot of extra cards." Doesn't sound like a very good answer to SPOnG...Source: MTV Multiplayer