The Calling [Wii – Beta]

The Calling is a survival horror developed by Hudson Entertainment that was released for Wii in 2009. In the screens and the videos below, we can see how different were the HUDs, the cellphone and the first two locations of the game in the beta. Interestingly, the early builds depicted in these videos were probably created for internal testing and never meant to be shown to the public: they were leaked before the official presentation.




Knight Wars [Wii – Cancelled]

Knight Wars is a cancelled real time strategy / action game for the Wii, that was in development in 2006/2007 by Kuju London (nowadays known as Headstrong Games). Except for being planned as a medieval version of the Battalion Wars games, there is not much known about the project, only that it was cancelled in 2007 when Nintendo decided to shift their resources to mass market-accessible titles such as Wii Fit or even the cancelled Wii Crush. As we can read in an old Gamespot article:

Our spies at Kuju’s HQ also tell us that another game based around the WARS series is also in development for the Wii called Knight Wars. Based in middle-aged England, players control tens of thousands of troops including units such as horses, magicians and Knights! ‘Its like Battalion Wars but with some great sword-swinging Wii action and riding around doing tasks for King Arthur!’ we were told!’

As you can read on the wayback machine there were 2 also unnamed Juku projects, one published by Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., and the other by Vivendi Universal Games.

Thanks to Rukku for the contribution!



Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles [Wii – Beta]

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is a rail shooter developed and published by Capcom in fall of 2009.

In one of the gameplay trailers, Claire uses Leon’s Handgun in the chapter Game of Oblivion (Code Veronica).

E3 2009 Stage Demo:

At E3 2009, gamespot.com posted a video of a stage demo that was playable at the event. The stage demo presented at E3 shows different character and chapter selection screens.

Final note: the E3 demo’s pause menu had an option called “Equipment Screen”. It was changed to “status” in the final product.


In an interview – posted on videogamer.com – MK was asked about Darkside Chronicles (scrapped) online co-op:

VideoGamer.com: Will you be able to play co-op online?

MK: No, unfortunately not.

VideoGamer.com: Why?

MK: Time lag. Especially wi-fi connection is not that stable. The time lag issue is the main reason that’s stopping multiplayer online. Having said that we have introduced a wi-fi ranking system, so you can compete your score with other people around the world.

Source: http://www.videogamer.com/wii/resident_evil_the_darkside_chronicles/preview-1839.html

In another article, kotaku writes how the first person camera for Darkside chronicles was toned down due to some complaints of how the camera shook around too much.

Source: http://kotaku.com/5342088/resident-evil-the-darkside-chronicles-on-steadier-ground

Developers recently toned down the shake of the camera in documentary-styled shooter Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles to make the upcoming Wii title a bit easier to play, Capcom developers say.

“It was a bit of a trial and error, this shaky cam,” said Masachika Kawata during a meeting at this week’s Gamescom convention in Cologne. “It was probably a little too much, so it’s a little toned down now.”