One of the most surprising aspects of the Night Trap ReVamped Kickstarter was the team’s insistence that they won’t release a version of the game on the Wii U or 3DS. That’s because Tom Zito and the rest of the former Digital Pictures employees still hold a grudge against Howard Lincoln, who was then Nintendo of America’s senior vice president, for demonizing the game and attempting to get it banned when it was released in October 1992.
However, there has been enough comments on their Kickstarter page and on social media to change their minds.
“As I have said to every one of the perhaps 2,000 individuals I have hired over the past 29 years, the customer is always right,” Zito wrote. “If you want Night Trap on WiiU, we’ll endeavor to give it to you. And as some of you have pointed out, having a live map on the [Wii U GamePad] with an HD image on the TV is likely the best way to experience the game.”
The team has applied to become an official Wii U developer and publisher, but bringing the game to the Wii U won’t come cheap.
“Our developer has told us that porting the game to a two-screen experience is going to cost approximately $20,000 beyond what we’re already going to spend for the other four platforms we’re supporting,” Zito wrote. “When we get closer to the end of this campaign, if it looks as if we’re going to succeed, we’ll announce a $20,000 stretch goal, and offer $20 downloads via the Nintendo eShop.
“This might in fact be a nice way to end twenty years of animosity between two entities who once worked very well together, and we thank all of you for inspiring this soul searching. Never say never.”
Night Trap ReVamped has raised more than $30,000 of its $330,000 goal and has 24 days until the campaign ends.