The big Nintendo press conference at E3 introduced a large lineup of third-party developers and prominent properties like Assassin's Creed and Metal Gear Solid that plan on supporting the 3DS. Sega was on that list as well, and they may have a few more franchises to offer when all is said and done, including Aliens and House of the Dead.
"It was interesting to see games like 'Saint's Row' on the device," Sega West president Mike Hayes told GamesIndustry.biz. "If we could bring, let's say, a House of the Dead or an Aliens title, if the audience for 3DS is much broader it could give us much more scope in that market, and that's as exciting as well as Mario & Sonic and Monkey Ball games."
In the meantime, Sega seems to have a lot of faith in Nintendo's new portable platform, and Hayes piled praise onto the company's foresight.
"Whilst 3D TV is quite an amazing technology advancement, and many companies will get into that, Nintendo will now create this huge business with their own unique piece of technology that very few if any, will be able to copy," Hayes said. "That's Nintendo over and over again, it's fantastic. For us as a third-party it's a great leg up in terms of the portable business."
On a side note, as someone who grew up during the Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis wars, comments like this from Sega will never cease to remind me of how much things have changed in the last decade and a half.
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