Earlier this month, a Japanese trademark
for World of Goo
was spotted, registered by Nintendo of Japan. This lead to conjecture that Nintendo would publish the indie WiiWare
hit in that territory. Nintendo's Tom Prata has kindly confirmed the speculation, telling us that "Nintendo will distribute World of Goo
for WiiWare in Japan starting in the second quarter of 2009."
The company certainly seems taken with the game, which is now pretty much the poster child for WiiWare. At the DICE summit
, 2D Boy
's Kyle Gabler even joined Prata onstage for a presentation
about Nintendo's interest in putting more indie games on WiiWare and DSiWare.