Nintendo’s Blue Ocean bags another one: Take-Two Interactive

Take-Two InteractiveTake-Two Interactive made a pledge to the Wii last year, but now the wheels appear to be in motion for some console-specific titles.

Strauss Zelnick, chairman of embattled Take-Two, said in a conference call: “To be perfectly frank, I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to realize what’s going on with Wii and DS. I will tell you that very quickly we turned to both 2K and to Rockstar and said guys, we need a DS strategy and a Wii strategy and we are working on it. As we get into the next quarter and into budget season for 2008, everybody in this company is completely focused on it.”

First, there was Manhunt. Now, it appears that some original Wii and DS-specific IP is headed our way next year. The tide rises a little more…