Nintendo’s home console traditionally plays host to family-friendly software, but the Visceral Games exec believes that the survival-horror can attract a fanbase on the Wii.
"I'm confident - it is an experiment, but there's going to be 50 million Wiis out there by the time the game comes out, so if you only hit 2% of the installed base you've got a huge number," he told GamesIndustry.biz.
Schofield cited the success of other mature titles on the platform as proof that there is an audience for Dead Space among Wii owners. "There have been some [mature games] already, Resident Evil and House Of The Dead, that have done really well," he added.
"So we're pushing for that 80-plus-rated game, and that'll put you in the top 5% of all Wii games...because most do not have a great score."
Dead Space Extraction retails in Europe during Q4 2009.