"Told no" when they tried to get the NES classic on the Wii's downloadable retro library.
In a recent interview with 1UP, Capcom's Ben Judd said that they "couldn't get (Bionic Commando) approved for the Virtual Console." With the pending release of a remake of the game and an upcoming release of a new Bionic Commando game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Judd was disappointed that they couldn't work it out.
"We're huge fans of the game," Judd replied when asked about the topic. "When you think about it, it totally makes sense as a strategy to have the original game out there in some format that people can play and see what was so great about it. But we were told no."
Judd also declined to elaborate on exactly why the game proved objectionable. "I can't say why," Judd said, "I can just say that we tried to get it to work."