Capcom is ready to offer them but is waiting for Nintendo to get its act together.
Talking in a Q&A with game industry news site Gamasutra, Capcom's Senior Director of Strategic Planning & Research Christian Svensson let loose a little bit of his company's plans for the future. The discussion touched on downloadable games for all platforms, including what it will take to get it to happen on Wii.
Svensson first explains that Wii downloadable games have "some file size limitations that don't dovetail well with what we've currently got on PS3 and Xbox 360." This would seem to indicate that Wii Ware games need to be much smaller than those on other services, which would make sense considering the Wii's relatively small on-board storage space. That doesn't mean Capcom is shying away from the Wii, however. It wants to bring games like Street Fighter and Puzzle Fighter to the system and it believes the Wii has "a great audience for [that] type of content."
So what is it waiting for? Nintendo to finalize the progress. Here's a question and answer that shouldn't surprise anyone waiting to see Nintendo ramp up the online functionality in Wii:
Gamasutra: But downloadable original content is possible? It's been hinted that it's possible, but it's still not coming yet.
Svensson: It's possible. I think you'll have to talk more to Nintendo about that. It's not a technical limitation thing, though. We're certainly going to be able to deliver. It's really more of them getting their process in place for approvals and their pipeline in place.