hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

E3: Third parties hint at a large future Wii U line-up

1:00 PM on 06.07.2011 // Maurice Tan

A lot of third party big names showed their support for the new Nintendo console at the press conference this morning, including EA, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive, and Ken Levine to name a few. The franchises and games that were mentioned included:

  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Ghost Recon Online
  • Darksides II
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Tekken
  • Battlefield 3
  • Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows Part II?)
  • Army of Two
  • Dirt
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • LEGO City Stories
  • Madden and other EA Sports games

Read on for some more details on what was shown.

Ubisoft said that Assassin's Creed: Revelations will come to Wii U, with hints at support for the new controller with regard to the multiplayer. Ghost Recon Online will also make it to the new system, although only some footage was shown and no details on pricing.

THQ is bringing Darksiders II
and Metro: Last Light to the new platform, which looked particularly nice. Again, no telling what hardware it was running on so it's hard to tell whether the Wii U will support all of that game's PC features like DirectX 11 effects.

Warner Bros. Interactive will publish Batman: Arkham City on the Wii U, well after you have all finished it. Who knows, maybe the new controller will allow you to use vision mode on the screen without actually turning it on in-game on the TV?

EA will be bringing a ton of EA Sports games to the Wii U, and showed Battlefield 3, a Harry Potter game, a Sims game, an Army of Two game, and a Madden game that featured a screen showing a "draw" functionality to design your football tactics.

A new Tekken game will let you draw moustaches and design tattoos for your favorite fighters, thanks to the new touch screen. Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines was actually shown with gameplay footage, which looked great. Your guy has a motion sensor on it, xenomorphs will come up in your face and you'll have to win melee fights with them, and it had a very Aliens-like vibe to the aestethic.

Dirt, which looked like Dirt 3, will arrive in its full graphical glory to provide players with their racing fix. That will be a nice entry-level HD racer for those without a current generation HD console. Traveller's Tales will also be releasing a game called LEGO City Stories on both the Wii U and 3DS. Finally, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge was shown and it looked mighty fine. Lots of blood and fast paced action, mixed with the trademark movement and big bosses we know from the series.

It's not the worst line-up to have for your new console, at least from the third parties that have come to abandon the Wii. Whether or not the market can support the Wii U when many people already have an Xbox 360 and PS3 to play the same games, is something time will have to tell.

The Destructoid team on the E3 show floor will of course be trying to get you all the details about everything related to the Wii U, so stay tuned for more info as we get it!

Maurice Tan,
 Follow Blog + disclosure

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

Status updates from C-bloggers

RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
What is the Dtoid chat room?
TysonOfTime avatarTysonOfTime
Batthink avatarBatthink
This GrumpOut video was pretty funny to me (props to TheBadSpoon on the Dtoid chat room);
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
Sonic Lost World is coming to PC on November 2nd for $25! I may double dip, hopefully they'll make the final boss less rage-inducing. Ah well, I can always grind for extra lives lol.
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
Older. Grayer. Wiser. Dick still works. #Ballin
FlanxLycanth avatarFlanxLycanth
Wow I just want a mic for the PS4...why are they so expensive ;_;
ikiryou avatarikiryou
Went to play MGSV, got prompted to download the MGO data; it's not on the PS Store yet. Or maybe it's Kojima-san's way of telling me it's not the real MGO data, but is instead a janitor who once protected me from a puddle of pee and now wears my face.
CJ Andriessen avatarCJ Andriessen
Going grey >>>>>>>>>>> Going bald
Rudorlf avatarRudorlf
Recently watched the Cannon Films documentary, by the director of Not Quite Hollywood. Super entertaining, hilarious, and it almost made me want to watch some of the Cannon films. Almost.
CaimDark Reloaded avatarCaimDark Reloaded
PEOPLE! PEOPLE! PEOPLE! Tomorrow I'm meeting Shade of Light in RL!
able to think avatarable to think
Tip for those who have plasma TVs and are playing MGSV; go into settings and make the weapon icon only appears when you're aiming. I had to buy a new TV because the weapon icon got permanently burned into my plasma.
FlanxLycanth avatarFlanxLycanth
Any of you cute little butts gonna be at London Comic Con?
Jiraya avatarJiraya
You felt your sins crawling on your back... [youtube][/youtube]
Halflocke avatarHalflocke
what was the first game that used crowd motivated you to contribute ?
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
Mad Max, Critters and some The life and times of Tim to finish the night. T'was a good day.
techsupport avatartechsupport
I was excited to learn one of my favorite Philip K. Dick novels, The Man in the High Castle, would be receiving its own TV show. After watching the pilot, I'm cautiously optimistic. Looking forward to the rest in November.
Nekrosys avatarNekrosys
I'm going to be honest; this is my new favourite line in anything ever. GOTY 2015 and all that. Also cocks: [img][/img]
I thought Laura Kate's Destiny piece for Polygon was pretty neat.
Barry Kelly avatarBarry Kelly
Bungie have decided Kojima isn't the only one who can do 4th wall breaking shenanigans. Congratulations Destiny players, you're all now The Taken King.
I have (jokingly) wanted a remake/sequel to Geist. And then I went to YouTube to watch a longplay to see it in action again and thought, "nevermind!"
more quickposts



Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -