Wii U’s version of Mass Effect 3 is being developed by Australian studio Straight Right – not BioWare. Straight Right head Tom Crago has revealed that he and his team are working on two other titles for Nintendo’s forthcoming console. One of them is an original game, while the other is based on a “big franchise” that will be released in 2013. Mass Effect 3 is scheduled to launch alongside Wii U this holiday.
“It’s going to be a launch title, but of course we don’t know quite yet when the hardware will launch. We intend to be there that same day.”
“This is the biggest title we’ve worked on in a long time. There’s a significant technical challenge bringing the game from its original format to the Wii U. It’s a new, different and sophisticated piece of hardware, so there’s a good deal of technical energy that’s been expended making that happen.”
“We’ve made a number of bets on the Wii U, so we’re certainly hoping that the platform comes strongly out of the gate. We’ve got two other titles in development.”
“One of them is original, our own IP, and another is based on another big franchise that will come out in 2013. It’s a big title and you will have heard of it.”