Rebellion Developments’ Sniper Elite V2 is coming this year to Nintendo’s Wii U console, according to a couple retailers. GameStop and Amazon listed a Wii U version of the tactical shooter on their websites, and based on both retailers’ listings, the game will launch this May for Wii U. Sniper Elite V2 was released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in May 2012.
Although Mass Effect Trilogy hasn’t been announced for Wii U, the collection has a possibility of releasing on Nintendo’s new console. So far, BioWare didn’t confirm whether the game will eventually come to Wii U; however, the developer says, “Never Say Never,” on the matter.
Mass Effect Trilogy includes all titles in the Mass Effect series to date, costs $59.99 and is available for purchase on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
For comparison’s sake, Wii U owners can purchase one title in the series – Mass Effect 3: Special Edition – for $59.99.
GS: What is BioWare’s plan regarding the Wii U? Mass Effect 3 was released onto it but fans were surprised to learn DLC, like Omega or Leviathan, wouldn’t be available for it. Are there plans for the first two games to be released onto Wii U as well as DLC?
BioWare: We have a terrific company in Australia [Straight Right] who did a good job putting Mass Effect 3 on Wii U. Again, I can’t really comment on rumored speculation about the game or the franchise. Wii U is a console we feel is really cool and that more Mass Effect would look great on it, so we do have plans for Wii U but nothing to announce at this moment.
GS: You guys said a similar thing when asked about a Mass Effect Trilogy for PS3 before you announced it.
BioWare: Yes we did, and look what happened. As we like to tell people on Twitter, “Never Say Never.” The same can be said about the Mass Effect Trilogy for Wii U. Never Say Never.
The Cave launches in January 2013 on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. The game features a total of seven playable characters, each of whom has his or her own story and behaves differently, including The Monk, The Scientist, The Hillbilly and The Twins.
Despite the fact that Grand Theft Auto V is currently only in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser says that other formats are up for consideration. Houser wouldn’t say any more on the subject, but it does suggest that they are at least considering the possibility of bringing the next instalment of the highly acclaimed series to Wii U and PC.
“Everything else is up for consideration. That’s all I can give you.”
“The main thing is we are not… we are a third-party publisher. We’re not Nintendo, we’re not Sony, we’re not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there’s the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market. If that’s on Apple we put something on Apple. Wherever it might be.”
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II‘s release date is November 13th for existing platforms, including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and November 18th for Wii U. However, consumers are already receiving their pre-ordered copies of Wii U’s version of the game from online retailer Amazon, although the new console launches in a week.
In Scribblenauts Unlimited, players can customize objects and characters to their hearts’ content. To showcase the power of imagination, which drives the upcoming game, 5th Cell developers created characters that resemble icons from Scooby-Doo, including Velma, Daphne, Fred, Shaggy and the Great Dane dog himself.
You can also accessorize characters to make them look like your favorite superhero or villain, like Batman and the Joker, for example. Scribblenauts Unlimited releases this month for PC, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. In Wii U’s version, which launches alongside the new console on November 18th, you can interact with renowned Nintendo characters.
BioWare has confirmed that Mass Effect 3: Special Edition launches alongside Nintendo’s upcoming console on November 18th in North America and November 30th in Europe. BioWare’s Melanie Faulknor says the game is not simply a port of the original version, Mass Effect 3, which released eight months ago for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Wii U’s version of the game is developed by Straight Right and includes bonus content and new features that utilize the Wii U GamePad.
Let’s hope that BioWare will eventually bring Mass Effect Trilogy to Wii U, too.
“The Mass Effect 3 Special Edition for Wii U is my first project as an External Producer, which means I work with both our internal teams and our external partner, in this case Straight Right from Australia. As this was the first time a Mass Effect game would be on a Nintendo console, we wanted to make sure we had a partner that really had a lot of experience working with Nintendo – and that’s what Straight Right delivered.”
“This was important because this was more than just a standard port project. We’ve added additional content and new features to fully utilize the Wii U GamePad. Our team in Edmonton and the team at Straight Right was working together constantly to create a feature set we think would enhance Mass Effect 3 and we’re proud of the results! You can control your squadmates, utilize both Shepard and your squad’s abilities and even play Mass Effect 3 all from the GamePad – something that comes in super handy if someone else in the house wants to watch or use the TV.”
5th Cell Creative Director Jeremiah Slackza claims that the forthcoming Scribblenauts Unlimited is the ultimate version of Scribblenauts. Slackza says he’s “very happy” the game’s a Wii U launch title. Scribblenauts Unlimited is the first game in the franchise to feature multiplayer and releases for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC; but only the Wii U version includes Nintendo characters.
“Scribblenauts is a game where you solve puzzles by creating anything you can think of simply by writing it and it will come to life in the game. You help the main character, Maxwell, collect Starites by successfully completing puzzles.”
“Game development timeframes means there’s always something left on the cutting room floor. Scribblenauts Unlimited is definitely the best version of Scribblenauts we’ve ever produced, but there are always new paths to explore.”
For some reason, celebrities are playable in NBA 2K13 – a basketball video game. Some of the celebrities in the game include Justin Bieber, Bow Wow, Sean Kingston, Mac Miller and Jersey Shore’s Pauly D and Vinny. NBA 2K13 is out now for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PC and Wii. Wii U’s version launches sometime during November 18th and March 31st 2013.
Developer BioWare today announced Mass Effect Trilogy, a collection of all three Mass Effect games in one package. The compilation can be purchased for $59.99 when it launches November 6th for Xbox 360 and PC; PlayStation 3′s version will be available at a later date.