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Tantalus Media Is Bringing Mass Effect 3 To Wii U

It has been announced that Tantalus Media will be the development team that will be bringing Mass Effect 3 across to Wii U. Tantalus Media’s most notable game is The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon for Nintendo DS in 2008. Mass Effect 3 on Wii U will come pre-loaded with the existing DLC, and a new interactive comic by Darkhorse.

34 thoughts on “Tantalus Media Is Bringing Mass Effect 3 To Wii U”

  1. Can’t be too hard to port ME3, and EA are sure to have given Tantalus exact list of what extras they want in the game, so I trust them.

    But to be honest, most people who have wanted ME3 have played it on other consoles (or on PC) already, so I’m not expecting sales at all near its original release.

  2. guys, off topic questions but….

    will the 3ds xl use 3ds eshop cards? Or will it have new eshop cards.

    Im considering to buy a 3ds XL instead of wii u. Cause im tired of waiting, i have pokemon games to play, but ds lite broke :( i dont know what to do now. The XL looks hot, but then i’d have to wait like a year for the wii u :(

    1. doesnt sound like a win/win thing here. Its one or the other. Im crying for a handheld, and also, for a home console, because i got the wii in 2012 :(

  3. “Tantalus Media’s most notable game is The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon for Nintendo DS in 2008”

    A big pile of steaming crap then :P

    Jolly good…Goes to Show EA dont actually give a shit about WiiU so they brush this project away… first things taken out of FIFA wiiU and now this…

    Loving the support!

  4. Just like WB Games Montreal did with Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition, Tantalus Media have done an epic job in developing Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back for the Wii U. Not only they’ve done an epic job recreating BioWare’s original graphics including the full power of Unreal 3… but also the intuitive play controls using the Wii U Game Pad. Whether you play it in dual screen (both Game Pad and HDTV) or play it on your Game Pad while sitting on a toilet or in bed, you simply cannot do wrong playing Wii U’s Mass Effect 3.

    1. I think we are obligated to buy this game. If you’ve never played the series before, buy this game and all the other 3rd party games coming to the Wii U. You don’t have to buy it day one, but you should give them all a try eventually. We need to support the 3rd party’ efforts on the Wii U.

      1. That is the most stupid thing I have ever heard in my life and I am 113 years old.

        We are not obligated to buy the game or any 3rd party games.

        I will buy games that I WANT to play and Mass effect 3 ISN’T one of them.

        Furthermore by buying this you are telling the publisher that it’s OK to port games over rather than make a new games for the system.

        The last thing that the Wii U need is port of games from the 360 and PS3.

        What it needs is new original hardcore games.

        1. 113 years old? LOL! Ever considered that out of the 96 million and counting people who’ve bought the Wii, may have never played the first 2 Mass Effects? I haven’t.

          Let’s see. According to, the original ME sold 2.63 million copies. ME2 sold 2.89 million. Looks to me like there’s a huge amount of people who may have never played this game and may pick it up on Wii U. Same goes for Batman AC AE and Ninja Gaiden 3.

          Ninja Gaiden 3 has only sold 0.17 million copies. People may be holding out for the Wii U version since it was announced way back at the Wii U reveal last year. Also consider that the old school Nintendo gamers will be looking forward to playing the first Ninja Gaiden game on a Nintendo console in over 10 years.

  5. Don’t care for Mass Effect so EA could gotten a dog to port it over and I still wouldn’t given a flying fuck.

    Furthermore isn’t the game best played if you had played Mass effect 1 and 2 since the choices made carries over and affect the games story?

    So really Mass Effect is best played on the 360 or PC and not on the WiiU.

      1. Why would I be mad when I stated that I don’t care for Mass Effect.

        I just question how can one fully enjoy the game when it’s best played with Mass Effect 1 and 2 on the same system.

  6. Regardless of Tentalus Media’s track record or not, I think we are entitled to at least give the port a chance instead of brushing it off beforehand. Just because they don’t have a great track record doesn’t mean they won’t be able to pull this off. I’d rather give the benefit of the doubt.

    1. Thank you for telling them, Jon. We should give these ports a chance for once. Just because BioWare and Rocksteady Studios aren’t developing games on Nintendo’s new console at the moment doesn’t mean third party publishers are cancelling games on Wii U. WB Games Montreal (Batman: Arkham City: Armored Editionn), Tentalus Media (Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back), and Demiurge (Aliens: Colonial Marines) are perfect examples.

      1. With Wii it was a bit more understandable to be critical because the system’s specs were not on par with XBox 360 and PS3. But this time the situation is different. Developers no longer have an excuse to cut corners and/or cut something out from WiiU. And given that reaction to all three of these aforementioned titles has been fairly favorable (from what I understand), who am I to prejudge them based on the track record of some developer company or not? If I’m interested in these games, I’ll buy ’em. It’s as simple as that.

  7. So you KNOWWWW it’s good!
    But seriously, they had damn well do a good job porting it and use the controller well. I’m not paying another £40 for a game I already own with the FREE DLC preinstalled. Yes, that’s right. The DLC included in the package is FREE. But I forget, how silly, that the game contains a free comic! That’s certainly worth my hard earned pennies.

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