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Reggie Hints There Could Be More Wii U Third-Party Exclusives To Come

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was asked by Forbes whether the company has any more third-party exclusives coming to Wii U in the near-future. Reggie replied “absolutely” and mentioned that they’ve announced a number already, including Bayonetta 2 and ZombiU. Here’s what he had to say on the matter.

Can you attract more of those big third party games to become Wii U exclusives?

Are there going to be Wii exclusive active gamer titles? Absolutely. We’ve announced a number already, with [Sega’s] Bayonetta 2 and [Ubisoft’s] Zombi U. I mean these are active gamer experiences that are exclusive to our platform.

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        1. Bungie quit which gave the rights of Halo to Microsoft who hired 343 industries and now 343 industries has the rights. SOOO If 343 reallllly wanted to they could make Halo on the Wii U lol. Microsoft would kill them but they could.

      1. Obviously you were joking (I know).

        Still, the next Kingdom Hearts release will be on PS3 ( ) and Square-Enix has had a decent relationship with Sony (and even Microsoft now) too much to let something as big as the Final Fantasy franchise go exclusive to Nintendo. Although there are and can be more Nintendo exclusive Final Fantasy games.

        Halo, lol, Microsoft would never let that go.

          1. Time and money. 1.5 will be released in 2013 in Japan. Maybe 2014 in North America. The we will have to wait for 2.5 before 3 comes. They’re trying to make money and space out the time we have to wait for KH III to come because they know it wont be out or developed for a long time. D:

          1. Aeolus likes to suck off monkey dicks, and the monkey is Icy Dead People, and they also seem to be a idiots

            How can you compare those 2 franchises? Because they are set in the future and are both in 1st person? I’ll give you some advice: Buy the Metroid Prime Trilogy box, play through the games, and tell me how comparable it is to Halo.

          1. I had no idea a piece of plastic doesn’t deserve a software meant for digital entertainment. I guess the Wii must’ve really gave you a hard time at the bar or at a restaurant or something.

          1. When I say stupid I’m talking about certain developers being skeptical about Wii U. I mean, are you serious? That’s called stupidity.

                    1. Yeah. I still fail to see your point in making that random statement. It was completely non applicable and irrelevant to anything I said. So, okay.

                    1. Still, that’s like me saying, “The only game most (not all) of the Nintendo fanbase want is New Super Mario Bros. U. They don’t appreciate other quality games.”

                      See where I’m coming from now?

                    2. Yer I see your point of view but the Nintendo fanbase is completely different. They want more than Mario and there seems to be an obsession about GTA V. That’s just my opinion.

        1. The fun part is that it would not be the first time that Rockstar North, formerly DMA Design, had entered into a partnership with Nintendo.

          1. Partnerships are not uncommon. That’s normal for businesses in the gaming industry.

            Still, making GTA V a Nintendo exclusive…. that equals nothing more than stupidity. lol

            It will not happen.

            1. ”We feel the need to limit our sales to one platform which over all is considered more casual than other consoles instead of putting it on every platform which is powerfull enough to run a version of gta v”

              quoted by rockstar north .

                1. I made that quote up as a joke :) obviously . Its 50/50 GTA v will appear on wiiu . After all the wii wasnt powerfull enough to have gta iv and the gamecubes discs werent big enough to Hold 3 , vice city , san andreas .

                  This Time Nintendo has a console which is not only capable of running gta v but running it with lots more detail than other consoles .

    1. Well there is another I believe that I can’t wait to get a copy of which is Dragon Quest X, yes I know it is on Wii as well, but here are some games I can think of that aren’t completely out of possibility range..

      any old school turn based RPG like..
      Breath of Fire
      Final Fantasy
      Chrono trigger/Cross
      Legend of Legaia

      Wishful thinking list..
      Banjo Kazooie
      Perfect Dark
      …and for the love of god

      1. Aeolus is still around, anyways. He called me a faggot recently, because I pointed out that he sounds like a fanboy. I’m kinda new here, so don’t know what the hell his problem is.

        1. He is a sony drone (in other words he makes playstation fans look crazy) he is trying to convert people to hate on nintendo and force them to be a playstation gamer. Like if you disagree with his mental knolege you, YOU are a nintendo fanboy in his eye no matter if you are an xbox fan or a pc gamer.
          he does not care if the source he gets if accurate or not, he just was to see nintendo get bash.

        2. Welcome to the forum. Don’t bother giving aeolus any attention, he’s not worth. There’s another one too called Siegfried von scrotum. Don’t give em any attention. All they ever do on this forum is be negative but they can’t answer why that they’re even on this forum.

        3. Aeolus likes to suck off monkey dicks, and the monkey is Icy Dead People, and they also seem to be a idiots

          He’s just a troll, you can’t really point out that he is a fanboy to a specific system, since he did give credit to the Wii U once I believe, all that’s known is that he spends most of his time on this site, spreading hatred.

        4. He is the troll of the century with ness(another troll from 3ds blog and news who came here because people ignored him there) sucking his cock while he sends the pee down his mouth.Siegfried Von scroeder is a weirdo who fakes german accents while sending pictures of anime characters he is a fat drink of water.He is the water that you know they got from the sink.Aeolus is the leader,really.

  1. Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, and Call of Duty: MW4 would be fun to see as Wii U exclusives. Just for the meltdown that’d occur for fanboys of Sony/Microsoft.

    1. Final Fantasy XV, oh gosh. Please don’t say that number when we still haven’t seen Versus XIII released yet! D;

      Kingdom Hearts 3 I can see being multiplatform since the games have been split on Sony and Nintendo systems, not exclusive to Wii U though (especially with KH HD coming out on the PS3 exclusively

      MW 4??? >.< NO MORE! lol I know it will likely come next year. Still, I wish it would just stop. Anyway, Activision knows their big bucks come from Sony and ESPECIALLY Microsoft gamers with the CoD franchise. Even though it would never happen, I would LOL if it went exclusive to Wii U.

  2. Rayman Legends , ZombiU , Nintendo land , pikmin 3 , NSMBU , Wii fit U , Game and Wario , Wonderfull 101 aka p-100 , Bayonetta 2 , monster hunter ultimate , Ninja gaiden 3 Razors edge , Scribble naughts unlimited , Lego city Undercover GTA , Please suggest any major launch windown exclusives I may of missed.

    Then you have versions of games like black ops2 which are basically exclusive versions because you can use 2 screens at once .

    The wiiu has a very very very powerfull launch window , capable of doing maximum damage .

    1. Aeolus likes to suck off monkey dicks, and the monkey is Icy Dead People, and they also seem to be a idiots

      Please, just stop making us look desperate for games, and just be happy that there will be more 3rd party exclusives.

      1. Shut the fuk up , lol . I was simply making a list of good exclusives
        for the wiiu . I am not desperate for anything nor does my list suggest
        that I am . My list simply suggest’s that the Nintendo wiiu has
        excellent third party support even in it’s launch window.

        How the fuck am I trying to make anyone look desperate ??

          1. I know ! but you think pc gamers are the sort of graphic whores who max out all their games . But I am wrong maybe normal people will want to play it on normal pc’s . I bet it sell a load more on wiiu and 3ds than on pc !

            1. No. Big misconception. Sure there are graphic whore elitists, but many PC gamers enjoy quality games regardless. That’s why many indie games do so well on PC.

              Yeah I’m sure it will sell more on Wii U and 3DS.

  3. Aeolus likes to suck off monkey dicks, and the monkey is Icy Dead People, and they also seem to be a idiots

    And the cat’s out of the bag. Now it’s just confirmed there’ll be more 3rd party exclusives, even if he just hinted at it (I can’t count out specific hints that have come true from the past, but there were some.).

    1. Third party exclusives were never uncommon for Nintendo though. Even the Wii had loads of them. The difference is the quality and will they be heavy hitters, new IPs, and even recognizable franchises?

      I’m sure we’ll see more good stuff as time goes on coming from the Wii U. The system hasn’t launched yet. People need to hold their horses.

      1. Aeolus likes to suck off monkey dicks, and the monkey is Icy Dead People, and they also seem to be a idiots

        I meant that people were skeptical if it’ll get more exclusives like Bayonetta 2, and the cat’s out of the bag because of that.

  4. Hopefully they are exclusives and kickass. Nintendo really needs to make up for the wii to regain their respect over the internet.

  5. I’m looking forward to that. Maybe the return of Final Fantasy to Nintendo. It doesn’t have to be exclusive. I hear the series isn’t as good as it used to be. I would also love for Kingdom Hearts 3 to come to Wii U. Think about it. KH has a better history on Nintendo’s platforms than Sony’s imo. Once again it doesn’t have to be an exclusive to Wii U. I just want it on Wii u so I can play it. Leave luck to heaven.

    1. Its debatable about kingdom hearts on sony or Nintendo . There has been amazing KH games on both sony and Nintendo .

      I would say sony has a slight edge with 2 Main games and one excellent side story BBS . DDD recently blew my mind for the 3ds though . Kingdom hearts has never looked or played so good .

      1. Yeah, the KH series is split fairly evenly between Nintendo and Sony although PlayStation, as you said, has the edge by having the two core games (KH and KH II) exclusive to the system. In addition they also have the Final Mix games and now Square-Enix is doing this for the PS3:

        I could see KH III (whenever they decide to do it) appear on both a Sony and Nintendo platform though.

        1. Agreed . I will be picking up KH HD collection for my ps3 .
          Square Enix probably want’s to look like a neutral supporter which they pretty much are although they sucked sony’s dick really really hard during the ps1 and 2 days .

          1. Yeah. I wish 358/2 Days was playable on the collection and not just HD videos. I guess that would have taken too much since it would have to be a remake and not remaster of the game. At least I still have my DS copy.

      2. I’ve played all but CoM, BBS and DDD. Loved em’ all. I don’t even know if Square Enix has started work on KH3 yet, but I do hope they consider Wii U for it.

        1. I doubt they have started work on it as the KH team is still currently working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Plus they just decided to make KH HD collections for the PS3. The thing is, the first HD collection only has KH, KH re: Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days. So expect another collection to release in a few years that contain KH II, BBS, re: Coded, and MAYBE Dream.Drop.Distance. After all that, we will probably see KH III come out in 2020 (NOOOOO! lol).

          Let’s hope they make it soon.

          1. They should make that HD collection available on the Wii U. I would buy that instantly. It would make sense because of all the KH games on Nintendo’s platforms, there’s an audience there.

    2. I second FF and KH on WiiU. Those two would be AWESOME on the system. I don’t care if FF’s reputation is less than it used to be; I’d STILL wanna see it on WiiU.

      Ditto with CASTLEVANIA and METAL GEAR SOLID, although those two can be multiplatform.

  6. Great to hear, but there is one thing bothering me a little about the so far confirmed third party games coming to Wii U….. anyone notice how a number of them are sequels? Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed 3, Bayonetta 2, Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3, and Ninja Gaiden 3 just to name a few. All of the previous games for these series were not available on Nintendo consoles, so are supposed to buy another console if we want to play the previous games? Also are these games going to even sell well on the Wii U? Some people who play these games would just continue the series on the console they already have (except for Bayonetta of coarse). Why couldn’t they release the previous games alongside them in some kind of bundle? And if they didn’t have time to apply GamePad controls to the previous games they could have made them only playable with the Pro Controller.

    1. These are mainly meant for Nintendo fans who haven’t played the games and are late adopters, or fans who have an Xbox 360/PS3 and have played these games, but held out on them just to get them on Wii U, since they’re getting one anyway, like me. I’m buying a Wii U mainly because of the Nintendo IPs, announced or otherwise, and third-party exclusives, also announced or otherwise, and I’ve held out on Mass Effect 3, Darksiders 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3 and will be holding out on FIFA 13 and ACIII just so I can have the better experience on Wii U. Didn’t wait for Arkham City because the wait was too long, and I’m a late adopter of the Mass Effect series.

    2. The production costs would be way too high to go back and port all those games for the new system. It’s unfortunate that Nintendo was left out this generation of a lot of great titles, but they’ll catch up.

      1. That really sucks. I don’t know anything about game development costs, but how much could it really have cost to go back to Batman: Arkham Asylum, touch up the graphics a bit, and make it playable with the Wii U Pro Controller?

    3. It would be pointless to have their previous games appear on a new console just so people can get on board with the sequels. If anything, they would make them available for download only, but there would also be complains since it’s download. ME 3 comes with an interactive comic book, and AC 3 will recap the previous moments of the series. I sure as hell don’t think people would be overjoyed to play AC 1 since it wasn’t good at all other than being new at the time. AC 2 would be better, but once you play AC3 with the new mechanics, you will have a hard time going back to the previous games.

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  8. Hi everyone, I just want to say to you guys first that Half-Life 3 will be released by Q2 2014 and will be released on PC and Wii U only. Its been a while in development and we have the guys who made the Black Mesa mod helping us so hopefully it will be worth the wait.

  9. I hope there is more Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Platinum Games, and Sega, and Namco and Tecmo exclusives in the works. I don’t Activision or EA would make exclusives but they almost have to, given the added functionality of the Gamepad.

  10. Make Starcraft Ghost for Wii U, that would work extremely well being a ghost with the U-Pad and the better graphics.
    Oh please Blizzard!

    1. From what I heard fro Gabe Newell actually loving the Wii U I wouldn’t be surprised if the Wii U is getting HL3. maybe it can be a PC and Wii U exclusive and like you said cross-platform gameplay/saves from the Wii U to the PC.

  11. I bet there will be an exclusive Sonic game for the Wii U as it seems that nearly every console has at least one exclusive Sonic game apart from the PS3.

  12. Nintendo has more exclusive intellectual property than anyone else except maybe Capcom or Sega. Nintendo should partner with Platinum Games to make Star Tropics action adventure game and Nintendo should partner with Megaman creator’s Inafune development studio to make a new Yoshi game (been a long time). Nintendo should also partner with Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami development team to make Eternal Darkness game as well as Geist.

  13. Meh, beyonnetta 2 is cool for exclusive but i probably wont get it. but i can’t believe noone has mentioned like, the BEST 3rd party exclusive on the wii- whose sequel will probably come to wii u. RED STEEL 3 PEOPLE! this time they can have dlc online gameplay AND great storyline! and more weapon variety! And what about ghost recon online? i know its on pc but console exclusive w/ the touchscreen map feature?

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  15. Hmm… how about these possibilities? Mirror’s Edge 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Kingdom Hearts III, FFXV, Dragon Quest XI, Metal Gear Solid 5, Monster Hunter 5, Red Steel 3, Conduit 3, Madworld 2, Vanquish 2, Resident Evil 7, Ninja Gaiden 4, DOA 6, and Castlevania.

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