Techland international brand manager Blazej Krakowiak has told Digital Spy that the Chrome Engine, which the game is based on, can run on the Wii U without any problems. Dead Island: Riptide Creative Producer Alexander Toplansky previously told news publications that the game engine would have to be rewritten if they decided to bring the game to Wii U. As it stands both the publisher and developer say that Dead Island: Riptide won’t be coming to Wii U.
“Chrome Engine runs on Wii U without any problems. We tested and confirmed that long time ago, back in 2012.”
“While it’s true that Nintendo’s latest console would be a new platform for us, there were simply no plans to develop a Wii U version, but that decision has nothing to do with a need to rewrite our engine.”