Although it’s possible for Dead Island: Riptide to run on Wii U, the action role-playing game is skipping Nintendo’s latest console. Earlier today, the publisher of the upcoming game, Deep Silver, was asked, via Twitter, to give a reason for as to why it’s not coming to Wii U. The publisher said it looked at whether it would be worth releasing Dead Island Riptide on Wii U but ultimately decided against it. Dead Island: Riptide launches in April on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
What exactly is the reason behind not putting RipTide on the Wii U? Is Nintendo forcing you to incorporate touch controls?
Deep Silver: We looked at whether it would be worth releasing it on Wii U, but decided against it.