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Joystiq is reporting that the Wii U eShop game, Cubemen 2, will feature online multiplayer as a few eShop games have already. What makes this particular game unique is that it will be the first game to allow Wii U owners to also play against people playing on PC, Mac, and Linux as well. This is an interesting breakthrough, especially for Nintendo, who is notorious for lacking online support a lot of the time. The game has no price yet on the Wii U’s eShop, but on Steam it’s already available for $7.99.

This isn’t the first game to feature cross-platform play as Monster Hunter 3 allowed for 3DS and Wii U owners to battle it out. But it is the first to allow for multiplayer gaming against non-Nintendo systems. Could this be the start of a new trend this generation? Would you like to see more eShop games with this feature? Or better yet, full games with cross-platform multiplayer? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. So both the PS4 (the most awesome and Powerful gaming console) and the Wii U ( the most epic and innovative console) can do Cross-Platform Play yet the Xbox One can’t?… Microsoft is the next Sega ;)

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    • PS4 players vs WiiU or co-op play in monster hunter 5, now that would be epic. Leave the Betamax, VCR cable box out of this. They xboxone owners will have to pay again just to multi-console game with us lol.

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    • Is there actually any cross-platform game coming to PS4 neither? If you have to pay for online gaming it’s propably more closed than it was on PS3.

      I’m very happy about cross-platform between Wii U and PC for this game because then there can actually be players online.

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  2. Yes, I think it would be an excellent idea if all game’s multi-player servers could be connected together. It would certainly make for some amusing situations; Nintendo fans vs Playstation vs Xbox vs PC….. charge! :D

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  3. It’s calling all major developers bluff who consistently disappoint where their minimalist or non-existent support for the Wii U.

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  4. This is awesome. Some big publisher like Activision should do this. Call of Duty’s multiplayer would be a fricking battle for SUPREMECY OF THE CONSOLES!!!! Wii U will win. but Microsoft don’t want so….. SONY VS NINTENDO AGAIN!!!!!!!!

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    THERE IS A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LACKING AND NOT PUTTING IT IN FOR THE DARN SAKE OF IT
    AND 3RD PARTY GAMES ARE ONLINE OR NOT ACCORDING TO THERE WISHES..NOT NINTENDOS

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  6. I’d like for this to be a continuing trend for the future. Think about it, it’d be pretty interesting if they did COD Ghosts like that

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    • Except PC side gets filled with cheaters in no time.
      Even though I enjoy wii mote more, mouse is still too overpowered for fps games.

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