The lights are on
It was conspicuous that EA Sports wasn't talking about a Wii U version of the latest Madden game, and now it's official that the game won't appear on the Nintendo console.
Nintendo World Report has a statement from a company representative that reads: "We
will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a
strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities
for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future."
The series put out a title for both the Wii and Wii U last year, but there were reports that the Wii U version didn't fare well.
Although Madden is one of the biggest sports series EA has (behind only FIFA worldwide), this latest move isn't that surprising given that so far, the latest iterations of the Tiger Woods, NHL, and NCAA series are also not appearing on the Wii U.
[Source: Nintendo World Report via Kotaku]
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Well darn. It woulda looked alright too.
Not that surprising, but I don't think it would have been a big seller on the WiiU anyway. Although Nintendo does need to do some serious damage control on the WiiU in general.
I Still think calling it "Madden 25" is a stupid idea.
What the hell happened to Sam Shields' ankles?
1st off Nintendo is the best game makers. The Wii U is 1 million miles above the competition. Sony and Microsoft look up to Nintendo.
This makes EA look stupid. They can't handle the WiiU OS.
Nintendo has been around since 1889(suck it sony)making card games. They know the gamble the odds and how to score. Nintendo has the science to making immersible FUN(hello Mico-games-are-soft)games.
Bottom line EA is hopelessly stuck in the controller and has no desire to expand.
i knew this thing was going to sink, but the nintendo fanboys just keeping hope alive arnt they. so when will the wii u get some love? was folks advised "hey before you purchase this new console KNOW THIS! very dire lacking of games coming out on time for it".. oh no they were sold on this and that and a whole bunch of PR claiming the wii u will be awesome. save your pennies folks and i sure hope gamestop gives folks extra credit when they start turning this thing back in asap. bayonetta 2 is NOT going to save this sinking ship. yep my spell's a working alright.