Two news stories have just landed on my desk, both concerning the Wii U and both are slightly worrying.
Develop are reporting that a number of Wii U games were axed from the Nintendo presentation as they did not look particularly good. Games consultancy group, Hit Detection, claims that developers ‘worked hard to deliver titles running on that hardware to demonstrate live at E3.’ The paper states:
However, due to titles not looking much better than what is currently available on Xbox 360 and the PS3, Nintendo decided late in the game to not show those titles and focus instead on tech demos.
THQ said Darksiders 2 was running on development hardware and could have been shown.
You may also recall ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ was featured in the Wii U presentation, so that means it’s confirmed for the console, right? Over to Gary Dunn, Sega Europe’s managing director of development,
We are in the processes of solidifying it but it’s certainly our intent to publish that game on Wii U.
So not quite confirmed then. Probable, but not definite.