Developer Gearbox has announced that their upcoming shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, is delayed until February, 2013. Gearbox and publisher SEGA also revealed that the Wii U version of the game would not be playable at E3. But we still expect to see the game in the form of trailers, perhaps Wii U specific trailers that showcase the new features of the game, how the controller is used, etc. Gearbox has previously praised the Wii U quite a lot: just a few days ago CEO Randy Pitchford said that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines would be the best looking one, due to Wii U’s superior hardware. Of course, the developer can’t indulge into the full Wii U specifics due to Nintendo’s NDA, which will most likely be lifted after this year’s E3, which starts in two weeks. While it’s disappointing that Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed to next year, an interesting bit caught our attention: while Gearbox said that the game was delayed, it only listed the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions as delayed. The Wii U version wasn’t mentioned in the delay, and Gearbox said that the date for the Wii U version would be revealed “at a later time”. This got us thinking: perhaps Aliens: Colonial marines would be released on the Wii U this year as a timed exclusive. Or perhaps the opposite would happen: the Wii U release date would be later than the other versions. What do you think? local_offer aliens colonial marines E3 Nintendo SEGA wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Splatoon 2 tournament coming to E3 2017 Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Earthlock backers will get Switch version if it ever happens THeeiRONGIANT I think it will be a launch game for the wii u. david6 Who cares about this, we already know wii u will have colonial marines. I wanted to talk about that new wii u card thing, that device that has a mii on it. Cause iwant one i want one i want one, LOVE IT!!!! Nintengoth Aww i wanted this game grr meh ill just wait hehe… oh DeadEmo that info is amazing cheers! 🙂 david6 We already knew about this, but what about the new wii u card thing, its a device for wii u? That nobody heard of yet. swic11 I dont personally see the point in it. I know that I wont walk around with one. Is it supposed to give me additional content? I just dont see the point. david6 Imagine something like thewiiu.com/ forum. But this lets you online party with a mii avatar, it opens door to downloading a game on the go, designing your page and profile posible customize mii, it makes what Ares was going to do obsolete. Cause never thougt online party as tangible device. Its geniuss alienfish A timed exclusive for Nintendo would definitely show a lot of people how serious they are about getting some hardcore folks back on a Nintendo console. I’ll make it a day one purchase no matter what if they do that simply to support this idea of Nintendo having timed exclusives.