Aug 1st, 2012

EA Sports will be bringing Madden 13 and FIFA 13 on the Wii U, and possibly more titles in the future. According to producer Matt Prior, the FIFA 13 Wii U version will include some “key graphical improvements” compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. Speaking to the Official Nintendo Magazine, Prior said that overall, the Wii U version is on par with other consoles, but added:

“We were even able to make some key graphical improvements. We focused on areas that would have the most impact on the game.”

FIFA 13 Wii UPrior also revealed how the FIFA 13 Wii U version will utilize the new GamePad tablet controller. Players will be able to do tackles using the touchscreen, to pass the ball, shoot, manage the player squad, and shoot free kicks and penalties with more accuracy. EA Sports has previously said that they’ll be using the GamePad controller in innovative ways that improves the gameplay. EA Sports will also be bringing Madden 13 to the Wii U, and there are rumors that the upcoming NBA Live 13 and NHL 13 will find their way to the console this year. Other confirmed sports games on the Wii U include NBA 2K13 Pro Evolution Soccer 13.

Via Official Nintendo Magazine

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  • gPadWatcher

    Look forward to the battle of the NBA games on Wii U– NBA Live 13 vs. NBA 2K13.

    • Amanda

      There’s something fishy about the chrats in the roughlydrafted article you link to. The first chart shows about 1.1 million XBox 360 retail sales in the U.S. in December 2006. But the second chart shows about 1 million XBox 360 (worldwide?) retail sales in Q4 2006. How are these numbers consistent? (And what is the source of the numbers in the second chart? Are they worldwide or U.S.?)So count me suspicious.

  • Albinopig

    I don’t give half a shit about sports games, but this is good news.

  • Wii Uoops!

    Aren’t we already aware pretty much EVERYTHING is better on Wii U because Nintendo is beast?

    • JC

      Amen bro!!!

    • Wilson81

      Fanboy much?

      • Wii Uoops!

        It was a joke.

        • Lord Carlisle

          Heh… my dislike was the one that turned Wilson81’s comment into a hidden one.

  • icanseeu

    But its all about gameplay not graphics…………

    • fedster

      considering that its the same game on all 3 consoles, any improvement is a good one

      • Meryem

        Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the measgse home a little bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  • Christian Séguin

    Do you mean NFL 13 or NHL 13?

  • Alienfish

    Yay! Better graphics! Boooooo! Sports game!

    • Alienfish

      Yay I’m a Dork

      • Alienfish

        Better than being a coward hiding under someone else’s name.

  • Gamer

    To my fellows in the Americas FIFA is a great franchise world over. Football planet wide is what Nintendo is to gaming. Football out guns all American sports combined in it’s popularity and influence world over. When was the last time the NFL or NBA shut down the whole nation? Football does that to countries planet wide. So FIFA 13 coming to the Wii U with better everything is greater news for Nintendo as a whole. Remember FIFA was born on the SNES. Take my word and millions of real gamers planet wide.

    • icanseeu

      It was born on the Genesis/Megadrive actually!

  • Shadriczo

    Cool post, even on my b-day.

    • BOSSMX

      Happy birthday, bro!

  • Herbs

    So it’s official Wii U obviously has more power than existing hardware displaying both better graphics on the television aswell as additional rendering on the Gamepad. Hopefully missleading writers and hater fanboys alike will stop talking shit about how its underpowered. The Wii U is a versatile innovation beast.

  • Planetmobius

    Oh yea,most certainly gettting this game.

  • Nintendofreak

    Who cars about fifa is all about lfl

  • Nintendofreak

    Cares not cars sorry…..

  • Christian Séguin

    “there are rumors that the upcoming NBA Live 13 and NFL 13”? NHL 13 you mean?

  • Case

    Make a MLB game for wii u

  • ShiningSilver

    Finally something that will get Xbox and PS3 gamers pissed.

  • Bravyoura

    what a strange comment “Prior said that overall, the Wii U version is ON PAR with other consoles, but added : We were even able to make some key graphical improvements. We focused on areas that would have the most impact on the game. So maybe the lighting and textures are better but the character models are worse what does he mean why cant any developers just say the wii u version looks best wierd.

  • matthew vogt

    Its going to be interesting when the ouya comes out, the price of the wii u, if the wii u will come with some new GOOD ip’s , how much the ps4 and xbox 720, what thier games are like hmmm the waiting game

  • Paul

    ouya is still in development and if you read there kickstar project page it may be canceled if they dont get enough people buying it

  • XDLugia

    This is nothing special. The Wii U is an 8th gen console, it would be terrible if it did not look better…

  • cris

    im excited for the wii u i really dont think the ps3 and shitbox 360 compare… only worry is that you are comparing them to 6 year old consoles. once the next gen consoles are announced then well c what the wii u really has compared to those

  • romeu27

    This is not true, the wii u fifa 13 is in terms of gaming between fifa 12 and fifa 13, for exemple the career mode is the fifa 12 career mode!

  • Raul

    i dont think you can but i think you make dv-r discs if you can find the game files. google like wii ttorenrs or wii game burning or go on youtube