Jun 15th, 2012

Wii U gamesBy now we know that there are a lot of Wii U games in development at third party publishers that weren’t unveiled at E3. There are a variety of reasons why more Wii U games weren’t showcased, mainly because E3 is so huge and it’s easy to get lost in all the game announcements. Another reason is that some publications have secured exclusive rights to unveil a game. For example, Nintendo Gamer unveiled that Black Ops 2 is coming to the Wii U, and EA has said they’ll reveal at least two new EA Wii U titles later this Summer.

Nintendo UK’s David Yarnton knows all about this, and recently said, “A lot of third-party companies are developing for Wii U and a lot of it has not been announced”. He added that Nintendo can’t comment on speculation regarding third party Wii U games. Two weeks ago at E3, over 23 Wii U games were showcased, including big third party support from Ubisoft with ZombiU and Rayman Legends, and from Warner Bros with Batman Arkhman City and LEGO City Undercover.

In the interview, Yarnton also touches up on the Wii U’s online capabilities, saying that more features will be revealed in the future, and that the company still hasn’t set a Wii U price.

What third party title and/or franchise would you love to see on the Wii U? Let us know in the comments section!

  • DerikGotro64

    I’d really like to see Metal Gear and Castlevania make returns. Dead Space 3, but looks unlikely. Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell 6 for sure!


    helll yeaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • matthew

    My favorite games are final fantasy type games and kingdom hearts so square enix devoloping many different important titles on the wii u would make me want it. Not just little side games but main titles in the games!

    • Chupa-chup

      Me too. If the Wii U can play those games, then I don’t need a ps4

  • xFenixKnightx

    I want

    Dead Space 3 for obvious reasons. The WiiU pad will be excellent with it.
    Medal of Honor Warfighter
    New Tomb Raider
    Black Ops 2
    Bioshock Infinite

    • icanseeu

      Why not just buy a PS3 or Xbox 360?

      • AwayToHit

        lol you’re not on the right website to ask that xD

      • Your mom

        Get out of my face. Wii u is way better than that junk in about a trillion ways. That I am not going to list (because there are about a trillion LOL).

      • xFenixKnightx

        Why not just buy a PS360? Well, I already have them. And I plan on buying the WiiU because I’m a Mario freak. Also I’ve decided that the WiiU will be my go to system for all 3rd party games because of the controller. 🙂 PS360 will only be used for exclusives like Halo4, The Last of Us etc.

      • Richnj

        I agree with icanseeu in a way.

        I would much rather see more Wii U exclusives than ports. Though I do see the advantage for Nintendo and Wii U only owners for these games to get ported. I just fear that these ports will use the Wiipad very poorly, like the bad waggle controls early Wii games had.

        Give me a Wii U exclusive Bioshock, GTA, RE and others that are built from the ground up using both the Wii U hardware and Wiipad to it’s fullest. It has a lot more potential than just crammed in maps and minigames.

        Case in point, I’m more excited for Lego City Undercover than GTA 5.

        • Richnj

          and more excited for Zombi U over RE6

      • deSSy2724

        because all new games for PS3/xbox360 runs at 30 FPS (games with good graphics) and because PS3/xbox360 dont support full 720p etc, and where is dx10/11/opengl and1080p???? (having a 1080p TV means nothing)…. the era of PS3/xbox360 pretty much comes to its end, Batman Arkham City looks better on Wii U compared to PS3/xbox360, well…. Batman can be compared more to PC version Arkham city (google it) + “clasic” games like games on Wii etc.. backward compatiblity with Wii. Thats why….

        I have PS3, but only for exclusives, same for Wii…. multiplatform games = PC.

    • Alienfish

      Stop it, you’re making me all hot and sweaty…

    • Mike

      I just want to give my 2 cents about your list, if I can.
      Dead Space 3 was revealed that it has no Wii U version developed, and the game seems to be just Gears of War now. It’s a horror game, WTF is there co-op in it?!
      The last Medal of Honor was a CoD clone, sadly. And this one didn’t seem to be much different.
      New Tomb Raider would be frickin’ awesome.
      Black Ops 2? No, no, no, no, not that rotten zombie of a franchise, it has to stop, dammit. Having vehicles in the game, doesn’t mean it’s good now, in fact, the vehicles may break the whole game. But sadly, the game has been revealed to be for the Wii U.
      RE6? Meh. It also looks to be a 3rd person shooter. Let’s hope they just showed the action scenes in the trailer, and there are scary scenes. Or else I’ll just stick with ZombiU for my horror needs.
      FUCK YEAH!
      FUCK YEAH!

  • Alienfish

    My wallet’s already going to get pwned this holiday…

    • DerikGotro64

      Not just yours, not just mines, but everybodys wallets will get pwned this holiday. “Black friday”? More like “Black season!” LoL

      • Your mom

        Thanksgiving day: I wonder what’s for dinner. I guess I’ll go play my wii u. Lol

    • TheMaddMan

      My wallet too…

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  • James

    I would love to see the type of games that you wouldn’t expect to see on Nintendo usually…

    Like Final Fantasy series, Shooter ranging from COD BF3 and Gears. I’d love to see pretty much all of the more mature/grown up games on the Wii U. As an advocate for the “Kiddie” games, it makes me happy to know that I can play the same games I love on my Xbox 360, on the same system I play Super Smash Bros. or Super Mario on.

    • Death

      I doubt square enix will divert their attention away from sony on the final fantasy. If they do bring it over, I will legitimately be shocked.

      As for me, I’m looking forward to what EA and retro have in store (ESPECIALLY retro; and you all know why, of course.)

      All I know for sure is that I’m getting darksiders 2 at launch for sure.

      And you all should too.

    • Mike

      Didn’t expect from Nintendo? FF was mainly on Nintendo consoles, h, sorry, I meant the good FF games were on Nintendo consoles. Shooters? GoldenEye was revolutionary! CoD has always been on every electronic device. Grown up games? You mean games in which there’s blood everywhere? Yeah, pretty grown-up, especially the online, in which there’s 90% kids.
      You really need to research a bit, man.

      • Death

        Well, the only reason they brought it over to Sony is because Sony pays them. And as in another article, Nintendo says they won’t pay for any exclusives or anything. And since sony is paying them to keep it an exclusive, I doubt it’ll come to nintendo again…

        Also, when did I say anything about shooters Or CoD Online? >.>

  • 3ds guy

    Red steel u and excite truck u

    • AwayToHit

      Red steel…hell no
      Excite Truck…hell yes!

      • Alienfish

        Let me guess, you’ve only played the first Red Steel? Number 2 is actually a really decent game and the first one I tried that actually used Motion Plus better than Wii Sports Resort.

      • Mike

        HEY! Red Steel 2 was awesome!

  • Hafid

    Watch dogs , résident evil 6, and of course métal gear rising cause it CAN look really good with à gamepad ( modernity and kojima ideas )
    And So others Like COD for the fans !!!

    But I look forward for à Nintendo licence !!!

  • A. Tyner

    I’d like to see GTA 5 on Wii U, but apparently a major person over at T2 said it probably won’t happen. I’d also like to see Bethesda developing a game.

    Also, Considering Blizzard is developing games for the Wii U, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them do something with Diablo or Warcraft.

  • uPadWatcher

    Wii U games I want to see–

    Project CARS
    Final Fantasy XV
    Metal Gear Solid V

    • Icanseeu

      Better but a PS4 then!

      • Poncho

        Sorry I don’t have $999.99 lying around

  • The Baconater

    Games [3rd party or not]:
    Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Battlefield 3, AC 3, and Conduit 3. I know I sound one sided but I mainly like fps games.

  • Gamecube forever

    NHL 13 or SoulCaliber or Madden 13 or Metal Gear or Fallout

  • Smurfman256

    Games I want to see:
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Partiots (I see alot of things that you could do with the controller, from using the Solid Eye, to your radar, to your inventory/camo menu and controlling the Mk.II)

    Crysis and/or Crysis 2 (Show off the muscle of the console)

    Left4Dead (to try to get some Steam support)

    Portal 2 (maybe translate the Move funcionality that we saw at E3 to use a Wiimote Plus)

    Diablo 3 (touch screen = INFINITE BUTTONS=a point ‘n’ click dev’e dream come true. Plus useing the Wiimore to move the character and using the Wii U Gamepad as your inventory could be the missing link between console controller and keyboard=mouse)

  • Solphins

    I just want to see how Madden is going to be played out. That is the game they need to make duel gamepads available for.

    • Solphins

      Nevermind, I didn’t know they already have a video talking about it. Well that was easy. I guess I will have to go with more fighting games like, Tekken vs. Steetfighter, Soul Caliber, Marvel vs. Capcom. Also Watch Dogs would be sweet.

  • SuperMonkeyBallforWiiU

    I would want:
    1.Dead Space 3
    2.Medal of Honor Warfighter
    3:Resident Evil 6
    4:Watch Dogs
    5: a super monkey ball game
    6:Black ops 2
    I love the fact that the Wii U brings so many possibilities!

  • Paul

    the wii u is getting more exciting every week

    hope theres a call of duty, resident evil, grand theft auto etc

  • JJP

    I have no favorites however Nintendo should consider making a Mario RPG game for the Wii U. What about contra?

  • The Baconater

    I have a theory that strengthens the sureness of CoD BO2 for Wii U. I think it is coming to wii u. Treyarch had a pretty good team working for wii… where would they’ve gone with no news about them leaving? Just saying that you can’t fire a butt load of workers like that without being noticed… look at Infinity Ward.

  • Sam FromFinland

    I”d love to see many local co-op 1-5 player games :). because wii u is capable of 2 Tablets and 4 Remotes. 🙂 Well you see i have netStick so i couldnt play any of my wii games online and its not as fun as a group 😀 and 🙁 Because the speed sucks lags like….. you all know :DD. But seriously I” (Have REAL FRIENDS) and i visit them and they visit me. sometimes we play games. like he has xbox360 we play it 4 screen co-op zombies and we have fun always. and they visit me and we play 4ppl super smash bros brawl and marioparty 9 🙂 and we have so fun. that parents sometimes yell at us being quiet :DD.

    But Wii u Really could have black ops 5 with 1-4-5-6 player co-op zombies if it could handle it. and maybee Super smash bros xxxxx and marioparty 10

  • asdf

    Diddy Kong Racing Remake
    Banjo Kazooie Remake
    Goldeneye-like Shooter
    Final Fantasy
    Tekken X Street Fighter
    Watch Dogs
    GTA V
    Metal Gear Solid Game
    Lots of J-RPGs
    Star Fox
    Donkey Kong
    Wave Race

    • Solphins

      Sorry about the Banjo-Kazooie. Microsoft owns Rare Entertainment completely. Ever since the company has been failing and it looks like we will never see another game like Banjo or Conker.

  • loko

    23 giochi compresi i mini games? ma fottiti nintendo. aspetto Xbox720. la vera geerazione di console. non hardware reciclati e vecchi.

    • nathant16

      (So funny thing, my little friend david speaks a few languages. Mr. Loco, just said): I want 23 games, besides mini-games! Fu** you Nintendo! Aspect Xbox 720, the real generation of consoles; not old recycled hardware. (We just thought we’de tell you, kinda funny, what people can say if site is unbiased.)by the way, our site is running on some level. It will be a full app forum, non-biased based on technology.

      • markw1982

        yeah i noticed him slagging nintendo off in a few other news posts i used google translate

  • Rich

    I’d like to see The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim! As Bethesda Softworks would do a grand job utilising the Wii U Game Pad in a way like Zombie U does but on a far vaster scale!

    • Teslar

      Think about skyrim and selecting items, skills and other things without hitting the start button. This is some new room for better gaming experiences.

  • Wecka

    I’m calling Phantasy Star Online 2..
    Everything screams that it would be ideal. The availability of pay to play (Already confirmed for PSO2), the touchscreen interface (Like PSZero), the portability (Like the Android and Vita versions), the much closer relationship with Nintendo and SEGA, and the fact that they have already used a Nintendo system for PSO. (Ep.2) and a Nintendo exclusive title for the franchise (Ep.3)

    The only thing that buggers me up is that it has only been announced for Japan…

    Still, SEGA have teased more ‘exciting news’ for PSO2 when they announced the closure of the Xbox PSU servers for September…

    Here’s hoping…

    • Wecka

      I meant free to play (With microtransactions), not pay to play, obviously.. Sorry!

    • Kaizen

      FUCK YES!

  • Erdo

    I’ve become so interested in Wii u! I feel like head is going to explode if I wait any longer for it to come out, yet it’s only been about two weeks since E3. I would really love to see a Bethesda game on the Wii u like dishonored. I know Nintendo doesn’t want to pay for exclusives but if their was an exclusive really good Bethesda game it might bring up sales

  • TheBoldman67

    My list:
    1. Conduit 3
    2. F-zero
    3. Battlefield 3
    4. Project Cars
    5. Super Mario Galaxy 3
    6. GTA V
    7. Kirby
    8. Cod BO2
    9. SSB4
    10. Goldeneye Reloaded
    That is all.

    • Ninty fan

      Hell yeah Kirby!!!!!!!

  • Solphins

    I would like to see the people that made Mini Ninja make another game. Mini Ninja was one of the best games on the Wii.

  • Your mom

    I for one would like to see Pacman and Sonic the hedgehog on the wii u. But with the release of minecraft on the Xbox I would also like to see that happen. But from Pacman I hope to see the return of him in a game like super mario galaxy called… Pacman world 4. Or something like that, especially with his new look from Pacman party. But what we really need on the Wii U is a Zelda a metroid a kid Icarus and a Mario kart 8 lol.

  • Pretzels

    Super Mario Sunshine 2

    • Pretzels

      I know it’s not third party I just want that game to happen.

      • Solphins

        That would actually be cool, you could use the pad to aim where you are aiming your water. Your main screen could be your third person view and your pad could have the first person water gun… that would be sweet.

  • Majin

    I want spore. A version that has better textures, more polygons, more parts and a better creature stage.

    I’d completely buy the WiiU in a heartbeat if it had “Spore : Redux”

  • 3ds guy

    Kid icarus uprising sequel be nice. play this if u have not its awesome and great if like smash bros. it needs more sales to prove a sequel is worth while for wiiu

  • joe

    Sega’s Shenmue Series. ‘Nuff said.

  • matthew

    a new crazy Taxi, a new chrono trigger, a new Gai game from the Snes,a new Grandia, a new enchanted arms, a new quest from the nintendo 64 quest 64!, a new star ocean,A new secret of mana,a new secret of evermore, a lunar 3 or 4,a new lufia game, and a new lugis mansion 3!

  • Jesse

    I would love to see Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Wii U, (Or as I like to call it, Dark Souls: U Die Edition), more than any game as of now; but it won’t happen…

  • Non-Specific Action Figure for Super Smash Bros.

    I really want to see something made by Peter Molyneux on the Wii U. He is not in lionhead anymore but he is still skeptical about wii u. I hope he could see the potencial of the new controller while creating games and change his mind. A fable-like game on wii u interacting with the controller O.O

  • Teslar

    A good developed will certainly see the potential that this new controller brings. With Zombie U, Ubisoft showed the right way. But I think that the best application will be with Role Play Games. The gaming experience would be revolutionary: Think about skyrim and selecting items, skills and other things without hitting the start button. This is some new room for better gaming experiences.

  • Raving Rabbid

    mario galaxy and mario kart

  • marimo

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Wii U…

  • Chechen

    Dead Space 3
    Medal of Honor Warfighter
    Bioshock Infinite

  • Pokemon Master#1

    I would like to see need for speed most wanted

  • eli seth

    i would like to see new soul calibur,super mario 64 U(but like the original the ds version almost ruined it),another starwars battle front would be nice,golden eye,kirby,super mario sunshine 2,paper mario! the one for 3DS isnt enough,then a normal mario rpg,final fantasy would be nice,lego somthing(besides undercover),(this one would never happen because 3do shut down but im gonna put it here anyways)another plastic army men game!!!!!!!,(whatever happened to super mario bros mii!),a 3d game system(with the glasses would be nice),starfox,cod black ops 2 would be nice(if they dont add any blood in multiplayer like in the wii version)that would be nice

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  • Im done with gaming. Im not going to play anymore games. Im just going to buy the system and a couple of games just to brag to my friends that I have one.