E3 2011: Wii U getting support from EA, Ubisoft, THQ and other big third-party devs

A slew of big name studios have pledged their support for Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U (formerly Wii 2 and/or Project Cafe). During the Big N’s E3 conference today, the company revealed a list of notable third-party developers that are, orwill be, contributing to Wii U’s library including THQ, Ubisoft, EA Sports, EA Games, Namco Bandai, Irrational Games, Disney, Warner Bros, 5th Cell, and Vicarious Visions.

It’s an impressive list to be sure, but perhaps even more impressive is the list of confirmed titles. They include Batman: Arkham City, an Assassin’s Creed game, a new Ninja Gaiden title, Darksiders II, Tekken, Ghost Recon Online, Metro: Last Light, Dirt, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, these games will also be released for the 3DS, and will be designed to synch up with between both systems in various undisclosed ways.

Nintendo hasn’t given a launch date for the Wii U, except to say it will arrive in 2012. By that time most of these titles will have had their first run on other systems, so it’s likely the Wii Uwill behome to a lot of ‘special editions’.

June 7, 2011

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