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EA has no Wii U games in the works, including FIFA 14

Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA has confirmed that it’s not currently working on any Wii U titles, and this includes FIFA 14 and the previously announced skip of Madden 25.

“We have no games in development for the Wii U currently,” EA representative Jeff Brown told Kotaku.

The spokesperson said it was possible the publisher would return to the system in the future.

EA also said it won’t be releasing FIFA 14 on the system, due to less than spectacular sales of FIFA 13 on the console.

“Six months ago FIFA 13 was a launch title on Wii U,” a separate representative told Eurogamer. “Although the game featured FIFA’s award-winning HD gameplay and innovative new ways to play, the commercial results were disappointing.

“We have decided not to develop FIFA 14 on Wii U.”

Further comments on EA skipping Wii U came from EA software architect and engineer Bob Summerwill, who offered his less than glowing opinion on the console via Twitter.

Summerwill, who has worked on many EA Sports franchises, said EA’s current development focus is on formats which “matter.”

“It is an utterly intentional decision to focus our resources on markets which actually matter… like mobile, and Gen4,” he wrote, while also citing the power of PS3 and Xbox 360 compared to Wii U.

“Nintendo platforms have always been very poor revenue-wise for third parties,” he continued. “Only Mario and Zelda make money.”

All tweets on the matter have since been removed, probably because he called Wii U “crap” and accused Nintendo of being stuck in the 90s.

At a Wii U event at E3 2012, EA CEO John Riccitiello came on stage to talk the console up and promise to support it; Brown said EA has already delivered on this promise.

EA produced just four games for the Wii U before calling it quits – Madden 13, FIFA 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Mass Effect 3.

Activision has also gone shy on the Wii U, skipping over it for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Nintendo itself has expressed disappointment in the system’s hardware and software sales. The Wii U launched last year and failed to set the world on fire.

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66 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    and why should they?

    EA games didn’t sell well on the Gamecube, Wii or WiiU. WiiU is a pointless gaming device. No one needs it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    @1

    You said that about the 3DS, now your all over that like a champ!

    Wait till after E3…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Diingo

    Farewell Nintendo. To be honest I kinda hope they finally leave the console business. All Nintendo has created for the past 20 years are the same regurgitated franchises we see over and over. They pretty much just gave up and kept repeating the same cycle.

    I also hope Microsoft leaves the business to. Too much cancer in the industry right now.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    It’s the gaming equivalent of someone opening up a shopping mall, and McDonalds refusing to set up shop there…

    Fuck ‘em! No one needs any of that shit. EA will likely get even more ‘Dark Lord Sauron’ next gen…

    The biggest worry next gen is not EA abandoning Nintendo, but the potential of the EA/MS ‘special’ relationship…

    That could kill Sony AND Nintendo off pretty quickly depending on what they make exclusive…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    @3

    Yay! Then we can all play on PS4 on our Bravia’s and everyone lives happily ever after!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    “It’s the gaming equivalent of someone opening up a shopping mall, and McDonalds refusing to set up shop there…”

    Failed analogy. If the mall suggesting was filled with a variety of stores and brands you would be correct but you aren’t. This “mall” is only filled with open spaces with signs that say “Coming Soon!”, stores all owned by the same brand with occasional vendor in the middle of the walkway.

    Nintendo will never get to the point of the wii, that is gone so they would want to get as many third parties on their side to persuade people to buy their system which Nintendo has failed at so what do they do? Look into porting mobile games.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @6

    Well your in luck, you may be able to make some games for it then.

    Edit:

    As soon as there is more than Nintendo games on the platform, the analogy stands.

    The E Shop has titles and there are already about 10 exclusives lined up for the system, more than the last few years of 360′s lifespan almost.

    Zombie U
    Lego City
    Mario U
    Nintendoland
    Fire Emblem X over
    Mario 3D
    Mario Kart
    Bayonetta 2
    Pikmin 3
    Monolith game X
    Smash Bros U
    Wonderful 101

    Not all out yet, but coming soon and next year, plus un announced stuff…

    That’s a fair amount of exclusive software for you to play if you can get over your bias.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7

    Nope no money the dev kit costs too much for very little base and the company I work for doesn’t just make mobile games.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Rosseu

    What is this Wii U?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ps3fanboy

    ea dropped the dreamcast and we all know what will happen next with the wii-utanic…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Beta

    Oh dear. It’s still a bit premature to be ringing the death bells, but this isn’t looking good. They need some good content and fast.

    @3 That would be an industry with no competition which is never good for the consumer.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Sini

    no fifa = dead console.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DeVitowned

    EA half-assed the games they brought to the Wii U, so it shouldn’t be a surprise the games didn’t sell all that well. Most of the people bitching about the Wii U complain about it based on letters on paper and the ignorant opinions of people who haven’t even played the damn thing. While it won’t compete in raw power with the likes of the PlayStation 4, and supposedly with whatever crap Microsoft is going to hastily bring to the market this gen, it shouldn’t have to. Take the console for what it is and make some damn good games with it.

    Or is creativity dead? Judging from what I’ve seen the last few years, I’m guessing it is.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. xBASSxMONSTAx

    EA are still butthurt over the origin thing with Crysis 3. They canceled that game even though it was up & running fine and was finished.

    Nintendo don’t need the likes of EA anway. After all EA have been voted worst company for 2 years, that itself speaks volumes.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @14

    Yeah it speaks that people are entitled assholes that have nothing better to do but vote for a game company as the worst company when BP, Bank of AMerica and other more deserving companies deserve that vote.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. shogunknight

    Okay….why is it that when a game company leaves out nintendo their titles are deemed useless? It doesnt matter if they made flawed games at a point in time, EA makes some of the best and enjoying sports titles among other games. “Nintendo dont need EA anyway”? So, nintendo can survive on their own is what the fans like to say, the sad thing is that they are proud of it. Nintendo needs to encourage third party support “drastically”. You guys dont even know the gravity of EAs titles. I just hope EA manages to release the most important titles like FIFA or NHL sometime in the future.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. xBASSxMONSTAx

    #16 I agree with Nintendo needing to encourage third party support but it doesn’t need the likes of EA and their stupid day 1 DLC bullshit. Nintendo should stay away from them and their practices. EA are slowing killing the gaming industry and their own franchises anyway.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. fearmonkey

    Man…. EA Dreamcasted the Wii-u….

    Is activision releasing titles for it?

    Is Ubisoft the only third party that still has a decent amount of titles for it?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Diingo

    @11

    If Nintendo drops out Valve will take their spot with the upcoming Steambox. There will be plenty of competition.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow.

    Reading Wii U stories these days is kind of like watching a huge building being demolished in slow motion…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Rocketbilly

    I don’t understand the logic behind claims that Nintendo leaving the home console market would hurt consumers. Competition between consoles offers no benefit to gamers/consumers/developers/publishers, but rather it splits the market, increasing costs and reducing the quality of games.

    The PS1 and PS2 had such complete market dominance that it amounted to, for all intents and purposes, single system generations. The games produced in that environment were of far greater variety, far greater quantity, and in my own opinion far greater quality than in this generation.

    The competition that benefits consumers is that which takes place between developers, which is in no way dependent on multiple consoles and in fact benefits from a unified format. The competition between game makers is what drives innovation and growth in the industry. Which is why the PS1 and PS2 expanded the gaming market more than any other systems before or since.

    Last gen, a company could put a game on the PS2 and know that they were catering to an install base that eventually reached 150 million. This gen, putting a game on only a single system means you get only half that install base. This forced devs and publishers to increase their own costs in order to turn games that could have otherwise been exclusive to a single console in to multi-platform games. This in turn meant games had to be made according to the weakness of both consoles and the strengths of neither.

    Nintendo has a great business in handhelds and has no trouble turning out great games for that format. They could be very successful as a handheld only game maker, and I hope they take that route. Their systems cater to a market separate from that which is targeted by Sony handhelds, and this allows for great games on both systems.

    If Sony had not dropped the ball so badly with the PS3 I believe the 360 would have been killed off before Microsoft had time to turn things around with their big year in 2007, which would have meant more focused development for a single format, and an overall better environment for the gaming industry today.

    TL;DR
    Competition between game makers is great for everyone
    Competition between console makers is bad for everyone

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    I don’t think things are as dire as some of you make out however I certainly wouldn’t be optimistic about this consoles future. Ninty will pull away from disaster on Mario (& other first party games) alone, but only barely- like the n64 & gamecube before it.

    I think the core issue was their reliance on another gimmick after seeing the wiimote do so well- a core issue is they priced it out of range from the same demographics that flocked to the original Wii while also having a less attractive gimmick- the low quality tablet in a market already dominated by Apple and Google. Then you’ve got to acknowledge that mostly only core gamers even know what the Wii U precisely is yet they mostly don’t care due to its low specs.

    Essentially it seems that Ninty don’t even know their audience, I honestly can’t tell you what demographic of gamers this thing is aimed at

    #22 2 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    @21:

    Some could argue that game quality has increased dramatically since the PS1/PS2 era, and that console exclusives have acted as a driving force for innovation.

    They cold also argue that multi platform games, such as CoD and FIFA, that dominate software market share, have seen no negative effect on their sales, due to being on multiple platforms.

    They might also add that in a single platform market, the dominance of such games would harm consumers who want the variety that exclusives provide.

    It could be the case that the sort of games that Nintendo develops would be lost in a sea of online shooters, racers and sports games, without a platform of their own to help them stand out, and that the Wii U has only been such a flop because Nintendo themselves haven’t put enough games on it.

    I think that there is demand for a Nintendo home console, and the Wii is clear proof of that. It’s simply Nintendo’s failing strategies that are its biggest problem.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Zohar

    A lot of internet drama over Nintendo/EA mud fights.

    My guess about why EA is cold on the Wii U at the moment:

    – Nintendo wasn’t 100% upfront with EA over the Wii U’s technical specifications.

    – John Riccitiello, in good faith, gets the ball rolling on an unprecedented Nintendo partnership

    – EA suffers financial woes, John Riccitiello leaves the company, EA begins to re-evaluate John Riccitiello’s different directives, decides to alter course (Online Pass another casualty of the John Riccitiello era)

    – EA hangs the main thrust of their rebuilding efforts behind established AAA IP powered by a ready-to-go next gen engine

    – Wii U can’t run said game engine at full feature, Wii U has weak install base, 90% of buyers will buy on PC/PS4/Xbox3 anyway, Wii U ports not worth the time or money. Hence No Wii U games.

    I feel once EA is in a stronger position as a company we’ll see more EA published games showing up on the Wii U. Maybe even cut-down Frostbite 3 games, but certainly other games as well.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. The_Red

    I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy nut but not even FIFA? I don’t know, it just seems too strange. I know those Origin rumors can’t be the true reason behind this but having ZERO games for E freaking A (Aka, multiplat whore) is something else.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Fin

    This is a really, really bad omen for Wii U.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. machy

    and more shall follow if Ni didn’t act a fast as they can

    #27 2 years ago
  28. The_Red

    @27
    E3 2013 is make or break for them among gamers AND non-gamers… And they decided to ditch a big conference that mainstream, non-gaming media would cover. Nintendo Directs are great for Nintendo fans but will they reach the awareness levels of normal conferences?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lengendaryboss

    Its the beginning of the end for Nintendo, although hopefully thats a worse case scenario. Theres no reason for third party to support Wii U when there games can’t break a million and i know there are two games that have gone above a million.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    @29

    Lets hope it’s a good Nintendo Direct today! :)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. monkeygourmet

    Also. I’ll just leave this here:

    http://8bitalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/BIKadZtCQAARhEN.png

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Logion

    Nintendo will still be around. They have so much money they can keep going for years. That’s sadly why I am getting the impression that they don’t really care about things like this.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    Looking back at what EA put out on Wii I don’t think there is much there the platform *needed*. Considering the overall Wii userbase nothing there made the Wii platform a must buy machine for a lot of people. Nintendo has a much stronger first party pedigree than Sega had at the time of the Dreamcast too. So it’s hard to argue Nintendo *need* EA in the same way Sega needed them. It’s worrying though if other third parties make similar moves.

    That said my personal favorite Wii games were the Boom Blox titles from EA :)

    #33 2 years ago
  34. naffgeek

    Noooooooooooo you mean I won’t get to spend all my money on micro-transactions for games I paid full price for!!!

    I will miss out on all the franchises that have been diluted to appeal to as many 12 year olds as possible??!!

    Shiiiiiiit

    Say what you like about Ninty but they still make the most interesting, innovative games around (I know the formulas for there franchises don’t change but the mechanics inside them do)

    Personally I’ll live without EA thanks very much

    #34 2 years ago
  35. viralshag

    Normally, I wouldn’t think Ninty NEED EA but when they have a console that is marketed and made for more third party games, as well as to become more competitive with other companies I think it is a blow.

    My impression of the WiiU is a athlete who crept into the edge of a photo focused on the medal winners at the last minute. And people are looking at it wondering “who is that? Was that always there? That looks a lot like one of the others on the podium…”

    No real excitement, no real impact. Still expect it to be forgotten by the time the PS4 and Xbox get here.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Imperius

    If I was a game company I would skip over this system too.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Ilovesony

    nintendo wanted so bad to be the first ones out with some sort of “new next gen” console… but like the dreamcast, first isnt always best… now they are gonna fall off… pretty soon its gonna be Sony, Microsoft, Apple and Google…. No one will even remember Nintendo unless they pull a “Sega” and start making games for other systems.. but miyamoto has too much pride to do that… thats why they not even showing up for E3… instead they just gonna Mario you to death… Mario 3D super mario 3D, super mario brothers 3D ultra, Luigi 3d, super luigi 3D, super Luigi brothers 3D, Toad 3D, Super Toad 3D, Super Toad and donkey kong 3D… See where im going here?

    http://www.krayzshirts.webs.com

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Joe Musashi

    I think this is more a statement of EA than of the Wii U.

    JR leaving, company streamlining products etc. Look at the on/off nature of Tiger Woods – that’s not a console specific thing.

    EA are likely playing the conservative game. Playing it safe over the generational shift. They’ve already commented just how big a part that mobile/web gaming make up of their revenue – so high-investment, risky return strategies are not where they’re going at present.

    Furthermore, there’s rumours of some sort of exclusivity between EA and Nextbox so, if true, that could well be a factor also.

    JM

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Khan979

    Colsole competition created the kinect and move…..I’ll leave that up to everyone else whether that’s a benefit or not.

    On a side note i actually like the sports games for the move, but there isn’t much else there. The kinect just blows.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Stephany Nunneley

    Post updated with Summerwill’s comments and moved up.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Sini

    no fifa = dead console

    Also, “The Wii U launched last year and failed to set the world on fire.”
    This implies that it sells decently, it isn’t. It’s bombing harder than any other consoles out there, ever. Even the ps3 at $599 was selling better.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. SplatteredHouse

    Not only did EA’s senior engineer call the Wii U crap, he claimed Nintendo are “walking dead at this point”.
    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/05/17/ea-senior-engineer-the-wii-u-is-crap
    IGN screencapped all of the outbursts by the “disgruntled employee”.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Mjorh

    Wondering whats the motivation of buying Wii U!
    No powerful hardware n stuff
    No cooperation from devs
    No spectacular n exclusive game

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Stephany Nunneley

    @42 I linked to that in the post from GoNintendo.

    I will never understand why people do this. Just because you have access to a public forum in which to speak your mind to millions of people, don’t mean you should – esp. when it involves your livelihood.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. monkeygourmet

    @42

    Wow!

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Ireland Michael

    I honestly couldn’t care less. Once the price goes down and there’s a half decent selection of exclusive titles, I’ll be picking one up.

    I will never understand why people care about whose winning or losing in hardware.

    Why can’t people simply just enjoy what they enjoy?

    #46 2 years ago
  47. monkeygourmet

    @46

    Because… Fanboy?

    If Nintendo went third party, all the people slagging them off wouldn’t buy their games anyway…

    Basically, what they want is Nintendo dead completely.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Clupula

    @47 -Not true. I’d give the Zelda and Metroid games a try if they had PS4 versions. The rest of their games, yeah, no interest.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Beta

    @46 +1

    I don’t think I will ever understand the fanboy mentality.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow!

    First Rein’s “Hahaha No.” Now this.

    I’m sure Nintendo will carry on after this, but it looks like the Wii U is well and truly finished.

    What a total disaster.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. SplatteredHouse

    “I will never understand why people care about whose winning or losing in hardware.”

    Could be because the games they want to play are more likely to be available on the system they own, if said platform shows it has the capability and player interest to support sufficient return on investment.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Clupula

    @42 – Eh, it’s okay. Nintendo don’t need EA, they’ve got their strong Japanese Wii U sales to sustain them.

    Hahaha No.

    Okay, seriously, they really should start asking Sony and Microsoft for dev-kits, at this point, or just focus, completely, on the 3DS.

    Nako Na Yo, Nintendo.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. mistermogul

    It’s interesting that EA say these things and take this stance after putting zero effort into their Wii U launch games.

    If you look at the bigger picture from a business perspective maybe it’s EA that should take advice from Nintendo.

    After all EA’s stock is further down the toilet than Nintendo’s while their market cap is “only” worth about $6.5bn compared to Nintendo’s $15.5bn. EA are preaching to a company more successful than themselves so maybe they should keep their mouths shut.

    Personally the only game from EA I really play is Tiger Woods and I’ve not bought that in many years so personally this doesn’t affect me as a gamer (I would have got Sim City if it didn’t have DRM). However I am surprised at this childish attitude EA and it’s execs seem to have adopted recently. It just adds to their arrogance and makes them look even uglier than they already were.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. monkeygourmet

    @53

    Exactly

    #54 2 years ago
  55. JGMR

    As if Electronic Arts released something interesting for almost a decade…with the exception of Mirror’s Edge perhaps…

    “Nintendo platforms have always been very poor revenue-wise for third parties,” he continued. “Only Mario and Zelda make money.”

    Tell that to Square, Capcom and Konami pal…

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Clupula

    @55 – And what games, pray tell, from Square, Capcom, and Konami made lots of money on Nintendo consoles?

    And before you answer, I mean, from the Gamecube days forward. Don’t be whipping out the NES and SNES. And none of the portables either.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. zinc

    I’ve been chewing this over, EA exclusivity, but from the angle of a PS3/PS4 owner there’s only one game I’m interested in.

    The upcoming Respawn shooter, which could be a bag of shite. Also there’s Bioware… Missing out on their games would be a wrench :-(

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Clupula

    @57 – For me, as a PS3 owner, losing Bioware would be a huge blow. Losing Dead Space would also be pretty awful. Very excited for the next Mass Effect title. Hoping the next Dragon Age is more like Origins than 2. And I still do intend on picking up Dead Space 3, eventually.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. G1GAHURTZ

    Tell that to Square, Capcom and Konami pal…

    What, and these guys are rolling in profits, are they?

    #59 2 years ago
  60. JGMR

    @56 That’s the point. He talks about -have always-. He doesn’t know about the history of Nintendo’s ‘golden age’. The first Final Fantasy released on the NES, saved Square from bankruptcy, in fact it was pretty much taken in stride that they would never recover. And yet, they created the game with passion and with love. Contrast that with developers nowadays, who are absolutely afraid to take risks and have zero imagination.

    Some series did well on Nintendo’s later systems, especially the Resident Evil and Monster Hunter series…

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Clupula

    @60 – Yes, Resident Evil did so well on the Gamecube that Capcom dropped the idea of developing exclusively for Nintendo and made RE4 multiplatform, after it was the lowest selling title in the franchise’s history as a Gamecube exclusive.

    Monster Hunter, I’ll give you. But that’s one franchise. Even Dragon Quest, which is gigantic normally, sold like shit on the Wii and Wii U, especially compared to the PS1 and PS2 sales of Dragon Quest VII and VIII.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Clupula

    @60 – As for Final Fantasy, it sold alright on the NES and SNES, but became the giant it is on the PS1. Let’s not get revisionist in our history and forget that it was pretty much a mid-budget niche title until Sony got their hands on it.

    The fact is that Nintendo home consoles haven’t been good places for third parties in at least 15 years. So, when he says always, he means the last three generations.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. JGMR

    @62 Gaming itself changed since the PlayStation. Videogames became very mainstream (very cool and accepted) from that point onward. Back then this was not a problem, because there was the developer’s creativity developed over the years on more limited hardware. Back then the possibilities looked like endless with the new PlayStation. Now there seems to be no limit to what hardware can do visually, yet…most developers cannot even create a game anymore that really transcends anything done before. Never mind me, keep on buying (investing in) their annually released garbage people…

    #63 2 years ago
  64. The_Red

    @60

    “saved Square from bankruptcy”
    Yes, the same Square that jumped at the Sony ship in the first notice. The same SE that released CC games for Wii and didn’t make a dent, which led to them going exclusive HD for FF.

    Yes, they did make a lot during NES and SNES era (Those Disney and CastleVania games) but then, everything changed. Konami? Their latest 3DS CV didn’t do so hot and now they are only invested in CV games on PS3 and 360. Same goes for MGS (Which did have a NES port and got exclusive release on GC).

    As for RE games doing great on GC, I guess there was a reason that the SWORN GC exclusive that was RE4, was release for PS2, PS3, Xbox360 and PC.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. zardmander

    I still dont get why people are treating the Wii U like it should be some Call of Duty playing, GRAPHICS IN YOUR FACE OMG SO MANY THINGS MOVE THE GRAPHICS MAN, THE GRAPHICS type of a system. Nintendo puts innovation, and “fun” first. In their games, they focus on fun gameplay mechanics. I could really careless if EA isnt putting a 60$ roster update on the Wii U. I have NEVER and will NEVER buy a Nintendo console for 3rd party titles. I buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games. When will people realize this? The whole gaming community is becoming “too hardcore” for its own good. I mean i cant count how many times i see a BEAUTIFUL 2-D/Sprited game, and in the comments i see “These graphics are so shitty, its like they didnt even try” GO FUCK YOURSELF. Whenever ive owned a Nintendo console, it has NEVER been for those 3rd party titles but when they are released on a Nintendo console, its just icing on the cake. Not the reason i bought the console.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Mjorh

    @65 Man it doesn’t make senes, i know what u mean but the thing is maybe u run out of game, u can can’t play some exclusives 4ever u need to have some 3rd party titles on ur console so there’ll be more games to play, on the other hand gettin support from huge companies has impact on sales n stuff IMO.

    Ubisoft! :

    http://www.cubed3.com/news/18809/1/ubisoft-still-confident-in-nintendo-wii-u-success.html

    #66 2 years ago

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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]