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Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed for Wii U November release

Thursday, 25th July 2013 18:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been confirmed for Wii U for a November release.

Activision announced the title for the Nintendo system, as well as a myriad of other titles coming in the next few months for Wii U fans.

“As we have said before, we’re committed to doing everything we can to support the Wii U, which is why we’re excited to be bringing some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world to the platform this year,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing CEO.

“The Call of Duty franchise continues to be one of the most powerful forces in gaming and Skylanders continues to enchant new fans around the world. Our studios have been hard at work creating brand new immersive experiences perfectly suited to the Wii U platform and our fall lineup has something for everyone.”

The 2013 second-half Wii U slate includes the following:

Call of Duty: Ghosts – The title includes Wii Remote and second-screen Wii UGamePad support and more and will release on November 5 alongside PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Skylanders SWAP Force — The game will release in North America on October 13, Australia on October 16 and Europe on October 18.

Angry Birds Trilogy – The game contains Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio and 40 hours of bonus levels previously not on disc and is slated for release on August 13.

Angry Birds Star Wars – The game is scheduled for release on October 29.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge — The title is expected to release this fall.

Wipeout Create & Crash — Based on ABC’s popular TV game show, the game is expected to be released this fall.

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  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Seems a very strange decision after those awful BO2 sales on Wii U…

    #1 9 months ago
  2. MCTJim

    @1 I find it rather interesting really…so should it look and play just like the 360 and PS3?…we shall see

    #2 9 months ago
  3. OlderGamer

    This is a bit of bright news. Would seem a no brainer for current gen stuff to also be on Wii, how hard can it be to port? And how much could it cost? Surely they don’t need to sell squillions of copies to make money.

    Madden is already on WiiU, for example…how hard to freshen it up and slap a new cover on the box? Not a major investment I wouldn’t think.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Fin

    One core title for the rest of the year?

    Hmmm

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @4
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzqmsthaIR1qbc7czo1_500.gif

    #5 9 months ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    I can’t work out if Francis O will be happy or un-happy about this…?!

    O_o

    #6 9 months ago
  7. Francis O

    monkeygourmet

    - I’m happy because people who want the game on Wii U can play it. I just personally don’t care about it.

    I’ll be picking up Watch Dogs on Wii U in November.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute :? Watch Dogs :? Wii U :? November :? Picking Up :? Do my eyes decieve me :?

    Is that not just an open world hacking focused shooter? Isn’t it just another shooter with a big world and hacking? ;)

    Or does it not apply because its on Nintendo’s Wii U? :D

    But but COD Ghosts on Wii U, the major appeal of the Gamepad: Its revolutionary :P

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Professor Zoom

    I doubt it will sell at all, Wii u is dead on arrival, now when we’ve seen PS4 and X1, it’s clear that Wii u is not a next gen console. Dead Space, Madworld, Madden, Zombie U and many others all failed on Nintendo’s console, very few hardcore gamers own a Wii u, for those kinds of games people buy a PC, 360 or PS3 for that and those systems right now gets 10 times more core games than Nintendo per year.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    Your point? Your mission to continually belittle and berate Nintendo is getting annoying.

    #10 9 months ago
  11. Francis O

    Legendarychump

    First of all, calm the F*ck down.

    And second, you don’t have to shoot people all the time in Watch Dogs, there are stealth and hacking elements.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 isn’t a shooter, yet there are plenty of guns and shooting.

    #11 9 months ago
  12. Francis O

    @9 Professor Zoom

    - Maybe you should look up the sales of Madworld on the Wii Compared to its spiritual successor Anarchy Reigns on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

    Yeah MadWorld outsold both version combined by around 500K

    ZombiU sold over 500K for an install base of around 4 million, thats not bad for a average game that lacks multiplayter, multiple melee weapons, has framerate issues, ect.

    Dead Space was an on rails shooter, and the Wii version outsold the PS3 port.

    Finally, your an idiot, you just spout games out without even checking the sales numbers.

    Wii U is next gen because of the time it was released, not graphical power. Not to mention, people buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo first party games. Not half baked games like Dead Space and ZombiU that fail in comparison to Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros.

    The Xbox One is going to Xbox Flop, remind me the last time a $500 console that charges for online mutliplater and will sell no units won the console race? Wait….its never happened.

    #12 9 months ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    “Dead Space was an on rails shooter, and the Wii version outsold the PS3 port.”

    They gave it away for free with preorder of Dead Space 2.

    Cherry picking at its finest.

    #13 9 months ago
  14. Francis O

    *Xbox One will sell no units in Japan I meant.

    #14 9 months ago
  15. Professor Zoom

    #13 Yeah, this guy definitely seems Nintendo biased. I don’t get why Activision is making Call of Duty to Wii u, probably at least half of all the third party games that were released on Wii 1 failed with bad sales, that’s why almost all the major third parties won’t release their games on Nintendo’s console’s anymore, only 3 or 4 major third parties have a lineup ready for Nintendo this fall, but it will even be lesser next year when those games will fail. At the end Wii u will just be destroyed by the other consoles. It will end up just like the Gamecube, probably even worser. It’s double moralic by Nintendo when they say that ”it’s all about the games and we have them” when they’ve already admitted that they can’t compete with Sony or Microsoft by not even having an E3 conference to show those games, because they wouldn’t embarass themselves. They’re running out of new and interesting ideas, only 1 new franchise is coming out to their console in a 3 or 4 year period, compared to X1 that has 15 exclusives at launch, 8 of which brand new franchises. All the major third parties have already left Nintendo, so I see no reason, why Activision should stay, when no one’s gonna buy it anyway along with the fact that the console is the worst selling Nintendo console ever in it’s period of time.

    #12 Once X1 and PS4 is out, the Wii u will just compete with the 360 and PS3, but with the price I think it will even fail to do that. At the end PS3 or 360 will be the true last generation winners since the console production and the games will still be sold in the next 10 years, by that time, they have most likely sold more consoles than Wii 1. It’s not just graphical power, it’s the amount of effort that can be put into the games of such powerful consoles, by having a great console, your having great games. Nintendo’s consoles don’t have great games, and a great majority of the third party games get either bad reviews or bad sales. Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Fallout 3 and Red Dead Redemption, I really doubt that even the Wii u can be capable of running such powerful last generation games.

    ”- Maybe you should look up the sales of Madworld on the Wii Compared to its spiritual successor Anarchy Reigns on the PS3 and Xbox 360.”

    http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/18240

    It failed, that was the whole point. Madworld sold really bad, and Anrchy Reigns had many great games to compete with on the systems it was realeased for, which Madworld hadn’t, so with the disapointing sales, it obviously failed and so did Zombie u:

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/ubisoft_ceo_admits_zombiu_sales_were_disappointing_no_plans_for_sequel

    ”The Xbox One is going to Xbox Flop, remind me the last time a $500 console that charges for online mutliplater and will sell no units won the console race? Wait….its never happened.”

    Well, you can get an Xbox Live gold membership for less than 45$ a whole year including 2 full fantastic games every month that are much better than 90% of the games that are released on Nintendo consoles, so unless you’re some kind of beggar, I’m very willing to pay that price for such a fantastic multiplayer experience and service, ultimate game sales on Xbox Live and region free games which Nintendo don’t offer any of this console generation.

    #15 9 months ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    I’m calm just messing with you ;)

    @15
    There’s a lot of flaws in your points: which i am not bothered to point out.

    #16 9 months ago
  17. elem187

    @G1gahurts 250,000 in sales on a tiny install base is terrible? The port more than made its money back.

    #17 9 months ago
  18. elem187

    @MCT I read that it wont be the same, becuase the Wii U supports dynamic lighting, HDR and a few other features that the PS3/360 gpu doesn’t support. So it should look like a 720p version of the xBone build.

    #18 9 months ago
  19. backup

    Best on PC

    PC gamers playing important part in COD ghost

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdwGAJtxBFQlQMukf-BIVHBfSVSKnrnPdBs0Stc4-Vfa-jXgjf

    #19 9 months ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    @17:

    I don’t know where you got 250k from, or how you would know how much it cost to port, but to me, the Wii U figures are laughable. Especially when compared to the other formats: http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=Call+of+Duty%3A+Black+Ops+II

    #20 9 months ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Ubisoft and other publishers had mentioned that the cost of porting for the Wii U is relatively low.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-07-23-ubisoft-says-wii-u-ports-costing-under-USD1-3-million

    #21 9 months ago
  22. monkeygourmet

    @20

    But how does that in anyway stop you enjoying a game?

    I don’t think I’ve ever been playing a game and wonderd: ‘I wonder how many units its shifted?’

    It just seems like people do anything possible to not want to get involved with a Nintendo product.

    #22 9 months ago
  23. Lengendaryboss

    @22
    I really doubt that has anything to do with that.

    I could list reasons but that would get into a debate i have seen plenty of times.

    Well if you ask nicely i could give you one ;)

    #23 9 months ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    Here is the game-changer about COD Ghosts on Wii U:

    “Better yet, CoD: Ghosts will be working on the Wii U using the same exact engine as the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 versions of the game, complete with the same sort of high quality visual trickery that should give the game a significant visual edge when compared to the 360/PS3 versions.”

    http://haverzine.com/2013/07/26/call-of-duty-ghosts-coming-to-wii-u-runs-same-next-gen-engine-a-xbox-one-and-ps4-version/

    #24 9 months ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    @23

    In this case, as long as the game comes out and you can get an online match (you could fine in BLOPS2 on Wii U) what is the problem?

    It’ll easily sell enough to turn a profit and the online community will probably less full of assholes like the 360 / Xbone one.

    That’s what I mean about people complaining.

    Before this was confirmed, people were complaining about third party support. Now that it IS confirmed, people are complaining about potential sales figures…

    Let Acti worry about that, just enjoy all the fantastic games coming out on Wii U (a console that costs less than half of its next gen rivals and has a shit load of exclusives).

    #25 9 months ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    @25
    Ok i am just going to borrow/edit some of your words

    People are complaining about potential sales figures possibly due to the fact it won’t be profitable for the publisher and thus pulls supports then people complain about third party support. Or could it be the other way round?

    I think what people mean by third party support is full third party support like PS4 and Xbox One:
    November 18, 2012 that was the last time Take Two released a game for Wii U, Bethesda Softworks and Deep Sliver have made their stance clear, EA? not going into that. Tecmo Koei? 2012

    I could go on but its pointless, but your definitely right enjoy the games while they last.

    #26 9 months ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    @22:

    But how does that in anyway stop you enjoying a game?

    That wasn’t my point.

    My original point (comment #1) was simply that I was surprised that Acti thought that it was worth doing a Wii U version at all, given BO2′s sales.

    When you’re looking at ~25m sales, the time, man hours and money needed for an extra 190k hardly seems worth the effort.

    Particularly when you consider that they’d probably shift a whole lot more if they just did a Wii version.

    Anyway, since you asked, having low numbers on an online game can obviously stop you from enjoying it if it always takes you ages to find a game, or you can only play at a certain time of day, because 80% of it’s sales were in one region.

    You’ll probably also be looking at only being able to play it for a few weeks, because the sales will probably stop abruptly, and those who did buy it will get bored and go and play something else.

    So yeah, as far as online games go, they’re not really worth investing in unless you’ve got a community that’s at least a good 2 or 3 million strong, IMHO.

    #27 9 months ago
  28. Dragon246

    @LB,
    That engine thing is pure bullshit cherry-picking, originating from Ninty America facebook and bloated by ninty fanboy site. In essence all versions use same engine which is probably scalable like EVERY GAME ENGINE available.

    On topic, this is probably the last year of Acti supporting Wii U. Wii U 3rd party sales are lowest among PS3, 360 (obviously) and even Vita. Even cheap ports dont make money there, as Ubi said.
    Zombie U will probably be a rarest of rare game (3rd party exclusive) in hindsight.

    @27,
    You considered Ninty moneyhattin’ Acti? That would explain the delay in Wii U version announcement.

    #28 9 months ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    @27

    Fair enough, I’m sure it will make them some money though.

    Having lots of players is nice, but the community is pretty awful on COD 360 IMO. I fired up BLOPS 2 on 360 yesterday, first 5 lobbies I landed in were full of children or people playing with what I can only assume was a keyboard and mouse adaptor for 360…

    Not very fun atall, oh and spamming Nuketown every five seconds…

    #29 9 months ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    @28:

    It’s possible, I suppose… You could be right, there.

    @29:

    lol! There is no m/kb adapter for 360 (that works like a PC m/kb, anyway). Still… you don’t have to play TDM. FFA is usually full of mic-less people, and hardcore modes are usually older players, in my experience.

    The party mode games are usually more fun, too, with not many people talking.

    #30 9 months ago
  31. monkeygourmet

    @30

    I do completly suck at COD, so maybe it was just me! :)

    What about this though? :

    http://store.xim3.com/XIM-EDGE_p_12.html

    #31 9 months ago
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, you can get a m/kb to work on the 360 with something like that, but AFAIK, it’s kind of a disadvantage, because console FPSs are set up to take thumbstick input, so it doesn’t work as you’d imagine.

    So until the game is actually coded to know it’s being controlled by a m/kb, you basically end up having to imitate thumbstick movement with a mouse.

    AFAIK, anyway…

    #32 9 months ago