EA Wii U games require Origin and Nintendo Network ID

By Brenna Hillier
23 October 2012 02:27 GMT

The Wii U’s online identity system hasn’t been fully detailed yet, but we now know that EA games at the very least will require a second layer of authentication.

In an update to EA’s privacy policy, as noted by GameSpot, the publisher has added a section dealing with the Wii U:

V. Information Provided To EA By Third Parties – 3. Wii U

If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you. You need an Origin Account to play EA’s titles online. By signing up to play EA’s titles, you agree that limited user account information can be transferred to EA. Information transferred to EA includes your Mii information, email address, Nintendo Network ID, friend list, country, language and date of birth but does not include credit card number or other financial account information.

EA currently also requires PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players to log in with their Origin IDs to access multiplayer and online features for certain games, as with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, for example.

The policy update contains yet another allusion the Nintendo Network IDs, which are expected to replace the old Friend Code system, which Nintendo is retiring.

The Wii U launches in November in the west; get all the details through that link.

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