Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Dead Island: Riptide not coming to Wii U

According to an article (sourced from Gamespot) Dead Rising: Riptide will not be appearing on the Wii U which seems to be all i'm writing about this week. Day on day we find out that yet another game that is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 wont be coming to Wii U. According to the Techland representative Dead Island's engine would not need to be re-written in order to run on the Wii U and the decision not to release the game on the Wii U was not down to the game engine. The Techland representative had this to say "Wii U compatibility was coded, created, and tested months ago, back in 2012. There’s no 'rewriting' needed to make it work on Nintendo’s latest console. So the bottom line is that there were no plans to create a Wii U version but that decision had nothing to do with Chrome Engine’s inability to run on that platform".

​It seems a real shame that a game that needs item management wont be on the Wii U as it would be really great to see another zombie survival horror game on Nintendo's console as we all know how awesome ZombiU turned out. Guess all the Nintendo Wii U owners can watch the trailer below and dream of what could have been.


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