Iwata Says More Third Party Wii U Titles to Be Announced
Nintendo has already said they’re going to be talking about the Wii U more in September when they announce the launch date and price point of the system. They’re also going to take time to talk more about the third-party support the system is going to have. E3 showed a lot of third-party support, but most of it was ports or adaptations of games that are already on consoles; or will be before the Wii U is launched. There wasn’t much other support announced. Companies like Capcom and EA were surprisingly quiet on the support they’d have for the system. Mr. Iwata says that more announcements are on the way.
…before making the Wii U public we had to proactively go out to those third-party publishers because otherwise we would never have something for the launch of our system.
I think some of these projects have already been announced at E3, but there are other games in the works that haven’t been announced yet and in the autumn, when we announce price point and timing of the launch, we will also be able to announce some more third-party titles.
So, there will be more third-party titles announced for the Wii U. Many of these will probably not be launch titles, but some of them could be. I think the Wii U is primed for a good holiday run this year and if these titles are new announcements, or even exclusives to Wii U, it will only be good news. We’ve got a couple of months until we find out.