RUMOR: Bungie’s Destiny Coming to Wii U?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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On Sunday, Halo creators, Bungie, revealed details about their latest upcoming project, Destiny. Quoted as a ‘share world shooter’ set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, it aims to be an overly epic and ambitious experience with elements of an MMOFPS. Now while Destiny may not sound like the most original type of game, especially coming from Bungie, you can’t deny how gorgeous it looks in terms of design nor can you not be intrigued by its setting and story.

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Could we be playing this on the Wii U too?

 

The studio’s co-founder, Jason Jones, has revealed that we will be playing the always-online first-person shooter on XBOX 360, Playstation 3, and “future-generation technology” which clearly means the XBOX 720 and the Playstation 4. But what about Wii U? Normally I would be resigned to the fact that a game like Destiny would not be hitting Nintendo’s next generation console, based on the whole relationship between Nintendo and general 3rd parties; yet some interesting evidence seems to potentially prove otherwise.

Along with the announcement of Destiny, Bungie released a mini-documentary called ‘Pathways of Darkness’, a behind the scenes if you will of the development of the game. Here’s the video in its entirety:

Now, there are three interesting parts of this video, which to any sane person would seem like ‘shots in the dark’, but just humour me for the time being.

The first two points of interest are at the 1:06 mark. A developer, or so I believe, receives a text message from Jason Jones saying: “Venus is awesome tonight! Meet u there?” To which the recipient replies: “My body is ready!” Anyone who is familiar with Nintendo E3 presentations will know that the term ‘My body is ready!’ comes from Nintendo of America’s very own Reggie Fils-Aime, and the many memes its created.

u? My body is ready? Hmm.

u? My body is ready? Hmm.

 

Is this just Bungie jumping on the meme bandwagon? Has ‘My body is ready!’ become its very own saying in everyday conversation? And what’s with Jason Jones use of the word ‘u’? Is he hinting at something or just a little lazy with his texting?

The third point of interest, with the video, is at the 3:37 mark where we see a bunch of developers analysing a clip of the game that’s playing on a television. Now I know what you’re thinking, so? Well, did you notice the giant Chain Chomp plushie, from Nintendo’s Super Mario universe sitting comfortably underneath the T.V? Obvious proof… *cough*

It's almost like that Chain Chomp is saying 'Wii U', no?

It’s almost like that Chain Chomp is saying ‘Wii U’, no?

Okay, so admittedly those are some very iffy pieces of evidence. However, there is one final piece of evidence, that has cropped up, which certainly makes the improbable, possible.

Some clever clogs, over at IGN, viewed the source code of the pages of Bungie’s website. Source code has never really been that interesting but deep within the depths of the ‘Where to Buy’ page, of Destiny, it clearly lists the Wii U along with all the other current gen and next generation consoles.

Even the Vita is getting in on the fun.

Even the Vita is getting in on the fun.

 

So what does all this mean? We can’t be 100% sure that Destiny will be released on the Wii U, but all this evidence (okay maybe just the source code) is certainly intriguing. Hopefully all will be revealed come E3 2013.

What do you think? Would you like the Wii U to receive some Bungie love? Could you care less? Let us know in the comments.

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About David Rawlings

David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.




  • Hope so

  • It’d be interesting if it did, but I highly doubt it. AAA publishers/developers, at least in the West, don’t seem very interested in the platform right now. I don’t see that changing here.

  • Looks like an interesting concept and I think would be grate on the wiiu

  • TwinTails

    I’m not sure, I’d expect most western devs to steer clear of Wii U by now. I care more about JP dev support for Wii U anyway. If it is coming to Wii U, that’s good, but Id much rather play MH3U.

  • fjurbanski

    If it was any publisher other than Activision, I wouldn’t think it was coming. But Activision puts out everything on everything they can. And Bungie has shown that they love making little hints and secret marketing. And no, I don’t think “My body is ready” is so mainstream that they would casually use it. I never see anyone using it unless it is in reference to something Nintendo. (Seriously. Never seen it.) Add all that to the source code, and I think there’s a very good chance this will come to the Wii U.

    • RicardJulianti

      Even if the “my body is ready” isn’t a direct nod to Nintendo, they sure as hell know where it came from.

      Miiverse seems absolutely perfect for Destiny since they said it would have a heavy social aspect. What better than a community that you have access to in-game, or on the go (Vita justification) or on PC where MMO type things are huge?

      If it does get announced for the Wii U, that will be my platform of choice. If it doesn’t, I’ll get it on PS3 or 360 instead…no biggie.

  • Mighty fine straw grasping there.

    Excepting the source code, of course.

  • Not much is known about the game yet, but given it seems to have a MMO aspect to it, Miiverse integration seems like a natural fit for the game.

    • Cesar Barroso

      natural fit..i like the sound of that

  • jumpity

    If it can run on 360 or PS3, there are no technical reasons why it couldn’t run on the Wii U. If it doesn’t come to Wii U, it’s just because either Bungie or Activision don’t want to waste resources developing for a new console with unproven sales. But then again, they are planning on releasing it on next-gen Sony and Microsoft hardware as well, which for all we know could be even bigger flops than the Wii U.

    • Jacob D. Taylor

      Kudos my friend. Kudos…

  • Cesar Barroso

    my first though was “oh nasty, copying Reggie’s meme”. But from your perspective, David, it intrigue me a lot!!!

  • Lightthrower

    It’s Activision… OF COURSE it’s coming to all consoles, phones, potatoes!

  • I wasn’t too interested in this game anyway. If it comes to the Wii U, I’ll probably pay more attention to it. Who knows? I might actually get excited for it once we know more about it.

  • RagunaXL

    man, i sure hope so! destiny, ‘X’, and the wii back catalog of games. i could coast through this ‘next-gen’ on that library alone!

    • Jacob D. Taylor

      I agree RagunaXL… This ‘stigma’ against the Wii U is RIDICULOUS! My pockets are going to be guaranteed bone dry til mid 2014 and possibly further out depending on new announcements.

  • Wayne Beck

    Honestly, “My Body is Ready” is all I need, but the source code is practically confirmation. Unless something awful happens in the near future, this game is coming to Wii U. I’m willing to risk the let down. I am so Psyched for this game.

  • Bungie needs to show more of the actual game on any platform before I’m inclined to get excited for it in any way.

  • RichieBerry

    Actually, that’s not a Chain-Chomp plushie. It’s a Chain-Chomp soccer ball. I remember Nintendo Power giving away some like that once…

    Anyway, this does look pretty likely.

  • shortpiped

    I think the biggest news here is the fact the documentary is named ‘Pathways into Darkness’.

    Classic minitaur/darkness 1st person adventure/rpg of Bungie returns confirmed.

    Welcome back bungie. It must be nice after all this time in shackles. I know how you hate sequels.

  • Mykdee

    I will only buy it if it comes to WiiU

  • Jacob D. Taylor

    At this point in time Bungie has been in bondage, shackles, chains and all in all lying on the floor with Microsoft’s butt sweat trickling down the side of their face and i image their are just DYING to put their product on something other than an Xbox for once. I would have REALLY loved to see them avoid Xbox One altogether just out of spite, lol, but not going to happen. *I can pray though!*

  • CMB

    I would like it to come on wii u

  • Venge Drac

    I’ll just say this the Wii U needs as much help as it can get. And new IPs is a must for any console. Destiny may be able to give it the push it needs to survive. And in all seriousness, Nintendo needs to get the heck out of the KID ZONE.Yea, it’s great that is sold over 2 million units. But it will fail if it gets no games besides seeing a ton of Mario games. The Wii U needs to show it can play with the big boys since it so tiny compared to all the other consoles. I may not like the Wii U but I did grow up playing Nes and Snes. Used love those machines as a kid.