Warner Bros.’s Got The Wii U’s Back

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

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Warner Bros. - Batman: Arkham OriginsWarner Bros. Interactive has come out in support of the Wii U. “We’re a believer on the Wii U,” says company president Martin Tremblay.

He is not blind to the console’s sluggish sales, but he is optimistic that it will take a turn. “I think the console has been off to a slow start, but I think they’re going to fix the problem. I don’t think it’s a problem, but it’s more about the content. And I think they showed tons of new content [at E3] that will re-energize the platform.”

In the past couple of months, the Wii U continually saw a loss of faith from the big three publishers. EA’s most notably showed their lack of faith when they announced that their latest Frostbite engine will not be supported on the Wii U. Activision may have released a port of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 at the system’s launch, but when asked about Call of Duty: Ghosts, the next iteration in the Call of Duty franchise, they become incredibly indecisive. Ubisoft had two titles slated to be exclusive to the platform, but the two had gone multiplatform since their initial announcement. One of which was delayed seven months within weeks of its intended release so it can be ported to the other platforms.

Although they have a stake in every platform, Warner Bros. have become the only major publisher who has a Nintendo exclusive title coming this year. Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure will be released later this year on both the Wii U and 3DS. Whether justified or not, Warner Bros. appears to be taking their commitment to Nintendo pretty seriously.

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  • James Best

    It’s like I’ve been saying all along. The Wii U is just getting through its growing pains right now. I have a feeling those demos at Best Buy will really turn the tide in their favor. And this holiday season when big hitters like Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze come out, all this Wii U negativity will be just a distant memory. Almost like the 3DS, come to think of it.

    • NinTemple

      It’s amazing how many times people doubt Nintendo, Nintendo proves them wrong, and then people’s memories just…. vanish….

      “What? The Wii was popular!? When??”

      … it’s embarrassing.

    • Niki Coppola

      Some of The Wii’s greatest “core” games never got the press they needed. Metroid Prime 3/Trilogy never had an epic commercial (MP3’s was combined with the asian guy’s with Smart car and looked like another “family”Minigame instead of the epic adventure it was. Red Steel 2 got no press at all either despite delivering on the failed promise of the original Red Steel with Improved controls/mechanics and an original world. The game offered an experience that could not be had on other systems(Maybe the move), But did it get press? Another Ubisoft sleeper like Beyond Good and Evil. Some think the only games on the Wii were Wii sports/fit and some Mario games ( as i Mario games offered no challenge or fun). For shame. Outside Nintendo Power (R.I.P.) Many of those games were never mentioned.

  • Niki Coppola

    I hope they come out with a special version of Arkham Asylum ( director’s cut, all DLC included)for Wii U.

    • Spookyryu

      I hope an Arkham Trilogy, that would be awesome

    • Ibi Salmon

      Indeed.

  • Ibi Salmon

    This is good news. The more people that support the Wii U, the better.

  • An Tran

    Ubisoft STILL does have an exclusive on Wii U: ZombiU. If that wasn’t what you were mentioning, which one was it besides Rayman?