Other Activision IPs Coming Too
The Wii U has been thrown something of a lifeline by Activision. The likes of EA and Warner Bros may be losing faith in the console, but the recently self-bought company has pledged their support to Nintendo's machine by confirming the year's biggest shooter, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to the Wii U in addition to other current and next-gen machines.
The Wii U will also be getting another five Activision titles this year, the most noteworthy of which is the next installment in the Skylanders franchise, Swap Force. Angry Birds Trilogy, Angry Birds Star Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge and Wipeout Create and Crash (based on the TV show rather than Sony's anti-grav racer) are also on the release slate.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc said:
"As we have said before, we're committed to doing everything we can to support the Wii U, which is why we're excited to be bringing some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world to the platform this year. The Call of Duty franchise continues to be one of the most powerful forces in gaming and Skylanders continues to enchant new fans around the world. Our studios have been hard at work creating brand new immersive experiences perfectly suited to the Wii U platform and our fall lineup has something for everyone."
While none of these games are exclusives, they form an important statement of intent and support from one of the biggest publishers on the planet, which could inspire gamers to take another look at the ailing console and hopefully inspire other publishers to give the Wii U another shot.