The recently revealed Nintendo Wii U is going to receive extensive support from third-party publishers like THQ, Warner Bros. Electronic Arts or Sega, as all of the companies confirmed that some of their upcoming games will also be released for the Wii U, not just the PC, PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 platforms.
Nintendo impressed everyone attending the E3 2011 conference
this year with the official reveal of the Nintendo Wii U home console, the successor to the Wii, alongside its rather unique controller.
We've talked about the devices during our in-depth article
, complete with photos and a video demonstration of the device.
Now, let's talk about some of the games
that will be coming to the Wii U next year, when the device is finally going to be released.
Nintendo presented a rather lengthy video during its E3 2011 press conference, showcasing many upcoming games.
These included THQ's Darksiders II, which is going to be a launch-day game for the Wii U, as well as Warner Bros. Batman: Arkham City and many more.
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello even joined Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime on stage, confirming that many games from EA, including its popular sports titles, will be making the transition to the Wii U after its release next year.
Sega also issued a statement, saying that it, together with Gearbox Software, might bring the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines to the Wii U, but highlighting that nothing is set in stone just yet.
“We are extremely thrilled about the potential of the Nintendo Wii U and are honored to be a part of the earliest efforts for research and development on the platform with the Aliens: Colonial Marines project that is so perfectly matched with the platform’s unique and exciting new capabilities,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software.
“As more details about the Nintendo Wii U emerge, Gearbox Software is equipped and motivated to engage and support the platform and its customers.”
Tecmo Koei also released a statement, saying that the Wii U is going to see the release of its upcoming Ninja Gaiden 3 hack and slash title next year.
Support from third-party companies has always been a problem for the existing Nintendo Wii, so it's nice to hear that the Wii U is going to receive games that aren't made by Nintendo when it is released in 2012.