Alien: Isolation not coming to Wii U

Sega confirms it has no plans to release game for Nintendo's latest console.

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Sega has no plans to release upcoming survival horror game Alien: Isolation on Wii U, the company has confirmed on Twitter.

"Right now, we don't have plans to put the game on Wii U," reads a tweet from the official Alien: Isolation Twitter account.

Sega gave no indication as to why the Wii U is being passed over. Alien: Isolation is the second recent entry in the sci-fi series to skip the Wii U, following the Nintendo version of Aliens: Colonial Marines, which was canceled last year after poor reception for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions.

It is possible that the Wii U's install base is to blame. Nintendo has sold just 3.91 million units as of September 30, which pales in comparison to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's 80 million units sold. Newcomer the Xbox One has sold 3 million units, while the PlayStation 4 has already exceeded Wii U sales, having sold more than 4.2 million units around the world.

Alien: Isolation, which stars Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda and is in development at Total War studio Creative Assembly, launches in fall 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's recently published preview of the game.

Discussion

239 comments
AlexFili
AlexFili

The Wii U's install base is much higher now and is not an issue anymore. Publishers should realise that

mechag2
mechag2

Aaaaaaand... THERE it is. *sigh* Sega...

Thing is, Wii U's unique features would allow for some awesome gameplay possibilities that would be perfect for this kind of game. What a crime.

tman978
tman978

What the Hell are the current Wii U sales figures? That thing has been flying off the shelf since Thanksgiving near me.

locknuts84
locknuts84

"It is possible that the Wii U's install base is to blame. Nintendo has sold just 3.91 million units as of September 30, which pales in comparison to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's 80 million units sold. Newcomer the Xbox One hassold 3 million units, while the PlayStation 4 has already exceeded Wii U sales, having sold more than 4.2 million units around the world."


I know the Wii U isn't doing that well, but this paragraph is clearly twisting the facts. I have a hard time believing that the Wii U has sold less than 300,000 units in the last 3 months.

Animatronic64
Animatronic64

I got a Wii U a week ago. I'll be getting the PS4 around summer. But I've got to say, third party publishers are assholes sometimes. Maybe the Wii U would sell better if they bothered to actually release their games for it. I understand not releasing games for the system due to technical reasons, but pretty much any game that is on 360 and PS3 should also be for the Wii U. By the way, this excludes Ubisoft, who've been doing a great job supporting the system.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

In Other News:  


Inspired by the pseudo-journalism of Gamespot's world famous Eddie Makuch, Devry and ITT Technical Institute announced today they will be adding a new degree program to their curriculum in the fall of 2015.

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Marky360
Marky360

Doesn't matter this new Alien game looks even worse then the last one who the hells idea was survival horror please fire that idiot when it bombs.

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

The Wii U outsells PS4 and Xbone, and to the trolls, that's a bad thing. What's next, a third party exclusive for Nintendo is also a bad thing? Oh wait. 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Creative Assembly is a damn good dev. This could be good. Shame that Wii U owners won't get a chance to play it unless they have a PS4/Xbone.

Glongold
Glongold

Considering how bad Colonial Marines was this doesn't sound like much of a loss.

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

Apparently, these trolls are ignoring Sonic Lost Worlds - a good game that was made EXCLUSIVELY from Sega. And is anyone surprise that they're ignoring the fact that the Wii U is currently outselling the PS4 and Xbone? 

hadlee73
hadlee73

As a survival horror fan I miss the days of the Gamecube, which wasn't short of great horror titles.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Time will tell if the WiiU missed out on another stinker or not. I just can't get past the contrived plot BS centered around Ripley's daughter; it just seems like a far fetched attempt to tie it to the movie somehow.

corrus
corrus

That game will sucks

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

Kind of sad, this game seems like a perfect match for WII U

sol_invictus55
sol_invictus55

Safe to assume that most games is "not coming to Wii U" since its an obsolete and unpopular console, might as well just report if a game actually is coming to Wii U would save a lot of time. 

flyersfan87
flyersfan87

Surprise! I bet no one saw that coming...

kaiserzero61
kaiserzero61

'' which pales in comparison to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's 80 million units sold''

Umm, the PS3/360 have been out for much longer. I don't get this comparison.

And no, PS4 didn't surpass WiiU (yet). WiiU numbers don't account for November and December.

sanchango
sanchango

Eddie, for god's sake, the Wii U is not a current gen console? Stop comparing it to past gen and relate it to current gen systems

quickposter
quickposter

So the sequel to the biggest let down of last year isn't getting a release on Wii U....


There is no way on Earth this news can be anymore of a let down than this game. Seriously nobody will ever get the Aliens game they truly want. If Gearbox cannot give the Aliens game people want with their dev track record how will this be any different? And say it was outsourced all you want but Gearbox hyped it up and pushed it as GOTY material. Then it turned out they barely lifted a finger.


I'm crying with envy here.

doubleii
doubleii

Get mad at Nintendo it's there fault nobody's wants to make games for them or but there system plus all the third party games look water down

Vodoo
Vodoo

@Animatronic64 You can only blame Nintendo for the Wii U's current predicament. Not only are 3rd parties reluctant to release their wares on the console because of the pathetic install base, but they also know most people are only gonna buy 1st party Nintendo games. So there's 2 major reasons why they don't wanna waste money and resources on a Wii U version if they probably won't make their money back.

RevLux
RevLux

@Marky360 I think it looks much better than the last one. The fact that it isn't being created by Gearbox is a huge plus in and of itself. Let them stick with Borderlands 3 and, if there is a god, a Vita version of Borderlands.

Animatronic64
Animatronic64

@Marky360

Well, seeing as how Alien (the original film) is a horror movie about a single alien hunting a group of people, a survival horror game would be the ideal choice for a fucking Alien game. Shit. I didn't know so many people were oblivious to the first film in the franchise.

RevLux
RevLux

@jack_burton9456 To be fair the Wii U only leads by about 1.1 million over the PS4 and has  been out more than 10 months longer. It's sales will pickup once Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Zelda U, and others are finally released though so I'm not worried about it.

doubleii
doubleii

Dude you really are stupid that sonic game got bad reviews and also the wii u been out a year and its at 5 million. The ps4 been out two months ands its at 4.2 hmmm sounds horrible on Nintendo part

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

@jack_burton9456  I don't think anyone is ignoring that the Wii U currently has more consoles out there. But the fact is, the Wii U has been out a year longer than both of those systems, yet Xbone has already sold half of what Wii U has done in a year and the PS4 is only about 1 million units behind (http://www.vgchartz.com). That's with both systems only being out for almost two months. So Sega and Creative Assembly is doing the right thing on this. It would cost them more money than they probably want to spend porting down to the Wii U.

xguardx
xguardx

@hadlee73 The remake of the original Resident Evil.... nuff said. lol

doubleii
doubleii

Awesome comment it speaks the truth

radcrab123
radcrab123

@quickposter idiot its not being made by gearbox its being made by CA(Creative Assembly) Who was the reason that Total War Launched off if your gonna start a argument get your facts straight

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jack_burton9456 

Do provide a source on your claim of 5.2 million units, please.

RevLux
RevLux

@jack_burton9456@locknuts84 Yeah the PS4 still has a bit to go before it overtakes the Wii U in lifetime sales. It is inevitable that it does so though. That said, the Wii U is still profitable to Nintendo despite it's abysmal sales and once the big first party titles hit the sales will almost certainly increase. I personally can't wait to get my hands on all the incredible XB1, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita games scheduled for next year.

RevLux
RevLux

@doubleii Actually the 3rd party games that are released on the ps3, 360 and Wii U generally look better on the Wii U. I have all of the systems and have played games like A.C. 3 on the PS3 as well as the Wii U so I am speaking from personal experience. Obviously the Wii U games will never look as good as the same title on the XB1 and PS4 but the Wii U is clearly superior in power and performance to the PS3 and 360.

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

@Vodoo @Animatronic64 You're the same moron that blindly believed in Eddie's bullshit because you hate Nintendo. You went around saying that both the PS4 and Xbone outsold the Wii U when in FACT that what you said isn't true. The Wii U is at 5.2 million and the PS4 is at 4.2 million and Xbone is at 3 million. 


Go back to the bridge where you came from. 

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

@SavoyPrime @jack_burton9456 Typical fanboyism - make up a bunch of bullshit in order to make it seem like whatever good Nintendo gets is a bad thing. 


Anymore facts you want to ignore, troll? 

quickposter
quickposter

@radcrab123 @quickposter Did you even read my comment? I was talking about Colonial Marines. Please get your facts straight before your insulting responses?

doubleii
doubleii

Wii u sucks like you only a dumbass fan like u likes Nintendo

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

@SavoyPrime @jack_burton9456 LMAO, do you even pay attention to what you're doing, dumbass? I see the facts, and it says that the Wii U outsold both PS4 and Xbone. Wii U sells are up to 5.2m. So how does work against Nintendo? 


Talk about being a moron. 

MaTTerCuBe
MaTTerCuBe

@SavoyPrime@jack_burton9456Jack, Savoy is right.  AS far as we can tell the numbers are about right (not sure about trusting VGChartz though).  Nintendo will release their November-Jan Sales at the end of the month, and I don't think we will be too impressed.  I own a Wii U and I wouldn't get this game anyways.  The only bad thing I can see is the general loss of support for the Wii U, something that is surely happening anyways, to my regrets.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

@jack_burton9456 LMAO You obviously didn't look at the console sales on the link I provided for vgchartz. The facts are right there. Numbers don't lie.