No Dead Space 3 on Wii U

Visceral Games vice president says there are currently no plans to bring upcoming horror-action game to Nintendo's new console.

Dead Space 3 will not scare Wii U gamers. Visceral Games vice president and general manager Steve Papoutsis said via Twitter recently that there are no plans to bring the upcoming horror action game to Nintendo's forthcoming high-definition console.

Dead Space 3 is not in the cards for the Wii U.

Responding to a question regarding the possibility of Dead Space 3 coming to the Wii U and making use of the system's tablet-like GamePad, Papoutsis responded bluntly with, "Not currently in the plan."

Dead Space 3 is not the only high-profile game planning to skip the Wii U, which is due for a worldwide release this holiday season. Capcom's new shooter Resident Evil 6 will not appear on Nintendo's upcoming console and neither will 2013's Tomb Raider reboot.

Dead Space 3 was officially announced last week during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo following heavy speculation. The game sees series hero Isaac Clarke return, but this time he will have help in the form of co-op partner John Carver. Together, players will battle Necromorphs on a new ice planet called Tau Volantis. For more on the project, check out GameSpot's E3 2012 stage show demo with Visceral Games.

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FullMonty1394
FullMonty1394

I would buy the game twice. Once for WiiU and once for Xbox. They could get alot of money out of me yet are passing up the opportunity.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Still not enough third parties on board with Wii U to make it appealing to the hardcore.

wgerardi
wgerardi

I'm going to take this opportunity to say that I don't give a shit about Dead Space 3. Co-op is the worst thing to ever happen to survival horror.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Eh, Dead Space 3 looks less appealing anyhow.

OseiWar
OseiWar

Do we seriously need to make an article everytime a game doesn't hit the Wii U ?

ilantis
ilantis

The console didn't even came out and third parties are already backing out. It already seems like nintendo will  be the only one making good stuff, as they always did, so no revolution here.

impul5e
impul5e

Good. Nintendo doesn't deserve first class titles like dead space anyways. 

rogue81
rogue81

Easy: It wouldn't sell enough on the Wii U. I'm sure there would be some people that would pick it up, but not close to the numbers the publisher is looking for. No one who has played the first two games has played them on a Nintendo console. Speaking from personal experience, there's a tendency to stick with the console you started on. Meaning if you started the series on the PS3/Xbox/PC, you aren't likely to buy the third installment on the Wii U. Also, Nintendo users don't have any vested interest in the series. A user that only has a Wii console to game with will be coming into the series without any attachment to the story or its characters. So the pool of interested buyers gets even smaller. 

Sombro89
Sombro89

I'll be getting all of those games for the 360 anyway (well... DS3 depending... looks kinda more like a generic action game), but I wonder what the reason is for it not coming to the Wii U? I don't think it would be exclusivity, and they have the option for classic control with the Wii U, so I have to wonder if it's an issue with the power of the console. Hmm.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

That's too bad but I was going to get it for PC anyway.  That's how I've played the last two games...

moviequest14
moviequest14

I'm not trying to sound like a butthurt troll saying ''Well if they don't want to make it for me I never wanted it to begin with!!!1!1!!!111!'' , but really I don't know of any games ''announced to not be on the system'' , Dead Space 3 is losing anything that made it unique to begin with. I didn't really care too much about Tomb Raider to begin with. Metro Last Light was about the only game I actually was more than indifferent about not being on the wii-u.

Legend002
Legend002

Guess I'll pass on the Wii-U if their goal is to imitate current gen consoles....

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

It seems like all the multiplats NOT coming Wii-U just happen to be the ones I couldn't possibly care less about. Tomb Raider is an Uncharted clone with boobs. Dead Space 3 doesn't even look like a Dead Space title and EA openly admitted they are going for a broader appeal with 3 so, sorry Dead Space fans, your franchise has been COD'd. I bet RE 6 does come to Wii-U but I don't care, it looks almost nothing like is forefathers. I could be wrong but that E3 showing just reinforced the notion that RE is abandoning Survival horror and becoming a straight up shooting game with quick time events. You will probably find way more genuine Survival Horror with ZombiU than you can with Dead Space 3 and Resident Evil 6.

ilantis
ilantis

 @rogue81 Still AC3 and Mass Effect 3 are coming for the console. Will be pretty tough to follow the storyline on ME then.

joujou264
joujou264

 @Sombro89 It's not a power issue, since there is literaly no way to make a weaker console than the PS3/360, they've got 6/7 year old tech in them. It's a risking issue. There have been no other Dead Space games on any Nintendo systems before, apart from the spin-offs, so the majority wouldn't have interest in the title.

Crimson_Erskine
Crimson_Erskine

 @moviequest14 High quality, graphics wise, game belongs on one of the better consoles.  Wii and the Wii-U are children in comparison.  Your comment comes off butthurt because it is.

rarson
rarson

 @joujou264

 

Wow, EA of all companies touting the prospect of new IPs? That's cool. And this isn't the first time I've heard developers or publishers talk about how they can't launch a new IP this late in the console cycle. Hadn't really thought about that before, but I suppose it makes sense.

 

That black tablet controller looks dead sexy, too.

Raxyman
Raxyman

 @joujou264 Not trying to be a complete pain. But a site with "Nintendo" name on the URL is bound to show only good news about it... That doesn't mean the Wii U itself is good or bad.

 

But i agree on one thing. Gamespot is decreasing the quality of it's articles... It's just like Faith said. "It's not news anymore, it's just advertising"

moviequest14
moviequest14

 @joujou264 It does seem that GameSpot ONLY reports ''negative'' wii-u news. Pretty much every article I remember posted is in some way negative. A LOT of ''positive'' wii-u news isn't shown at all. More major things like some of the things you mentioned are ignored to talk about non-multi-touch.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

 @joujou264 cool ... but this article is letting people know that a high profile game that people weren't sure was going to appear on WiiU will not in fact ... appear on Wii U. I don't see how this is bad news at all, its JUST news.

wexorian
wexorian

also There will be a lot games Announced + Many games in japan so it won't sink in sales too much.

superbuuman
superbuuman

 @Stonecutters908 I believe all 3 will come later, a year or 2?...which is bad in a way...cause by then everyone who wants to play it would have already done so. This is the only thing that Im worried about with Wii U, multiplat games will come but later.

joujou264
joujou264

 @Stonecutters908 Dude, might I suggest researching for announced Wii U games? +, Nintendo UK's president recently revealed that there are many 3rd party Wii U games that we don't know about. And Reggie said that the 23 games they showed at E3, were just the tip of the iceberg. Don't make assumptions based on iformation on GameSpot, they are basically sabotaging Nintendo. I recently read that the guy who made the Final Fantasy franchise, and The Last Story, is looking forward to the Wii U. GameSpot does not like good Nintendo news.

rogue81
rogue81

 @ilantis Those games will have the same problem. Especially Mass Effect 3. The earlier entries affect what happens in 3. They'll probably have an interactive comic that will get Wii U users up to speed, but at this point anyone who was interested in the series has probably found a way to play it.

rarson
rarson

 @Crimson_Erskine

 

I got news for you, buddy, the other consoles that Dead Space 3 will be appearing on are already out, and are less powerful than the Wii U. So your comment makes no sense.

joujou264
joujou264

 @Crimson_Erskine  @moviequest14 Are you kidding me? Dead Space 3 has co-op. Horror games don't have co-op, unless it's in multipleyer, it's a nono in the campaign part. EA and Visceral just fucked up by making a co-op horror game. They should've stopped at Dead Space 2.

BTW, the Wii U is one of the better consoles, if you look at it hardware wise, even if it's just a marginal difference.

joujou264
joujou264

 @TCMOREIRA Don't thank me, thank the editors over at My Nintendo News, they are making a much better job at making news articles than GameSpot, they even post some news about things that have no relation to Nintendo whatsoever, like the TimeSplitters 4 facebook project, I guess they're doing that because the title might appear on the Wii U, or other Nintendo hardware. I think I've even seen some news about the 720/Durango and PS4/(Orbis is bullshit, Sony always uses PlayStation as the codename.)PlayStation on there.

rarson
rarson

 @Raxyman

 

"But a site with 'Nintendo' name on the URL is bound to show only good news about it..."

 

That certainly is the natural reaction, and while that might even be the case, the fact is that the site is reporting information from various sources. Whether or not the information is reliable is based on the sources themselves, and has nothing to do with the name of the site. Just because a site is a fan site does not mean its information is unreliable. To assume so is a logical fallacy.

joujou264
joujou264

 @Raxyman I just posted some examples of good news that hadn't even been mentioned in bad news. I can link you to bad news articles from that website if you want, but that wasn't the point of my comment. It's just unacceptable to misinform people like that, it's not like Dead Space 3 will never be on the Wii U, but it isn't currently planned, we don't know on which platforms Dead Space 3 will be in the end, apart from the usual PC, 360 and PS3 platforms.

rarson
rarson

 @ColdfireTrilogy

 

Actually, I get the distinct impression from the actual quote that it is NOT an announcement that the title is not coming to the console, and I think you, Gamespot, and others are reading into something that simply isn't there. His words, exactly, were "not currently in the plan." In other words, they obviously aren't working on it right now, and aren't planning to, so it probably won't happen, but that doesn't mean "the plan" couldn't change in the future. That's pretty noncommittal.

 

I think had it been a more definitive decision, he would have something along the lines of "no."

joujou264
joujou264

 @ColdfireTrilogy Was that meant to be sarcastic? Because it sure looked like that, if a high profile game isn't coming to a console that is said to be hardcore, then it's bad news for the console.

hitman047m4
hitman047m4

 @BlackLense Actually Nintendo announced, not so long ago, that the WiiU will support DLC, F2P and micro transactions.

 

They also stated that they will not build games (I assume Nintendo's 1st party titles) for that style of business model, but the doors were open to any company that wants to makes games supporting that business model.

joujou264
joujou264

 @BlackLense If you mean from the technical standpoint, they can. Maybe Nintendo just doesn't want to allow Capcom have their on-disc DLC, since the public responded more than negatively to it.

Raxyman
Raxyman

 @slayer1090 Whoa whoa whoa. Just because the game's mostly in jungles and caves then it means that Uncharted is a clone of it? No way, Eidos made an awesome game back in time, but i don't know if Eidos left everything to Square or whatever, but since The Last Revelation and Chronicles Tomb Raider failed to impress, with exception of Legend maybe, they didn't know how to make an impressive game anymore.

Besides, Uncharted firearms and gunplay have nothing alike TR, the climbing is completely different. The puzzles were all fresh.

Tomb Raider was one of the most iconic games that the industry ever knew, but sorry, there's no way Uncharted was a clone of it. Naughty Dog is one of the few companies that we can rely to make original games after all!

moviequest14
moviequest14

 @slayer1090 I think Uncharted was meant to be more of a clone of Indiana Jones , based on the cinematic gameplay , etc. but even then , Uncharted ''cloned'' Tomb Raider while it was pretty much sinking , then Tomb Raider tried to build on Uncharted's success and clone them back.

rarson
rarson

 @wexorian

 

1996, actually. Tomb Raider 3 came out in 1998.

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

 @wexorian the gameplay moron, is a clone of uncharted. I feel that way because I have eyes. You think Tomb Raider 2013 resembles Tomb Raider from 15 years ago? You wouldn't if you had played it.

Raxyman
Raxyman

 @rarson Where's the logical fallacy? The site might show good info, but the first impression is that it's a fan site praising the company. It's an obvious assumption. What if was a site like "xboxinsider.com", the first thing to be thought is that's a fan site that'll only show good stuff about it.

 

I was just saying, that wasn't the best he could do to convince people that GS is not showing good stuff about Nintendo. Unless of course you like Nintendo beforehand...

joujou264
joujou264

 @Raxyman Yeah, that's why I put hardcore in brackets.

Nope, doesn't look like it, if you are referring to Trauma Center, I get my info from IGN andMy Nintendo News, I gave up on GameSpot's news division, it's too sloppy, too much editors that let their thoughts into the news stories, by not even mentioning them, and the editors often write a bit of confusing text, to sum it up, GameSpot just has a shitty news part of it's website.

Raxyman
Raxyman

 @joujou264 If that was your intention then you can keep cool, GS isn't on  it's best days and everyone knows that.

Also:"the GameSpot staff is kind of just a bunch of generic ''hardcore'' gamers that have also a job in the gaming business."

If by hardcore you meant paid, then yea. Agreed. The true meaning of hardcore gamers doesn't involve any console in the middle. I can assure you that . Hardcore gamers play pretty much everything.

 

And BTW, you seems to know about Wii U, y'know if there's any "Trauma" game to it already? When i spoke about hardcore gaming in every consoles i kinda remembered that game...

joujou264
joujou264

 @Raxyman I didn't try to change anybodys opinions, I wanted to show that GameSpot isn't doing that great of a job at making news articles as let's say IGN, or even a Nintendo specific website, and wanted to just show that the Wii U isn't getting JUST bad news. It may seem like I'm talking about a conspiracy, or something crazy like that, but it is just wrong to write news about something and not include all the news. I hope they don't do the same with the 720 or PS4, but I'm thinking that they'll try to make more good news about those, since, y'know, the GameSpot staff is kind of just a bunch of generic ''hardcore'' gamers that have also a job in the gaming business.

Raxyman
Raxyman

 @joujou264 It's OK, it's just that showing this won't convince anyone. It would have to show something more "neutral" like IGN, gamebomb or any other gaming site...

Still, it's hard to find a completely impartial article. Just like Gamespot as of late is showing this "bad news" about the Wii U, you are showing only the good ones. I honestly think there's no way of knowing good or bad things before the actual console is released...For short i wasn't saying you were wrong, it's just that in the internet no one changes opinion, ever.

hitman047m4
hitman047m4

 @Raxyman yeah the news came out like last week. I am not sure whether or not it is final; I think it was Saturo Iwata who delivered the news to a group of investors.... I am trying to find the actual document, instead of the news from gaming websites, and post the link in here.

 

Also, yeah I forgot that they were going to do something similar for the 3DS.... which in a way, it prove it to people that the 3DS was capable of it, since Nintendo did a patch fixing for Mario Kart 7 no so long ago.

Raxyman
Raxyman

 @hitman047m4  @BlackLense Wow, i didn't knew they weren't going to the DLC side... It seemed that they wanted, i saw an article that they were trying to implement it on 3DS.

wexorian
wexorian

 @Stonecutters908 good point coz New tom raiders Is laracroft adventure and there are no tombs and magic Items + monsters there what we had seen :)