BioWare has revealed that the upcoming Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 will use an interactive comic to give players the opportunity to get up to speed on the series' backstory and characters, and carry forward in-game decisions.
In an interview with GotGame, BioWare's Melanie Faulknor told the site that since Wii U owners will not be getting the first two Mass Effect games, a Dark Horse-created interactive comic will guide players through the first two titles and allow them to make story choices that will carry forward when they begin Mass Effect 3. No specific details were provided on how the story branching will work.
During the interview, Faulknor said the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 will be developed by an external third-party developer with previous Nintendo experience.
Last month, EA revealed that the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 will come bundled with the Extended Cut DLC; it was also revealed that BioWare is preparing new single-player DLC for the game, most likely centering on Commander Shepard.
The Wii U is due out worldwide this holiday season, but Nintendo has yet to announce a price or a release date for the console. Speculation regarding the platform's release window has ranged from November to December, and Nintendo has promised a "reasonable" price for the console.