@Naedeslus i would love that the problem is the first game was published by Microsoft and they own the rights that's why it's not on the PS3 :( i would love the whole trilogy on all the consoles but i don't think it would happen
EA Games boss Frank Gibeau won't say if Mass Effect 3 is coming to Nintendo's new console, but did tease that a game set in the space RPG universe might be in the pipeline.
LOS ANGELES--Earlier this week at Microsoft's E3 2011 media briefing BioWare confirmed rumors that Mass Effect 3 would adopt Kinect controls. Today, publisher Electronic Arts is speaking about the possibility of bringing the Mass Effect universe to another console, Nintendo's just-announced Wii U.
In an interview with GameTrailers, EA Games top man Frank Gibeau fielded fan questions about the publisher's library of titles, one of which asked if Mass Effect 3 was planned for the Wii U. Gibeau did not flatly reject the notion, instead saying a game set in the space-bound role-playing game series was possible.
"I can't say that we are going to do [Mass Effect 3] on the Wii U, but you can imagine what we could (emphasis added) do with that controller in the Mass Effect universe," he said. "It feels like it's a really nice fit. But we'll announce that when it's ready."
As for Mass Effect 3, it is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on March 6, 2012. Players will once again take on the role of Commander Shepard, a hardened space marine who is now on the run from the shadowy pro-human organization Cerberus. To save Earth, Shepard must travel the galaxy trying to rally support from alien civilizations with varying degrees of sympathy.
For more on the title, check out GameSpot's E3 2011 stage demo of Mass Effect 3 with BioWare's Casey Hudson, embedded below.
I think they should remaster the first game and port 2 and 3 for the WiiU so they can experience the trilogy.
When Wii U is better than PS3 Why Nintendo not makes something like Heavy Rain for they new console Even XBOX360 Can't run that game.
Dont really mind, more platforms = more money for game developers, which should hopefully mean better production values on games........
@sonicman12 You COULD think about doing that, but the cake is a lie sir. Thus rendering that concept fully impossible
Since when did everyone become so obsessed with the Mass Effect series? Back when ME1 was released, there were not that many fans... Anyway, I hope Bioware doesn't dumb down the final game for casual gamers because they will completely ruin it.
"I COULD also take my nose, and put it in a cake. But. That's just speculation. Why would I say anything that would make people assume things, right?"
@Tsuanthony Well actually I think an incredible game like Mass Effect would appeal to anyone regardless of was console he or she owns. You are right there is a large gap but Nintendo gamers such as myself would get the game on WiiU and I think that they can add a lot of extra features to the game released on WiiU because of it's new controller like how the game responds to voice on the Kinect while it can not on other consoles. Let's just hope.
Bioware will need to be more focuse on story and gameplay, not kinekt and Wii u. Now the game look more like DLC to ME2, not ME3. :(
the recent demo needed quite a bit of polishing but it looks like fun so far. i just hope they don't change it too much and make it too...busy. i'm a 360 owner i don't really like the idea of platform specific titles to begin with...although the 3rd game of a trilogy might be a hard sell to someone that only owns the wii U.
If the entire trilogy was planned on Wii U then I'd happily buy it, but just Mass Effect 3? No. They'd really have to do something about the large gap because anyone going in fresh into Mass Effect 3 will be completely lost in the plot and characterisation carried over from the last game.
@Phaselinear Looks like everybody whose anyone wants to get in on the action when it comes to the WiiU
Why do I get the feeling this won't happen? Ever since Sonic Chronicles (Bioware's first game on a Nintendo system, and according to many, they blew it), I've been a bit worried when it comes to Bioware and their future support for Nintendo platforms. I hate to sound pessimistic when it comes to possible games, but that was on my mind when I first read this.
I have the first two ME games on 360 but if there's a 360, PS3 and Wii U version of ME3, I'll pick the one that offers the best experience....cos I've got two of em...and definitely want the Wii U.
@SuperfastSonic good side Bioware, THey are not milking games they will make NEW better games on that money :)
TIM must have been pissed even if the base isn't destroyed. lol imagine you could fly a spaceship with that tablet..
Oh! Hope Intel's Ivy Bridge will be available on March 1st, 2012. I was to build an Ivy Bridge cum Nvidia Kepler gaming PC to play Mass Effect 3!
Wow, ME3 looks pretty damn good from this video. Love to see a video comparison between the consoles.
I'm just going to plan on preordering my ME2/3 Wii U bundle when it's announced. It will probably be a port of the PS3 version, but since I only rented ME2 for my 360, I'm not losing out by owning 2 copies of the same game.
If anything, they probably mean ME 4 (if it even happens). But who knows. I just might bite if they throw it my way (Wii U I mean).
I think it's a little too late though. To buy Mass Effect 3 on Wii U, you first need, the Wii U, then most people who are fans of Mass Effect already own the other systems, so there's really no way to convince them to buy it. However, I could see them doing a Mass Effect Trilogy packaged together for NEW gamers who have not played Mass Effect and wanted to give it a try. A trilogy would make more sense for people who may want to pick the Wii U and never played Mass Effect, after all, you want to start from ME1, not go straight to 3.
I wouldnt buy ME3 for Wii U since I have both the others for my 360 but a spin-off (basically what theyre gonna have to do post-ME3) I would certainly consider
This would be great for Nintendo. Having one of the biggest games of the year coming to a Nintendo console and plus Mass Effect is rated M.
@Agent3sephiroth Ok but this is a home console and most people dont want to hook up a bunch of screens to game... That technology works fine for computers I ran two monitors for awhile but for gaming consoles its new especially the touch screen. As for it being a gimmick that's for the game designers to decide it can be useful if used properly but I suspect very few games will use it properly.
Multiple monitor gaming is already a reality where you can connect many large screens to render your game as supposed to a puny 6.2 inch screen. Do your research on this type of technology like eyefinitiy. Nintendo is trying to launch yet another gimmik.
Stop playin'! Bring Mass Effect 3 to the Wii U. I don't want some gimped filler game. I'm tired of watching newer Nintendo systems miss out on the main sequel. If it's a multiplatform game such as Mass Effect 3 and PS3 gets it, then Nintendo is deserving also. You'd think the Super Nintendo, N64, or NES didn't exist the way devs are treating the other Nintendo platforms. Filler and side games are the reason why most devs didn't respect the Wii. I wish Nintendo would've fought for games like this in the same way Sony and Microsoft did. They made the mistake of being too passive with the Wii vanilla. They must be more aggressive! I like my Xbox but I want to see Nintendo succeed.
This is good news. I do hope EA considers this. The more consoles the dev's release it on, the more fans it will get that didn't play the originals. The more fans it will get the more money the dev's make. The more money the dev's make the more likely we'll see sequels. Everyone wins.
frankly, i have no problem with ME games crossing platforms. It is an amazing series and an amazing universe to work in and I want as many people as possible to experience it and build on it....just dont make it tacky.
@Komania The Wii U is speculated to be as powerful as the PS3 if not a bit more. Also, if you look at it, it's perfect for it. Use the touch screen to use skills and items and such. Hell, I also wouldn't mind using the Wiimote and nunchuk for it, either. Would make aiming decent.
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