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.

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