Call of Duty Website Now Lets You Link Your Nintendo Account for Some Reason

Activision won't say whether Black Ops III is headed to Wii U.

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For some time, you've been able to connect your account on Call of Duty's website with Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. Now, you can also connect to your Nintendo Network ID, though it's unclear why.

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As discovered by NeoGAF member catmario, the Nintendo Network ID option has been added to your profile page. Electing to connect sends you to the page pictured below, explaining that your "basic profile information" (things like your Mii nickname and country) will be shared with the Call of Duty site.

Going ahead with the process doesn't appear to have any real purpose at the moment beyond netting you another checkmark on your profile page.

But it does raise the question of why this addition has been made, considering that we don't know if any future Call of Duty games are coming to Wii U or 3DS. The first two Black Ops games appeared on Nintendo consoles (Wii and Wii U, respectively), as did 2013's Ghosts. Last year's Advanced Warfare, however, skipped Wii U in a move that Michael Condrey, co-founder of developer Sledgehammer games, described as an "an Activision decision."

The Nintendo Network ID connect page
The Nintendo Network ID connect page

Call of Duty: Black Ops III was just revealed and is likely headed to Xbox One, PS4, and PC at the very least. Asked about the possibility of the game also coming to a Nintendo platform in light of the Nintendo Network ID connection, an Activision spokesperson declined to offer GameSpot any additional information.

The full reveal for Black Ops III is coming later this month, on April 26. We may get some answers then.

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