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No Far Cry 3 on Wii U

Ubisoft confirms December-dated first-person shooter not slated for Nintendo's new console.


[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Ubisoft representative confirmed to GameSpot that Far Cry 3 will not be available for the Wii U because the system was not considered at the onset of development.

"We will not be releasing Far Cry 3 on Wii U," reads a line from the statement. "The game has been in development for more than two years and at the time Wii U had not been considered."

The original story follows below

Far Cry 3 is the latest AAA title to skip the Wii U. An Ubisoft representative has told CVG that Ubisoft's December-dated first-person shooter is not planned for Nintendo's first high-definition console.

Wii U gamers won't face snarling dogs, at least not in Far Cry 3.
Wii U gamers won't face snarling dogs, at least not in Far Cry 3.

Ubisoft did not provide the site a rationale as to why Far Cry 3 is bypassing the Wii U, and the company had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment at press time.

Ubisoft is one of Nintendo's most prolific partners for the Wii U at launch. The French publisher is bringing a host of games to the console, including Assassin's Creed III, ZombiU, Just Dance 4, Rayman Legends, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, and Rabbids Land.

Other big-name games skipping the Wii U include Resident Evil 6 and Dead Space 3. Additionally, just last week, Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda said it presently has no plans for the Wii U.

The Wii U is due out on November 18 in North America beginning at $299. The console arrives in Europe and Australia on November 30, with a Japanese launch slated for December 8.

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