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Black Ops 2 Coming to Wii U

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Scan of Nintendo Gamer says so

E3 came and went without much talk of Activision's contribution to Wii U, and with no news of the inevitable blockbuster, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Of course the Los Angeles event doesn't cover everything, and it looks like the yearly shooting-fest will indeed make its way onto Nintendo's new system.

News has spread like wildfire, from a source inevitably on Twitter, confirming that the title is on the way courtesy of an upcoming preview in Nintendo Gamer magazine. It seems that the publication has been given the exclusive reveal, though the nature of the internet has seen to that. There's apparently very little detail about a release date or how the title will make use of the Wii U GamePad, and time will tell whether it's there on the system's yet-to-be-confirmed launch day.

It seems no modern console is complete without a hugely successful game where you shoot bad guys in the face, and we've even argued for the critical importance of Black Ops 2 on Wii U. So, are you interested in picking it up?

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (69)

RVN

#2

RVN said:

now we get full features, and i hope we still get motion controls
score for wiiU

DarkKirby

#5

DarkKirby said:

If I didn't buy all FPS games for PC I would get it for Wii U, after reading reviews to see how long the story is... unless they've implemented new systems to make killstreaks less stupid and punish people for kill farming in objective games instead of trying to win.

SonyFACE

#6

SonyFACE said:

Ehh... well, if it helps get consoles moving off the shelves, then it's all right with me.

sc100

#8

sc100 said:

I would have been surprised if it didn't come to the Wii U. They even release these games for the DS for crying out loud.

MentheLapin

#11

MentheLapin said:

Unless it's official that it's the exclusive reveal, don't trust Nintendo Gamer. It's probably the best UK Nintendo magazine (after all, its only competitor is the Official Nintendo PR Machine) but it's unofficial and prints a lot of rumours as facts on the cover to get readers. While I can't deny that I expect Black Ops 2 to come to Wii U, I feel like Nintendo Gamer might just be assuming with this preview.

kyuubikid213

#13

kyuubikid213 said:

I've got it! They put a map on the GamePad and you aim by using the stylus on the touchscreen!! GENIUS!!

Nah, they'll probably take the easy road (and recommended) and use the Wii U Pro Controller.

Smooth27

#14

Smooth27 said:

I can finally rest at night 70% is spent on that game. Well since mw3 its bein like 20, 30% less but treyarchs cod games are always innovative and real fun. I hope it comes out for 3DS because it missed out last year and vitas getting a version >:( so if 3ds doesn't....
So far so good nintendo ima FPS fan medal of honor warfighter is coming!! And now cod bo2 that took the cake definately buying Wii u. Just hope splinter cell blacklist, watch dogs and more come out and they better be graphically better since Wii u has to be next gen not in-between gen. sure gameplay > graphics bit why not have both right now since nintendo still can ante up. I do not want to end up buying future cod, battlefield and moh on a different console because Wii u is powerless now.

BJQ1972

#15

BJQ1972 said:

Nintendo Gamer has been going downhill for a while now. I have been intending to cancel my subscription for a while, but haven't got round to it yet.

I think this story is probably part wishful thinking and part just downright untruth. The preview on the next page in the mag is a two page preview of Metro Last Light, a game that activision have stated recently is not in development for Wii U. Make of that what you will.

Blizzaga

#17

Blizzaga said:

I'm kinda hoping that Goldeneye 007: Reloaded is ported to Wii U. I love the Wii version though.

misswliu81

#18

misswliu81 said:

not a fan of the series, but i can't deny that CoD sells a great deal, so if it helps shift hardware sales of the wii U, then good.

me, i'm looking forward to aliens: colonial marines and hopefully metroid as a FPS.

TheN64Dude

#20

TheN64Dude said:

I'm glad Black Ops 2 is on Wii U for one critical reason. To get all of those Trolls to Shut The Fuzz Up! Now they have nothing to say about Wii U. Anything Xbox 360 & PS3 can do, Wii U can do better. Personally I don't care for COD. It's unoriginal, uncreative, and redundant.

komicturtle

#21

komicturtle said:

I have a mild interest in this iteration since I like futuristic things... not sure if i'll give it a go though..

WolfRamHeart

#22

WolfRamHeart said:

I'm with @misswliu81 on this one. I may not be a fan of the Call of Duty series but I am glad to see it on the Wii U. COD is a huge franchise and it makes a ton of money so it will be a very beneficial addition to the Wii U library of games.

Alienfish

#23

Alienfish said:

My interest for COD has diminished greatly since I started playing around the time MW2 launched. I still like to fire up a good game of zombies now and then though. I'm still glad to see this coming to WiiU just because another hardcore game will be another reason for people not to ignore it.

Kyloctopus

#25

Kyloctopus said:

We had most of the other CODs on Nintendo platforms. They never made a difference to the people I know.

BJQ1972

#26

BJQ1972 said:

@DogNut64 sorry, my mistake. THQ have said that Metro Last Light is not in development for Wii U, but as Nintendo Gamer has a two page preview for a game that is definitely not in development then it casts doubt on their preview of Black Op 2.

bro2dragons

#27

bro2dragons said:

This is honestly the best "advertisement" I've seen for this game and the main thing that makes me consider investing in it.

verymetal

#31

verymetal said:

Another reason why E3 was the worst ever. Wii u doesn't announce Black Ops 2, but if they did the Wii U would have gotten much better interest. I can't comprehend it.

Knux

#34

Knux said:

I'm not a fan of COD, but I have to admit that this is the kind of third party support that the Wii U needs.

C7_

#37

C7_ said:

Good news for WiiU sales, bad news for gamers. With every 'successful' iteration of CoD, the more the cancer of hollow single player and repetitive multiplayer with very little difference from the previous year's annual update spreads.

I would be happy to be proven wrong this time, but when your trailer has arrows pointing to the various locations that you have no choice but to go to anyway with explicit instructions on what to do when you get there, you have done nothing to combat my opinion of "It's not a new game, it's a $60 patch with no gameplay involving free thought."

Angelic_Lapras_King

#38

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

As much as I'd hate to admit it, Wii U NEEDS Black Ops 2. No doubt it will be launching close to BO2's launch and really, those COD gamers are not gonna shell out on a new console so close to their annual new COD installment if it does have COD.

Sad to save, but COD sells at the end of the day. With any luck, if the PS3/360 versions are sold out, that'll get people buying Wii U's.

Though the big question is, will COD gamers put up with Friend Codes....

Angelic_Lapras_King

#40

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

I actually have the magazine in hand. There is indeed a page preview of the game and even a hint that next issue they'll be revealing the Wii U functionality....

TheDreamingHawk

#41

TheDreamingHawk said:

Crap. I was hoping Wii U would be freed from this terrible game. If they develop a rehash again, they BETTER make it a little more original, as COD titles have started getting worse since the debut of the 4th game.

...At least I have 1 extra thing to get bullied about at school.

Xkhaoz

#44

Xkhaoz said:

This is good, very good. If Wii U can sell half of what CoD's opening sales are, that'll be a lot of systems out.

DudeSean

#45

DudeSean said:

It's easy to hate, isn't it guys?

Anyways, I'm very happy to see this. I love killing Zombies. And I like to yell at children while doing it. Since there's a microphone and speaker on the gamepad, does that mean I won't need a headset?

JohnPhilipSousa

#46

JohnPhilipSousa said:

I hope this has a bunch of control options. I'd love for it to support aiming like in Face Raiders and aiming like in the Wii versions of COD with a Wii U Zapper where the GamePad is a scope/iron sight in addition to dual-analog. I'd probably use the Face Raiders style of control when possible so as to be able to aim quickly. It worked well in OOT 3D. When I don't want to stand though, I'd use dual-analog.

luminalace

#47

luminalace said:

Seriously you guys that hate COD need to understand how important this news is for Nintendo and the Wii U! This is bigger news than any 3rd party game announced at E3 for Wii U! If Nintendo are serious about attracting the core then Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield are must haves!

Shining-Void

#48

Shining-Void said:

@TheDreamingHawk As much as I want this ridiculous COD fad to end, there's no denying that it can sell a console. Hopefully FPS won't be the "genre" next gen. If it is I won't care but I would much rather see RPGS.

Silvervisiona

#49

Silvervisiona said:

CoD is good for me and Wii U. Wii U is giving me more and more reasons to pack away my Xbox 360, and probably many other gamers, and that's a good thing.

Gamer83

#50

Gamer83 said:

Well, they did release Black Ops and MW 3 for Wii so this isn't really surprising. Considering how big CoD still is though this is good news for Nintendo.

eviLaTtenDant

#53

eviLaTtenDant said:

That screenshot looks effing beautiful. :o
Might get it one day, but other games are much higher on my priority list.

RantingThespian

#54

RantingThespian said:

For Nintendo, It's kewl that it's happening. However, I do not like Call Of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honor games. Give me GoldenEye, Quake, or Half-Life please.

emiru69

#55

emiru69 said:

I'm not really into FPS but Nintendo needed this screenshot during their press conference. Looked at Sony the announced COD for the VIta without even a picture of the game!

Koos

#56

Koos said:

"You shoot a gun, stuff blows up", lol. That basically sums up the genre...

hydeks

#61

hydeks said:

If it sells Wii U's, I'm for it, but I absolutely HATE shooters, so no, I won't be getting it :P

Rapadash6

#62

Rapadash6 said:

I couldn't care less about Call of Duty, but I understand it's importance to the wide spread success of Nintendo's new console, so this is good news none the less.

Monsti

#63

Monsti said:

Hope this is actually true...not a fan, but there are a few fans of the game (or so I heard ;))
It will sell the console...and that's good for all of us.

Token_Girl

#64

Token_Girl said:

This could actually save Nintendo a lot of money/time/effort in Miiverse moderation. Just block consoles that play COD and you probably won't have any problems.

Gilius

#68

Gilius said:

I hate black ops. :l I just do. Mw2 was great, Treyarch screwed up the whole series. I mean, how the heck do you manage to travel 80 years later and Mason/Woods are still alive?! Plus, the graphics and gameplay is horrible. This could ruin Nintendo by a little. D:

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