Don't worry about missing out on any backstory if you jump into the Mass Effect series for the first time on Wii U; Mass Effect 3 will include an interactive mode that fills in the most important parts and lets you make key choices to shape your character. That's better than nothing, right?
Speaking at EA's Summer Showcase, BioWare expressed its excitement about working on a Nintendo home console for the first time. Wii U's Mass Effect 3 will include new control options that take advantage of the GamePad, multiplayer and the Extended Cut ending DLC. There's no word on whether it'll also include the just-announced Leviathan downloadable content.
Mass Effect 3 will be a Wii U launch title.