Saints Row 4 is Skipping Wii U

Will only be on "current-gen consoles" and PC

When THQ sold off its assets at auction earlier this year, Volition ended up in the hands of Koch Media, which has naturally now taken on the Saints Row franchise as a result.

Koch Media denoted the series to Deep Silver, which has now confirmed the first game to be released post-THQ will be Saints Row 4. It's even been given a release date, but unfortunately it won't be coming to Wii U.

The new game will arrive in North America and Europe on 20th and 23rd August 2013 respectively for all "current-gen consoles". Based on that it appears it will be made available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It has been confirmed that "current-gen" does not include the Wii U.

Saints Row has eluded Nintendo systems for a while now. The original nearly made it onto the GameCube but was scrapped due to the Wii's release, and it almost made it to the 3DS in 2011 with Saints Row: Drive By, but unfortunately the game was cancelled.

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[via joystiq.com, gonintendo.com]