Electronic Arts has revealed that Madden NFL 25 will not be making an appearance on the Wii U this year. The snub means that the series is skipping Nintendo systems entirely for the first time since 1991 — the year that saw the original John Madden Football arrive on the Super Nintendo.
EA has already stated that no more Madden titles will be hitting the 3DS, which means that last year's Wii U launch title Madden NFL 13 is your only real option if you're a fan of the long-running franchise and don't own any other gaming systems beside Nintendo's.
According to Nintendo World Report, the official statement from the publisher reads as follows:
We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future.
Whatever happened to that "unprecedented partnership" we heard about all those months ago?