Activision Committed To Doing 'Everything It Can' To Support Wii U
Posted by Andy Green
Six titles are on the horizon
Activision Blizzard is now an independent company led by its CEO Bobby Kotick and co-chairman Brian Kelly after the pair formed an investment group to purchase 172 million shares in the firm.
The publisher is aiming to continue its presence as a company with a "best-in-class franchise portfolio" and has six Wii U games on the way, all of which are multiplatform.
Those titles are Call of Duty: Ghosts, Skylanders Swap Force, Angry Birds Trilogy, Angry Birds Star Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge and Wipeout Create & Crash. Some of these titles will also be available on Wii, 3DS and even the DS in SpongeBob's case.
Upon the confirmation of the six titles, CEO of Activision Publishing Eric Hirshberg said the company is still behind Nintendo's system:
As we have said before, we're committed to doing everything we can to support the Wii U, which is why we're excited to be bringing some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world to the platform this year.
The Call of Duty franchise continues to be one of the most powerful forces in gaming and Skylanders continues to enchant new fans around the world. Our studios have been hard at work creating brand new immersive experiences perfectly suited to the Wii U platform and our fall lineup has something for everyone.
It appears Wii U is still very much a part of Activision's strategy right now and these additions will be welcomed with open arms by many.
The biggest of these titles is undoubtedly Call of Duty: Ghosts, which will be the second game in the series to grace the Wii U, after Call of Duty: Black Ops II was released on the same day the console launched. Skylanders has proven popular in recent years and may sell well on the system, while the licenced games could do alright considering the brand power they carry.
Which of Activision's six upcoming titles are you most interested in. Are there any you'd rather have on Wii or 3DS? Let us know in the comment section below.