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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U Rumours Pick Up with E3 Listing

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

So advanced that you shoot everything

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Activision's next bash at its money-spinning franchise, taking place in the not-too-distant future and featuring exoskeleton suits that allow you to do stuff that others could already do in Titanfall. Jaded cynicism aside, it's likely to be one of the biggest releases of the year, and will sell enough copies to add a little extra depth to that comfy money-rolling pile in Activision HQ.

Announced for various platforms, its absence on Wii U wasn't a particular surprise, as even when these titles have come to Nintendo's system they have often been announced late in the day. The latest clue that it will be confirmed for Wii U comes from an official E3 website, listing it as a supported platform.

We can go through the whole cycle once again then, as we wonder whether Activision will indeed release the game on every platform apart from the Atari 2600, or whether it'll break with recent precedent and leave Nintendo out.

Considering the fact that Wii U hardware numbers will likely enjoy improved numbers this year, and the continuing support from Activision with its other major behemoth, Skylanders, odds are positive.

Are you a fan of Call of Duty titles on Nintendo consoles, and keen to enjoy the latest game on Wii U? Let us know.


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User Comments (63)



Shiryu said:

Good, because I want it. I enjoy my yearly supply of silly explosions. And Yes, I kept on playing COD Ghosts all the way till Mario Kart 8 dropped.



xxAcesHighxx said:

Me too @Shiryu. I loved Black Ops II and Ghosts on my Wii U, particularly in off-TV mode, so this is (potentially) fantastic news!



Shiryu said:

@AcesHigh73 Black Ops II is by far the superior game, Treyarch has been producing my favourite games in the series for quite some time now, I hope it's them doing the Wii U conversion of this again. They did a great job on "Ghosts" considering they had very little help from Infinity Ward. They were also amazing on bringing the previous entries on the Wii. Much respect to those guys over at Treyarch.



Farmboy74 said:

Makes sense to keep bringing COD to Wii U, there are not many FPS on the console and Battlefield won't be turning up any time soon due to EA's unprecedented relationship!!



DreamOn said:

I really believe Iwata has made sure that COD appears on Nintendo consoles so I'm not surprised at all to see it on Wii U yet again.



Gold said:

All I really want is Black Ops II on Wii U or Xbox 360 for COD. One COD game could last me years.



DESS-M-8 said:

All we need is for Activision to start distributing on the eShop and then I'll buy it



ElkinFencer10 said:

My personal rule is always to buy games for my favorite platform on which it's released. Between that and how WONDERFULLY the gamepad did split screem (you know, by not splitting the screen), I'll definitely be picking this up for Wii U if Activision decides to make the smart decision and release on Wii U.



Mega719 said:

I don't know why they would even considered not releasing it COD is ment to be on Wii U hopefully they put all effort on this port like Black Ops 2



GuruOfGreatness said:

Yep, if it's out for Wii U, I'll be getting it day one. Hope it is. For me, off screen play and free online beats slightly better graphics or a bigger online experience all the way (never understood that theory, I mean, you only need about 12 other people to play with, so why would I care how many millions ther are on other consoles). If it doesn't make it to Wii U, I will get it for whichever next console I decide to buy when the time is right. Right now, it's Wii U all the way though



PJR0cks said:

Very good news, we need a FPS, hopefully if it comes to the Wii U it will be a strong port and people will support the game, this could be something very good for Wii U, I don't mind missing out on the smaller franchises, but at least we need the very big ones.



Spoony_Tech said:

Well I will be surprised and happy they're still supporting the U. Not sure if sales are hitting expectations but at least they seem to want to stay in Nintendo's good graces. UBISoft is slowly but surely pulling support so it's only a matter of time.



erv said:

I like the occasional call of duty multiplayer - they are very good games with regard to their multiplayer. Whether or not I'll be buying this with smash in the same timeframe? Unlikely.

Still, it's a treyarch multiplayer which owns... Hm, we'll see.



Buduski said:

Yeah I still play COD with my friends so if they make it for the Wii U I'll probably snatch it, if not well too bad, already playing Mario Kart 8 & soon we should see smash bros Wii u on the horizon



taffy said:

I'm still enjoying Black Ops II at the moment, but the maps are starting to get stale after 2 years. I would be tempted to get this if we had the same DLC as the other platforms cause the new maps do help keep the game fresh and interesting, I put so much time in Modern Warfare 3 on the 360 cause of those new maps and spec op missions.



0utburst said:

To those who played previous CODs on Wii U, can you play with remote+ nunchuk? I've only played FPSs on mouse+keyboard and I can't stand playing with a gamepad/controller. I liked metroid prime trilogy with remote+nunchuk.



DualWielding said:

Shocked everybody seems to want this on Wii U, if they announced is not coming to Wii U I'm sure all posts would be about how the Wii U do not need generic shooters and talking down on the dudebros that play such shooters on other consoles



DividesBy_0 said:

Yes, Black Ops II was patched for Wii Remote + Nunchuck support. Ghosts shipped with support. When not using Off TV Mode, I do like using the remote.



Varoennauraa said:

I don't even like CoD's so much, but shooting with Wiimote makes it one of my favorite games.

I am very thrilled of getting one more Cod.

Hopefully Wii get:
-Nunchuck leaning
-Dedicated servers



mercurio2054 said:

"Activision will indeed release the game on every platform apart from the Atari 2600," hahahahaha



0utburst said:

Thanks. I might get Advance Warfare then since it's different from a typical COD or shooter.



ICHIkatakuri said:

I would buy it, I got both the other Wii U cod games and although I used to prefer BF I won't touch EA games now. Really enjoyed ghosts online, think the 10point character creation was better in blops2 but liked the prestige system, modes and maps enough. I was not a fan of ghosts single player which got a bit long in the tooth with some great levels bookended by silly dog missions or sneaking through a jungle with invisible walls which destroyed the experience a bit. Worth playing through but nowhere near a series best.



AJSjedi said:

While I'm not one of those "dudebros" gamers who live and die off first person shooters, I have played most call of duty games. I thought ghosts on wiiu was awesome, and while I did not enjoy black ops 2 on wiiu that was because of story not gameplay. If this does come out on wiiu I will pick it up as usually the wiiu call of duty goes on sale less than two weeks after release at best buy. I got both black ops 2 and ghosts for less than $30 on sale at best buy within a month of release.

On that topic, if anyone is in new orleans ghosts and black ops are now 70% off at toys r us but it's instore only. I suppose other toys r us stores would be doing the same thing. They also have zombiu, splinter cell, resident evil, walking dead, and a few more wiiu games clearing out...just a heads up



Nintenjoe64 said:

I might get this. BO2 was good but not good enough to make me need to have Ghosts. 2 Years per CoD doesn't seem quite as excessive. Having said that, I won't be done with MK8 by November.



Shambo said:

I want them to go back in time, not always forward. Modern Warfare was an amazing game, but WW2 (I never thought I'd ever say that) is so abandoned now, that I'm looking forward to Enemy Front on PS3! And I hate the PS3 controller! Or maybe they could come up with an alternate past, and invent a 'new' 'retro' war? Ghosts multiplayer maps were also far too open, I didn't enjoy it online.



GuruOfGreatness said:


Same. I've always managed to find a game loaded with a ton of other players in about 10 seconds maximum. How millions of people owning it on the 360 for example makes the online experience so much better is beyond me!!!



Kaze_Memaryu said:

From a company standpoint, this makes sense, since MK8 was bound to be successful. And now they have a sufficient userbase on the WiiU to release this with lower risk of loss.

From my personal standpoint, this can only fail as a game. Can't even trust reviews with the trainwreck CoD has turned into. It would be much better to take at least two years of development time to make a better game than just chewing out the fanbase until the last cent drops.



heyzeus002 said:

@GuruOfGreatness I think what most people refer to when they put forward that argument is playing against different people so obviously the larger the player pool the more likely you are of playing different people. I jad blops 2 on wii u and I did find myself playing a lot of the same people on a regular basis. Personally im not too bothered by it, I had a blast with blops 2 regardless but I can understand why people cite the low wii u numbers as a reason not to get it on the u. Its the gimped versions with no dlc that bothers me more tbh. Ill be most likely getting cod aw on ps4 but this is great news for those of us that want it on wii u



ACK said:

I only like Call of Dufy on Wii U, for the Wiimote controls and especially the dual screen local multi. I will happily buy them as long as they release them on the system.

Unfortunately it's the only FPS on the system. But I forgot how much I love local multi shooters until the Wii U Gamepad came on the scene. At least the COD games have a wealth of multiplayer modes. And hopefully Sledgehammer brings back the co-op Spec Op missions, which were the best part of MW3 to me.



Action51 said:

Well...I think if Activision wants to sell Skylanders on Wii U, they should port Call of Duty.

The problem with big "third party" publishers is that Microsoft and Sony who have used their video game divisions in the past as proxy pissing contests against one another made the big publishers arrogant, greedy, and entitled.

I guess it's good for the mega-publishers....



Caryslan said:

@Kaze_Memaryu Every recent Call of Duty does get two years of development time, that's why you have different developers work on each one. In fact, with Sledgehammer games also joining in, it looks like Activision is shooting for a three-year development cycle for each new Call of Duty.

I think that's the thing many people don't really know, Call of Duty does come out every year, but each one spends at least two years in development since Infinity Ward and Treyarch take turns releasing their games. Add Sledgehammer games in there, and we likely won't see Treyarch's next game till 2015, Infinty Ward's next game till 2016, and Sledgehammer's next game till 2017.

That would be a three-year gap between Black Ops II, Ghosts, and Advanced Warfare.

That's three years of development time for all of those new Call of Duty games.

Now, the individual quality of games can be debated, but these are not titles that Activison throws out the door after 6 months of development. They have so many developers now working on the Call of Duty franchise, they can safely take their time with each game, and still have one ready to go every year.

I would not be shocked if Raven software somehow becomes a fourth developer of Call of Duty given their involvement with Modern Warfare 3 and Ghosts.



GuruOfGreatness said:


Yeah I suppose I get that. More people=more variety I guess. Chance to make more friends, meet more people and all that (also a bigger chance to lose your temper with some little kid a lot more too though lol). That's fine. But the way I myself look at it, and this is just my own personal opinion, is that I would rather just play with say, 10,000 Wii U users or however many it is (and be able to play JUST on the GamePad too), even if it means playing the same people, than pay £40 a year just for the privilege of playing with 500,000 users or however many it is, on the 360, PS3 etc. For me, as long as there is about 15 people wanting to play the same type of game/match as me, I'm happy

Oh, and I realise that the PS3 is free, but you know what I mean lol



Darknyht said:

Not my cup of tea, but glad to see that the console is still getting some third party support.



Hy8ogen said:

I loved playing COD on my Wii U. But I'm not going to buy this game. Why? Because this whole thing reeks of bull****.

I bought both Blops2 and Ghosts at full price and I ended up feeling like an abandon child. We never got ANY dlc (free fall doesn't count). If people tell me it's not a big deal with no DLC, f*** you. Without DLC, you will not be able to enjoy the Zombie/Extinction mode to the fullest. Those modes NEED dlc.

I'll probably stick to Titanfall (PC) and ghosts for now and until it is confirmed we will get DLC. Otherwise I'm not going to get any COD games in the future, not until I get a PS4. Yes, I only play COD on consoles because the controls on PC is a joke. The whole game is designed to be played with a controller.



HopeNForever said:

I still don't understand how does Activision still feel like supporting Nintendo if they still don't release any of their retail titles on the Nintendo eShop, and not to mention they haven't announced Destiny for the Wii U yet either!



Pichuka97 said:

I'll pick it up on Xbox One because Nintendo always gets the downgraded versions even though Treyarch does a good job converting them.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

@Caryslan Whoops, my fault for missing the detail.
I was actually going to say that all CoD teams should focus on a single game. I knew about Treyarch and Infinity Ward switching around to have a bit more time, but I kinda failed to put that in context on my initial post.

But that aside, it's actually incredibly sad how this is all each team manages to do in two entire years (which is why I wanna see IF and Treyarch work together on a really big one), and even then there are several shortcomings that are nearly unexcusable with such experienced crews.
Yet, I don't really think it's so much their fault. I suspect Activision is pushing a lot towards blockbuster presentation as a focus, just so they have better material to show off in trailers and commercials. And that costs the game itself a lot of technical detail, especially when it comes to the nonexistent quality of the single player campaign.



audiobrainiac said:

I will buy it. The last one I played was Black Ops II so i hope this is way better. It looks great, and i love Kevin Spacey.



JaxonH said:

DLC isn't a big deal

But really, I do like DLC but usually only for games I REALLY, REALLY like. I bought the Pikmin 3 DLC, the Fire Emblem Awakening DLC, the Mario Golf DLC, and I got the Trials Fusion Season Pass, Castlestorm DLC and Stealth Inc DLC. But when it comes to the big AAA games, I never blow money on DLC. Especially Call of Duty. Now, maybe if I was gungho on the multiplayer and was online everday like it was Mario Kart 8, ok, maybe then I could see the value of it. I'm not saying that it's a good thing that the Wii U versions don't get full DLC options like the other versions. Of course even I would prefer that, if not for myself then at the very least for the benefit of others. I just feel that the positives of the Wii U version CoD games (motion control, offscreen play, asymmetrical multiplayer, etc) far outweighs the negative of no DLC.



DaemonSword said:

COD is okay, but I wish Nintendo would get another FPS, not with COD in the name, not by Activision/Infinity/Trey, and not using there game mechanics. I'd take another version of Doom, or anything different actually. Why is that so hard? What happened to non-bromance FPS's?



JaxonH said:


Eh, Call of Duty actually has some of the finest FPS mechanics in the industry. Whether you love it or hate it, the reason it got popular is because the mechanics are so flawlessly implemented.

The only FPS game that I've played that outdoes Call of Duty at its own game would be the recent Wolfenstein The New Order. The game is smoother and has a much more involving story. But games like that are rare indeed. Most FPS, unfortunately, can't stand toe to toe with CoD.

The problem is, Call of Duty is the most popular and best selling FPS in existence right now. And even Call of Duty is only selling 150-250k on the Wii U. Imagine how bad another, less popular FPS would do on the system. Just because we recognize a game as great doesn't mean it will sell. Splinter Cell Blacklist was one of the finest releases of 2013, yet only sold 10,000 copies, an insulting number for such a fine game.



JaredJ said:

I have never played COD but for some reason I am really interested in Advanced Warfare. I hope it makes it to Wii U.



JaxonH said:


Unfortunately, yes. People wonder why AAA games don't come to Nintendo platforms. Well, this is why. It has nothing to do with Nintendo. It has to do with us. WE don't buy the games.



mamp said:

Well it's to be expected the only people who bought a Wii U early were Nintendo fans and they buy them for Nintendo games. I mean Xbox is composed mainly of 3rd party games (I mean Halo, GOW, and Fable is pretty much the only thing microsoft has to offer) so what else would you buy an Xbox for? Sony has more first party titles to offer but they don't have a need to pump out their games because they have just as much 3rd party support as microsoft. This is the reason I believe third party just sticks to these 2 consoles.



JaxonH said:

Right. PS and Xbox are the 'go-to' systems for 3rd party games. That's where the market is at. Regardless of how it came to be, that's just how it is, and it would literally take an act of God to see a market shift to Nintendo for 3rd party AAA games.

But that's cool. I mean, different systems offer different things. The Wii U offers amazing games that you can't get on Xbox or Playstation, and Playstation and Xbox offer amazing games you can't get on Wii U. They're both viable, and it really just comes down to preference. If you like both, then you choose which one you like more, OR, buy both, or do like I did and buy all three (although owning a PS4 and X1 is pretty redundant- I just did it because, well, why not- Sunset Overdrive and Halo 5 look great, and they're not coming to Wii U or PS4 so...)



Agent721 said:

A long as they keep the ability to have two players play at the same time, one in the tablet & one on screen, I'm in. I loved Ghosts on the Wii U...lots of fun!



Agent721 said:

Right?! And then you go to IGN, and it's the dude bros raging in Nintendo's kiddy games. Everyone needs to grow up! I played Mariokart this weekend....and Battlefield 4....and Child of Light. Variety is the spice of life!



joey302 said:

I wish activision would post those 2600 classics in the wii u eshop like pitfall, kaboom, stampede, freeway, megamania etc etc etc!!
$1.99 Each? That would be awesome!!!



Laxeybobby said:

Having bought the last two at the same price as the other consoles and seen no support from Activision in terms of the promised DLC that was clearly marked on the game case, combined with their silence on the matter as to why. My money will stay in my bank for this series until I see changes in attitude from Activision towards the WiiU users.



steven12153 said:

I like how they make split screen be on the tv and the gamepad and not make everyone share the tv that was a really smart move that they did

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