FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS Appearance, But Is Skipping The Wii U

Foul play

EA has revealed that it is releasing a stripped-down version of FIFA 15 for the Wii and 3DS, but won't be bringing its best-selling soccer series to the Wii U.

FIFA 15 will hit next-generation machines with a host of new features, but the publisher has stated that versions for older systems won't come with the same amount of content:

A version of FIFA 15 will also release on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system this Fall. Not all game features are available on all gaming platforms.

This is in line with previous "Legacy" editions EA has released on the Wii and 3DS, which amounted to little more than the previous year's game with new kit designs.

It's an odd choice on one level, but understandable — there are still millions of Wii consoles in active use, many more than there are Wii U systems. FIFA 13 was the last title in the series to grace Nintendo's current domestic console, but FIFA 14 skipped the machine following "poor sales" of its forerunner.

[via news.ea.com]