Despite the fact that last year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare skipped Nintendo's current home system, there were hopes that Black Ops 3 - the next entry in Activision's yearly shooty-shooty-boom-boom franchise - would still arrive on Wii U. Slim hopes admittedly, but hopes all the same.
It's time to put that slender chance to bed, as Activision has finally confirmed that no Nintendo edition of the gaming is coming. Following the announcement of last-gen versions of Black Ops 3, the publisher has clarified that the Wii U is coming along for the ride:
Xbox 360 and PS3 players will be able to experience Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's gameplay across campaign, multiplayer and zombies. While the teams are working to deliver the best possible experience for Xbox 360 and PS3, naturally there will be some differences across generations. For instance, the campaign mode on Xbox 360 and PS3 is currently in development with a goal of enabling two-player cooperative play, instead of the four-player cooperative campaign on next-gen. There will also be some other features and functionality built specifically for the new generation of consoles that cannot be supported on Xbox 360 and PS3. We'll be sharing more information regarding feature differences from one console generation to another later this year as launch on November 6 approaches. Also, it should be noted that there's no version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Nintendo Wii U planned.
We have to admit that we'd all but given up on Black Ops 3 coming to the Wii U anyway, but the confirmation of 360 and PS3 editions did inspire a faint glimmer of hope. Looks like we'll have to make do with Call of Duty: Ghosts instead.