Great news for second-hand buyers

In an attempt to stop people buying their games from the pre-owned section, games publishers often slip a code into the packaging of their latest games that will be required should you wish to play online.

We already know that Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition does not require a pass in order to play the game online, which is strange as Namco Bandai did ship the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions with a code.

It's now been revealed that FIFA 13, Mass Effect 3 and Assassin's Creed III will also come without an online pass, in this case meaning Wii U owners won't have to redeem anything in order to play online. This of course means that those who buy the game second-hand will also be able to play online as well, without having to buy a code from the game's publisher.

It seems strange that third parties are doing this considering that they are currently pulling out all the stops in their attempts to strangle the pre-owned market. It could be that Nintendo won't allow them to do it, or perhaps they are attempting to get as many people as possible playing core games on Wii U.

What are your thoughts on this? Does this news make you consider buying them pre-owned? Let us know what you think in the comments below.