Namco Bandai recently announced Dark Souls II, the sequel to one of 2011's surprise critical hits. Only the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions have been confirmed so far - there's no love for Nintendo players, sadly.

However, a group of fans is hoping to change that by petitioning Namco Bandai - and developer From Software - in the hope that they can convince them to port the game to the Wii U as well.

At the time of writing the petition sits at just under 3,000 signatures. You might assume such action is futile, but Namco Bandai has been receptive to this kind of approach in the past; a similar petition resulted in the original Dark Souls getting a PC release.

The Dark Souls series follows on from the PS3 exclusive Demon's Souls, and is set in a grim fantasy world where death waits around every corner. Mixing together RPG elements with a survival horror mindset, the game rightly earned rave reviews from across the globe. Having played through the 360 version we can confirm it's one hell of a game, and being able to play the sequel on the Wii U would be a massive bonus.

Will you be adding your name to the petition?

[source change.org]