Aliens Wii U

Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U has had a strange history. It started as a hyped game, with Randy Pitchford of Gearbox waxing lyrical about the Wii U and its GamePad, declaring that the system would enjoy the best of the multi-platform versions. Then it arrived on other consoles and was roundly panned as a poor mis-representation of the game that was expected in the preceding months. Rumours swirled around who actually developed the game — Gearbox reportedly outsourced a lot of work — and publisher SEGA went quiet about the fate of the Wii U version, which drifted on with no release date.

Earlier today more rumours began to swirl that SEGA had canned the Wii U version, and the company has now provided the following statement to IGN confirming the news:

SEGA can confirm that the Wii U sku of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development.

Rather blunt and to the point, confirming what's been long suspected. Considering the negativity around the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions this is no surprise, and our suspicion is that rather than subject the underwhelming final product to more attention with an eventual Wii U release, SEGA has decided to let this one die.

We doubt this is much of a loss, but what do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below.