Forums - Gaming Discussion - Rumor: Dead Space, Overstrike, and TimeSplitters 4 coming to Wii U.

According to a concept artist for a developer studio associated with Electronic Arts, there are plans that Visceral Games, the company behind the Dead Space games, to make a new installment of  Dead Space, and that will be coming to Wii U and other consoles.  No Dead Space game will be shown at this year’s E3.  Another game from Electronic Arts that I was told will receive the Wii U treatment is Overstrike, which is developed by Insomniac games.  Insomniac has received Wii U development kits.  Insomniac are known for franchises such as Resistance and Ratchet & Clank  for Sony’s consoles.

And the last interesting tidbit of news that I am hearing involves Crytek, who is a partner with Electronic Arts. Crytek might be giving Electronic Arts the publishing duties for TimeSplitters 4 for the Wii U.  Coincidentally, before Free Radical became part of Crytek, Electronic Arts published Timesplitters: Future Perfect.   TimeSplitters 4 will be announced at E3 this year for the Wii U and other consoles.  I’m hearing that there is over 150-200 Wii U games currently in development.  Nintendo is planning to announce numerous partnerships and collaborations regarding the Wii U at this E3

My friend told me that when Electronic Arts received the first and second versions of Wii U development kits, Nintendo wasn’t sure how powerful the console was going to be.  All they cared about at that point was making a console that was easy to port 360/PS3 games.  They had to keep the dev kits at 360/PS3 level in the beginning because it’s easy to start low on specs and go up in power, but it’s impossible to create a super powerful development kit and then downgrade it in power.   I hear that the 5th and 6th versions of this development kit are pretty powerful, and Frostbite 2 has been seen running on the Wii U with very smooth results and a higher frame rate than the 360 version of Battlefield 3,  that are superior to any PS3/360 game running Frostbite 2.

Again, take all of this as a grain of salt/rumor until its confirmed, but I felt the need to share some of this since people seem to want Wii U news.

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WiiU will be king.

wiiU instant buy especally if timesplitters 4 joins in

Good god, stop with the Timesplitters 4 rumours...It's not funny!

Overstrike? That would make a lot of sense actually, I don't see why not.

           

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Given that it is EA, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see them putting 360/PS3 games on the Wii U for around launch time or within the first 3-6 months. I figure most devs are going to be doing that, especially if adapting it to the hardware is relatively easy.

Of course, the big part of this story is of course Timesplitters 4. Would love to see it, but I try not to get my hopes up haha. But would love to see another one, especially how it would be able to capitalize on the many advancements in competitive multiplayer gaming.

Nice, but from EA I was ways more interested in a good Wii Sports clone (that game could easily sell 10mi unities), unfortunately it will never happen.

I don't like the fact that Wii U comparison point is X360/PS3.

They're 7 year old technology for gamer's sake.

*Checks the calendar*

Four months... I must be patient for four more months.

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Really looking forward to try out Dead Space on the Wii U. Never played any of the others though, but any support is a good sign :)