Nintendo is getting left out of everything these days. Its like the kid you knew in school who used to be fun to hang around with, then suddenly he completely changed his personality and secluded himself.
The Wii U released to lukewarm reception a year before Sony and Microsoft’s consoles are expected to release and Nintendo recently announced it’s not going to make a big deal of E3. Cause, y’know, E3 is sooo last year. Nintendo was most recently absent from the list of confirmed systems for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which include the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and at least Microsoft’s next-generation console.
Call of Duty: Ghosts was confirmed by Activision yesterday, revealing that the first in-game footage will be seen running on a next-generation engine during Microsoft’s Xbox 720 event May 21.
Activision made no mention of plans to bring Ghosts to the Wii U; neither was Nintendo’s system found in GameStop and Amazon preorders, which only mention PC, 360 and PS3.
GameStop commented to GamesBeat on the matter, saying “all that’s known at this time” is that there are Ghost preorders for the PS3, 360 and PC and “there is not yet information to share on CoD: Ghosts and Wii U.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts has a release date of Nov. 5, so it’s still possible that a Wii U version will get an announcement sooner or later. It’s also likely that Activision is waiting for after the May Xbox event to announce it for any other next-gen systems. The smaller events Nintendo plans to hold during E3 might prove ideal for a Ghosts reveal focusing on the the Wii U’s unique controls.
The Wii U seems to want to be a hardcore competitor but at the same time, doesn’t. Nintendo’s latest is suffering an identity crisis; and if it can’t persuade the most popular game in town to sit at its table and break bread, then it’s going to be an awkward generation for the Wii U.