Activision has confirmed that its eagerly anticipated Call of Duty: Ghosts game will arrive on the struggling Nintendo Wii U console.
The publisher confirmed its most lucrative franchise will form part of the fall line-up for the Wii U and will launch on November 5 – the same day the game will become available on current-gen consoles and PC.
The Wii U version of the FPS will support the Wiimote and new 6-inch touchscreen GamePad, but Activision is yet to confirm the capacity in which those accessories can be utilised by gamers.
Today’s announcements ends the conjecture for Wii U owners and those still thinking about buying the device.
Developer Infinity Ward had, last month, dropped hints that the Wii U would indeed be in line for a ‘Ghosts’ launch, despite the console being left out of the original announcement. Now it’s official.
It’ll come as a massive boost to Nintendo’s chances of keeping pace with the oncoming PS4 and Xbox One onslaught. As an added bonus, CoD: Ghosts will be out on the Wii U before those other next-gen consoles even go on sale.
Unlike EA, which has abandoned the console until it becomes “viable,” and decided against launching top titles like FIFA 14 and Madden 25, Activision is still backing Nintendo’s latest offering and has six games in total coming before Christmas.
They are: Skylanders Swap Force, Angry Birds Trilogy, Angry Birds Star Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge and Wipeout Create & Crash.