Rumor: Major Wii U eShop Games Leak Includes WoW, CS:GO and more

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#1 Edited by JJOR64 (19686 posts) -

Just seen THIS article over at Go Nintendo that points to a NeoGAF thread talking about this rumored Wii U eShop leak.

A source close to Dual Pixels that has insider knowledge of Nintendo has revealed to us a major Wii U eShop leak featuring titles scheduled for launch and some that are in production for the platform. Wii U, launching this Fall is Nintendo's most technologically advanced console to date with horsepower that rivals PS3 and Xbox 360 allowing our current HD experiences to be recreated on the upcoming console. According to our source, developers are taking note of the opportunities Nintendo presents with Wii U, given the superior processing power that was unavailable on the original Wii. The Wii U eShop leak below contains titles from a suite of publishers including Nintendo themselves, EA, Capcom, Square Enix, Activision, Valve, and more.



Nintendo Wii U eShop Titles In Development


Level 5

* Professor Layton Chronicles (Level 5)

Activision

* Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD-Complete (Activision) (Launch)
* Goldeneye 007: Reloaded (Acitivsion) (Launch)
* World of Warcraft (Activsion) (Launch)

Capcom

* Resident Evil: The Mercenaries Bio Ops (Capcom)
* Okamiden HD (Capcom) (Launch)

Electronic Arts (EA)

* Boom Blox Wii U (EA)
* NFL Blitz Touchdown (EA)
* Burnout: Rush Hour (EA) (Launch)
* Shank 2 (EA) (Launch)
* Crysis (EA) (Launch)

Gaijan Games

* Bit Trip Runner 2 (Gaijan Games) (Launch)

Namco Bandai

* Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco Bandai)
* Meteos (Namco Bandai)
* Pac-Man Battle Royal (Namco Bandai) (Launch)

Nexon

* Dragon Nest (Nexon)

Nintendo

* Big Brain University (Nintendo) (Launch)
* Super Mario Strikers Unlimited (Nintendo) (Launch)
* Fluidity: Toxic (Nintendo) (Launch)

Sabarasa

* Protocol (Sabarasa) (Launch)

SEGA

* Rodea the Sky Soldier (SEGA)
* Renegade Ops 2 (SEGA)
* Phantasy Star Online 2 (SEGA) (Launch)
* Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (SEGA) (Launch)

Spicy Horse

* Big Head Bash (Spicy Horse) (Launch)

Square Enix

* Demon's Score (Square Enix/Epic)
* Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Wii U (Square Enix)

Telltale Games

* The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) (Launch)

Ubisoft

* UbiArt Presents: Sketchtarium
* Red Steel 2: Locked a Reloaded (Ubisoft)
* I Am Alive (Ubisoft) (Launch)

Valve

* Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve) (Launch)
* DotA 2 (Valve)



There are a couple of interesting titles that stand out of the leak we received. World of Warcraft, love it or hate it, is one of the most popular PC games in history and yet apparently will finally make it's console debut with Wii U. In addition, Valve will be bringing the FPS Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (also coming to PS3 and Xbox 360), which will be the first time they've ever released a title on Nintendo platforms. Recently our source correctly revealed to us that Assassin's Creed 3 would be launching on Wii U later this year. As with all rumors, they should be taken with a hint of excitement; and more importantly, a grain of salt.

http://www.dualpixels.com/profiles/b...f-warcraft-cou

I wish E3 would come sooner. Curious to see what is true and what is not true.

Remember this is a rumor so take it as a grain of salt for now.

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#2 Posted by DeF (5376 posts) -

you should've added "Stupid" to the title 'cause that is just plain ridiculous.

the mere combination of WoW, CS: Go and Dota2 (WoW at launch hahaha) reeks of idiocy ....

this isn't even worth a topic. some of those games seem likely (easy ports of downloadable games) but most of those are way too random to be believable (I Am Alive? Goldeneye HD Reloaded? Okami HD?) ...lol

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#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I can't wrap my head around controlling something like Dota or WoW with the "Wii U's controller.

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#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

I can't wrap my head around controlling something like Dota or WoW with the "Wii U's controller.

Giant action bar on the controller screen. Oh god that's such a shitty idea. Fuck.

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#5 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

I can't wrap my head around controlling something like Dota or WoW with the "Wii U's controller.

Not unless they allow a keyboard to control it or come out with a controller with too many buttons to be holdable.

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#6 Posted by Benny (2009 posts) -

Huh. Seems like too many games for "launch," and too many actual games. I suspect if this was real the majority would be 'launch window.'

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#7 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

If WoW was going to be released on the Wii U, it would already be released on the PS3 and 360

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#8 Posted by iAmJohn (6239 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

* Goldeneye 007: Reloaded (Acitivsion) (Launch)
* World of Warcraft (Activsion) (Launch)
* Okamiden HD (Capcom) (Launch)
* Boom Blox Wii U (EA)
* Phantasy Star Online 2 (SEGA) (Launch)
* Red Steel 2: Locked a Reloaded (Ubisoft)
* DotA 2 (Valve)

Man, people will fucking believe anything, won't they.

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#9 Posted by Dixavd (2548 posts) -

I want this to be true for one reason...

It says there will be a HD version of Okamiden for it...

This needs to happen! What a fantastic game.

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#10 Posted by Ducksworth (671 posts) -

Don't see it happening, but in the off chance it does...my body is ready.

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#11 Posted by pw2566ch (499 posts) -

I can't see WoW happening, but I can see CS:GO and maybe DotA 2. Valve has a very good way of trying new things. For example, when they brought Steam integration onto the PS3.

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#12 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

So much bullshit.

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#13 Posted by RE_Player1 (8013 posts) -

Nope.

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#14 Posted by DeF (5376 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

I can't wrap my head around controlling something like Dota or WoW with the "Wii U's controller.

Not unless they allow a keyboard to control it or come out with a controller with too many buttons to be holdable.

they'd just have to turn the touch screen into a keyboard for WoW and things would be alright. however, I think if you make an MMO like this, it would probably have to be designed from the ground up to allow for cross-platform play in terms of functionality and interface.

basic mouse functionality could easily achieved with the touch screen so Dota2 should be quite doable.

doesn't change the fact that the list is 100% bullshit.

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#15 Posted by Winternet (8399 posts) -

Valve games on a Nintendo console? WoW on a console? This is one the most bananas rumor I've seen lately.

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#16 Posted by theveej (941 posts) -

WOW and Dota2 made me lol. MB in some fashion they can dumb down WOW, and I mean u dont need mad APM for a MMO. But still, Wii U's touch screen is not even as good as the ones on tablets and smartphone + cmon its Nintendo, the most backward internet savy game company in the world.

I hope some of it is true, because if Nintendo doest get its online functionality together this generation; they are fucking doomed. No way they will be able to catchup with MS and Sony online wise if they fuck again this time.

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#17 Posted by Dalai (7869 posts) -

Having World of Warcraft on the list just throws list into crazy town.

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#18 Edited by Sooty (8193 posts) -

I could see Blizzard wanting to expand WoW to console due to the subscriber dropping they are experiencing right now. But this still seems crazy to me.

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#19 Posted by GunstarRed (6044 posts) -

Just earlier I was wondering what the hell happened to Rodea. So glad that thing still exists.

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#20 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

WoW? Dota? CS? PSO2?

Hey guys, Halo is coming to the PS3 and Uncharted is on the iPhone.

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#21 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8016 posts) -

You know what's funny? I'd believe that Blizzard would look into WoW for consoles if it wasn't so soon after the launch of Diablo 3. I mean, think about it - their numbers have been on a decline. What better way to boost their sales and subscriptions than with console releases? The hardware would have to support it with a large hard drive, but I can see a tablet styled controller working fine for the game's controls, especially since the UI is already pretty customizable.

I just don't think this one's as crazy as, say, Counter-Strike. Maybe that's just me.

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#22 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5442 posts) -

Did anyone at least get a little excited when they read "Meteos" too?

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#23 Posted by jakob187 (22938 posts) -

I'll wait until there is something official.

With that said, WoW on Wii U is not a completely incapable thing. It just doesn't seem that practical unless it's some type of different product. Then again, given the launch date for the new expansion and what will probably be the launch date for Wii U (which I'm sure we'll have a date come E3), it wouldn't be too far out of thought that it COULD happen.

If WoW did happen on the Wii U, it would definitely push units.

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#24 Posted by Masha2932 (1336 posts) -

Oh my God!!! I hope half of these are true, if so I'm suddenly excited for the Wii U. Especially the idea of Renegade Ops 2.

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#25 Posted by A_Dog (760 posts) -

Pacman Battle Royale really needs to come out, in any form.

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#26 Posted by BisonHero (10629 posts) -

WoW, Okamiden HD, and DOTA 2 make this the fakest thing to ever be faked.

It also reads like it was fabricated by someone who admittedly is familiar with some underappreciated titles on Nintendo platforms. Fluidity: Toxic is so ridiculously unlikely because the first Fluidity barely sold at all despite being pretty damn good, and the Red Steel 2 rerelease is unlikely for similar reasons.

Also, that is just way too many game series that gamers actually might like. Where are the 5-10 complete shit shovelware games? Where's Asphalt HD? Every system launch needs them.

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#27 Posted by BrickRoad (721 posts) -

For some reason 'Tank! Tank! Tank!' made that list seem more legit, I dunno why. But yeah, I'm not buying it. (The leak, or Tank! Tank! Tank!).

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#28 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5175 posts) -

Looks legit. Activsion would definitely put WoW on a console.

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#29 Posted by drag (1212 posts) -

well ... it is the only console with a controller that could work with an MMO. maybe this is what they've been waiting for

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#30 Posted by BeachThunder (14650 posts) -

WOW could be great for WiiU; the touch screen could easily be used for hotkeys. It certainly seems like it would be the best platform (besides PC) for something like that.

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#31 Posted by freewilly5 (65 posts) -

This list is so fake. Just wait for e3 people!

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#32 Posted by Eidderf (521 posts) -

Looks like a list someone made up when asked the question what releases would you want for the Wii U eShop, if by some long shot it did turn out to be true that would be some launch.

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#33 Posted by ninjakiller (3427 posts) -

Utter bullshit, that list doesn't even make sense.

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#34 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Peter Molyneux, is that you?

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#35 Posted by CheapPoison (1032 posts) -

I think it is bullshit just going from a few games on the list.

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#36 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Some of the games on this list are entirely believable. Others? Oh, beck no.

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#37 Posted by Storphrax (187 posts) -

Unless the WiiU allows for the downloading of mods/addons, WoW won't be possible, or at least the players on console won't be able to play with the PC players without pissing them off.

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#38 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -

@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

You know what's funny? I'd believe that Blizzard would look into WoW for consoles if it wasn't so soon after the launch of Diablo 3. I mean, think about it - their numbers have been on a decline. What better way to boost their sales and subscriptions than with console releases? The hardware would have to support it with a large hard drive, but I can see a tablet styled controller working fine for the game's controls, especially since the UI is already pretty customizable.

I just don't think this one's as crazy as, say, Counter-Strike. Maybe that's just me.

Nope it's certainly super crazy and 100% out of question.

Haven't read such a stupid rumor in a long time.

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#39 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
The Nintendo 64 graphics were not the only problem Ōkamiden had. Not that it matters. That list looks hella fake.
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#40 Posted by phrali (677 posts) -

even if this was for real, not a single game that i'm interested in or can't already play on another platform that i already own.

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#41 Posted by Julmust (1641 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

If WoW did happen on the Wii U, it would definitely push units.

The game runs on every fucking computer available in the world now. Why would anyone want to buy a console to play a game you could play on your old laptop?

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#42 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
@Jolt92 said:

@jakob187 said:

If WoW did happen on the Wii U, it would definitely push units.

The game runs on every fucking computer available in the world now. Why would anyone want to buy a console to play a game you could play on your old laptop?

My hard drive is dead and the computer reboots randomly. Deal with it.
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#43 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

This is going to be another Gamecube where I only buy the damn console to play PSO.

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#44 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

If its true its gonna push units like mad.

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#45 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

Huh. If this is true I'm at least intrigued and even excited about a few of them. But I also saw a lot of older games getting ported over. That's not a great sign to me. The Wii U, to capture the 360 and PS3 market, need to release new games and not retooled older games.

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#46 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

You know what's funny? I'd believe that Blizzard would look into WoW for consoles if it wasn't so soon after the launch of Diablo 3. I mean, think about it - their numbers have been on a decline. What better way to boost their sales and subscriptions than with console releases? The hardware would have to support it with a large hard drive, but I can see a tablet styled controller working fine for the game's controls, especially since the UI is already pretty customizable.

I just don't think this one's as crazy as, say, Counter-Strike. Maybe that's just me.

But CS:GO was always going to be a console game, a Wii U release just kinda makes sense.

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#47 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8016 posts) -

@MikkaQ: Oh damn, you're absolutely right. Not sure what I was thinking of.

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#48 Edited by Gaff (2634 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

Just seen THIS article over at Go Nintendo that points to a NeoGAF thread talking about this rumored Wii U eShop leak.

A source close to Dual Pixels that has insider knowledge of Nintendo has revealed to us a major Wii U eShop

I stopped reading after eShop.

And anyone who thinks that the Wii U is going to be equipped with a built-in hard drive? Or really thinks that games that are downloadable titles for other consoles are going to be sold at retail, at retail prices? Heck, installing WoW expansion packs takes a DVD-ROM.

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#49 Posted by PenguinDust (12999 posts) -

WoW on Nintendo?...well, subscriptions are on the decline so this would be a way to rope in another new bunch of idiots (I know, I was one for several years).

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#50 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Gaff

@JJOR64 said:

Just seen THIS article over at Go Nintendo that points to a NeoGAF thread talking about this rumored Wii U eShop leak.

A source close to Dual Pixels that has insider knowledge of Nintendo has revealed to us a major Wii U eShop

I stopped reading after eShop.

And anyone who thinks that the Wii U is going to be equipped with a built-in hard drive? Or really thinks that games that are downloadable titles for other consoles are going to be sold at retail, at retail prices? Heck, installing WoW expansion packs takes a DVD-ROM.

I can certainly see the Wii U come with a hard drive. I can also see some of the games on the platform as downloads, but not all of them.

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