According to the latest issue of Nintendo Gamer magazine, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 appears to be headed to Nintendo’s new console Wii U.
The magazine has the game set to release in November, but keep in mind that Nintendo has yet to reveal when the Wii U launches. Black Ops II will release on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on November 13th.
Earlier today, GameIndustry published an interview with Treyarch and Activision on whether Black Ops II for the Wii U is on the cards. Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing CEO, had this to say on the subject, “We take out time to get our ducks in a row before pulling any trigger. We don’t have announcements today but we will be supporting Wii U.”
He went on to state that Activision was “there with second screen enhancements with Call of Duty Elite last year and one of the primary uses we’re finding comes through the tablet and through the smartphone.”
He added, “People are using it as that sidecar as they’re playing… People are using it in that between games way that I think now you’re seeing that kind of rhetoric with the controller from Nintendo as well as the SmartGlass presentation from Microsoft. So it’s great that others are jumping on board and enhancing that idea but it’s something we were doing last year with Elite.”
Treyarch’s Mark Lamia weighed in on the Wii U discussion, expressing the studio’s interest in the new console.
He noted, “I think it’s interesting to think about all the platforms. Just in general, that’s part of my job as a studio head, working with Activision on assessing where our creative can live. How can people experience it? We obviously have been a Nintendo developer for many years and have created many Call of Duty games on the Nintendo platform. [Wii U] is clearly a more powerful platform than its predecessor and… they have obviously a unique controller and interface.”
Lamia seemed to be quite intrigued by the kind of experience the Wii U’s Pro Controller can offer Call of Duty players.
“And they announced a Pro Controller which appears to be a controller that would be really good for first person shooter games. It just so happens that’s what we specialize in. So that’s an interesting development and then they have that touch display device and you think about the kinds of things you might be able to do and – without getting into specifics – I absolutely have given it consideration and thought. We’re game developers and it’s a new piece of hardware and technology, so we’re always thinking about that stuff.”
He conluded when GI pressed him for more answers, “It’s difficult to say because it’s something we’re not talking about. I’m intentionally being elusive because we’re not talking about it!”
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