Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U Officially Cancelled


According to both IGN, and Kotaku, Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U has been officially cancelled.  Sega also confirmed the news to Polygon

“Sega can confirm that the Wii U sku of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development,” a Sega representative wrote.

Although this news is not completely surprising, considering the poor reviews it received on the 360 and PS3, it is disappointing to see the rumors of an “improved” Wii U version scrapped.  It would have been nice to see the game enhanced and receive rave reviews on the infant console.  However, it is sort of relieving to find that the game’s faults will not be carried over the the Wii U.

I hope the Nintendo haters, and fans alike, don’t blame the Wii U console and Nintendo for the cancellation of the game.  Sega has been pushing this back for a while, I am guessing due to the poor performance of the game.  Even Sega admits that the pre-release advertisements did not accurately represent the final game’s quality.  So, unless it was a complete revamp, why even attempt to release it?

Was anyone anticipating the Wii U version?  I anyone surprised that it has been scrapped?

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