GoNintendo is reporting today first details on the Wii version of Call of Duty 5, as revealed in the latest issue of UK-based gamesâ„¢ magazine.
From CoD 5 developer Treyarch:
“…The Wii version is being developed here at Treyarch. It is a separate team from the next-gen team, but it is on-site. If youâ€™re going to compare the (PS3/360) version and the Wii version side-by-side, then youâ€™re going to find that itâ€™s a much closer comparison than, I think, any other Wii game currently on the market.
â€œYeah, the challenge with this one was â€˜how do we make a cutting edge next-gen game work on the Wii?â€™. The answer is a lot of frickinâ€™ smart engineers whoâ€™ve shipped Wii titles in the past. Getting the Call of Duty 4 engine on Wii was our first challenge – which weâ€™ve managed to do and it looks great – but there are also content and design challenges…â€
Treyarch is using the CoD 4 engine for all next-gen versions of CoD 5, including the Wii version. CoD5 also features multi-player co-op, a first for Call of Duty, “scarier” enemies and Zapper support for Wii.
Activision shipped a Wii version of CoD 3 alongside Wii in Nov. 2006, but did not bring last year’s critical and commercial smash CoD 4 to Wii. CoD 5 will release on all platforms, Wii included, later this year.