Call of Duty Ghosts Wii U release to end third-party slump

By Alan Ng - Apr 29, 2013

It looks like there may just be some third-party light at the end of the tunnel after all for Nintendo’s Wii U console. After recent disappointments on seeing Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 announced without mention of the Wii U, we have the first glimpse of a possible Wii U release for the next Call of Duty game, which could end up being called Ghosts.

If you have been keeping up with the latest COD rumors, you’ll know that Tesco and Target both recently jumped the gun in a big way, with both retailers providing listings for the unannounced title, along with a Call of Duty Ghosts potential release date of November 5.

At the time when the listings were live, Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were mentioned, as well as the arrival of next-generation versions as well at a later date. The Wii U however, was absent so it’s nice to see rumors suggesting that it could happen after all.

A Spanish retailer by the name of XtraLife has listed the game, claiming that Call of Duty Ghosts on the Wii U will release on November 11 – so a different launch date than other console versions, apparently. Obviously this is by no means confirmed yet, but we would definitely be a little surprised if the Wii U didn’t get a version, considering that Activision brought Black Ops 2 to the Wii U.

Nintendo’s version was arguably the best looking out of the console versions as well, so there really isn’t an excuse for Infinity Ward not to bring out Ghosts on the Wii U, if it really is the name of the next COD title. It’s worth noting that the listing has since been deleted and brings you back to the homepage of the retailer in question.

Is this a sign that the information is true? A full box art scan be seen over at NintendoEverything in the process. If you are a Wii U owner reading this, let us know if you are optimistic about the console’s third-party situation at the moment.

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Also See: COD Ghosts Nemesis DLC PS4, PS3 release date

  • Elem187

    This article is silly… How is a new call of duty ending a slump?
    Last I checked, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, AC4, Project CARS, Destiny, Deus Ex were all slated to be released this year on Wii U, why does 1 game end the slump? Each one of the games I listed is a MILLION times better than any COD crap game.

  • Laud

    Wait a second… 3rd party slump? I could have sworn most of the 3rd party games announced are being released for the Wii U?

    Also, didn’t Injustice come out for the Wii U a few days ago? What slump art thou speaking of?

    • Elem187

      Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, AC4, Project CARS, Destiny, Deus Ex, Resident Evil: Revelations, Monster Hunter 3, Need For Speed.
      It might not get all of the multiplat games, but it will get enough to have a pretty big library, especially when you add Nintendo’s own output to it (Nintendo is by far the largest publisher in the world)

  • Earlier this year I was hearing “sources” claiming Activision was “p1ssed” at sales of Black-ops for Wii U. So if that is true, why is this coming? If they were as annoyed as the “source” claimed this would have been canned.

    For third party support in general, it is pretty good for a first year. I definitely think its an improvement to Wii. Right now I would be more concerned about third party support on the Vita. I am not jumping the gun towards Wii U yet because anything can happen and people keep talking like PS4 and 720 have been huge successes and that remains to be seen. They could do even worse then Wii U is. Actually I have to question what kind of chance a console which requires an online connection and is likely to release at a higher entry price has when 3DS, Vita and Wii U have all had slow starts.

    Believe it or not power does not drive momentum in the way some of you think. Especially not when there are talks of publishers making piracy and used game decisions. And not when EA are talking about charging $70 per game. When it comes to light that all that extra power comes at a price I’m curious about how many people will be willing to open their wallets.

    • Elem187

      Activision wasn’t pissed about the sales of BLOPS2, infact in the first month of the Wii U being on store shelves they moved over 200,000 copies on a user base of 1.5 million… thats better than a 10% attach rate, most publishers would have been thrilled at a 10% attach rate.

      Activision however did make a comment about Skylanders because they thought that was going to be a big seller on the Wii U, and their black ops2 wiped the floor with skylanders in sales.