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GTA V on Wii U with GamePad features

It’s fair to say that the wait for GTA V, compared to all other games in the Grand Theft Auto franchise has been an excruciating one. Rockstar has given next to no details on the game since the November trailer last year and there are whispers emerging that the developer could be considering bringing the game to other platforms.

Let’s not forget, that Rockstar has not even announced what platforms the game is coming to officially. The PS3 and Xbox 360 are certainties at launch, but even then there are still some skeptics who believe that the game may only come out when next-gen consoles arrive.

A PC version is also highly likely, as the ability to create mods in that platform just drives sales up even further for Rockstar, so the only question that PC users should be asking is when GTA V will come out – alongside console versions, or slightly after?

Where does the Wii U stand in all of the platform debate though? The new console is now starting to attract attention once again after a second showing at E3 2012, especially since we have already seen evidence of Nintendo’s pulling power by convincing Sega and Platinum Games to bring Bayonetta 2 to the Wii U as a platform exclusive.

Many gamers believe that GTA V won’t be coming to the Wii U, but look what happened with Black Ops 2. Not only is the latest Call of Duty game arriving on the Wii U in its complete entirety, ie no content cut like the Wii, but the Wii U version is also going to have enhanced functionality thanks to the touchscreen controller as well.

Rockstar may take the same view and announce GTA 5 for the Wii U, with exclusive minigames that are playable using the touchscreen controller. Imagine playing on the TV and then triggering a rampage mission that can only be completed using the Wii U GamePad – it could end up being Nintendo’s secret weapon and the sole reason why Rockstar are stalling so long with announcing platforms.

After going hands on with New Super Mario Bros for the Wii U at the Eurogamer Expo this week, it’s clear to see that the GamePad has a lot of potential waiting for developers to unlock. What are your thoughts on Rockstar’s continued stalling for the game? Do you agree that they could be planning to surprise everyone by announcing a version for the Wii U?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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bazz
bazz

N there was me thinking the delay was down to advancements in virtual reality chip implants…….. On a more serious note tho, microsoft have once again offered fuckloads for a timed exclusive. So delays aint for wii u as no system is gonna get gta v for 3-6 months after the 360 anyways

Douche
Douche

Haha

steinhauershawn

Not if they bring it to “4K” PS360 successors and Wii U is a Generation behind again.

Dylan

You should probably put a question mark at the end of that headline.

Paul Phillips
Paul Phillips

A lot of media sites have been peddling the same hook though no concrete details are ever given. Though having said that I dont see why a version couldn’t exist, its not that outside the realms of possibilities. Manhunt 2 was made for the Wii and rockstar did do well with their port of Table Tennis too, furthering their options with ports of games to the Wii U could make sense if it becomes a decent seller and Nintendo implement a decent online infrastructure.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I bet it is. The evidence is on the table to suggest it. It has been highly rumored from many sources (some more credible then others). Nintendo is going after a more core audience. They have Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, Ninja Gaiden, Tekken, Darksiders etc. Surely Rockstar would have appeared at the very top of the list on companies to push on board. At the time Zelnick was asked last year he never said it wasn’t on there. Nobody has ever asked outright since so you can’t say a flat out “no it isn’t”. A retailer has… Read more »

Satan

I hear they may be releasing GTA V on my ball bag. Maybe you should report that too?

Perry

So… no real facts eh? Pretty much just making up whatever you want. Is the follow up article about how awesome BioShock Infinite could be on the Wii U as well? Why stop there perhaps a port of Halo 4 and God of War 4? And an announcement of Sony and Nintendo having cross play between Sony Battle All Stars and Smash Bros? Oh and then we can speculate how great it would be if world leaders announced a plan for world peace and an end to suffering, hate, and hunger. Ah, the Internet, King of making up stuff when… Read more »

Oliver Jon Cross

GTA has never been on Nintendo and unless Nintendo change their target audience they never will.

Guest
Guest

GTA has never been on Nintendo and unless Nintendo change their market audience they never will.

Nintendo
Nintendo

an article about “big nothing”. Looked like the real deal but turn out to be someone’s wish. Though, I hope to see GTA V on Nintendo’s new platform.

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bob

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Kingdingaling
Kingdingaling

Speculative rubbish, yet again. Misleading title and an article that just regurgitates the same tired mixture of old news and ifs and buts. Do yourself a favour and write arcticles about something else, you have no news and have not for a while.

bob
bob

wii u

Hey
Hey

I would love this!!!

noreply
noreply

They didnt convince platinum- they saved the game from going under, funded and put resources into it and are publishing it. there would be no Bayonetta 2 if not for Nintendo.

As for GTA V- let’s hope

not really news nor an announcement so misleading title….

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