Running from Wii U as fast as they can…
Like most Nintendo consoles, the Wii U doesn’t have a ton of 3rd party developer support, but it does have a few key 3rd party exclusives. Or at least it did. A couple days ago Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge was announced for Xbox 360 and PS3 and today news has broken that Rayman Legends is also bolting.
Both these defections are actually pretty surprising. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is a fixed up, polished version of Ninja Gaiden 3, and word is Nintendo itself did most of the fixing and polishing. In other words Razor’s Edge is probably the closest you’ll ever get to seeing a Nintendo game on a Microsoft or Sony console.
As for Rayman Legends, the game was really being built around the Wii U. A number of previews had it pegged as the best use of the Wii U GamePad to date. The game was originally supposed to hit this February, but now the game (including the Wii U version) has been delayed until September. So basically, Ubisoft was so freaked out about releasing this game as a Wii U exclusive it decided to delay it for six months so they could take all the Wii U s–t out.
So yeah — and people wonder why Nintendo sometimes doesn’t seem to like 3rd parties so much.