It makes you wonder why not more games were being shown for the Wii U at E3 doesn't it? Were the games just not ready to show? Was Nintendo testing your inner fanboy limits? The answers are not known, but what is becoming more clear is that there are a lot of games that could have been shown for the Wii U at E3 but were held back. With EA confirming Madden '13 coming to Wii U and now Activision stating that they will be supporting the Wii U also, things are getting interesting:
Head of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg had this to say about Wii U support:
“We take out time to get our ducks in a row before pulling any trigger. We don’t have announcements today but we will be supporting Wii U.”
…we were there with second screen enhancements with Call of Duty Elite last year and one of the primary uses we’re finding comes through the tablet and through the smartphone.”
“People are using it as that sidecar as they’re playing… People are using it in that between games way that I think now you’re seeing that kind of rhetoric with the controller from Nintendo as well as the SmartGlass presentation from Microsoft. So it’s great that others are jumping on board and enhancing that idea but it’s something we were doing last year with Elite.”
In a direct question about Black Ops 2 on Wii U:
“It’s difficult to say because it’s something we’re not talking about. I’m intentionally being elusive because we’re not talking about it!”
Not to mention that Nintendo Gamer magazine leaked a preview of Black Ops 2 for the Wii U in their latest issue, I'd bet it's safe to say that this game will be there for the Wii U in November. So I guess the obvious asumption is that certain NDA's for the Wii U still stand regardless of E3 coming and going. It looks like we can look forward to another mid to late Summer conference and a Nintendo Direct!