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Mass Effect: 'We have plans for Wii U,' say Bioware

Update: EA says GamerSyndrome's interview didn't come from a EA or Bioware employee

Mass Effect 3 might just be the beginning for the series on Nintendo's new console after a Bioware representative conformed that the studio has plans for Wii U.

Mass Effect 3: Wii U Edition - despite being one of the best Wii U games - hasn't sold in great numbers on the console but that doesn't mean it's the end for the series.

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Asked if there are plans to released the first two games in the series on Wii U, a Bioware rep told GamerSyndrome: "I can't really comment on rumored speculation about the game or the franchise. Wii U is a console we feel is really cool and that more Mass Effect would look great on it, so we do have plans for Wii U but nothing to announce at this moment."

Will those plans include Mass Effect 4 which is scheduled for release between later 2014 and mid 2015?

According to the rep, we'll find out more about the fourth Mass Effect game in 2013. "Fans can expect a similar style of choices and action that they've come to know in Mass Effect. Casey Hudson (executive producer for the series) is very much involved in the new Mass Effect game, as well as many from Edmonton. BioWare Montreal is a great studio and they did fantastic with the multiplayer for Mass Effect 3, so fans should know the series is in good hands."

Update: EA has said that GamerSyndrome's information did not come from EA or BioWare while GamerSyndrome have commented that the information came from an "unreliable source" and that the site was investigating the matter.

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