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Sega say they have fantastic developments for Wii U in the pipeline after Aliens Colonial Marines cancellation

What will be next from Sega?

Sega have reassured Nintendo fans that they have fantastic developments for Wii U in the pipeline after the company cancelled the release of Aliens Colonial Marines on the console.

Gearbox's shooter was meant to be released for Wii U during the first quarter of 2013 but Sega cancelled the Nintendo version of the game after bringing it out to a mixed reception on other platforms.

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Sega sent the following statement to Game Informer: "We are constantly looking at all areas of our business and in this case have made the decision to not continue development of the Wii U version. Rest assured that we have some fantastic developments for Wii U in the pipeline which we will announce at a later date."

So far Sega have released Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed on Wii U. What will be next from the company? Well there is a Winter Olympics coming up!

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  1. Spyrolad Sunday 7th Apr 2013 at 20:39

    Publishers aren't releasing games for the console because people aren't buying them.
    People aren't buying the console because publishers aren't releasing games for it.
    The cycle continues.

  2. JoeOdranDoran Sunday 7th Apr 2013 at 20:51

    Considering how absolutely, completely terrible Colonial Marines is, I think we Wii U owners dodged a bullet here. This is a title so broken that the pre-release "demo" outright lied about the game's content and mechanics. We're not missing anything.

  3. TheVelvetRoom Sunday 7th Apr 2013 at 21:34

    Really hope they're saving the money that would've been spent on this garbage into releasing something decent for Wii U this year. Perhaps a port of Football Manager, or even a new Sonic game, considering there's still no sign a new game with him.

  4. vtheyoshi Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 05:58

    Next release to be Sonic: Colonial Marines. I'm taking bets now.

  5. Riverlution Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 06:35

    The one game they have released on Wii U has been good so far. There aren't many *bad* games on the Wii U at the moment, I'm glad we're not getting this Alien game. To be honest, Sonic Adventure 3 is all I want from them. And maybe a decent Super Monkey Ball

  6. toffeeman30 Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 07:03

    sega announces cancellation of colonial marines? why they cancel development?

  7. KaptainKrauser Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 07:23

    I'm not too fussed about Sonic making an appearance (*puts on body armour*), but I would like to see Sega come up with a totally new IP, and preferably a Wii U exclusive one. After all, they are a very talented studio and it would be a shame not to see them create more new titles that, unlike Colonial Marines, are actually worth buying.

  8. nintenu Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 07:57

    sega announces cancellation of colonial marines? why they cancel development?

    Bad reviews on other consoles ....and compare the original pre-released trailer to the almost finished game trailer?? ...well it's not pretty!

    I was looking forward to this title!
    :cry:

  9. CDS Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 08:46

    WiiU exclusive title that has Sonic jumping from screen to Gamepad screen?
    New IP using the Gamepad in various ways?
    After all, SEGA have already proved they have good uses of the Gamepad and more to come.

  10. MartinIsAwesome Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 10:08

    As well as the obvious wishes for a new Sonic game in the vein of Colours and Generations, after playing the brilliant 3DS Shinobi game I'd really like them to get back in touch with Griptonite to make a Wii U sequel.

    To be honest, Sonic Adventure 3 is all I want from them.


    Why would you want them to port Sonic 06 to the Wii U?

  11. danbish Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 10:13

    From what I'm hearing about Aliens:CM, its probably for the better it hasn't been released on WiiU since its been pretty much universally panned. I'm curious and a little excited to see Sega are still working away on WiiU and just hope their 'fantastic developments' really are as fantastic as they claim - not just licensed ports.

    I also know it will probably come, but I really don't wnat another Mario and Sonic Olympics game. There's been enough - oh God, that's not one of their 'fantastic developments' is it???

  12. KairiZero Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 11:31

    If Sega want to give something amazing to Wii U owners, I would explode with delight if they announced an exclusive of Shenmue III, Sega haven't done anything with that supposed trilogy for years, so it would finalise the series for a lot of the fans, and if it was an exclusive - I'm pretty sure it would be a system shifter!!!

    In fairness, its highly unlikely - but I loved those games so much :(

  13. torterratrainer Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 11:32

    Knowing SEGA, It's either going to be a good Sonic game or another type of 65% review score game

  14. CDS Monday 8th Apr 2013 at 13:08


    To be honest, Sonic Adventure 3 is all I want from them.


    Why would you want them to port Sonic 06 to the Wii U?

    Instead of porting 06, they are making a new game on the 06 engine which is just as terrible, with a story no-one will understand and gets wiped from existance anyway. And this masterpiece is called - Sonic the Hedgehog 2013.

    Don't say I didn't warn you.

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