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Activision 'will support Wii U'

Treyarch hints at Black Ops 2 release on Nintendo's new console

Activision is ready to throw support behind Nintendo's Wii U, the group's publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has said.


Though Activision games are not yet listed for Wii U's launch later this year, Hirshberg insisted that support would be announced in the future.

"We take our time to get our ducks in a row before pulling any trigger," he told GamesIndustry International.

"We don't have announcements today but we will be supporting Wii U," he added.

Meanwhile, Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia suggested that plans are already in place for Wii U support.

"We obviously have been a Nintendo developer for many years and have created many Call of Duty games on the Nintendo platform," he said.

"[Wii U] is clearly a more powerful platform than its predecessor and... they have obviously a unique controller and interface.And they announced a Pro Controller which appears to be a controller that would be really good for first person shooter games. It just so happens that's what we specialise in," he added.

On the subject of whether Black Ops 2 will launch on Wii U, Lamia added: "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!"

A number of analysts have expressed concern that third-party support for Wii U appears to be lacking, but Sterne Agee's Arvind Bhatia expects Black Ops 2 to arrive on the console this holiday and "contribute to incremental sales of the title and also the Wii U."

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