Dead Space 3 for Wii U “not in the plan”

Hopes that Isaac Clarke may be an ambassador for the Wii U are quickly fading as Visceral Games's vice president and general manager Steve Papoutsis has reported the studio is not currently working on a port of Dead Space 3 for Nintendo's forthcoming system.

Today, Papoutsis fielded a Twitter question from one Dead Space fan who asked, “Hello Steve, May ask if DS3 planned for Wii U? It could be fun with asymmetrical gameplay, nope?”.

In response, Papoutsis tweeted: “Not currently in the plan.”

While not a flat-out denial, Papoutsis answer doesn't bode well for the Dead Space franchise on Wii U. It could be Visceral Games is waiting for a better time to make the announcement, but considering E3 2012 came and went without mention of a port, Isaac's chances of slicing limbs for Nintendo appear slim.

Dead Space 3 takes place months after the events of Dead Space 2, and finds Isaac Clarke and Ellie Langford traversing the planet Tau Volantis in search of a final solution to the universe's pesky Necromorph problem. The sequel will add drop-in co-op to the mix, as well as mountain-sized worm monsters through which players will go in one end and (hopefully) come out the other. See what we're eluding to in Dead Space 3 first look preview - Colder, deader hands. Or find out for yourself when Dead Space 3 makes a hasty landing for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC next Februrary.


  • Rambo 11 - June 17, 2012 5:02 a.m.

    Nintendo has already stolen Aliens, they will not have Dead Space!
  • Longnuts - June 14, 2012 5 p.m.

    Not buying on any platform. This game does not need co op and will ruin the franchise.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 14, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    CO-OP is always optional so how does it ruin the game?
  • ParagonT - June 14, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    The game seems quite a bit changed up since the last installment, I'm not sure if it was for the better as of yet, but meh... As for announcing at a latter time, I doubt it. If they were going to announce it later, they would be losing out on the best time for pre-orders.
  • LordZarlon - June 14, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    That's right nintendo. Don't pursue the biggest franchises of this generation. Anything is possible if nintendo wants to have the game on the Wii U. Sony actively pursued 3rd parties for their various hardware. When will nintendo get it! They actually have to make an effort to get these games on their systems!
  • Tjwoods18 - June 14, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    Yea, I noticed that when sony got Visceral to bundle dead space extraction to dead space 2, as well with the original assasins creed into AC revelations.
  • prattnathan - June 14, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    Luckily, you can still get this game on 3 different platforms that already exist!

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