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Metro: Last Light no longer coming to Wii U

In somewhat disappointing news, a THQ representative went on the record today saying that Metro: Last Light will not be getting a WiiU version after all.

The highly anticipated sequel to one of 2010's most unique shooters was one of the WiiU's most exciting titles. However, Mark Madsen revealed today to Digital Spy that THQ has opted to focus on 360, PS3, and PC versions instead.

"Not at the moment, it's not in development," said Madsen, a Global Brand Manager at THQ. "If it does happen, it won't [simultaneously ship] with the other SKUs, but if the opportunity arises we'll take a look at it." 

"No I don't think it was a bit too early [to show the game at E3]. As we got along in the development process, we just really wanted to focus on what we knew, focus on PS3, 360 and PC."

While Madsen did not say as much, it's hard to imagine THQ's heavy financial woes didn't play a role in this decision. Perhaps the company saw the WiiU's family-friendly demographic as too risky of a gamble in troubled times.

12 comments

  • Tjwoods18 - May 29, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    It seems nintendo only cares about proven titles with a proven past success. Dear Ninetendo, How many times will you constantly shove the same old plumber, more weird pokemon creations, and a women who I thought all along was a dude under that mask into our faces?
  • Nikku7 - May 30, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    I don't believe that Nintendo wanted this to happen like you seem to be implying. If they had, why would they have had the game announced to be WiiU bound in the first place? Nintendo has had trouble for a while getting much 3rd party support. This was purely a THQ decision.
  • taokaka - May 29, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    At least the wii-u still has shield pose.
  • TheIronMaiden - May 29, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    I just hope this game actually comes out. The gameplay trailer was awesome!
  • Turtman - May 29, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    A sign of things to come.
  • LordZarlon - May 29, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    This is common because Nintendo doesn't court 3rd parties enough. Nintendo should be securing more games from 3rd parties not enduring game cancellations. They need to get off their ass!
  • Cyberninja - May 29, 2012 8:59 p.m.

    E3 is next week, so its a little early to think this is the norm
  • FOZ - May 29, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    Uh, yeah, they said it won't be coming out at the same time as the others, which should surprise no one. The title of the article, however, is stating as though it's cancelled... which is not what they said at all.
  • Divine Paladin - May 29, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    Yeah, but the confirmation that it's not even *in development* for the Wii U is the point of the article. It was assumed that it was still being worked on in some aspect for Nintendo's new console, but these quotes show that it, as of now, is not.
  • RedHarlow - May 29, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    For the best, I'm just hoping they're making PC the lead platform.
  • Redeater - May 29, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    Does this really surprise anyone? Get prepared to hear a lot more of this. I'm not saying the Wii U is bad or unprepared but I am saying that this is pretty common practice for this type of situation.
  • Tjwoods18 - May 29, 2012 9:17 p.m.

    Your kind of right because didn't they say that they (nintendo) were going to cater more to the hardcore audience?

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