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Why Crysis 3 is skipping Wii U

Crysis 3 won’t be making an appearance on Wii U, the CEO of developer Crytek has confirmed.

While it was touted by the studio as a possibility last year, and discussions between key parties have been held, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli told Digital Spy "there is no Wii U version" due to a lack of "business drive" between publisher EA and Nintendo.

"There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there is not enough business drive in it," he said.

"It's a purely business decision. I'd love to see it on Wii U, but what I love to see and what gets done at the end of the day are two different things. Even so, I could initiate it but someone has to sell it, right?"

Yerli added: "It's a business decision between EA and Nintendo. If that business decision doesn't make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it's... not possible for us to make it. We can't publish ourselves, and that's the bottom line."

EA has confirmed a Crysis 3 release date of February 19 in US and February 22 in Europe on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

For our hands-on impressions of the game’s singleplayer and Hunter multiplayer mode, check out this recently published Crysis 3 preview.