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.

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