It didn't look good when the release date for the Wii U version of "Aliens: Colonial Marines" came and went without the Gearbox shooter making its way to Nintendo's console. Now we have the official word from SEGA that they've opted to not release it for the Wii U.
Because at this point, why would they?
"We are constantly looking at all areas of our business and in this case have made the decision to not continue development of the Wii U version," a SEGA rep told Kotaku earlier today.
Demiurge Studios ("Frontlines: Fuel of War," "Advent Rising") was responsible for the Wii U port, and it's a shame any work they put into getting that version of the game out the door has been wasted, and I mean this sincerely, I hope this doesn't provide too big a hit for their company (bonuses and future staffing might be tied into how "Colonial Marines" was expected to perform).
Gamespot was able to get an update from Demigurge CEO Albert Reed who says that things are A-OK there right now:
We were very sorry to hear about the cancellation of Aliens for Wii U. It's business-as-usual here at Demiurge Studios. We are focused on making Shoot Many Robots for mobile kick ass and we've got another unannounced game in the works that we can't wait to unveil!
When all is said and done, "Colonial Marines" is looking to be the biggest cock-up of 2013 (so far).
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