A European retailer revealed box art for a Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts last week. However, Activision's press release that announced the game Wednesday makes no mention of the Nintendo console and it does not appear on the official pre-order page for the shooter that is coming to the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, next Xbox and PC.
Update: Here is the official response we received from an Activision representative.
We don’t have any news for the Wii U at this time, as we aren’t dating next generation platforms yet. Stay tuned.
It is notable that Activision is tying the Wii U in with PS4 and next Xbox as a next-gen platform. So, there is still hope for a Wii U version.
Update 3: Changed the title of this article to better reflect the Activision response.
Update 4: We removed update 2 until we can verify that theghostsarereal.com is a legitimate site owned by Activision. A WhoIs lookup shows that it was created today by a company that is not Activision. Additionally, its pre-order link only takes users to Amazon via an affiliate link whereas the known official website does not.
Update 5: Activision confirmed with us that theghostsarereal.com is not one owned by the publisher. Please avoid it.
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Here is the pertinent text from the Activision press release.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will release on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC on November 5. Call of Duty: Ghosts will also be available for next generation platforms.
Additionally, the official Activision pre-order page currently only lists only the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. We don't expect pre-orders for the PS4 or next Xbox to be available until Microsoft officially unveils its console on May 21. However, there is no Wii U version of the game listed at either Amazon or GameStop.
While it is hard to say that a single game will make a difference, Nintendo is already losing support for the Wii U from Electronic Arts which isn't bringing any of its big sports titles like Madden NFL 25, NCAA Football 14, etc to the console. To lose out on Call of Duty: Ghosts after launching with Black Ops II last year does not bode well.
We've contacted Activision for clarification.