BioWare working with second dev on Mass Effect 3 for Wii U

Mass Effect 3 for Wii U is being co-developed by Australian studio Straight Right, the company has announced.

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The Wii U is getting its own version of Mass Effect 3, but BioWare isn't handling the port alone. The Australian developer Straight Right has announced that it's working with BioWare on the port. The studio previously worked on Shift 2: Unleashed for iOS.

The studio confirmed Facebook page (via Polygon), after rumors surfaced that the game was being co-developed by Straight Right's sister company, Tantalus Media.

The Wii U port will feature touch controls, a digital comic to make crucial decisions from the first two games, and the Extended Cut ending included on the disc. For more detail and impressions, check out our recent hands-on preview.

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    August 29, 2012 8:20 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, BioWare working with second dev on Mass Effect 3 for Wii U.

    Mass Effect 3 for Wii U is being co-developed by Australian studio Straight Right, the company has announced.

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      August 29, 2012 8:27 AM

      Mass Effect 3 on the WiiU baffles me. I mean anyone who played the first two already have consoles that can run ME3, why would they wait a year just to play it on the WiiU?

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        August 29, 2012 8:28 AM

        I have no idea, they would've been better off making a cheap offshoot game or something for the platform instead of porting it.

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          August 29, 2012 8:44 AM

          I would have loved to see a game or mini-campaign centered on the Earth resistance that was talked about but hardly shown in the main story. Maybe it was just me but it seemed lot of things were happening with Reaper indoctrination/processing and what captain Anderson was ultimately doing.

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        August 29, 2012 8:45 AM

        People buy sequels without having played the previous games all the time. They're targeting Wii owners and I bet the port won't be expensive to produce at all.

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        August 29, 2012 9:31 AM

        I waited on ME3 because (wrong or right) early reports weren't that positive. Now that the WiiU version is this close, I figure I'll probably play it there.

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          August 29, 2012 10:48 AM

          But you'd have to get a Wii U then.. :( I honestly didn't think anyone was excited for Wii U yet.

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            August 29, 2012 11:07 AM

            I posted about it a few days ago, but I went to a Wii U event here in Austin earlier this month and was pretty impressed by what I played. Their third party support post launch is questionable, but there's a solid half dozen launch games I'd buy and I'm sure we'll eventually get some solid core Nintendo properties, so it's worth it to me.

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      August 29, 2012 8:36 AM

      It's a port, cheap one.

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