Madden 13 Wii U is in development, EA has confirmed, and it’s set to be the “real deal, HD simulation football”. That’s according to one of the producers of the game, Cam Weber, who has assured Nintendo fans that Madden 13 on the Wii U will be the “real deal”. He was referring to the fact that EA games on the original Wii were “cartoony” and dumbed down, while this time, it’s quite different. Speaking to Kotaku, Weber said,
“Whatever we release on the Wii U will not be a cartoony, dumbed-down, arcade football experience. It will be the real deal, HD simulation football.”
He added that whatever the company learns from developing on the Wii U and its second controller, it’ll apply in the future to the Xbox 360 SmartGlass. SmartGlass offers a similar but very limited functionality to the Wii U GamePad, adding an extra screen from a tablet or smartphone device. We’re still waiting to see what EA comes up with for the Madden 13 Wii U edition, and how the controller will be utilized.
Madden 13 will likely be a Wii U launch title, as will EA’s Mass Effect 3. The company is expected to announce two “secret” Wii U games later this Summer. It’s unknown whether those are new IPs or ports of existing EA franchises. With Madden 13 Wii U, that makes it a total of four EA Wii U games that are slated for release on the console in the near future. The company is also rumored to be working on Battlefield 3 for the Wii U as well, but we haven’t heard much about that project since E3 2011.