EA Sports announced it’s anniversary title Madden 25 will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners earlier this year, while conveniently leaving out any mention of the Wii U. This led many people to believe that EA was cementing its stance against Nintendo by completely refusing to release new products on the console. Today, a representative from EA has confirmed that the Madden series will not be available on Wii U in 2013. This will be the first time the sports series will skip the Nintendo platform since 1991. Here’s what the representative had to say:
“We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future.”
The strong partnership line of that quote is almost a joke, as EA has been almost violently fighting against Nintendo by making sure consumers know the publisher is not supporting the platform. Many speculated that Madden would still head to the Wii U, since Madden 13 was available and EA enjoys its yearly releases of all its sports titles. All hope of that is severed until the Wii U starts moving consoles and EA will be more than willing to jump back into bed with Nintendo in order to court their customers.