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Young Justice: Legacy for Wii and Wii U cancelled, other platforms fine

Young Justice: Legacy for Wii and Wii U has been cancelled by the developer, citing poor retailer support and quality issues.

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Young Justice is a popular cartoon that airs on Cartoon Network and we’ve known for a while now that a video game based on the TV series called Young Justice: Legacy was coming. The downside is that the Wii and Wii U versions of the game have been cancelled, according to the official Facebook page for the game. For fans of the show who still want to play the game on a Nintendo console, you’ll have to pick it up on a Nintendo 3DS.

According to the official word, the young company couldn’t afford to tackle the challenges that come with developing for Wii or Wii U, including lack of retailer support and “quality issues” that plague game development. This is a bummer for anyone who was interested in the title.

Based on several factors we’ve had to cancel the Wii and Wii-U versions of Young Justice: Legacy.

We regret that this decision will prevent some fans from playing the game and the finding out what happens in the story. There were a number of reasons ranging from quality issues to lack of retailer support, but know that we didn’t make this decision lightly. We are a fairly new company, and unfortunately both of these platforms presented challenges we couldn’t overcome.

Please accept our sincere apology.

We look forward to delivering the Xbox360, PS3, 3DS, and Steam versions in less than a month.

It’s unfortunate that the team found that creating a Wii U version of the game would be too challenging logistically. Were you looking forward to this game?

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  • Daniel Gonzalez

    While bad news, at least it’s coming to the 3DS. Never heard about this game to be honest, though.

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      tampoco había escuchado el nombre del juego.

  • Rick van der Linde

    New Super Mario 3D World will be released around the same time this game is available, so no, I wasn’t looking forward for this game.

  • Jon

    here come the Nintendo is Doomed trolls…..

  • Nintendoplaystation

    They just couldn’t be bothered. Wasn’t on my radar anyway, not even for my kids. Was anyone looking forward this?

    • Ducked

      No, the game is probably garbage. It be different if it was a Justice League Unlimited video game. That was wasn’t half bad.

      • Veries Seals

        you would be right, check it out for yourself

  • Toadlord

    *Groan* While I had no intention of getting this game, news like this is never fun to read.

  • AlienFanatic

    I was so devastated, I had to rush right out and look it up just to see what the heck it was. As I watched the video, my fear bled away and I was left with a peaceful smile. Crisis averted.

  • Majora’s Mask

    first heard of that game

  • Lil J Moore

    Never once heard about this game.

  • SonicLucario

    If they can make it for the 3DS, why cant they make it for the Wii U? They can base it off the 3DS version if anything with the two screens but at least its coming to the 3DS

    • Nintendoplaystation

      Good point.

    • D.M.T

      It´s because they think that the Wii U version won´t sell. It´s all about the money for these developers. It´s still coming to 3DS because this version will sell according to them.

      • Super Mario

        Well of course it’s about the money for developers. Why else would they be developing this game? I’d say the 3DS version has a better chance then the Wii U version. Can’t say I blame them if that was what they thought. Wii U isn’t looking so hot right now. If anything, I don’t think many fans were looking forward to this game. They also made a good point that they are a basically a new company, so they may not have a lot of resources. For me it doesn’t matter as this game wasn’t on my radar.

        • Satoru Iwata

          Get back to the mushroom kingdom!

          • Super Mario

            No I refuse!

  • BIG Franky

    Actually, my son was very much looking forward to this game. its a shame…. he watches the show and has really been talking about the game…. we’ll end up getting it on PS3, so its no big deal, but my kids have been really enjoying the Wii U the last couple of months so they would’ve preferred it on that platform.
    Folks… whether you are interested in the game or not, news like this is not good. I frustratingly LOL at the dummies that act/comment like …. “oh well, who cares? its their (meaning the developers) loss…” .actually long-term, its YOUR loss…. the more companies that opt to not release a game on the console, the more appealing the other consoles look to prospective buyers.

    • Ducked

      They skipped the Wii U because the Wii U fanbase is just to hardcore, and likes more violent games like Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, etc. Your younger kiddie gamers are on Xbox and PlayStation :D

      • Nintendoplaystation

        Haha accepted people who only play cod online are casual players. Playing cod online is playing a party game except with guns to make them feel mature which by the way they are not.

        • Ducked

          But it’s a “violent” party game lol

      • Hulkamania

        Very interesting observation, and this actually is not a joke… its real.

        Wii U – Most people are playing Call of Duty and Assassins Creed online. I see way more adults then kids playing these games on Wii U and on the Wiiverse.

        Xbox – Whether its violent games or regular casual games, this system is literally flooded with kids and its really ANNOYING.

        PlayStation – A lot of adults play this console as well, but its slowly becoming just like the Xbox.

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          Miiverse :p

        • Ducked

          PlayStation fanbase is getting to many kids, I agree on that.

          • ScrewAttack

            If only the age rating system was enforced properly, we wouldn’t be having these problems. I hardly use my mic on xbox 360 anymore because of all the squealing and name calling.

          • Ducked

            You’d think parents would realize if they have to buy a game with there ID, then their kids shouldn’t be playing it.

          • ScrewAttack

            So many seem to expect the rest of the world to raise their little shits these days. That’s how you end up with sociopaths like that guy. Easier to do nothing then blame system. If you ask me, having a kid should require a damn license.

          • Ducked

            Couldn’t agree more, all these parents that brag about their bratty kids, then look down on others. Letting their kids watch R movies, and play M games. And they think it has no influence? Maybe we’d have less murderers, and less teen pregnancies if parents didn’t expose them to such violence, sex, and abusive language.

          • ScrewAttack

            I’m of the belief that it’s that lack of control over them that causes kids to go bezerk. They keep pushing and pushing to see what they can get away with. Nothing stops them, so they just keep on escalating.

          • Ducked

            Well kids like to push there limits, it’s the parents fault for not saying “No” or grounding them. Instead of letting there kids do anything they want

          • ScrewAttack

            Just what I meant, Sorry should have clarified in the last sentence. But, totally agreed!

    • gtosheex

      how dare you call me a dummy!

    • Laquandra Washpon

      yo BIG Franky wut Reggie Boyfriend dink taste liek?

      • Laquandra Washpon

        replying b4 imata an Reg roll up in the ban-van

      • BIG Franky

        stay classy there you piece of trash slob.

  • david jarman

    You’ll forever be known as the little train who couldn’t do it.

  • Chronic Gang

    Lol was anyone even gonna buy this

  • D.M.T

    I hate it when games are cancelled, even if I´m not looking forward to the game. Damn it…

    • Ducked

      It’s not really a loss. Remember this is a “modern” kids game. They don’t make kids TV shows or kids video games like they use to. We’re still getting DuckTales! Woohoo!

  • Thomas Vienna

    I saw on the headline the words “Wii U Cancelled,” and I nearly freaked.

  • Brandon Gardner

    This game took too long to come out…. It should have came out a year ago when Young Justice was at its prime but now I have a feeling that no one cares enough to buy it… Not excited and not disappointed that the game isn’t coming out on Wii U

  • Guest

    They had a lack of retailer support? I call BS. Microsoft has the WORST indie support, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about Nintendo’s. something is fishy here.

    • BIG Franky

      no. the RETAILERs…. the stores that sell the consoles/games…. not MS or Nintendo…. they are speaking to how there are less places to purchase a Wii U than the competition, and how in the stores that do sell Wii U’s, it is not prominently displayed and the consoles haven’t been selling as well as other platforms…. at the end of the day, they are speaking about install base… which ultimately is on Nintendo’s shoulders…. if you are a new company, resources are limited, they cant afford to spend capital on an avenue that will generate far less return than the other options. its simple.

  • Ducked

    I could careless. I’m usually bummed out when we miss out on nice 3rd party games, but really who gives a crap about a game based on a kids TV show. They don’t make kids games like they use to anyways.

  • Leo

    Well, to be fair, they seems quite frustrated to not release it on WiiU, unlike other companies that gladly avoid anything Nintendo related (i’m looking to you EA). I think they genuinely faced a very difficult restraint from the retailers that they sadly could not overcome.

  • Veries Seals

    Awe hell, I looked at the trailer for this game and the quality is weak anyways. The game was garbage, why post this like it is horrible news? Check it out for yourselves.

    In the voice of the police at a crime scene: “Guys keep moving theres nothing to see here”, lol.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    Know the cartoon, but never heard of the game. My choice was not made lightly and I regret it has to come to this, but I’ll cancel my Pre-order for 3DS.

    Obviously i’m being sarcastic here, I said before I never heard of the game and had no plans whatsoever to get this game, as it is only now i hear of it.

    But again a WiiU game got cancelled, I couldn’t care less for the Wii version at all though, as the Wii will no longer be re-stocked at retailers (nor will the Wii U if this keeps up) Never heard so much bad news on one system in less then a year on Wii U are developers seriously that stupid, or so scared to take a new direction and therefor base choices to cancel/prospone games on Wii U claiming the reason is install base, or have to many hardships developing for certain platforms?

  • Nuno

    It’s another game that I could care less about but, of course, it is tragic to see that this pattern is getting more solid. Every week there’s another canceled/delayed/not coming out on the WiiU news. If all the companies start jumping out we’ll be left with nintendo games only. Who knows if such a scenario could lead to a shorter cycle of the WiiU.

  • springer85

    LMFAO ANOTHER game CANCELLED on the Gimmick U!!
    Wake up Ninty Slurps NO 3RD PARTY will EVER make great games for the U until it’s fan base is at least 15 Million…………..so that will be in another 3 years!!
    HA

    • gtosheex

      u mad bro?

    • Simon Stevens

      When your proven wrong, how would you prefer I gloat?, a classic neener neener? or turn up to your house for halloween dressed as Iwata “please understand, your a stupid” *bows head*

      • Zuxs13

        Don’t feed his flames, he gets off on people trying to have a rational conversation with his irrational comments. Just ignore him from now on.

        • Simon Stevens

          Duly noted, can see him wheezing and snorting in moronic laughter right now, hard to believe some of the people who take this sort of stuff this far, surely a true game can rationalize between the 3 and figure out that they all serve a purpose and an audience, I remember seeing Adam Sessler pop up on tech feed not so long back stating Iwata and Reggie should be fired, highly unprofessional, whatever happened to just enjoying good games regardless of the system?.

  • RockieOllie

    ……….

  • Andrew W Garttmeyer

    More bad news. Don’t feel too bad though all you Wii U supporters (like myself), tomorrow NES will release 2 games onto the Virtual Console that you….never heard of!

    • Zuxs13

      Haha i know right? where are the N64 games! where are all the Zelda games etc? I would spend so much money on the VC if they would just release some damn games for it.

      • Simon Stevens

        F N64, I want gamecube classics in this day and age >.< gimme some Fire Emblem and Tales of Symphonia please ^^

        • Zuxs13

          “F N64″! are you crazy? There were some amazing games that generation. Plus its easy to find gamecube games to play and they work on a Wii, its hard to find any N64 cartridges out there.

          • Simon Stevens

            None that are gonna work on the gamepad though, n64 games can be had in the wii mode shop, I’d like to see them out of there of course but I would easily take gc games over n64 right now on vc, as good as n64 was, I think gc was better in terms of software, I’d love to be playing paper mario and the thousand year door on the gamepad right now >.<

          • Zuxs13

            So here is my dilemma with GameCube VC games. First the price structure of VC games will make the games probably $15-$20. At the point I would rather buy an HD upgraded version for $30-$50 (depending on what they added to it) then buy an emulated version for a VC price point. That reason being i can still buy the original in a store for much less and easily play them on a modern TV (unscaled to 1080P on my TV).

            I would welcome them to the VC but I would rather by an HD version of game cube games because those games will easily benefit from those types of upgrades.

          • Simon Stevens

            I was worried about the pricing too but my love for games like Billy hatcher and Baten Kaitos far outweigh the worries, mostly because I doubt they would ever receive HD treatment :(

          • Zuxs13

            i agree the ones not getting an HD treatment should go to VC. But there is no rhyme or reason why anything gets released on the VC right now.

          • Simon Stevens

            Right now, it’s just not that attractive to my eyes, snes was great n all but no way am I paying crazy money for those titles, n64 I would look at right now, there the games that should be focused on, I’m sure games like pokemon snap, stadium, sin and punishment, ocarina of time, mario 64, hell… even golden eye would do very well, certainly much better than the current selection of vc games are doing

  • everyone

    One less system for this to fail on. We all know that bad looking games about cancelled tv shows sell well.

  • Justagamer

    Yeah right…Looks like we have another EA type company…

  • Hulkamania

    I don’t get why developers are canceling games for the Wii U. Why not just release limited amount of copy’s instead? After this holiday season, those developers will be regret doing that crap… I know right now the “Xbox One and PS4″ is the hot topic, but once that craze is over, we have Wii U Mario and Luigi bundle and Super Mario 3D World… and then Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, and Smash Brothers will be right around the corner…. Go ahead, cancel your games… it won’t matter in the end except that you made a big mistake by no longer supporting an awesome Nintendo console.

    • Zuxs13

      Why develop for it? There are so few console owners to buy the game and only a fraction of them will even buy the game as well.

      And the fact that you state only first party games as the reason to buy the Wii U is exactly why they wont develop for the Wii U. Why develop for a console where the buyers only care about first party titles??

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        No use reasoning with fanboys.

        • Zuxs13

          This is true.

    • John Andalora

      Out of every game that has ever been on the Wii U, only two made it over a million. Only four made it past half a million. Only seven made it past 250,000 sales.

      1) NintendoLand (2.4 million)
      2) New Super Mario Bros. U (2.11 million)
      3) ZombiU (0.53 Million)
      4)Lego City Underover (0.50 million)
      5) Pikmin 3 (0.48 million)
      6) Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (0.35 million)
      7)Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (0.26 million)

      The other 62 games for the Wii U on retail are lucky if they get 200,000 sales OVERALL. Wonderful 101 has 60,000 now. Game & Wario got 110,000 sales.
      Disney Infinity has 100,000 overall.

      Even with an install base of only 3.6 million, these numbers are bad. Appallingly bad.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        It’s going to be a tough 2014 for the Wii U. I’m curious to see how Super Mario 3D World will sell.

        • John Andalora

          It’s very possible that SM3DW will sell… good. It’s not going to get a massive amount of sales, but perhaps about 1 million, maybe even 2 if they get good PR on this.

        • nexxus6

          What is the basis of your comment that “2014 will a tough year”?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      You sound over confident. Course I expect that from the Hulkster. :P

  • Satoru Iwata

    Please understand, this game won’t be a big seller. If you want a real game, then look forward to our awesome Super Mario 3D World.

    • Zuxs13

      And what happens if that doesn’t sell well??

      • Simon Stevens

        If your suggesting that Mario 3D World isn’t going to sell well, I look at you with an expression of exhaustion and ever so slight amusement ^o^

        • Zuxs13

          It was a suggestion, and it depends on what your definition of selling well Is! If selling well is 1-2 million world wide then I bet that will be the case, but if your definition of selling well for a Mario is 8 million or more! well fat chance.

          They would have to not only Double their console sales but also get a near 100% attachment rate for this game to achieve that.

          • Simon Stevens

            Mario games sell well over the long haul as do most Nintendo games :) it’ll most likely be used as a bundle pusher, I’m sure it’ll do relatively well.

          • Zuxs13

            Yes they sell well over the long haul, but if they sell 1.2 million-2.4 million between launch and Mario Kart release, is that “enough” to keep the console afloat? I dont think it is. From now until the end of the quarter the Wii U NEEDs to sell better than the PS4, it is a year old, has 6 times the games, its cheaper and has greater availability. Do you really think this game (plus a small hand full of 3rd party games and Wii Fit U) are going to sell 3-4 million consoles in one quarter?

          • Simon Stevens

            Absolutely not, I could see them doing 8 million a year if the content keeps flowing, it’s not going to be a major success but it’s not going to be the failure people are expecting it to be, it’s just going to be the console that is different for the most part, I would like Nintendo to turn it around like they did with the 3ds but it’s gonna take appealing to many more audiences than it is right now as well as appealing to audiences the other guys aren’t focusing on, personaly I want a jrpg machine, the ds was that machine last gen for me and ps2 was the gen before it, whichever console has those games will get my money. :)

      • Satoru Iwata

        Then we will bring out another big gun. Super Pokemon Stadium. Our loyal fans will eat this up and will get consumers to buy our Wii U. Mark my words!

        Thank you for supporting Nintendo.

        • Zuxs13

          And when will that be out? late 2014? So we just “keep waiting” and “keep waiting” until something they throw at the wall sticks? So far nothing has stuck, lets hope Mario does but it if doesn’t, Pokemon wont “save” the system.

          • Simon Stevens

            Might as well write the first year off and see how they do when all 3 next gen systems are on shelves, once the fanboy war is over and the hype has died down, I’m sure we’ll have a better look then.

          • Zuxs13

            So one of the biggest advantages a “less powerful” Wii U has, being released a year early, we should just write it off? That doesn’t bode well for the next 4-5 years then.

          • Simon Stevens

            The next gen games aren’t out yet and we’ll have a clearer idea about how it’s gonna fair with 3rd party once it is, most likely 3rd parties haven’t brought there content over simply because they can’t afford to put it on only one console, as a developer, that’s where my head would be at.

        • Simon Stevens

          Yay Pokemon :D I have bought 3 wii u’s in total, wii love you Iwata

  • Hulkamania

    The way I see it… the best thing about Wii U is that there is no room for shitty games. So, with that said, this is one less shitty game on our radar and that gives us an outstanding ratio of good games.

    • Guest

      Dude that’s messed up bro! What if they truly worked hard on that game! Plus how would you know if it’s a bad game without even playing it yet.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I see plenty of “shitty” games.

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    So they had problems with the apparently very developer friendly (if you believe Indies and some 3rd Party devs) Wii U, but not with the PS3, wich was always described as difficult to develop for?

    Seems legit.

  • Petri

    Never were interested enough to look this game up.

  • Merrfn

    Sigh…

  • Gabe Hoffman

    I don’t see whats so bad about this. Looked like another licensed shovel crap game to me anyway

    • Zuxs13

      Bad press is what is wrong with it. If this was just one random game being cancelled it wouldn’t be an issue, but its not, its on a long list of many many titles not being developed or cancelled on the Wii U.

  • Zuxs13

    This wasn’t a huge game so this isn’t any kind of doom-and-gloom here, but this is still not good news and just adds fuel to the fire.

  • fireheartis1

    I just don’t get what could have been so complicated for releasing a game for Wii or Wii U. The Wii U has been said to be very easy to develop for, and as for the Wii it’s very similar to the GameCube and original Xbox but just a little bit stronger and with Motion Controls. Maybe that the developer has never learned Motion Controls or touch controls. It sucks for me though because I was going to pick it up on both platforms.

  • CEObrainz

    This is the first time I’ve heard about the game and I’m slightly pissed off. I would have loved a Young Justice game on Wii U, however looking at images and video of the game, I’m not too sure it would have been a good game anyway. I’ll pick it up second hand for 3DS I guess…..

  • Leorio

    If it’s good guess I’ll be buying it for PS3. Also Young Justice was cancelled quite some time ago.. so it’s no longer airing on Cartoon Network. :/

  • Nicolas

    I was but the lack of support for the wii u is making me very angry!! It is an amazing console it is a shame developers don’t even try to work on it!!! For this reason I will not buy this game or any game from this company.

  • bizzy gie

    This sucks.

  • Mario

    Well, at least they didn’t abandon Nintendo completely.

    • CEObrainz

      The fact that they abandoned the Wii U is bad enough.

      • Mario

        Well, when you say it that way, yeah…

        • CEObrainz

          If they dropped the 3DS and Wii version and kept the Wii U then hardly anyone would have had a problem in my opinion.

          • Mario

            Sure…

  • therealruben1

    Warner bros,you screwed us again!

  • leo

    vk them same old crap always

  • C.S. Bailey

    Was a huge fan of the series when it was on, I would have gotten the Wii u and the 3DS version.

  • HydePark1980

    Let’s be realistic here kids, nobody really cares about this game especially when so many solid titles are on the way this holiday season. Now while I’m all for “not judging a book by it’s cover”…..this game has flop written all over it. Wii U dodged a bullet on this one, I understand that this system seriously needs games but that’s no reason to place a shitty looking game in an already scarce library.

  • discuss

    Shovelware … shovelware everywhere …

  • nexxus6

    What is odd, is that the release date was set for November 19th. They had to be pretty deep in to development, so why pull the plug at this point?

  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    It’s true Nntendo isn’t for kids, Xbox and Playstation are for kids! That is actually a revelation for me.

  • Laquandra Washpon

    BIG Franky speaks truth

  • StefanosGR

    That and all these skips makes me wonder why microsoft and sony don’t merge their consoles already? They will release their games together…. they will copy nintendo together…. and the most important the companies that need just to make a game (throw a garbage actually and gain big profit based on something bigger) and the developers have only one game to make?

  • e_rocket

    I think it would be the kind of game that sells good for the wii u, shame

  • mch

    Buuuh them another cut in the own flesh.. oh boy..