When it comes to franchises that seem ripe for the Wii U’s unique GamePad controller, Dead Space leaps right to the front of many people’s minds. Unfortunately, Visceral Games isn’t working on Dead Space 3 for anything but PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
That news comes straight from the mouth of Steve Papoutsis, the VP and general manager of Visceral Games, who directly answered a fan’s question about a Wii U version:
@leveluptime Hello Steve. May I ask if DS3 is planned for Wii U ? It could be fun with asymetrical gameplay, nope ?
@Angel_LiveGen not currently in the plan.
To date, only one Dead Space title has been released for a Nintendo console, the surprisingly-good Dead Space: Extraction for the Wii. Neither Dead Space nor Dead Space 2 ever launched for anything but the PS3, X360, and PC, so it’s fair to assume that the latest game in the franchise won’t be the exception.
However, that shouldn’t rule out a spin-off sometime in the future, right? It would be kind of neat to hack consoles, use your navigation device, and build weapons with the Wii U GamePad’s touchscreen.