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Did Sega Announce The Wii U’s Release Date?

Posted on June 14, 2011 AT 01:03pm

Sometimes, unannounced information will slip out when a third-party developer isn’t being careful about what they say. Is that what happened with Sega and the potential release date of the Wii U?

In an interview with Gamespot, vice president of marketing at Sega Alan Pritchard said these words when asked if Sonic Generations will be coming to the Wii U:

“The timing just doesn’t work. Generations releases this November, and the Wii U is coming out next spring/summer. I think one of the things we don’t have to do, or reduce where possible, is we don’t want to port games. I think if there’s going to be a Sonic game for the Wii U, it needs to be built from the ground up. It’s more likely that it would be a separate stand-alone installment or in conjunction with a multiplatform release in the future. But to bring out Generations on a platform six or eight months after we release PS3, 360, and 3DS probably won’t be the best strategy.”

Was that just a slip of the tongue, a comment made by somebody just guessing at when the Wii U will launch, or does he know something that we don’t? As of late, Nintendo has had a trend of releasing new hardware soon after revealing it, so really – it COULD be possible.

Source: Gamespot

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