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Madden 25 Not Coming to the Wii U

by Ron Duwell | May 2, 2013May 2, 2013 4:30 pm PDT


Nintendo has taken yet another punishing blow from EA with the official announcement that Madden NFL 25 will not be launching for the Wii U this year.

Madden is entering its 25th anniversary this year, and EA will be putting extra marketing into the title to mark the occasion. Denying Nintendo a crucial year for this huge money maker is just another step in showing EA’s low confidence in Nintendo’s console.

DICE recently claimed that Frostbite 2 would not be supported by the Wii U, and their financial reports indicate the console isn’t even mentioned when speaking about “gen-four” technology.

Despite the setbacks, EA claims that they still have a strong relationship with Nintendo.

“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.”

Madden 13 launched for the Wii U last year, but EA Sports was not able to include the Infinity Engine in this build. No doubt the inability to make this happen played a part in this decision. It will be the first time since 1991 that Madden will not appear on a Nintendo product.

Madden NFL 25 will be released on August 27th for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...