Has Watchdogs Been Cancelled For Wii U ?

Wiitalia, an Italian website dedicated to Nintendo consoles, has stated that Ubisofts next big game Watchdogs, has been cancelled for the Wii U, here is a translated quote from the source:

The rumor comes from one of our readers, and Has Been confirmed by Italian GameStop stores. Last week, our reader received a call by a GameStop employee, saying That His previously preordered copy of Watch Dogs for Wii U was not going to be Offered; Therefore, our reader was advised to move to another preorder the game. Asking for Reasons, the employee Told him That Ubisoft scrapped this version.


Meanwhile VG247 state that UK retailers are still taking preorders for the Wii U version of the game, here is a quote from them:

It follows claims that the Watch Dogs Wii U preorders are being refunded by GameStop Italy, and that therefore the Nintendo edition has been scrapped.

We were sceptical, so held off on the story before speaking with a few sources of our own. First up, our lock Ubisoft rep replied with a standard, “We have nothing to comment at this stage,” response, which is typically reserved for any rumours and shouldn’t be taken as a hint of anything. Keen to learn more, we took the matter to a few retail stores.

I called around two GAME stores here in Edinburgh. Both stores had heard nothing regarding the Watch Dogs Wii U cancellation, and they even tested out the preorder SKU to see if the system was still accepting orders. It did.