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.

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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.

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