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Tetris Ultimate to Skip Wii U

Tetris Ultimate to Skip Wii U

by Steve CullumJune 4, 2014


Ubisoft announced today that a new version of Tetris, called Tetris Ultimate, would be hitting “next gen” consoles and PC this summer and fall, respectively. This is in connection with the 30th anniversary of Tetris. In their press release, they specifically mentioned PS4 and Xbox One. When we reached out to them about a Wii U release, they stated, “There are no plans for a Wii u version.” It seems the company that was so closely connected to Tetris in the beginning (NES and Game Boy) is now being overlooked.

After Ubisoft seemed to show a large amount of support for the Wii U in its early days, several events have happened that seem to point to that a lack of support. The biggest examples of this would be the backtracking of exclusive-rights to Rayman Legends and the delay of Watch_Dogs. Now, Nintendo fans can add Tetris Ultimate to their list.

What do you think of this decision to skip over Nintendo for a 30th anniversary Tetris game? Let us know in the comments.

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Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
  • ima420r
    June 5, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Wow. If it wasn’t for Gameboy Tetris the game would NEVER have gotten as popular as it is now. Heck, I don’t think I have ever played Tetris on a non-Nintendo device! Are they just being pricks, or do they think there is no money in it?

    • Matthew Barbour
      June 11, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Most of the people I know got into Tetris on the PC. I’m sure the Gameboy provided a lot of boost to it’s popularity, but it was hardly the only way people were exposed to it. Especially now that we’re 2 human generations past that Gameboy’s lifespan, the fact that it was on there makes no difference to the current generation, and yet it continues to be popular.

      • ima420r
        June 11, 2015 at 11:25 am

        Of couse there were other ways to be exposed to Tetris, I remember playing the arcade machine, but it’s popularity on Gameboy helped make it a household name. If they had included a Mario game instead of Tetris with the Gameboy, a lot less people would have heard of it and less people would have played it. This would have lead to less versions being made over time and less talk about how great it is. It’s overall popularity would be diminished and perhaps it would have only been a footnote in gaming history instead of the smashing success it was.

        Also, it helped sell game boys so without it we may not have the 3ds or even Nintendo as we know them.

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