When the Wii U was announced at this past E3, several games were announced to come to the system. That’s nothing new, but the surprising part is that a good part of them will be third-party games. Upcoming blockbusters like Battlefield 3 and Darksiders II will be coming to Nintendo’s upcoming console.

Well, it sounds like Bethesda would like to get in on that action as well. When asked by the UK’s Official Nintendo Magazine about the possibility of Skyrim coming to Wii U, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said it was “possible.”

“It’s definitely a possibility for the future. We’ll look at any platform that will support that games we’re trying to make, but that’s the key thing — the
console has to support the game as it is designed.”

Don’t automatically assume that they can crank out all the dragons and magic with the flick of a wrist by November 11. Hines was quick to assert that porting Skyrim would require some work.

“The more changes we have to make to a game the less and less palatable it becomes because making a game is an enormous process. Just doing 360, PS3 and PC – I don’t think people understand the amount of work that goes into that. All of the localization you have to do… all of the testing you have to do… on every platform in every language… It’s a pretty huge undertaking.”

I’ve asked around, and people are still hesitant on the Wii U. For you Bethesda fans, would the possibility of Skyrim sway you towards the Wii U? Sound off below and don’t forget–Skyrim comes out in a little under a month! DOVAKHIIN!!!

[Via Game Informer]

11 COMMENTS

  1. any good game is most welcome on Wii U. especially when its graphics are like skyrim ones.  I am gonna pick up Wii U, if skyrim is gonna be on it, then im gonna be buying it. If not, then not. I could try it on xbox 360 but id rather do it later on Wii U

  2. Ehh. Honestly, the fact that the WiiU has multiplatform support means almost nothing to me as I’ve got a high end PC, a PS3 and 360… so I’m set for what every multiplat there is… I wouldn’t buy a WiiU for any game like that.

    Thus, the only thing I’d be getting the WiiU for is exclusives… and so far zip interests me (I guarantee a new Zelda is a far way’s off – like when they showed us that Zelda teaser for the GC and many years later we got windwaker instead and many years later Twilight Princess… never trust Nintendo teasers) so… No current interest in the system.

  3. Why not? I’ll tell you why not… because the WiiU doesn’t work right yet, and it looks like Nintendo is cheesing out with some of the key components that would make the difference of the WiiU being just another PS3/xbox alternative, or a real live bona-fide “next-gen” console.

    They had better realize that in order to release a real next gen console it WILL have to be pricier than the other two…. that will come down, but by trying to make it fit into the current price arena, they are cutting their own throat…. they STILL can ‘t get their controller to work.

  4. From what Crytek has said, the Wii U packs some serious punch. Although multi-plats alone won’t bring me to by a Wii U (I got a high-end PC for that), exclusives keep me coming back for more of Nintendo. If its getting solid 3rd party support, unlike the Wii and Gamecube, it can only be good news.

    My only concern is that developers will focus too much on the power of the console rather than the innovations of the controller. Furthermore, they should not neglect their 1st party titles (very few have been announced for the wii u and even fewer for launch) in favour of 3rd party titles that other consoles and PC get anyway.

  5. From what Crytek has said, the Wii U packs some serious punch. Although multi-plats alone won’t bring me to by a Wii U (I got a high-end PC for that), exclusives keep me coming back for more of Nintendo. If its getting solid 3rd party support, unlike the Wii and Gamecube, it can only be good news.

    My only concern is that developers will focus too much on the power of the console rather than the innovations of the controller. Furthermore, they should not neglect their 1st party titles (very few have been announced for the wii u and even fewer for launch) in favour of 3rd party titles that other consoles and PC get anyway.

  6. im holding back, honestly, im not gonna be buying ac revelations, arkum city, skyrim, or any other games until i get the wii u. nintendo made gaming what it is, they always make the new innovative designs, sony and microsoft copy it, then get all the credit. its total bull!!! nintendo deserves the glory they once had and im gonna support them.

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