Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to launch on Wii U, dev suggests

Holding out until E3 reveal?

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed developer Sumo Digital has strongly suggested that the game will release on Wii U.

Nintendo is blocking third-parties from announcing games in development for Wii U, producer Joe Neate producer hinted at.

Sega's arcade racing sequel, announced yesterday, would appear to be a perfect fit for the Wii U: something Neate agreed with, but refused to comment futher on.

When asked if Nintendo was stopping companies from announcing Wii U games, Neate told Metro he "couldn't possibly tell".

Was this because he didn't know, or because he wasn't allowed to say? "I... couldn't possibly tell you. But I agree... wouldn't it be a great idea to get [Sonic & All-Stars Racing] onto a platform like the Wii U!"

Only a few games have been announced for Wii U, and even those previously announced have kept their Wii U platform support under wraps.

Trailers for Assassin's Creed 3 simply list the game for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, despite a Wii U version being previously confirmed by Ubisoft. The same is true for Ghost Recon Online, Vigil's Darksiders 2 and Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines.

The exception to that is the leaked Rayman Legends trailer which found its way online earlier this week and showed the game's Wii U functions in detail. The new console's touch-screen tablet controller, graphical capability and NFC tech were all on display: elements Nintendo no doubt wishes to keep under-wraps until its planned E3 reveal.

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