E3 2011: EA committed to Wii U.

Although no games were officially announced, EA head honcho, John Riccitiello did take some time to wax lyrical on the potential of Wii U and confirm EA’s “unprecedented partnership” with Nintendo.

Describing the console and it’s tablet style controller as a “stunning breakthrough in game technology” with “deeper online functionality” than its predecessor, Riccitiello went onto muse on the prospect of seeing Battlefield up and running on Nintendo’s unique console/controller combo,

“Imagine a shooter like Battlefield with jaw-dropping graphics” on Wii U, a console he described as a “better platform than we’ve ever been offered by Nintendo.”

Strong if somewhat unsurprising words for the head of EA. Still, it’ll be interesting to see what EA can get out of Nintendo’s shiny new white box.

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