Sega have just confirmed that the upcoming Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been cancelled despite it having been due in 2013’s first quarter. The company confirmed the news to Joystiq, but without giving a reason: “Sega can confirm that the Wii U SKU of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development.”
This isn’t the first Wii U game to take a beating and this is where we’d usually once again comment on the struggling console. Not this time though, the last thing the Wii U is another underachieving game that will send gamers racing back to the stores clutching their receipts.
Aliens: Colonial Marines got an absolute mauling when released on the other platforms earlier this year and no amount of patches are ever going to fix it. Admittedly, using the gamepad for a motion scanner could have been sweet, but the game itself would have been the same broken and -even worse- boring title we’d already been put through.
Even so, it’s surprising that Sega have ditched what must have been a finished product -remember their Quality Control team are very forgiving after all. Yes, regular gamers would have known that the game was going to stink but the casual player may have picked it up as many of them did after the rest of us knew how bad the original game was. Oh well, saves us patrolling the supermarkets and slapping it out of the uninformed’s hands at least.