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EA 'holding fire' on two unannounced Wii U games

Gibeau: New projects to be revealed in the summer

Electronic Arts is preparing to announce at least two other Wii U projects currently in development, a key executive at the publisher has told CVG.

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EA Labels President Frank Gibeau

Off the back of last week's E3 press conferences when Electronic Arts revealed just a single Wii U project - Mass Effect 3 - the publisher's games label president Frank Gibeau has rebutted claims of neglecting the new console.

"We've got a couple of more games in development for Wii U and we'll have a bigger line-up for Wii U than we did on the Wii," he said.

"It is the first next-generation platform coming out so we're really supporting it.

"Just looking at E3 and where we're at, we wanted to hold our fire a little bit on a couple of the other games that we're working on. We'll have more announcements this summer on the rest of the Wii U line-up."

At E3 2011, EA chief executive John Riccitiello said that his company was embarking on "an unprecedented partnership" with Nintendo (video below)

Riccitiello described the Wii U tablet controller as "transformational". While Gibeau did not echo words to that effect, he told CVG that the publisher will "do some new, unique things with it on the Wii U controller and the second screen that we're innovating on".

"You'll hear more later this summer," he said.

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Mass Effect's Second Screen

Though Mass Effect 3 was the only EA game announced for Wii U, the response at E3 was particularly positive.

Gibeau insisted that the project would not be a basic port.

"We'll do some new, unique things with it on the Wii U controller and the second screen that we're innovating on," he said.

"You'll hear more later this summer."

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