Each year, Nintendo fans are left wondering if the latest Call of Duty game will arrive on Nintendo’s home console. Unfortunately, 2011 is no different. Activision has only confirmed that Modern Warfare 3 will ship for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
There have been hints of a possible Wii and DS release through retailer listings and even a cached image on the Call of Duty website. But no one is willing to say with certainty if the title will truly arrive on Nintendo platforms – not even Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling. When asked if Modern Warfare 3 will launch on Wii, Bowling simply said, “The confirmed platforms available for current pre-order is Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.”
It should be noted that Infinity Ward has not developed any Modern Warfare titles for Wii. Treyarch has handled development duties for the system over the past several years.
One possibility is that Activision will announce a Treyarch-made Modern Warfare 3 for Wii sometime down the road. There’s also a chance that Modern Warfare 2 will instead be created for the console, much like what happened in 2009 when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 – Reflex Edition was released for Wii while Modern Warfare 2 launched for the PS3/360/PC. And, of course, there’s always the disappointing possibility that Wii owners just won’t experience any Call of Duty action this year.
Whatever the case may be, we likely won’t hear Activision comment on the situation for quite some time. The company tends to hold off on publishing any immediate information relating to Nintendo platforms.