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Wii U version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition looks doubtful

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

For those of you planning to pick up a Wii U this Christmas, don't expect to play Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

Developer Beamdog has indicated the game won't be released for the Wii U due to the developer's previous experience with Nintendo.

"We don't do Nintendo development" Beamdog founder and ex-BioWare veteran Trent Oster announced on Twitter. "Our previous experience with Nintendo was enough to ensure there will not be another."

Oster went on to clarify his problems with Nintendo, noting Nintendo "requiring 6000 unit sales before payment, a certification process that took us 9 months and a 40mb limit."

Oster expressed his belief that "Nintendo isn't a good platform for developers."

"The Wii is a toy, not a console," he concluded. "The reason I say the Wii is a toy is the exceptionally low attach rate. You buy a Wii, Wii sports and never buy another game. Bad for devs."

I'm not going to attack the man on his beliefs, but for the sake of trolling, aren't all consoles technically a "toy"?  Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition will still be available in Summer 2012 for PC, Mac, and iPad.

Tags: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, Wii U

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