news\ Mar 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Rumor: Wii U to get three new franchises

Water cooler gossip regarding the Wii U has been spreading like a filthy disease. The latest bit of rumors is centered on Nintendo, the Wii U, and E3 2012. It looks like the Big N has some big things planned for its upcoming home console, many of which it hopes to show off at the grand video game industry spectacle in Los Angeles this June.

According to an anonymous source, there are at least three new franchises being developed for the Wii U. After getting some flak for always relying on the same franchises, it would seem that Nintendo is hoping to change things up. We've already seen some new IPs in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora's Tower, as well as a slew of new franchises on the 3DS eShop. Now, though, Nintendo supposedly plans on delivering new content to the Wii U.

Additionally, the company plans on showing off at least 10 first-party titles at E3. If that wasn't enough, Nintendo also intends on showcasing several third-party Wii U games, and it is rumored that there are about 70 games currently in development for the console by different publishers.

Last but certainly not least, the source stated that Nintendo is considering different price points for the Wii U, possibly leaning toward a lower price tag than was originally planned. In order to keep from losing money, there's apparently a bunch of software planned for both the Wii U and 3DS.

Again, this is all rumor talk, folks. Don't believe it just yet. We're likely to get answers at E3, though. So sit tight for the next three months until Nintendo makes the official reveals on the big stage.

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