Battalion Wars 3 in the works for Wii U?
Headstrong Games isn’t a house-hold name but they’ve made some pretty good games. Battalion Wars and House of the Dead: Overkill among them. They currently have a project in the works for the Wii U as one of their employees’s LinkedIn profile points at it.
Jo Tunstill’s profile, an associate producer for the company, reveals that Headstrong games is working on a Wii U game.
My personal hope is they are rebooting the Battalion Wars IP for the Wii U. With the touch screen on the game pad I can see the controls of Battalion Wars 2 making a lot more sense. I enjoyed the game a lot when it released during fall 2007, but it made a quite thud on store shelves.
It suffered from being released in between Halo 3 and COD4, just as the FPS craze exploded on current-gen consoles. When Wii owners were looking for a shooter to get in on the fun they mistakenly picked up Battalion Wars 2 in hopes of getting a good shooter.
Don’t get me wrong, BWII had some good shooting segments but it was more strategy than anything else. Hopefully someone is working on making a new BW that maintains its strategy aspects while making it more appeal to the shooter crowd.