Mounting evidence suggests Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy and others are coming to the Wii U
You may remember the image you see above from around the Wii U launch. A NeoGAF user accidentally gained access to the admin panel of Miiverse. He discovered Miiverse community listings for several game IPs, none of which had been announced for the Wii U.
Those unannounced games were Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Flipnote Studio, Soul Hackers, Yoshi Land and Final Fantasy 3. No one was sure if these meant anything at all. The logic was that Nintendo was preparing Miiverse communities for these games and was keeping the lid on them until they were announced.
In the past few days this list of games has become more and more legit. Capcom revealed that they are releasing an HD upgrade of Resident Evil: Revelations on the Wii U in May. That takes care of that listing.
Today Nintendo announced that Good Feel is developing Yarn Yoshi, which ties up pretty well with this scenario too. Two connections like this are far too big to be a coincidence if you ask me.
But now we have the Metal Gear, Soul Hackers, and Final Fantasy 3 listings to wait on. I’m not sure what Soul Hackers could be and a remake of Final Fantasy 3 would be random. Then again Square Enix could simply be re-releasing their old DS version of the game on various app stores and thought the eShop would be a good fit too.
Metal Gear is obvious though. It would seem to me that this points at Ground Zeroes, Phantom Pain or whatever Hideo Kojima is calling it today coming to the Wii U. You should note that the Miiverse listing in question read “Metal Gear Solid” and not Metal Gear Rising so it doesn’t look like the system is simply getting a port of Raiden’s new adventure.
We’ll have to wait and see but it really looks like the Wii U will be receiving a Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy and a game called Soul Hackers in the future if the reveals of Resident Evil: Revelations HD and Yarn Yoshi tell us anything.