Mark Rein of Epic Games was certainly positive when addressing the question on whether the Unreal Engine 4 games would be coming the Wii U, unfortunately the truth still hurts no matter how much icing is layered:
“Hahaha no. I mean, sorry, it’s not really a correct answer. We’re not… we have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U. Right? And Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3. We announced today about a new Unreal Engine 3 license. Unreal Engine 3 doesn’t disappear because of Unreal Engine 4. But our goal for Unreal Engine 4 console-wise is next-gen consoles. That’s really what our energies are focused on. If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3, and it’s powering some of the best games on the Wii U already.”
The multiplatform list of hot new titles is becoming inceasingly thin for Nintendo’s latest hardware. No Frostbite 3 games (including Battlefield 4, Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect) now don’t expect the Unreal Engine 4 games either.