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April 5, 2013 8:36 am

Fast & Furious: Showdown Not Releasing in Australia on Wii U

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Another one bites the dust, Activision this morning has sent us a press release announcing the local release date for Fast & Furious: Showdown. The game is set to tie in with the upcoming Fast & Furious 6 movie.

However the press release, which is from the local Activision office completely skips over the fact that the game has been announced for the Wii U elsewhere in the world. This is now the forth Activision Wii U title that is not being released in Australia. The previous ones were 007 Legends and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct  and more recently The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition.

The strangest irony is that the game was leaked late last month as a Wii U title via a listing on the EB Games Australia website. The listing has since been removed.

Like all the games mentioned above, Fast and Furious Showdown may not  be the best game ever – but its lack of release on the Wii U is troubling, looks like the Wii U still isn’t doing any better in Australia.


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  1. MysticLegacy

    Activision hates the Aussie Wii U (is it our ratings system?). The only one they’ll (grudgingly) give us is Skylanders & CoD.


  2. luminalace

    That strange because EB are even advertising it in store for Wii U. Ironically it was Australia that revealed this game was coming and the Wii U version was the first one revealed.


  3. Burak H

    It’ll probably show on the eShop at an extortionate price a la Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2.


  4. luminalace

    @Burak H – Not until Activision start doing eShop games.


  5. Ganmaku

    Fire truck Bobby Kotick and all of them. And I don’t want to give him my hard earned dollars anyway.


  6. Sneaky Ozi

    Ah well I know a company that won’t be getting any of my money ever again, activision hasn’t really made anything that good anyways, no biggy.


  7. Ruen

    So with EA practically giving the Wii U in general bare bones treatment when it comes to releasing titles and now Activision appearing to at least be doing the same thing in the Australian market, where does that leave the Wii U in Australia. . .

    I know a lot of people might hate these companies but they are the two biggest gaming publishers in the market right now, and both have directly and indirectly killed any chance of the Wii U getting out of the metaphorical ditch in now finds itself in Australia.



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