No Madden NFL football from EA Sports on Wii U in 2013

Wii U football fans must suffer a drought this year. EA Sports has confirmed with Joystiq that it has no plans to launch Madden NFL 25 on Wii U in 2013.

"We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future," an EA Sports representative said in an email to Joystiq. Eyebrows were initially raised by the omission of Wii U as a listed platform on a fact sheet sent out by EA last week.

Madden NFL 25 boasts a new combo system for the running game and tweaks to the Infinity Engine introduced in last year's Madden NFL 13. Hall of Famer Barry Sanders was recently chosen by fans to grace the cover of Madden NFL 25, beating out Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.