"The Call of Duty brand is synonymous with hard-core gaming. The very name conjures up images of extremely dedicated players who participate online in match after match, honing their skills and decimating the competition. It was these same gamers Nintendo left behind when they released the Wii – an incredibly successful console, but one that catered to a more casual audience. The Wii U is Nintendo’s response to this and Nintendo has committed to winning those hard-core gamers back. The Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was seen as a huge coup for Nintendo’s third-party plans for their new system, but everyone wondered if it could live up to the standards set by the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions or if it would end up dumbed-down like most other Wii-based ports."