Unfortunately it looks like the thoughts of a Wii U version of Rare Replay were just a bit too good to be true. If you haven’t been following this chain of events, it essentially boils down to the following. A fan tweeted the official Microsoft Studios account asking if there was a possibility of Rare Replay heading to the Wii U (this came about because Minecraft, another Microsoft owned property, was just announced for Nintendo’s console).
The studio responded with something other than an emphatic “No!”, saying to suggest the idea to Rare itself. This then set the internet on fire, as fans hoped and prayed that Rare would be willing and able to port the game over to the Wii U. However, Rare has responded today and the answer seems to be that emphatic “No!” that everyone dreaded.