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Electronic Arts is no longer developing games for Nintendo's Wii U

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Video game publisher Electronic Arts had already suggested that its upcoming Star Wars and Madden games might not be coming to the Nintendo Wii U, but it looks like the situation is more dire than that. EA tells Kotaku that the company is not currently making any games for the Wii U, period.

"We have no games in development for the Wii U currently," spokesman Jeff Brown told the publication.

Though former EA CEO John Riccitiello actually appeared on the Nintendo stage at E3 two years ago to announce an "unprecedented partnership" for Wii U titles, the company claims its obligation is fulfilled, Kotaku reports:

Brown told Kotaku that that early run of EA games on Wii U represented EA delivering on its E3 2011 partnership.

Though EA is undergoing layoffs and financial troubles, and recently lost a CEO, the company is still a major video game publisher. The move doesn't sound good for the financially troubled Nintendo.

Nintendo declined to comment on the move.