Call of Duty Ghosts release date news time. The latest iteration of near future war is coming to every platform imaginable, and we can finally and joyously report that Wii U is one of those imaginable platforms. That's because Official Nintendo Magazine UK has included a full-page spread about the game, revealing that, despite the relatively poor results of Call of Duty Black Oops I Did It Again on Wii U, Activision is going to give it another shot with the Call of Duty Ghosts release date for Wii U on November 5.

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The Call of Duty Ghosts Wii U release date reveal in Official Nintendo Magazine. (Image: Official Nintendo Magazine / WiiUandMii.com)

The Call of Duty Ghosts release date for Wii U will likely be the same as it is for other platforms: November 5, 2013. Chances are, it will launch on the two new consoles slightly later -- expect at least one of them to come out just before Thanksgiving. But a day-and-date release for Wii U makes sense. It's been out for a year (or it will have been by November). There's no reason Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U won't be the first next gen version of the game to release.

The official confirmation of the Call of Duty Ghosts Wii U edition comes from Britannia's Official Nintendo Magazine, which is, indeed, relatively official. It's not owned by Nintendo (which is a good thing; press shills suck), but it has access and a long reputation. And their August issue just went out to subscribers, among whom I am not numbered, because I only want to get August things in August. And in said issue, they published that full page spread of Call of Duty: Ghosts for Wii U.

The Call of Duty Ghosts Wii U page in ONM doesn't officially state a release date, but November 5, 2013 is far and away the ghost most likely date. The piece also stated that Infinity Ward, not Treyarch, was handling the Wii U version, suggesting that Activision doesn't consider it a port, but one of the flagship versions alongside Xbox One and PlayStation, Fourth Of Its Name. The feature also included the excellent pun "Zero Bark Thirty," because, y'know, Call of Duty Dog.

Assuming the Call of Duty Ghosts release date and Call of Duty Ghosts Wii U is real, and a major outlet like Official Nintendo Magazine doesn't put much truck in rumors and speculation, this is pretty solid news for Nintendo. Not because Call of Duty Ghosts is cool or anything, but because any shoring up of third party support is a good sign for the system. Ubisoft is totally on board for this year, at least. Activision has been more hedgy. EA backed out but is slowly sidling back over towards Nintendo. All these are good signs. Call of Duty Ghosts Wii U would be the nail on the cake.

As long as people actually bought Call of Duty Ghosts Wii U. Which is far from a sure thing. Black Oops I Did It Again did badly enough that Activision skipped the DLC. But it had already been out for six months or so. The kind of people who buy consoles on day one and also care about Call of Duty are the kind of people who bought it on day one for Xbox 360 or PS3. They didn't need it for Wii U. The Call of Duty: Ghosts release date is a different story. It will most likely be the first next gen version of Call of Duty to hit the streets, if only by a few weeks. And that means... I'm not sure exactly, but I think it's good for Nintendo.