In what has to be the most adorable misconception I’ve read since the petition to get Sega to make custom ordered Dreamcast 2s, Wii U owners have apparently got the idea that the Xbox One exclusive Rare Replay will be coming to Nintendo’s little white box.
Born from the fact that the Wii U is finally getting Minecraft- another Microsoft owned I.P-,Wii U owners apparently sporadically hive-minded up to fabricate the rumor that the 30-game collection of classic Rareware titles was also coming to Nintendo’s Wii U.
Although more misguided wishful thinking than an actual ‘rumor’, it gained enough traction online through the use of the #RareReplayforWiiU that both Rare – which is owned by Microsoft – and Microsoft Studios had to say that it’s not happening.
We appreciate all your suggestions! However, we have no information of any games coming to the WiiU other than Minecraft at this time.
— Microsoft Studios (@MSStudiosBlog) December 13, 2015
Lots of Qs about Wii U! But #RareReplay’s exclusive to Xbox One, and we’re hard at work on Sea of Thieves. Appreciate the enthusiasm though!
— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) December 14, 2015
Rare Replay launched EXCLUSIVELY for Xbox One August 4.