EA Wii U games require Origin for online play

Those looking to delve into online multiplayer with EA’s Wii U titles will need to create an Origin Account, it would appear.

“If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you,” EA’s privacy policy states.

“You need an Origin Account to play EA’s titles online. By signing up to play EA’s titles, you agree that limited user account information can be transferred to EA. Information transferred to EA includes your Mii information, email address, Nintendo Network ID, friend list, country, language and date of birth but does not include credit card number or other financial account information.”

So, that’s certainly interesting indeed. Hopefully further details regarding Wii U’s online service will emerge over the next few weeks.

[Thanks GoNintendo]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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