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.
“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.