Pitchford confirms Colonial Marines for Wii U

The situation regarding the Wii U version of Aliens Colonial Marines just got a bit more complicated. Or clearer, depending on who you choose to believe.

Shown in a montage at Nintendo’s E3 press conference earlier in the week, the Gearbox-developed title was later — in an official press release from publisher Sega no less — said to be only in the ‘prototyping and consideration’ phase of development. On the showroom floor, however, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said the game is indeed coming to all PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, even confirming: “The game is currently running on Wii U.”

“We love the system and we’ve pledged our support for it,” Pitchford also said.

As announced this week, Colonial Marines will ship in ‘spring 2012’.