Electronic Arts' use of Origin on the Wii U will be similar to how the publisher currently uses their online service for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, officials told Polygon.
The paragraph reads:
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. 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.
But reached for comment this week, EA Senior Director of Corporate Communications John Reseburg said the wording, and the service, matches what Electronic Arts has been doing for Xbox Live and the Playstation Network for more than a year.
Earlier today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that the Wii U's Nintendo Network will be able to interact with third-party publisher networks, but didn't detail any examples.