Unsurprisingly, EA is making it so anyone looking to play their games on the Wii U will be required to log in with an Origin account.
“Information Provided To EA By Third Parties – Wii U. 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.”
The policy is fairly standard. EA has a similar one in place for the PS3 and 360.