FIFA 13 producer Matt Prior has stated in an interview with Nintendo Word Report that the Wii U edition of the game will release without the Ultimate Team feature.
Prior said “We wanted to make sure we got the most popular feature in from versions for 360 and PS3. Either online or offline, the most popular feature in it is an online mode called Online Seasons, so that’s in the Wii U. Some of the more advanced game modes that took many years to kind of come onto 360 and PS3, things like Ultimate Team, they aren’t on it at launch, but the biggest one in terms of popularity is.”
He added that the Wii U edition will make use of the tablet controller functionality, “so there’s a lot in our game that’s not in 360 and PS3″.