The upcoming port will not include the new First Touch techniques, the FIFA Street-inspired dribbling skills, or the 'FIFA Ultimate Team' online mode.
FIFA 13's Wii U producer Matt Prior told Eurogamer that recent improvements to the Player Impact Engine would also be absent.
"Some of the later improvements on 13 we weren't able to get into the game. So we've got version one. They've got version two," explained Prior.
"There are different processors, CPUs and different libraries. One of the challenges is we have to pick a point in time where the code base is stable and bring it over. That's probably the most challenging thing.
"We can't take a feature they're working on because we get it working and they change it.
"We get it working and they change it, alongside all the challenges we already have. It's not technically feasible. Looking forward we could probably get parity now. But year one is always the most difficult because you're laying the foundation."
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Prior also admitted that 'FIFA Ultimate Team' could be some way off, because the Wii U's online functionality is in its infancy.
"We don't have Ultimate Team, purely and simply because Nintendo's online is in its infancy.
"It's building. FUT took five years to appear on 360 and PS3. They're very complex features. It's potentially something we could do further down the line. But in terms of initially getting the foundation set, that wouldn't have been technically feasible, because it is such a complex mode," he added.
The Wii U edition will, however, contain a number of unique features that take advantage of the Gamepad's touchscreen.
Users will be able to easily switch between players on the pitch, better direct passes and shots, and take precise penalty kicks.
The Wii U version will also feature an enhanced manager hub, enabling users to tap on any player to view their statistical analysis.
Team tactics can also be adjusted using the touchscreen, as well as an unclear feature for providing team talks at half-time to motivate specific players.
FIFA 13 will launch alongside the Wii U in Europe on November 30.
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