Nintendo Direct WiiU Games Blowout
Today’s Nintendo Direct has revealed a whole host of new games for WiiU from Nintendo and the developers they are collaborating with.
Here is the run down of the important news straight from Iwata-San.
- Users can create communities for their favourite titles.
- There is now more than one official community for each title.
- Improved usability.
- Smartphone compatibility. This will initially be browser based, though a smartphone app is in the works.
Iwata-San presented some new footage from the Wonderful101 which is looking better and better each time new footage is released.
Smash Bros. is in development and although there is currently no footage to show, Iwata-San promised that all will be revealed at E3 this year.
Speaking of E3, Iwata-San also revealed that the team behind the Mario Galaxy series and Super Mario 3D Land are working on a new Mario title for WiiU and this, along with a brand new Mario Kart game for WiiU, will be playable at E3.
There is also a new party game in development from the team that created Wii Party that will be released this summer.The accompanying video demonstrated some interesting uses for the WiiU gamepad and Wii remotes.
Yoshi is also going to make his return in his first lead role since Yoshi’s Story in 1998 on N64 with the team behind Kirby’s Epic Yarn at the helm.
In a more interesting segment of the feed, Iwata-San revealed that Nintendo are changing the approach they take for game development by collaborating with a host of other developers when creating new titles for WiiU. The first title is a collaboration between Nintendo and Atlus that combines the Fire Emblem with the Shin Megami Tensai series.
Xenoblade Chronicles developer, Monolith Soft, also got in on the act with a gameplay video of their new title that looks stunning. Here’s hoping it lives up the quality of Xenoblade.
This is all good stuff, I’m sure you will agree. But for all the information given and footage shown, Nintendo truly pulled one out of the bag. The Legend of Zelda producer Anouma-San revealed that a brand new Zelda title is in the works for WiiU and although he didn’t give a time frame on when we hear or see anything from the game he promised that the new title will rethink the conventions of Zelda and give players another truly unique Zelda experience. Sounds good right? Well Anouma-San went one better revealing that a HD remake of the truly stunning The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker from Nintendo Gamecube. The HD remake of Wind Waker will be off-screen capable, MiiVerse compatible and released this Autumn.
Nintendo have kicked off the year in style and it looks like WiiU owners have a lot to look forward to. Although, Iwata-San has confirmed that there will be very few new WiiU games until March, but it looks like its going to be a year for Nintendo and WiiU.
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