The Wii U launches on the 18th of this month! You all know by now that we enjoy console games, and we’re fans of Nintendo consoles. Some of you have expressed skepticism over what the Wii U will offer gamers. Back during E3 of this year we wrote at length about the console, some of the games coming out, and how we felt that Nintendo and the Wii U had the best overall showing of games this year.
Here are some of the games coming out for the Wii U (at launch) that really convinced us that the Wii U was a must-buy.
What really got us excited about ZombiU were the parallels we could see between ZombiU and games like Dark Souls. We’ve read that the game will be brutally hard, and filled with the same trial and error gameplay experienced in Dark Souls. A game about surviving against zombies should be difficult, unforgiving, and provide that sense of complete danger.
Some of the features look great. When you die, your character turns into a zombie that you will encounter while you play the role of a different survivor. You can actually kill your zombie-self and take back your gear. Integrating other players in their own single-player games, like Dark Souls did, is something we’ll probably see a lot of on the Wii U and in ZombiU. For example, when you die your friends will get alerted and get to come hunt you down.
The Wii U GamePad is going to really make the experience unique. If there’s anything that ZombiU will have that other Zombie survival games can’t have, it’s the integration of these controls and what they allow the player to do. The video below highlights them nicely.
More after the break.
New Super Mario Bros. U represents more than just a new Mario game. There are a lot of exciting things about this particular game that we’ll touch on in a second. Nintendo is bringing their first party titles to a new and shiny platform with all the added benefits of the GamePad that no one else can imitate, and finally we’re getting more from Nintendo than just ‘waggle’.
Specifically about NSMBU, it appears to be a return to the ‘Super Mario World’ style — our favorite Mario game. The over-world map will hopefully allow for branching paths and secrets. We love the Yoshi integration, and we’re hoping to see him integrated a lot more, like he was in SMW.
There’s also the GamePad functionality that will allow people to provide blocks and other assistance. We immediately thought of how this will allow for all sorts of new speed run tactics , and new layers of fun and depth for people to participate.
Those are just two of the games we’re anxious to play when the Wii U launches. Within the launch window there are so many good games like LEGO City Undercover and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Anyone doubting that the Wii U will provide awesome games hasn’t been paying attention.
We’ll get our reviews of these games up as soon as we can get our hands on them and play.