Wii U is coming! Here are some of the top games you can expect to buy at launch and some trailers worth checking out.
Nintendo aim to rectify many of the mistakes they made with the Wii, chiefly supporting third parties
Third party support on the Wii was dire, especially when compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3. Nintendo rode on the success of its established first party games and the introduction of motion sensing technology to mass audiences. While the latter did bring new ways to play to the industry, the Wii U won’t be a surprise hit this time around. Here’s some of the known tiles releasing.
1. Assassin’s Creed 3 On Wii U
Assassin’s Creed 3: Ubisoft third main entry in the franchise is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3, but also the Wii U. From that we can expect Wii U performance levels to, at least, be on par with current console. Ubisoft also revealed that the tablet will be used for characters bios, the map and the inventory screen which sounds promising as the device is supplementary and not required. It will also function as the “Animus” of Assassin’s Creed 3, which is the system that allows Nesmond to explore memories of his ancestors (though we don’t know if Desmond will return).
2. FPS for Wii U: Ghost Recon Online
Ghost Recon Online: another Ubisoft titles, and the beta is happening now. We don’t know how the tablet will work specifically in online competitive multiplayer, but Ubisoft said it will be implemented. Perhaps for weapon and spawns and enemy locations?
3. Sci-Fi Shooter: Aliens Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines: previewed at PAX East earlier this month, Gearbox’s take on the Alien franchise with be release this fall. Gearbox has said the Wii U version will be the best looking version of the game, which is a plus, and they are “very excited” about the Wii U controller. Hopefully players don’t have to keep looking away from the screen to look at the tablet, which would remove suspense.
The following video includes some gameplay footage of Aliens Colonial Marines on the Wii U:
4. Cult Games: Super Mario bros for Wii U
Super Mario Bros. Mii/first party Nintendo games: Nintendo did showcase some games for the Wii U at E3 2011, including New Super Mario Bros. Mii. Basically New Super Mario Bros. Wii, players can use Miis this time to player as characters. Nintendo also showed off a chase game, where one player try to avoid being captured while three other players chase.