The Trend For Wii U Ports: Darksiders 2 and Mass Effect 3 Including DLC And Bonus Content

Ll_wii U Ports Dlc 150Pxp The Darksiders 2 for Wii U release seems to the latest game for the console setting the trend of including DLC on-disc.

DLC content could convince gamers to play Wii U ports again

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Darksiders 2 is developed by Vigil Games; the August 2012 title includes Argu’s Tomb, new dungeons, and other content. The GamePad for Wii U allows the inventory to be managed, seemingly the go-to functionality for launch window games. The functionality of GamePad will probably be expanded as Wii U grows older, like Wii. Wangling Wii Remote with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess wasn’t the kind of immersive controls Wii pushed.

Darksiders 2 expands the world of Darksiders; dungeons are the size of the original Darksiders. The game also brings a focus on collecting loot and managing higher statistics.

Darksiders 2 isn’t the only game to introduce bonus DLC, or the first. Mass Effect 3 Wii U is including the downloadable content multiplayer packs, and perhaps the bonus single-player content the development team talked about. Whether Wii U will prove a competitive multiplayer platform is another issue though. Sections of consumers will associate Nintendo with casual gaming; it will take a big effort to remove the stigma. The introduction of Steam’s Big Picture Mode means controller-using players will be more attracted to PC gaming, rather than the complicated and finger-stretching keyboard layout.

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Nintendo is hoping third-party titles will bring a wider audience to the next-generation console. The company traditionally relies on its first-party release to generate sales. For example, Mario Kart Wii shipped 30 million copies. Third-party exclusives will be needed, though, like the vitriol-inducing Bayonetta 2, to be released in the future. Bayonetta 2 may not see mass sales, but appealing to different niches is how Nintendo will bring in a large overall amount of gamers.

Wii U launches Nov. 18 in the U.S., and Nov. 30 in the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Prices for New Zealand were revealed to be considerably higher than the U.S.

Published: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 Last Modified: October 3, 2012

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