News – A glut of new games announced for Wii U

January 24, 2013 by  
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Nintendo have announced a number of new games for their Wii U console, all of which will be familiar to the Nintendo fans out there.

A new 3D Mario game is in development for the console, while Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. are also being worked on. All of these games will be showcased at this year’s E3. A new Zelda game is also in development, and is said to offer revolutionary changes for the series.

Sticking with Zelda, Nintendo have also announced that The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker is getting a HD remake which is set to arrive in the autumn. Along with the enhanced visuals, this version of The Windwaker will also feature GamePad and Miiverse support. The game was originally released on GameCube back in 2003, and still has impressive cartoon visuals to this very day.

A new Yoshi game is also finally on the way. Yarn Yoshi is made by the same people that put together Wii game Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and has the same characterful patchwork visual style. Takashi Tezuka, who was involved in the likes of Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story, is head of the project.

There’s also a Fire Emblem and Shin Megami crossover game on the way. Other than its existence, Fire Emblem vs. Shin-Megami Tensei remains mysterious in its content for now.

Monolith Soft have a brand new Wii U RPG in development, and, while currently untitled, it may very well be a new game in the Xeno series. The game is directed by Tetsuya Takahashi, who was also involved in Xenogears and Xenosaga. Footage is certainly impressive, and there’s a real sense of scale.

Finally, a new Wii Party game is also in development for the console, and is due for release later this year.

All in all, the future of Wii U certainly looks to be a bright one.