Top 10 Anticipated Wii U Launch Games
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Nintendo has finally made the jump to HD, and is getting a head start on the eighth generation of video game consoles! No matter how cool the technology is, the real selling point will always be the games. Fortunately, the Wii U is getting nearly two dozen titles at launch, and many look pretty good! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down the Wii U's Top 10 Anticipated Launch Games. To keep things real, we won't be showcasing ports of games released before the Wii U. These include such notable titles as Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Ninja Gaiden 3 and Darksiders 2.
Top 10 Anticipated Wii U Launch Games
Nintendo has finally made the jump to HD, and is getting a head start at the eighth generation of video game consoles! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down the Wii U’s Top 10 Anticipated Launch Games.
To keep things real, we won’t be showcasing ports of games released before the Wii U. These include such notable titles as Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Ninja Gaiden 3 and Darksiders 2.
#10- Scribblenauts Unlimited (Warner bros.)
Kicking off our list is the latest installment of the popular family-friendly action puzzler. As Maxwell, players continue to collect “Starites” with the help of their imaginations! Creating objects, players explore and complete tasks in an all-new and inter-connected open world. This game features large areas, 2-player co-op multiplayer, online support and crisp HD visuals.
#9- Assassins Creed III (Ubisoft)
The fifth overall installment of the series, AC3 shakes things up by taking place during the American Revolution and starring a new protagonist named Connor, who is half-English, half-Native American. Not just the largest title in the series to date, it promises to wrap up Desmond’s present day storyline. Okay, yes… it’s a port, but at least it’s almost in sync with its debut on the other consoles!
#8- Lego City: Undercover (Nintendo)
All the fun of lego without ever stepping on the pieces! Moving away from the popular star wars and Harry Potter entries, this entry stars a flatfooted detective named Chase McCain, who must tackle a crime wave that’s been building in Lego City! Imagine the sandbox experience of GTA, but with a more child-friendly sense of humor and a never-ending assortment of Lego vehicles.
#7- Project P-100 (Nintendo)
In this unique action game, players control a large group of superheroes in a fight to fend off an alien invasion threatening their city! This army of superheroes can combine to form such things as giant fists, swords and a protective gel shield, all while interacting with the environment and recruiting citizens. Think Pikmin combined with the antics of Viewtiful Joe!
#6- ZombiU (Ubisoft)
Aiming for a mature audience, this first-person survival horror game that has you assume the roles of various survivors in London during a terrifying zombie outbreak. A long-coming sequel to Ubisoft’s 1986 video game “Zombi”, players use context sensitive controls to cue weapons, unlock doors and use items from their supply bag. The twist is that getting bitten kills your character, so each time you resume, you to inhabit different survivor.
#5- NintendoLand (Nintendo)
A much more cheerful experience, this game is set in a virtual Nintendo theme park, and meant to showcase the new asymmetrical gameplay featuers. NintendoLand features 12 different mini-games based on Nintendo’s popular franchises, and supports up to five players. Notable mini-games include Luigi’s Ghost Mansion and The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest.
#4- Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
This is the exciting follow-up to the hit 2D co-op platformer “Rayman Origins”, and follows Rayman and his friends as they uncover magical paintings that transport them to mythical worlds! While this sequel will undoubtedly appear on every single device with a screen at some point, its heading to the Wii U first with touchscreen and motion controls exclusive to its gamepad.
#3- Wii Fit U (Nintendo)
Promising to make gamers sweatier than ever, this third iteration of the fitness franchise allows you to continue using your existing balance board, while introducing several new events and exercises. These include core luge, hose down, trampoline, dessert course, scuba diving and rowing crew. You can even upload your calorie counts from its included pedometer.
#2- Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)
A perfect addition for the Wii U’s touchscreen gamepad, the Pikmin franchise picks up where it left off in 2004, allowing you to control 100 plant-like creatures in real-time strategy gameplay. This time however, you can equip four Pikmin types simultaneously, instead of two, and includes two new Pikmin species: rock Pikmin and flying Pikmin
#1- New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
Taking the top spot on our wish list is the first Mario Bros. launch title for a Nntendo home console since Super Mario 64…and that was way back in 1996! Sure, it’s not 3D like that game was, but it will be the first to showcase Mario in HD. It also promises fun 4-player cooperative play, use of the console’s new Miiverse social platform, and the ability to manipulate levels and wear an all-new flying squirrel suit!
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