Posts Tagged ‘Wii U’

Ubisoft announced earlier this morning that Rayman Legends, the highly anticipated sequel to Rayman Origins, is no longer a Wii U exclusive and will come to both the Xbox 360 and PS3. In addition, the game’s release date was pushed back to early September, nearly seven months later than the original release date of February 26. While this certainly shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody, it’s definitely bad news for Nintendo and it raises a very important issue: will the Wii U ever gain high-quality, third-party exclusives?

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Unlike the Nintendo 3DS’s abysmal launch titles, the Wii U is coming out strong. With 23 games being released on the day of the system’s launch (Nov. 18) there is something for everybody. While games like Lego City Stories and Pikmin 3 won’t be appearing right away, they in the the Wii U’s “launch window” period, so you won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on them. Here’s what you can get on day one:

Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Darksiders II
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
ESPN Sports Connection
FIFA Soccer 13
Game Party Champions
Just Dance 4
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
Nintendo Land
Rabbids Land
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Sing Party
Skylanders: Giants
Sonic & All-Starts Racing Transformed
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Transformers Prime
Warrior’s Orochi 3 Hyper
Wipeout 3
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
ZombiU

 From platforming, to shooting, to dungeon exploration, everything is there. No more complaining, Nintendo fans! I do believe that Nintendo has fixed its past mistakes.

I have mixed feelings about the E3 Nintendo conference.  Here is my recap of what I am looking forward to (game trailers included):

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As a Nintendo fan, I was quite shocked to see the Wii U shown off at today’s E3 Microsoft press conference. Oh wait, the tablet you connect to your console to alter your gaming experience wasn’t the Wii U? It was Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass? Oh, well, excuse me.

Before I launch into what might be a full-scale rant, I do want to clarify my background. I am, ultimately, a Nintendo fan. I’ve been very disgruntled with their treatment of their fans over the past few years, but that doesn’t change the fact that my hood is somewhere between Pallet Town and Yoshi’s Island.

I have some background in non-Nintendo gaming, including with the Xbox 360. And truth be told, I don’t inherently dislike other publishers because I’m a Nintendo fan. In fact, over the past few years I’ve become really jealous over the gaming experiences Microsoft and Sony have given their fans.

That being said, I was kinda perturbed when I realized how similar SmartGlass was to the Wii U, especially considering they will likely be released around the same time. Follow me after the break.

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New information about Wii U!

Watch the broadcast online here!

UPDATE AFTER WATCHING:

Welp, I have to say, I am impressed.  Nintendo, well done.

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