Wii U Info and Discussion Thread - (Lots of Games, Pics and Vids!)

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~Games, Information, Pictures, and Videos~
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~About The Wii U Info and Discussion Thread~

This thread is meant to provide information, pictures and videos for WiiU and upcoming games.

Feel free to discuss anything and everything about Wii U - RIGHT HERE!

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~General Information About The Wii U~

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"The Wii U is an HD video game console by Nintendo, and is the successor to the Wii. The system was unveiled during Nintendo's press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 on June 7, 2011, and will be released during the fourth quarter of 2012 in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. The console has been described as belonging to the eighth generation of video game consoles.

The Wii U is Nintendo's sixth home console and the first Nintendo console to produce 1080p high-definition graphics, and features a new controller with an embedded touchscreen. The controller allows a player to continue playing certain games by displaying the game even when the television is off. The system is backwards compatible with Wii, and Wii U games can support compatibility with Wii peripherals, such as the Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuck, and Classic Controller Pro. It is not backwards compatible with Nintendo GameCube media or peripherals."

Nintendo Network, Miiverse, and Internet Browser - Quick Look #2
WaraWara Plaza and Wii U Chat - Quick Look #1
Iwata Asks - Software Features & The Idea of Miiverse


~Wii U GamePad~

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"The main feature of the GamePad is its built-in touchscreen, which either supplements or replicates the gameplay displayed at the television screen, and even functioning as a standalone screen without the use of a television. The GamePad shares some characteristics of the Nintendo 3DS such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, camera, analog controls, as well as a built-in microphone and resistive touchscreen. You can also use the GamePad as a remote control for your normal television viewing, even when the Wii U console is not switched on.

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The GamePad will also feature NFC (Near Field Communication). A recent photo reveals some minor changes to the controller. The picture reveals the change of the circle pads (similar to the Nintendo 3DS) to proper analog sticks (similar to the Nunchuk) and the start and select (+ and - buttons) have moved from the bottom near the Home button to the right side of the controller. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds (500 g)."

"It has been comfirmed that games will be able to support two GamePads at once, but it will result in a reduction in performance - just like when you're playing a split-screen title on any other console. Nintendo has also confirmed that two pads is the limit - you cannot connect four pads to the system."

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Wii U GamePad Hardware Walkthrough Trailer

FEATURES:

- 6.2 inch (15.7 cm) 854×480 FWVGA 16:9 resistive touch screen
- Two front-facing stereo speakers
- 3.5mm Headphone jack and volume control
- One front-facing camera and microphone
- One IR Sensor strip

- Two clickable analog sticks and one D-pad
- One stylus
- Select, Start, Home, TV and Power buttons
- A/B/X/Y face buttons, L/R bumper buttons and ZL/ZR trigger buttons
- Motion control using gyrometers and accelerometers
- Force feedback rumble
- Controller sync button

- Bluetooth
- A Near-Field Communication square that allows Skylanders-style interaction: place special items such as cards and figures onto the square and they'll interact with the system
- The ability to function as an infra-red TV remote controller, even when the Wii U console is not switched on
- Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Weighs approximately 1.1 pounds (500 g)
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~Wii U Pro Controller~

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"Designed for accessibility and extended gameplay comfort, the Wii U Pro Controller features the dual analog sticks and ergonomic button layout that you've come to expect, as well as a rechargeable battery that can last up to 80 hours on a single charge. The Wii U Pro Controller can be used for playing a variety of games -- from packaged games to downloadable games from the Nintendo eShop. Look on the back of Wii U game packaging to see which games use the Wii U Pro Controller." [/spoiler]


~Wii U Hardware~

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"The new console features a compact design that will make it a natural addition to any home entertainment setup." - Nintendo

(Off-screen) Japanese Garden Tech Demo from E3 2011
Zelda HD Tech Demo from E3 2011
Tokyo Street Panorama Tech Demo from E3 2012

Size:
Approximately 1.8 inches high, 10.6 inches deep and 6.75 inches long.

Weight:
Approximately 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg).

Processors:
- CPU: IBM Power Architecture processor based on the POWER7 architecture found in the Watson supercomputer.
- GPU: AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU

Storage:
- Internal flash memory (8GB in Basic, 32GB in Deluxe), expandable via USB hard disk drives up to 2TB
- Slot-loading optical disc drive compatible with 12 cm "proprietary high-density optical discs" (25GB per layer) and 12 cm Wii optical discs

Ports and peripheral capabilities:
- SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards)
- 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 at front of console, 2 at rear)
- Sensor Bar power port
- The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board

Networking:
Wii U can access the Internet via wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. The console features four USB 2.0 connectors -- two in the front and two in the rear -- that support Wii LAN Adapters.

Video:
- Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

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~Wii U Hardware Bundles, Launch Dates & Prices~

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Basic/Standard Bundle (White):

"This set comes with all the necessities for Wii U gameplay, plus access to a wide range of online entertainment and features."

This includes:

* x1 White Wii U Console with 8GB of internal storage
* x1 White Wii U GamePad
* x1 White Wii U Stylus
* Sensor Bar
* High Speed HDMI Cable
* Wii U Console AC Adapter
* Wii U GamePad AC Adapater

Deluxe/Premium Bundle (Black):

"This package comes with everything you need to start playing right out of the box--including the Nintendo Land video game, plus additional storage space and accessories. Additionally, consumers who purchase the Deluxe Set will be enrolled in the Deluxe Digital Promotion, which lets Wii U owners receive points for each digital download and redeem those points for future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop. The promotion is currently planned through 2014."

This includes:

* x1 Black Wii U Console with 32GB of internal storage
* x1 Black Wii U GamePad
* x1 Black Wii U Stylus
* Sensor Bar
* High Speed HDMI Cable
* Wii U Console AC Adapter
* Wii U GamePad AC Adapater
* Wii U GamePad Charging Stand
* Wii U GamePad Play Stand
* Wii U Console Upright Stand
* Nintendo Land (Game) (* Europe/North America only)
* Deluxe Digital Promotion

Limited Edition

* Wii U ZombiU Premium Pack (Europe only) Includes the game and a black Wii U Pro Controller.

RELEASE DATES & PRICES

The Wii U will be released on the following dates:

North America - 18th November, 2012
The Basic set is $299.99 and the Deluxe retails for $349.99.

Europe - 30th November, 2012
No official RRP prices given, expect retails to price the bundles at around £200 for the Basic and £250 for the Dexlue.

Japan - 8th December, 2012
The Standard costs 26,250 Yen (around £209 / $337) and the Premium 31,500 Yen (£251 / $405)

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~About Nintendo's New Online Service~
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"The Nintendo Network is Nintendo's second online service after Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to provide online play for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U compatible games. The Nintendo Network is a unified network infrastructure that provides games and content via the Internet (Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, etc). It gives access to a wide range of network services, such as playing games with people from around the world, downloading paid software and content, and exchanging images and messages."

* User Accounts and Nintendo Network IDs - "Wii U uses a user account system much like what you would find on a PC. One Wii U system can contain up to 12 user accounts. Each user will have unique save files, friend lists, internet browser bookmarks, and play records.

In order to use any of the Wii U's online features available through the Nintendo Network, you must first create a Nintendo Network ID, you'll do so by providing your birthday, gender, state, time zone, username, password and e-mail address. This user name account system replaces the previous friend code model that was used on the Wii. Your username must be between 6 and 16 characters. You can use numbers, letters, periods, dashes and underscores, however, you can't use punctuation as the first or last character of your Nintendo Network ID.

Once a Nintendo Network ID has been set up, you will be able to access all of the online features available through the Wii U."

* Nintendo Network Premium - "Consumers who purchase the Wii U console Deluxe Set (North America) / Premium Pack (Europe and Japan) will receive a free two-year subscription to this service which lets Wii U owners receive points for each digital purchase. Members who buy games and apps through the Wii U Nintendo eShop will receive 10% of the price back in the form of Nintendo Points, which can subsequently be put towards future online purchases on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop. The promotion is currently planned through December 2014, with any future plans to be revealed at a later date."

* Digitally Distributed Packaged Software - "Consumers can purchase first-party and certain third-party titles in traditional boxed form, or in a downloadable, eShop-based format for WiiU. Nintendo also allows retailers to sell the games in this format through a 16-digit code similar to eShop currency 'gift cards' that are currently on sale.

Nintendo noted that downloaded software will not be able to be shared between systems. Nintendo plans on keeping its suggested pricing of physical and digital software the same, but retailers will be able to set the prices of the software they sell as usual, including digital content."

* Download Content Automatically via SpotPass - "Similar to Nintendo 3DS, the Spotpass feature is an online utility that is built into the Wii U system. It allows the Wii U to automatically download available content in the background even when the Wii U is already running an application. Content that can be downloaded via Spotpass include firmware updates, patches, and specific in-game content. Content currently being download can be viewed in the Download Manager, accessed via the Wii U's HOME menu."


~About the Nintendo eShop~
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"The Nintendo eShop is an online marketplace powered by Nintendo Network for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. On Wii U it is a multitasking application, which means it is accessible even when a game is already running on background through the system's HOME menu. The Nintendo eShop features both retail and download-only games, free demos, and applications to enhance your Wii U experience. You will also be able to browse downloadable options for your Nintendo 3DS."

FEATURES:

* Buy now, play now - "Download full versions of select games right to your Wii U console without leaving the house. You'll also find downloadable indie games not available in stores--plus entertainment applications like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more."

* Purchase Downloadable Content (DLC) - "Select games have additional, optional content that can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop to make the games you own even more fun. You may find new levels, additional characters, and other unique content."

* Watch the latest game trailers - "Enjoy the latest trailers and gameplay videos for games in the Nintendo eShop, all viewable on your TV screen or on the Wii U GamePad right in your hands. There will also be videos such as developer interviews and instructional videos that can be streamed through the Nintendo eShop."

* Download free demos (coming soon)- "Try before you buy! Enjoy demo versions of select games. Just download and play."

* Find your next game - "On the Nintendo eShop homepage, you'll find featured games, new releases, and more--all accessible with a quick tap on the GamePad touch screen. Want to browse deeper? Easily search for games by genre, publisher, price, and more."

* Rate the games you've played - "Love that game? Let everybody know! You can then browse ratings, and let your fellow Wii U players help you decide what game to buy next."

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~About Nintendo TVii~
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(Youtube) Nintendo TVii Trailer
(Youtube) Nintendo TVii Live Developer Demo

"United States and Canada only, Nintendo TVii is a (free) TV aggregation service that lets you browse content from multiple services, to which you're subscribed such as Netflix and Hulu, Live TV and your DVR/Tivo. You can also comment/chat with your friends whilst watching live TV, via Miiverse and Twitter/Facebook. The Wii U hardware doesn't have Tivo/DVR capabilities built in, so that functionality will only work in this service with separate hardware."

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"Nintendo TVii enables you to find, watch, and engage with TV shows, movies and sports programming, all from the Wii U GamePad. This (free) service will be available in the United States and Canada for users with a broadband wireless Internet connection."

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"Nintendo TVii will support "all" cable and dish carriers in the US and Canada, Nintendo director of strategic partnership Zach Fountain told Engadget. He said that no major carriers are excluded, and the only requirement for signing up is inputting your cable company's account information to the Wii U. DVR and TiVO functionality are plugged in similarly, where users input information via web, and services resultantly pop up on the Wii U."


~About Miiverse // A New Social Universe~
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"The Miiverse is a brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized Mii character, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about or that their friends are using or discussing.

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From here they can challenge their friends to play together, ask a question about a difficult level or discover new elements of their favorite games they never knew existed. After a notable achievement or other share-worthy moment, players can pause their game or application and seamlessly post messages to the Miiverse community. Your Miiverse will be accessible from Wii U, 3DS, mobile devices and online, and you'll be able to suspend play of any Wii U games to check on your Miiverse whenever you want."

FEATURES:

Communities - This is where you can share your thoughts on a variety of Wii U related topics. Every Wii U title will have a dedicated community, where you can catch up on the conversation surrounding your favorite game.

Express yourself - Within Miiverse, you can communicate in a variety of fun ways. In addition to typed messages, you can attach screenshots of specially designed games while you are playing, or use the Wii U GamePad and stylus to create a handwritten message or drawing while in the game.

Share with ease - Miiverse can be accessed at any time from the Wii U GamePad controller's HOME Button Menu--even in the middle of a game--to share your thoughts as they come to you. Miiverse is also accessible from the Wii U Menu when not playing.

Comments and more - Read and reply to comments made by other people and get involved. Looking for game hints, or have some of your own? Share them here.

Everyone's Activities - If you "Follow" another player, that person's posts will show up in the feed "Everyone's Activities." That way you can always keep up with what they are up to.

Messages - Become Friends with another player, and you can also send direct private messages to that player, or even invite them to a multi-player gaming session.

Avoid spoilers - If a post about a game is determined to be a spoiler, the full text will be hidden at first. If you want to see the info, a quick button press can reveal it. You can also mark your own posts as spoilers, and they will be shown in the same way to other users.

(Youtube) E3 2012 Miiverse Promo Trailer


~Wii U Games Available Now~

Assassin's Creed 3 (Retail / eShop) - Official Website / Developer Video Interview
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (Retail) - Official Website / New Features Walkthrough Trailer
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Retail) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
Chasing Aurora (eShop) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
Darksiders 2 (Retail / eShop) - Official Website & Launch Trailer
Epic Mickey 2 (Retail / eShop) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
ESPN Sports Connection (Retail / eShop) - Info Page
FIFA 13 (Retail / eShop) - Info Page / Launch Trailer
Game Party Champions (Retail / eShop) - Info Page
Just Dance 4 (Retail / eShop) - Info Page
Little Inferno (eShop) - Official Website
Madden NFL 13 (Retail / eShop) - Info Page / Launch Trailer
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (Retail) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (eShop) - Launch Trailer

Nano Assault Neo (eShop) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
NBA 2K13 (Retail) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
New Super Mario Bros. U (Retail / eShop) - Official Website / Gameplay Trailer
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (Retail / eShop) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
Nintendo Land (Retail / eShop) - Official Website / Gameplay Trailer
Rabbids Lands (Retail / eShop)- Official Website / Launch Trailer
Scribblenauts Unlimited (Retail / eShop) - Info Page / Launch Trailer
Sing Party (Retail / eShop) - Official Website / Launch Video
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (Retail / eShop) - Official Website / Launch Trailer

TANK! TANK! TANK! (Retail) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (Retail) - Info Page / Official Trailer
Trine 2: Director's Cut (eShop) - Official Website / Launch Trailer
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Retail / eShop) - Info Page / Launch Trailer
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 (Retail / eShop) - Info Page
ZombiU (Retail / eShop) - Official US Website / Official UK Website / Launch Trailer


~Upcoming Wii U Games~

Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)
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GENRE: Mass-Action Strategy

INFO:

"Pikmin 3 is a fully reimagined, mass-action strategy title from the critically acclaimed Pikmin series. Players will discover a beautiful world filled with strange creatures and take command of a swarm of ant-like Pikmin trying to survive. The world is densely packed with treasures and enemies, which makes the game much more action focused and fills it with layers of potential strategies and paths, adding greater replayability to challenge modes.

FEATURES:

* Players can play using Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk-based controls or the Wii U GamePad controller. With new intuitive controls that make it possible to aim at objects directly, players can command their tiny, yet powerful, squads in different ways.

* The GamePad acts as an overhead map and radar to track Pikmin movements in real time. Players can slide a finger across the touch screen to quickly switch between areas, giving greater flexibility in commanding multiple groups of Pikmin.

* The greater processing and HD capabilities of the Wii U console are put to extensive use, resulting in a more intricately designed world, enhanced ant-like movement of the Pikmin and precisely detailed overhead views for enabling easier strategic use of the Pikmin.

* After completing a stage, the replay feature allows players the option to review their results using the GamePad and TV. Fast-forward, rewind or pause while assessing the previous mission to decide on other paths.

* In addition to the five original types of Pikmin encountered in previous games, the new Rock Pikmin bring powerful new abilities and are able to crack hard outer shells of enemies and break through solid barriers.

* Mission Mode challenges players to earn the most treasure in a given time."

PICS:

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VIDS:

(Youtube) High Quality Gameplay Footage with Audio
(Youtube) Miyamoto talks about Pikmin 3
(Youtube) Game Guide with Krysta Yang
(Youtube) Off-Screen Boss Battle Footage
(Youtube) Pikmin 3 E3 Trailer


LEGO City: Undercover (Nintendo)
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GENRE: Open world, Action-adventure

INFO:

"LEGO City: Undercover is an upcoming Nintendo published sandbox-style action-adventure game, currently in development by TT Fusion, a division of TT Games, to be released on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U in 2012. Players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. The mission is to put a stop to the fiendish Rex Fury and end his crime wave in LEGO City. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad controller as a new police gadget.

FEATURES:

* The Wii U GamePad is woven seamlessly into the game-play experience. Players use it to scan for hidden clues and criminals, receive mission updates and place waypoints on an overhead city map that displays their position in real time.

* Experience LEGO City like never before. Players will encounter familiar play sets come to life as they explore the vast city, looking for clues to bring Rex Fury to justice.

* Players can go undercover with a variety of disguises, including a firefighter, a construction worker and even a robber, and use their unique abilities to solve puzzles and access new areas of the city.

* There are more than 100 vehicles for players to collect and use to explore the city, including sports cars, motorcycles and even aircraft.

* LEGO video games are known for their humor and parody, and LEGO City: Undercover delivers this and more with fully voiced characters and ambient crowds, bringing LEGO City to life."

PICS:

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VIDS:

(Youtube) September 2012 Trailer
(Youtube) Video Preview
(Youtube) LEGO City: Undercover E3 Trailer


Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo)
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INFO:

"Bayonetta 2 is an upcoming action game being developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, with Sega only serving as its advisor. It is the sequel to the 2010 game, Bayonetta, and is being directed by Yusuke Hashimoto and produced by Atsushi Inaba, under supervision by series creator Hideki Kamiya. It was announced on September 13, 2012, and will be exclusive to the Wii U."

VIDS:

(Youtube) Teaser Trailer

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The Wonderful 101 (Nintendo)
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GENRE: Mass-Hero Action

INFO:

"Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually. They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.

FEATURES:

* Players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes you gather, the greater your Special Morph Powers will be.

* Players can use the Wii U GamePad's touch screen to command heroes such as Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man and even Toilet Bowl Man. Heroes can also morph into gelatin to guard themselves from enemy attacks.

* Players can also use the GamePad to explore areas unseen on the TV screen and solve puzzle elements.

* Platinum Games, known for hit titles like Bayonetta and MadWorld, has partnered with Nintendo to apply its unique talent to the development of one of the first games for Wii U."

PICS:

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VIDS:

(Youtube) The Wonderful 101 Trailer
(Youtube) 11 Minutes of Gameplay Footage with Audio
(Youtube) GameSpot E3 2012 Stage Demo
(Youtube) Game Guide with Krysta Yang
(Youtube) Project P-100 E3 Trailer


Game & Wario (Working title) (Nintendo)
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GENRE: Party

Click here for INFO

Click here for PICS

VIDS:

Game Guide with Jessie Cantrell


Wii Fit U (Nintendo)
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GENRE: Fitness

INFO:

"Discover fun, new ways to get up and get moving as the Wii Fitseries comes to the Wii U home console. The game features favorite exercises from Wii Fit Plus as well as new exercises that incorporate the Wii U GamePad controller in select activities. The game also comes packaged with a small peripheral device called the Fit Meter, which is designed to track your daily activity.

FEATURES:

Wii Fit U features more than 20 new activities and exercises that integrate the unique features of the GamePad and/or the Wii Balance Board.

Single-screen activities or exercises can be played using the GamePad without a TV screen. You can also use the GamePad to check personal information, such as your weight, without displaying it on the big screen.

You can carry the portable Fit Meter everywhere to take a comprehensive record of your daily activity. A variety of data, such as the number of steps taken or the elevation climbed, can be synced with the Wii U console to show how much activity takes place throughout the day.

Most of the Yoga and Strength exercises from Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus are back, and you will even be able to transfer your previous save data.

Friends and family members can take turns using their own Mii characters within various activities."

Click here for PICS

VIDS:

Core Luge Gameplay from E3 2012
Game Guide with Jessie Cantrell
Wii Fit U E3 Trailer


Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega)
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GENRE: First-person shooter, Action, Horror

INFO:

In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action as an authentic addition to the renowned ALIENS franchise canon. The game pits players against the universes ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, with stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action, delivering breathtakingly immersive single, cooperative and competitive multi-player modes.

FEATURES:

Enlist in the Colonial Marine Corps -- Get tooled up with classic Colonial Marine weapons including pulse rifles, motion trackers and flamethrowers.

The most authentic Aliens experience ever -- A true video game continuation to James Cameron's classic ALIENS. Enter an eerie, atmospheric world where any moment could bring your death.

Drop-in/Drop-out co-operative gameplay -- Gearbox, the masters of co-op bring their expertise to the Aliens universe. Xenos getting too tough? Call up your buddies so they can drop in with extra firepower.

Badass competitive multiplayer -- Play as Xenomorphs or Marines in a range of thrilling game modes. Xeno players will have to focus on agile movement and timing of quick, devastating attacks. Marines take them on with teamwork and incredible firepower.

Loadouts and upgrades -- Create your perfect killing machine. Earn experience to get perks, new weapons and new looks for your squad.

VIDS:

Developer Commentary Episode 3: Alien Tension
Developer Commentary Episode 2: Xenos vs. Marines
Developer Commentary Episode 1: Authentic Aliens
Contact Trailer
Marines Multiplayer Demo
GameSpot E3 2012 Stage Demo
Wii U Developer Interview

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Injustice: Gods Among Us (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
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GENRE: Fighting

INFO:

"Injustice: Gods Among Us is an upcoming fighting game in development by NetherRealm Studios (Creators of Mortal Kombat) and is to be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game is scheduled for release in 2013 for the Wii U and other platforms.

Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts as a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale."

VIDS:

TGS 2012 Trailer
Catwoman Reveal Trailer
Superman, The Flash, Batman & Solomon Grundy's Super Moves
Ed Boon Interview
Comic-Con 2012 Gameplay Trailer
Announcement Trailer


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom)
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GENRE: Action, Adventure, RPG

INFO:

"Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be launching on Nintendo's Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS system across Europe and North America early 2013.

Players take on the role of a hunter and are sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunter universe, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters whilst improving their skills and earning equipment upgrades. With many challenging monsters and over 200 quests the latest edition to the series is set to be the most expansive offering to date.

The touch screen feature of both Wii U and 3DS allows players to quickly access in-game books, weapons, field maps and mini games whilst the high quality graphics of Wii U and 3D visuals of Nintendo 3DS powered by the latest iteration of Capcom's MT Framework deliver a unique and stunning world for players to explore.

Wii U players will be able to hunt online with others, or with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wireless connection. Gamers that own both a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS can take advantage of the inter compatibility of save data between the two consoles, taking the hunt from the living room wherever they go."

PICS:

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VIDS:

New York Comic Con Trailer
Announcement Video


Project CARS (Slightly Mad Studios)
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GENRE: Racing, Simulation

INFO:

"The ultimate driver journey begins here! Project CARS. represents the definitive racing simulation, with a Franchise Mode that allows you to carve out a personalized career starting in the Karting world and then progressing on to whichever motorsport specialization you prefer including Rally, Touring Cars, Open-Wheel, GT, Le Mans, and many more! Players can get in at every role in professional racing -- play Co-Op with a friend as Driver/Co-Driver, and create and manage a full team to compete against friends and challengers.

User-generated content lets you take advantage of the advanced graphics and physics model to design your car exactly as you want. Slightly Mad Studios is an award-winning developer known most recently for its work on Electronic Arts' Need For Speed franchise with the successful SHIFT series. Project CARS. will be coming to the Wii U and other platforms.

Features:

- FRANCHISE MODE allows you to carve out a personalized career starting in the Karting world and then progressing on to whichever motorsport specialization you prefer including Rally, Touring Cars, Open-Wheel, GT, Le Mans, and many more!

- Play CO-OP with a friend as Driver/Co-Driver

- FULL TEAM MANAGEMENT... Have a large number of friends? Create, manage, and compete together!

- Experience the excitement of PIT STOPS like you've never seen before!

- Revolutionary PIT-2-CAR RADIO gives you the strategic advantage

- DYNAMIC Time Of Day & Localized Weather make every race unique and challenging

- 10+ GAME MODES covering every form of motorsport

- CLOUD-BASED SOCIAL NETWORK allows you to connect with friends, compare times & scores, compete and challenge each other, and share content

- USER-GENERATED CONTENT - Create your own liveries, decals, tuning setups, and even events! Then share them with the world - either for free, in-game credits or even real money! (The 'real money' part might only apply to the PC version.)

- PUSHING TO THE LIMITS - Advanced physics, lighting, and AI"

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(Presumably, a standard control scheme will be available as well.)

VIDS:

The Five Trailer
Bad Days Trailer
The Beauty of Project CARS
Dynamic Clouds Time Lapse Trailer
Introducing the new Pagani Huayra Trailer
Join the Race Trailer
Experience Trailer


Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
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GENRE: 2D Platformer

INFO:

"Rayman, named platformer of the year and winner of multiple artistic and musical achievements, is coming to the Wii U with a brand new adventure. Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil and the Raving Rabbids is bringing his innovative creativity to this new and exciting platform. Rayman Legends makes full use of the power of the Wii U. With the new Wii U controller, discover new ways to platform with its touch-based gameplay, gyroscope technology, and even the ability to extend your playing experience when the TV is off. Additionally, the power of the machine has helped pave the way for new, more detailed graphics and lighting.

Features:

Wii U Showcase: Rayman Legends takes full advantage of the Wii U and its new controller's capabilities. Use the touch screen to take out enemies, manipulate platforms, cut ropes to clear a path and much more. With the gyroscope technology, you can move rotating platform and there are many more surprises to come!

The Game Must Go On: The Wii U allows you to keep playing the game even when your television is off. You will be able to continue Rayman's adventure on the screen of the Wii U's new wireless controller.

5-Player Co-op Gameplay: Now more players can join in on the fun! With 4 Wii Remotes and the new Wii U controller, up to 5 players can play at once. At any time if someone wants to leave or join in, the game will continue without interruption.

3D Boss Battles: The bosses have a big advantage over Rayman's gang... an extra dimension! Dragons and other epic creatures can attack from all angles, so you'll have to be on top of your game to defeat them.

New Challenges: Connect with your friends through a variety of challenges that will test your skill and speed. Check the leaderboards to see where you rank around the world.

Rayman Rocks!: Jump to the beat of a drum, punch to the bass line, even zip-line during a guitar sustain. Timing and rhythm are the key to beat these maps set to music. See if you have what it takes to be a Platforming Hero.

UbiArt Engine Advancements: The UbiArt engine has expanded its abilities to now include 3D gameplay elements, a new lighting design, and a new rendering system which take Rayman's award-winning graphics to the next level.

The Award-Winning Team Is Back: The legendary team of decorated artists, designers and composers are teaming up again to create new worlds, new characters and a new soundtrack."

PICS:

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VIDS:

Castle Rock Footage
Off-Screen Barbara Gameplay + Commentary
Gamescom Trailer
Introducing Barbara
Direct-Feed E3 Gameplay
E3 Booth Interview
Speed Rock
Dragon Slingshot
Gotta Catch Em All Footage
E3 2012 On-stage Gameplay Walkthrough
Leaked Wii U Concept Trailer

#5 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
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GENRE: Open world, Action-adventure

Spider-Man swings onto Wii U:

"The Wii U port was announced during Marvel's 2012 New York Comic Con panel. The Wii U port will be taking advantage of the WiiPad's motion controls and menu navigation via the controllers touchscreen. Beenox, the game's original developer, will be handling the port as well, so quality won't be an issue.

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Gamers who sat by on the sidelines for this last Spider-Man game may want to pick up the Wii U port not only to have yet another Wii U game to play but also because the game is shipping with all of the DLC that's been released. Yes, this does include the Stan Lee DLC (pictured above). "The Amazing Spider-Man" will launch for the Nintendo Wii U in the Spring of 2013."

GAME INFO:

"Go beyond the movie to experience what it's like to BE Spider-Man like never before. Set shortly after the events of Columbia Pictures' new film, The Amazing Spider-Man throws New York City's brand new hero back into free-roaming, web-slinging action, as he protects the Big Apple from a deluge of unimaginable threats. Experience the new Web Rush mechanic as Spidey twists his way through the NYC skyline with unprecedented speed and grace. The game's original story also explores beautiful indoor environments, as you'll encounter everything from skirmishes with everyday street thugs to pulse-pounding confrontations with Spider-Man's most lethal foes.

FEATURES:

* Journey all over and under Manhattan to take on crime wherever it may occur in this free-roaming adventure

Swing into New York City for an all-new adventure as your favorite web-slinging superhero

* Immerse yourself in the captivating story, penned by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey, that continues young Peter Parker's adventures following the events of the new film

* Suit up as the newly anointed Spider-Man, and protect Manhattan from all-new versions of classic villains and larger-than-life original enemies

* Pull off an impressive array of moves, never before possible, and use real-time navigational and battle choices to fight crime with the game's newWeb Rush mechanic

* Experience the cinematic, adrenaline-pumping excitement of web-slinging through the city as you perform dazzling acrobatic moves and attacks to keep citizens safe and protected"

VIDS:

E3 2012 Trailer


The Cave (Downloadable) (Sega)
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GENRE: Action, Puzzles, Adventure

INFO:

"From the designer-brain that brought you such games as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island and Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo comes an adventure game so odd and compelling that it can only be described as odd and compelling.

Choose from 7 different characters who have journeyed to this mysterious and beckoning place known only as The Cave (take exit 34, then second right after the Red Robin).

* Seamlessly Spelunk - Explore a ginormous completely seamless cave-world presented in astounding cross-section that will blow... your... mind.

* Assemble a team of 3 explorers - From the Hillbilly to the Time Traveller; all 7 characters have their own unique personalities, special talents and a dark and secret reason for descending The Cave.

* A Cave like no other - If you enjoy spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed. Your first clue The Cave is a place like no other will be when you stumble across the subterranean amusement park or the medieval castle, not to mention the fully armed and ready to launch nuclear tipped missile.

* Let's work together - Switch between the 3 characters, in cooperation with each other, and solve physical and adventure puzzles as you learn the truth behind why they are here. Share the cave exploring adventure with friends in local co-op.

* Unlock all the secrets of the cave - Replay the adventure with a new set of characters for a whole different experience including unique story, puzzles and areas of The Cave, plus hidden treasures (not redeemable for cash) and collectables.

* Watch the Cave come alive - Experience the detailed, stunning art style and humor that only Ron Gilbert and Double Fine can dream up."

PICS:

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VIDS:

(Youtube) Announcement Trailer


Toki Tori 2 (Downloadable) (Two Tribes B.V.)
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GENRE: Puzzle, Platformer

INFO:

"What's a Toki Tori?

Toki Tori was the first game ever released by Two Tribes in 2001 for Game Boy Color. It is a puzzle/platform game that was remade into a WiiWare launch title in 2008 and also appeared on PC/Mac/Playstation3/iPhone/iPad/Android. Toki Tori has an 80 Metacritic score.

What makes Toki Tori 2 Unique?

We are creating a platform / puzzle game with a living, breathing game world where the creatures that inhabit it act as the tools for the player to solve the puzzles. The game is designed to reward player curiosity, and does not have any artificial gameplay limitations such as locked doors or invisible walls. Players are able to make their way through the game based on the level of knowledge they have of the game world. Need more info on this? Feel free to read the blogpost concerning the 'knowledge unlocks'.

FEATURES:

Snap 'em all with the Tokidex -- The Tokidex feature allows you to scan the area around Toki Tori for creatures and objects by using the Wii U Gamepad as a virtual camera with a viewfinder. Any creatures photographed will be added to the Tokidex. Its quite fun to do, especially with creatures that move quite a bit!

Off-TV Play -- Play on the Wii U GamePad directly without the need for a TV. Toki Tori 2 has been designed with minimal use for a graphical user interface, so the game will be perfectly playable on the controller's smaller widescreen display."

VIDS:

Wii U Gameplay Trailer


~Other Announced Wii U Games/Projects~

1001 Spikes (Nicalis) - Announcement Info
8-Bit Boy (AwesomeBlade Software) - Info + Pictures
Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games) - Announcement Info
Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix) - Announcement Trailer
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (Tecmo Koei) - Announcement Trailer

Monolith Soft New IP - from the makers of Xenoblade (Nintendo) - Announcement Info
Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Renegade Kid) - Announcement Info
Super Smash Bros. Wii U Project (Namco Bandai + Nintendo) - E3 2011 Reveal / Developer Info
Two Brothers (Ackkstudios) - Announcement Info

#6 Posted by tocool340 (20670 posts) -
This years E3 had to be one of Nintendo's worse presentations in recent history. With that said, despite all the multiplats and small amount of new games going for the Wii-U at this point in time, I like the direction its heading. If said games like Mass Effect, Batman: AC, or Darksiders 2 are any indication of what will be featured on Wii-U in the future, then its safe to say Wii-U will be getting more acclaimed games on the same level. We might not get left out of an Elder Scroll, GTA, or other high profile series. Might even get more quality exclusives next gen....
#7 Posted by GameboyTroy (2959 posts) -

Here's the stage demo for Aliens: Colonial Marines, an offscreen video with an interview and a video that shows the singleplayer mode.

http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6381445/aliens-colonial-marines-e3-2012-stage-demo

http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6381639/grab-your-pulse-rifle-marine-aliens-colonial-marines-demo

http://ca.ign.com/videos/2012/06/07/ign-live-aliens-colonial-marines-demo-e3-2012

Darksiders II stage demo

http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6380953/darksiders-ii-e3-2012-stage-demo

Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed videos

http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/06/06/sonic-all-stars-racing-transformed-temple-race-e3-2012-off-screen

http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/06/06/sonic-all-stars-racing-transformed-lava-race-e3-2012-off-screen

#8 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4895 posts) -

Another awesome thread by JollyGreenOne!
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Keep up the great work! :D

I hope they introduce more Pikmin types in the near future. The more the merrier. :P

#9 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

E3 was such a disappointment, it felt like a recap of what we already knew, sort of like a large scale Nintendo Direct as it basically only covered 2012.

That said, Wii U's launch window lineup is already better than Wii's and that's before we have seen things like eShop. There are plenty of retail games I'm interested in. I also expect EA and Activision to support the system at launch.

I guess there will be a huge event sometime, maybe in September, where they will fully reveal the system.

Oh and the GamePad is going to be amazing for VC games, I hope they add GC, still haven't played TTYD!! and it was ages since I replayed those games.

#10 Posted by Sepewrath (28839 posts) -
People were expecting a bunch of "surprises" at E3 and were disappointed. The only way your actually going to be surprised at E3 is to cut yourself off from all info for months leading up to the event. Everything gets leaked these days, even if Nintendo did have a surprise announcement, more than likely it would have been leaked. Well regardless, I like what I saw from Wii U, Scribblenauts, Lego City Stories, Legends, ZombiU, Mario and Pikmin, P-100, AC3, DS2, Colonial Marines, there is a solid lineup of games coming early for the Wii U.
#11 Posted by nintendogamer6 (1771 posts) -

Project P looks pretty damn cool. BTW why hasn't this thread been pinned yet? lol

#12 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

I wish I could "report" this topic and choose other and say "this topic needs to be pinned" :P that should grab the moderator's attention.

Anyway, great topic Jolly!

When you find the time, you should put a section for people's experiences with the Wii U gamepad, was it comfortable? light weight? that kind of stuff.

#13 Posted by meetroid8 (21147 posts) -
You did a better job presenting the WiIU than Nintendo did.
#14 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

Some changes:

- Cleaned up the OP a little
- Added videos to the Aliens: Colonial Marines section
- Added a video to the Darksiders II section (Thanks for the links, GameboyTroy)
- Added a video to the Project P-100 section

People were expecting a bunch of "surprises" at E3 and were disappointed. The only way your actually going to be surprised at E3 is to cut yourself off from all info for months leading up to the event. Everything gets leaked these days, even if Nintendo did have a surprise announcement, more than likely it would have been leaked. Well regardless, I like what I saw from Wii U, Scribblenauts, Lego City Stories, Legends, ZombiU, Mario and Pikmin, P-100, AC3, DS2, Colonial Marines, there is a solid lineup of games coming early for the Wii U. Sepewrath
I pretty much agree with you about E3. It's kind of like what happened to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Many people went to Smash Bros Dojo every day to see new pieces of information about the game leading up to its launch, but when the game finally came out there were hardly any secrets or surprises left, and many people felt disappointed because of that. (I'm sure there were other reasons, but that's a different topic for a different thread)

I thought it was a decent show with an interesting lineup of launch games. Though, I'm still kind of wondering why they didn't show the P-100 Trailer on stage... Maybe they didn't want it to clash with Pikmin 3? Since both games have you control large groups of small characters.

I wish I could "report" this topic and choose other and say "this topic needs to be pinned" :P that should grab the moderator's attention.

Anyway, great topic Jolly!

When you find the time, you should put a section for people's experiences with the Wii U gamepad, was it comfortable? light weight? that kind of stuff.

Gamingclone

I'm glad you like it. I'm sure a nice Mod will sticky it eventually. :D

And Thanks for the suggestion, I'll think about it.

#15 Posted by KBFloYd (15024 posts) -

ah... i didnt know i could use my wii lan adaptor for my wiiU...great!

also...damn... i could see myself getting like 10 games at launch...lol

#16 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Good thread. It's a solid line up and the console's launch won't be shabby. I think some expected a bit too much from their E3 presentation but that may also be atributed to the vague and sparse presentation last year.

#17 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

ah... i didnt know i could use my wii lan adaptor for my wiiU...great!

also...damn... i could see myself getting like 10 games at launch...lol

KBFloYd

I was pretty happy when I saw that too. It took me about a month to find that adaptor, so I'm glad it's still going to be useful for something.

And that's a lotta games! Which 10 are you interested in?

Good thread. It's a solid line up and the console's launch won't be shabby. I think some expected a bit too much from their E3 presentation but that may also be atributed to the vague and sparse presentation last year.

nameless12345

Thanks, nameless.

Which games out of the current lineup interest you? If you don't mind me asking. :D

#18 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

People were expecting a bunch of "surprises" at E3 and were disappointed. The only way your actually going to be surprised at E3 is to cut yourself off from all info for months leading up to the event. Everything gets leaked these days, even if Nintendo did have a surprise announcement, more than likely it would have been leaked. Well regardless, I like what I saw from Wii U, Scribblenauts, Lego City Stories, Legends, ZombiU, Mario and Pikmin, P-100, AC3, DS2, Colonial Marines, there is a solid lineup of games coming early for the Wii U. Sepewrath

Uhm it's E3. They are supposed to announce their 2013 games, not treat it as a large scale Nintendo Direct that only covers a period of 6 months. Plus people expected the full unveiling of Wii U, this was just teaser #2, there better be an event that fully unveils the console later this year. Where's eShop? Extensive look into Miiverse, not just 2-3 screenshots? EA/Activision games? Retro/EAD Tokyo? Official commercials? Just go back and look at E3 06.

#19 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

[QUOTE="nameless12345"]

Good thread. It's a solid line up and the console's launch won't be shabby. I think some expected a bit too much from their E3 presentation but that may also be atributed to the vague and sparse presentation last year.

JollyGreenOne

Thanks, nameless.

Which games out of the current lineup interest you? If you don't mind me asking. :D

Pikmin 3 for sure but the other games will surely have their qualities too.

#20 Posted by KBFloYd (15024 posts) -

And that's a lotta games! Which 10 are you interested in?JollyGreenOne

tank tank tank (if it has online)
pikmin 3
zombie U
nintendoland (hope its packaged)
lego city
assains creed 3
batman armored
new super mario U
aliens colonial marines

injustice god among us
toki tori looks cute

#21 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

Some changes:

- Cleaned up the OP a little
- Added videos to the Aliens: Colonial Marines section
- Added a video to the Darksiders II section (Thanks for the links, GameboyTroy)
- Added a video to the Project P-100 section

[QUOTE="Sepewrath"]People were expecting a bunch of "surprises" at E3 and were disappointed. The only way your actually going to be surprised at E3 is to cut yourself off from all info for months leading up to the event. Everything gets leaked these days, even if Nintendo did have a surprise announcement, more than likely it would have been leaked. Well regardless, I like what I saw from Wii U, Scribblenauts, Lego City Stories, Legends, ZombiU, Mario and Pikmin, P-100, AC3, DS2, Colonial Marines, there is a solid lineup of games coming early for the Wii U. JollyGreenOne

I pretty much agree with you about E3. It's kind of like what happened to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Many people went to Smash Bros Dojo every day to see new pieces of information about the game leading up to its launch, but when the game finally came out there were hardly any secrets or surprises left, and many people felt disappointed because of that. (I'm sure there were other reasons, but that's a different topic for a different thread)

I thought it was a decent show with an interesting lineup of launch games. Though, I'm still kind of wondering why they didn't show the P-100 Trailer on stage... Maybe they didn't want it to clash with Pikmin 3? Since both games have you control large groups of small characters.

I wish I could "report" this topic and choose other and say "this topic needs to be pinned" :P that should grab the moderator's attention.

Anyway, great topic Jolly!

When you find the time, you should put a section for people's experiences with the Wii U gamepad, was it comfortable? light weight? that kind of stuff.

Gamingclone

I'm glad you like it. I'm sure a nice Mod will sticky it eventually. :D

And Thanks for the suggestion, I'll think about it.

Off topic, but i love your sig, when exactly did Miyamoto say that?

#22 Posted by Enforcedspot (2915 posts) -
Getting Pikmin 3 and P-100 for launch. :D
#23 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

Some Wii U games that I'm interested in right now:

LEGO City: Undercover
- An Open-world Lego game that parodies stuff like Street Fighter, Mario, Prince of Persia and Grand Theft Auto? I'll give it a shot.

Rayman Legends
- From what I've seen of Legends it already looks like a must buy.

Project P-100
- Looks like a mix of Little King's Story and Viewtiful Joe. The graphics are crisp and colorful, and it seems to have multiplayer. I'm going to be keeping a very close eye on this game.

Scribblenauts Unlimited
- The first one had its flaws but I still enjoyed it a lot, and this one looks like it's much, much better.

Pikmin 3
- I still need to know more about this, but if I like NPC Pikmin 2 and the story mode of number 3 isn't timed, I'll probably get it.

Ghost Recon Online
- The concept trailer and gameplay demo last year showed some nice uses for the GamePad, so I hope the full game turns out well.

Trine 2: Director's Cut
- After playing the original version I thought the gameplay mechanics would be perfect for Wii U.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- It reminds me of Diddy Kong Racing for N64, but now you're not limited to one type of vehicle per race. It could be a lot of fun, and it would give me something to play until a new Mario Kart is released.

Nintendo Land
- The games they've shown so far look pretty fun. The one I want to play the most right now is The Legend of Zelda Battle Quest.

Even though at its core it's just a combo of Wii Sports Resort Archery and Swordplay, a 4-player co-op mini-game set in a Zelda-like world made of cloth sounds cool. I also wonder how they've changed Battle Mii, since I did see a Metroid themed icon on one door.

tank tank tank (if it has online)
pikmin 3
zombie U
nintendoland (hope its packaged)
lego city
assains creed 3
batman armored
new super mario U
aliens colonial marines

injustice god among us
toki tori looks cute

KBFloYd

Nice list. I also hope TANK! TANK! TANK! has online, it's pretty cool that the environments are fully destructible.

Off topic, but i love your sig, when exactly did Miyamoto say that?

Gamingclone

I can't seem to find a source for when or where he said it exactly, but I remember the quote being used a lot a just a couple of years ago.

Heck, some people still use that quote whenever a game gets delayed. :P

#24 Posted by Sepewrath (28839 posts) -

Uhm it's E3. They are supposed to announce their 2013 games, not treat it as a large scale Nintendo Direct that only covers a period of 6 months. Plus people expected the full unveiling of Wii U, this was just teaser #2, there better be an event that fully unveils the console later this year. Where's eShop? Extensive look into Miiverse, not just 2-3 screenshots? EA/Activision games? Retro/EAD Tokyo? Official commercials? Just go back and look at E3 06.

SuperFlakeman
You might want to take a look at what E3 actually is suppose to be, its not a TV show for your amusement. Also why would they talk about games months and years down the line, when those games may never come out? Take a look at the 3DS where they reeled off a bunch of games, Assassin's Creed, Saint's Row, Batman and so on. And then none of those came out at launch or at all in many cases. They focused on what will actually be available early on, the right decision. And official commercials? The system isn't coming out for 5 months. The rest of that stuff can easily be shown at a later date, particularly if EA/Activision didn't have anything to show.
#27 Posted by meetroid8 (21147 posts) -
[QUOTE="SuperFlakeman"]

Uhm it's E3. They are supposed to announce their 2013 games, not treat it as a large scale Nintendo Direct that only covers a period of 6 months. Plus people expected the full unveiling of Wii U, this was just teaser #2, there better be an event that fully unveils the console later this year. Where's eShop? Extensive look into Miiverse, not just 2-3 screenshots? EA/Activision games? Retro/EAD Tokyo? Official commercials? Just go back and look at E3 06.

Sepewrath
You might want to take a look at what E3 actually is suppose to be, its not a TV show for your amusement. Also why would they talk about games months and years down the line, when those games may never come out? Take a look at the 3DS where they reeled off a bunch of games, Assassin's Creed, Saint's Row, Batman and so on. And then none of those came out at launch or at all in many cases. They focused on what will actually be available early on, the right decision. And official commercials? The system isn't coming out for 5 months. The rest of that stuff can easily be shown at a later date, particularly if EA/Activision didn't have anything to show.

To get people excited about the future of the system, not just its launch. Nintendo does have a tendency to wait to announce games until relatively soon before their release, which is atypical. It can be both a good and bad thing, they don't have situations like Sony currently has with Last Guardian, but they also have a harder time getting people interested in their long term plans.
#28 Posted by Sepewrath (28839 posts) -
To get people excited about the future of the system, not just its launch. Nintendo does have a tendency to wait to announce games until relatively soon before their release, which is atypical. It can be both a good and bad thing, they don't have situations like Sony currently has with Last Guardian, but they also have a harder time getting people interested in their long term plans.meetroid8
Looking too far ahead can backfire, that's why I mentioned the 3DS. If you have a solid launch, you have no reason to ride on down the line promises. People just want to know these things and use what your saying as an excuse. Saying "We have Retro's project holiday 2014" gains them nothing. Yeah people will jump out their chair if its announced, just like they did when they announced Smash Brothers last year. But then once that initial excitement wears off, people will say "Well the game I want doesn't come out for a year, so I'll wait on getting the system" They don't want people waiting them out for price drops and sales.They want people to get on board early, hence the focus on early guarantees. Long term plans don't mean anything, if people don't buy the system up front.
#29 Posted by dcowboys3315 (3044 posts) -

To me their E3 show itself was pretty awful. But, I really don't think there's anything to be disapointed about with their launch titles. They have a solid mix of first and third party games. There's going to be plenty to play at it's release and there's a few I'm definitely excited for.

#30 Posted by GameboyTroy (2959 posts) -

Getting Pikmin 3 and P-100 for launch. :DEnforcedspot

Here's a gif with P-100 footage.

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#31 Posted by trugs26 (6116 posts) -

Nice thread! It makes it much easier to choose what games I want when there is a nice compilation like this one.

I'm thinking: Pikmin 3, Nintendo Land, Rayman, Darksiders and maybe Assassin's Creed. Which are all launch games I believe. So I'm gonna be plenty busy this Summer :)

#32 Posted by super600 (31199 posts) -

For anyone getting the WiiU version of Sonic all star racing transformed their may be a few WiiU exclusive features in the game.Their will also be some famous playable nascar racer in the game.This applies for all versions of the game.

#33 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26273 posts) -

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#34 Posted by GameboyTroy (2959 posts) -

Here's more ZombiU footage. Its the same demo but played differently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pp2SufhXmuE

Edit: Oh the video was removed.

#35 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

^ Haha I love that visual breakdown of the conference.

Iwata:

"We do have ideas of what kind of software we will be releasing after those two periods, and Mr. Miyamoto as well as I are both directly involved in the development process. Those include both our traditional franchises and of course new propositions as well.

However, because we are now in the era when similar proposals can be made by the others just one year after we introduced a brand-new hardware system proposal, please understand that we really can't say much about what else we are planning."

http://nintendoeverything.com/91403/nintendo-keeping-quiet-about-future-wii-u-games-to-avoid-idea-copying/

That covers why E3 this year was not a full blowout from a 1st party perspective, both its features and 2013 software, but I wonder what is going on with 3rd parties, more specifically western centric franchises. Why is it so hard to get mere ports of GTA V, Tomb Raider, Black Ops 2, Madden, MGS Revengeance and so on? It's like they say no to pure profit and a chance to establish a new audience on Nintendo systems with practically no effort required (it is reportedly easy and smooth to port a 360 game to Wii U)

#36 Posted by RepublikEyi (25 posts) -
hey guys, i gotta ask last time i heard some devs said that wii u hardware are not up to par with current gen of consoles(ie ps3 and 360) has this been confirmed at e3? and 2ndly about backwards compatibility issues with wii game, does wii u game region locked too? so u can only be able to play wii games with the same region code? and third the game thats gonna out on day 1, what are they? sorry if some of my writing offend anyone im new here and so looking forward to purchase wii u ^^
#37 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

hey guys, i gotta ask last time i heard some devs said that wii u hardware are not up to par with current gen of consoles(ie ps3 and 360) has this been confirmed at e3? and 2ndly about backwards compatibility issues with wii game, does wii u game region locked too? so u can only be able to play wii games with the same region code? and third the game thats gonna out on day 1, what are they? sorry if some of my writing offend anyone im new here and so looking forward to purchase wii u ^^RepublikEyi

This is Nintendo we are talking about so you won't get direct answers xD

Here is a list of the announced Wii U retail games, holiday means Nov/Dec period and launch window means early 2013

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I don't know about region lock. I don't think we have a 100% confirmation whether Wii U is more powerful than PS3, but it is very likely it is, the question is how much.

New Super Mario Bros. U is confirmed to be a lanch day release I think, but most games that are listed as holiday I see launching the first day. There will be an event closer to launch with more concrete information and more game announcements.

#38 Posted by super600 (31199 posts) -

hey guys, i gotta ask last time i heard some devs said that wii u hardware are not up to par with current gen of consoles(ie ps3 and 360) has this been confirmed at e3? and 2ndly about backwards compatibility issues with wii game, does wii u game region locked too? so u can only be able to play wii games with the same region code? and third the game thats gonna out on day 1, what are they? sorry if some of my writing offend anyone im new here and so looking forward to purchase wii u ^^RepublikEyi

The system is stronger from what I heard, but the CPU may not be that strong.Ninty added two new components to deal with this problem.Don't believe anything any anonymous dev says. The system is anywhere from 1.5X to 4X stronger then the other consoles.

#39 Posted by Bentles (25 posts) -
Wow. Just registered to say that this thread is awesome. I appreciate the effort, JollyGreenOne and intend to refer back to this in future. So thanks :)
#40 Posted by GameboyTroy (2959 posts) -

Sonic site TSSZ has managed to get its hands on Sega documentation that states that the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U versions of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will feature unique platform specific features. What unique features would you like to see on these two platforms?

http://mynintendonews.com/2012/06/24/sonic-all-stars-racing-transformed-has-unique-features-for-wii-u-nintendo-3ds/

I like how the Wii U and 3DS versions will have unique features.

Okay. Who reported/modded me? What was the reason for?

#41 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

@Bentles

Welcome to GameSpot! And thank you, I really appreciate your kind words and I'm very glad you like this thread. :D

If you have any interest for the Nintendo 3DS you may also want to check out my other thread.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/28859264/3ds-info-thread-e-shop-releases-games-pics-and-vids


~Section Updates~

Note: In each game section the newest videos are at the top, and the oldest are at the bottom.

- Added 1 video to the Wii Fit U section

- Added 1 video to the Batman Arkham City AE section

- Added 1 video to the Just Dance 4 section

- Added 1 video to the Scribblenauts Unlimited section

- Added 1 video to the Sonic & All-Stars Racing section

- Added 1 video and new info to the Trine 2 Director's Cut section (Confirmed that you can play with the TV off)


My thoughts on some of the videos:

~Batman Arkham City Armored Edition~

Juding from previous E3 2012 gameplay videos I had seen of this game, I was worried that this version of the game was going to be the worse version, do to poor tacked-on features and unresponsive controls, but after finding this new video it seems that neither are as bad as other videos/players make it look. The instructor was helpful and informative while telling the player everything they needed to know and the player was actually decent.

And what looks like one clear improvment in this version is the menus - you can enter menus, make adjustments and jump back to the game without braking a sweat.

~Scribblenauts Unlimited~

The amount of things you can do in this game is insane, and the new item creator looks like it has a TON of options. I was kind of surprised when he said you can browse through others creations! I highly recommend watching the video I just added. (GameSpot E3 2012 Live Demo and Interview).

~Just Dance 4 and Wii Fit U~

In both videos the players seem like they're having fun, and the people watching look like they're having a good time too.

~Trine 2 Director's Cut~

It looks fantastic!

Playing it on the GamePad should feel great, especialy if you're a wizard. This will probably be one of the first Wii U eShop games I download.


~Recent News~

No need to worry about GamePad Image Latency, it's faster than the TV in some cases:

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"Fortunately, we're pleased to find that latency here is impossible to pick out without some exacting method of measure. In testing the difference, we find results that completely subvert our expectations here; in instances where gameplay is mirrored between the two, the GamePad screen actually renders the image 116ms before the 50-inch LG screen does.

This disparity must surely have its roots in some heavy post-processing on the TV side, but it speaks volumes about the fundamental responsiveness of the GamePad screen. There is the curious issue of why the tablets are wired directly to the kiosks, however, and there's no absolute certainty whether this setup is just for power, or if AV data is flowing to and from the console as well. Regardless, even in a head-to-head wired comparison, this is still surprising and rather impressive."

SOURCE:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-hands-on-with-wii-u


Shin'en working on a downloadable Wii U title, due out during Wii U launch window:

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(Above image is from their WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket)

"The following information comes from Manfred Linzner, founder of Shin'en...

- working on Wii U downloadable game
- due out during launch window of Wii U
- you can play the whole game on the Wii U GamePad
- switch between controller and tv at every moment in the game
- features a multiplayer mode
- Player 1 plays with Wiimote on the tv-screen, while player 2 uses the GamePad
- more info later this quarter"

SOURCE:

http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=178492


Ubisoft explains why Assassin's Creed 3 will be better on Wii U:

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""Assassin's Creed 3 is obviously an open world game and we're dealing with huge expanses. It's by far the biggest Assassin's Creed we've built to date so having a map - a larger map - at your disposal at all times is a big win. It allows you to plan your navigation, see when enemies are nearby so the bigger the map, the better in our universe.

During combat on the Wii U, you always have access to all your other tools and weapons on the controller itself. So at any point you can very easily switch between your tomahawk and knife or hidden blades and sword without going into a menu.

We have a new move called the running assassination. You can imagine charging into combat, taking out your first enemy, immediately killing a second with your tomahawk and knife, using a pistol to shoot a third and then switching using the controller to a smoke bomb to affect your escape." - Ubisoft's Alex Hutchison

SOURCE:

http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/39171/why-assassins-creed-3-will-be-better-on-wii-u/


Ubisoft explains how Killer Freaks turned into Zombie U:

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"We look at Killer Freaks as more of a tech demo. They came up with this idea. It was an easy execution for them to use the Rabbids technology that they had built to create the Rabbids, the wire frames, to create these very quickly, these little goofy creatures. And they brought it to us as a tech demo for the Wii U saying "this is what we can do with the game." And we all thought "wow, that's really cool. We should show that to Nintendo."

And before you know it, it's here at E3 as a way to demonstrate the new system. And as time goes by, we start to see that there's maybe bigger and better ideas around this actual game design, and these freaks slowly started turning into zombies because zombies are much more compelling than these stupid little rats we had running around, whatever they were.

The team really decided that they wanted to take a more serious tone. And it was going to be hard to do with the baddies that we had designed. It's the same studio that made Rabbids, and their devs kept looking at it and going "these things need to be zombies. All I see is an ugly Rabbid when I look at this thing." - Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key

SOURCE:

http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=179585


Professor Layton Wii U Would be Interesting, Says Akihiro Hino:

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"Akihiro Hino (Level-5): A Professor Layton game where you walk around a 3D London would be interesting, said Hino. He was at first worried that the control pad would be heavy, but there was no problem when playing briefly."

SOURCE:

http://andriasang.com/con1ji/wii_u_commentary/

#42 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

The Wii U game pad shows images faster than the TV? thats insane, and nice update btw Jolly.

#43 Posted by Sepewrath (28839 posts) -
AC on the Wii U should be great. I was blown away by the Scribblenauts stage demo, it looks amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing how many Nintendo Easter Eggs they have in there beyond the Tanooki Suit.
#44 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -
AC on the Wii U should be great. I was blown away by the Scribblenauts stage demo, it looks amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing how many Nintendo Easter Eggs they have in there beyond the Tanooki Suit. Sepewrath
I'm debating getting AC3 on Wii U or just getting it on the 360. Chances are I can't wait for the Wii U launch so it'll probably be 360 but we'll see lol.
#45 Posted by JollyGreenOne (1001 posts) -

AC on the Wii U should be great. I was blown away by the Scribblenauts stage demo, it looks amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing how many Nintendo Easter Eggs they have in there beyond the Tanooki Suit. Sepewrath
Even if they only have the Tanooki Suit in there, I'm sure people will use the item creator to try and recreate a lot of video game related stuff. I'd be surprised if it took more than 2 minutes for someone to make a fat yellow mouse that shoots explosive lightning. :lol:

#46 Posted by Sepewrath (28839 posts) -
I'll probably get it on the Wii U, it will probably be like a 2-3 week difference, not a huge deal. And yeah, I'm sure many will make a mock up of game content. I wonder if they will have things like the Hylian Shield though.
#47 Posted by GameboyTroy (2959 posts) -

Getting Pikmin 3 and P-100 for launch. :DEnforcedspot

Here's some offscreen HD videos for those games.

Project P-100 The music is quite good eh? It caught my attention.

Project P-100 Video 2

Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3 Video 2

#48 Posted by GamerEye (1607 posts) -

Looking good.

I can't wait for launch.

#49 Posted by GameboyTroy (2959 posts) -

A closer look at the Wii U's Pro Controller