i wouldn't touch this console with a barge pole
wow so this is nintendos entry into the next generation of consoles? looks like they have the 15 and under demographic cornered
Nothing looks good or interesting except for ZombiU, Tekken Tak Tournament 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Darksiders II, Assassin's Creed III, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Mass Effect 3, Rayman Legends, Trine 2, & Batman: Arkham City. The Wii U needs more of that and less casual titles.
Getting Assassin's Creed III, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition, Battlefield 4, Bayonetta 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Darksiders II, Homefront 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mass Effect 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Sacrilegium, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online, & ZombiU.
Looks like Nintendo is doing a good job targeting their core audience. The kids who were younger when the Wii came out in 2006 and are now older and wanna play more mature games. This is a great lineup for any console IF you haven't already played these games on PC/PS3/XBOX360, which most have.
Doesn't do much to draw in older more serious gamers though, kind of disappointing. Who knows, maybe they will get a ton of 3rd party support and there will be a large selection of games to choose from. Then again, it is Nintendo...
Is it me or has Nintendo made mostly ports or HD versions of games already out for their 2 newest gaming systems. 3DS got a bunch of N64 ports. Looks like WiiU is getting games like Arkham City, Darksiders 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge. Only difference in Batman is the new suit that fills a power meter when dealing or taking damage that can be unleash for less damage and more powerful attacks when the meter is full. Same Exact game otherwise. Darksiders 2 is just a port. Why buy it again? Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge is the only version of NG3 to have the dismemberment like the origional 2 Ninja Gaiden games on Xbox/ 360. The new Mario game is like all the other ones, so nothing new. Why is there not a new RPG IP??? If this system does not have HD/ remake versions of classic SNES and N64 games like Secret of Mana and Goldeneye N64 or Perfect Dark then it will fail as all the other games for it are already out or last years holiday games. If not going to make new games for new system then at least take the classics that made Nintendo a giant and remake them with new technology to modernize their controls for dual analog support and redo the textures to look better.
Now that I think about it, it might be the best line-up for the launch of a new platform in the past 10 years it seems. I mean, remember the launch of the PS3? Xbox 360? Those were pathetic. Shit, the PSP still doesn't have more then 5 games that I would consider owning.
For now it looks like the games are all from the current generation, not next gen.
Nintendo should have invested more in making a real next gen looking Mario game and not a 2d platform Mario, even if it's great fun to play.
Game companies have to start developing for the Wii U system, taking advantage of the newer technology or the games will look the same as in PS3 or 360. But at this stage Nintendo should compensate that by making their own games like Zelda, Metroid, Mario Kart, Starfox, F-zero and so on, with next gen graphics quality.
I think the only reason people would buy Wii U game is either for exclusive or they dont own any other console. I think multi plat game will still likely go to ps3 or xbox when it come to choice.
Difficult to judge the games based on the 12 seconds of time they were given.
The sports games seem a little slow, though. Same with Assassin's Creed. Kinda like that feeling you get when you run a game on your PC where you don't quite have the requirements for it.
Maybe it's just me, though. Either way, good luck to Nintendo. I hope they are successful and don't go the way of Sega, and in a few years have Mario games showing up on Xbox Live.
@I_are_Cake I think that the current list of hardcore titles is enough to bring in more hardcore game developers, after they see the success of release; there are so many game developers that want to develop for the WiiU, but are holding off to see how the current list of hardcore titles will appease the WiiU audience.
@I_are_Cake that's $960...
@Float1011 it isn't next gen..its only nintendo-standard next gen
@JunoWalker Agreed. This is exactly what Nintendo needs is new IP. The magic is diminishing with mario reruns. The only game that excites me on Wii U is Zelda 2014 due to the scale they are talking about.
@JunoWalker Ports, ports ports, so when nintendo get a port is pathetic but when PSmove came out and you got all those ports from Wii game ports that the likes of you said crappy games (because it was not on their console which has better graphics and it was on wii) when those games came out with better graphics and PSmove support from crappy games became good games....and it wasn't pathetic so now nintendo gets a few ports and it is pathetic...great logic.
@JunoWalker nj 3 razor's edge also added multiple weapons didn't it? i thought in the original you could only use dragon sword. there's also a whole new character. judging from the trailer of the game, it looks like they even added some new moves and mechanics to the game, might be worth a play on expert difficultly (aka normal difficulty in a regular ninja gaiden game...)
@JunoWalker you have a lot to say dont you?
@CivilizedPsycho You can go buy it now for about $28 lol. I guess if you want to wait until Dec. and then pay $60+ just because its for the wiiu then you can do that too.
@ghebusel you do realize that NG3 is the same game and it's already out. The only thing they added was more blood and dismemberment.
@Birth00 So launching a system with last years games makes it the best launch lineup in 10 years... Aside from like 5 games all of the announced titles either last years big games or game from this year already out on XB360 or PS3. By the time this system comes out, these games will be $40 or less, but for the WiiU they'll be $60. This is the worst launch line up if you ask me... Not enough new IP.
@Zilaan_ I thought it was called Super Mario Galaxy.
@Zilaan_ To me it seems like they are targeting a new audience, people that have shied away from the Wii previously because it had very kiddish games. I think they would release a new Zelda game with next gen graphics but I don't think it would be in time for the release. Next-gen would take some time even the hardware is here.....
@JunoWalker Dismemberment is a better feature for a finisher. NG3 had no strategy elements, because all previous systems from NG2 are gone. No upgrade system, no items, no magic (ng3 has a rigid ninpo system).....i hope this version will bring back whats missing to be a complete game. This is the reason a want to check this out
So the criteria for a good launch is new IP? Then sorry, but PS3 and Xbox were even worst off. 5 good games is pretty damn good considering most systems launch with no more then 2 good games.
@JunoWalker No Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's edge is exactly what i wish i had in the original collector's edition i wasted my money, NG3 RE has all of the dlc and more and the new upgrade system for moves it is much different from the original because all u have is a stupid sword u don't get a scythe or claws just one damn sword that is if u don't buy dlc if u feel the same as me like the game shouldn't have had these features left out so they can take even more money from us
@wizardboyus @ghebusel ok, my bad. They also added a few levels to play as Ayane and a bow staff that wasn't already released as a piece of dlc. When I played the game, back in May of 2012. If they don't change the combat system around to how it was in Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2/ Black/ Sigma 1 & 2, then most of the problems the game got a 3 for are still present. Even adding Ayane as a playable character is nothing new, she was playable in NG Sigma 2. Also Rachel was playable in NG1 and again in 2. I also remember that the shrine maiden was a playable character in NG Sigma 2.
So all in all... There's nothing warranting a $60 price tag. Especially considering that this game is most likely a port version, with all the existing dlc added in, and then a few extra levels to play as Ayane. All the devs are doing is repackaging what they already made with a few bonus levels, into a new box labled for WiiU with the same price tag it had when it first launched.
Now, if the devs also included all the other playable characters, all the weapons from the other NG games, and made the combat system what it was for Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2/ Black/ Sigma 1 & 2.... Then, I'd be sold.
It is nice that Nintendo is finally getting violent games on their systems again...
@wizardboyus @ghebusel watch the trailer again, the twin swords ryu uses are a piece of dlc that you can buy for NG3 right now. Not sure if Ayane is a playable character in this version, but from what I heard she's not playable in NG3. The ninpo system is only one ninpo and it kills everything on screen. From the look of it, it's all the same and the only thing they added was more blood and being able to cut the enemies arms and legs. I played the first few levels of the actual game and the demo. In The demo I was able to use the twin swords, a folding scythe, and claws that fit on to Ryu's hands and feet, along with the dragon sword. When I then played the actual game, I had all of these weapons as well. I don't c how anything is different, do u??
@JunoWalker Just curious what do u consider a high price
@Birth00 First off XBox360 had new IP when it launched, Kameo: Elements of Power. PS3 did as well, Resistance. I don't really care how much new IPs there are, but if nothing new ever gets made, then there won't be any new games to play. The industry needs having lots of dev studios and therefore should have smaller production limits to allow more devs. The gaming industry is getting too big for its own good and will kill itself for greed because normal consumers can't afford the high prices of games, anymore. This is also in part due to the bad economy, but mostly it's due to the unnecessarily high game budgets.