Nintendo Direct Presentation Reveals Upcoming Wii U Titles


Nintendo today unveiled a new Nintendo Direct presentation focusing on the new Wii U titles that are set to come out up to the summer of this year.

Their main announcement was to announce a worldwide partnership with SEGA in which they both announced Sonic: Lost World.  They also revealed that New Super Luigi U will be getting a retail release.

Other details that were included in today’s presentation included the following:

  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: The game includes a variety of sports including curling, skiing, snowboarding, figure skating pairs and snowboard slopestyle. Different events might use the Wii Remote Plus controller, Wii U GamePad or both. In addition to realistic events, the game also includes those set in the worlds of Sonic and Mario that let players perform moves not possible in real life. Launch details and timing will be announced at a later date.
  • The Wonderful 101: The superhero action adventure from Platinum Games launches on 23rd August. More details about the game will be released gradually between now and launch.
  • Pikmin 3: New playable characters Alph, Brittany and Charlie are to take over from Olimar, the main character who appeared in previous Pikmin games. Another announcement is the use of the GamePad (known as the KopPad in the game), where players can view the overall map and grasp what each character and Pikmin are up to. Pikmin 3 is coming to Europe on July 26th.
  • Game & Wario: The game launches across Europe on 28th June, and includes 16 games that use the GamePad in different ways. Newly revealed games include: ISLANDS, which lets two to five people launch little creatures called Fronks onto islands in the sea to score points; PATCHWORK, a puzzle game that tests players’ pattern-recognition skills; and KUNG-FU, which challenges players to help Young Cricket navigate a course safely using the forward-looking view on the TV and the top-down view on the GamePad. A new Iwata Asks feature just published offers more details about the game here.
  • Resident Evil Revelations: Capcom’s survival horror game is launching in stores and on Nintendo eShop on 24th May. The game originally released for Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii U version offers players updated HD graphics, GamePad controls and new game content. The game is Miiverse-compatible, and a demo version is currently available on Nintendo eShop.

Trailers for some of the titles shown above have also been released. Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

Resident Evil Revelations


Game & Wario


Entire Nintendo Direct Presentation


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