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09-17-2013, 02:49 AM

One of the biggest reasons why the Wii U has been selling poorly is the lack of software titles, both first and third party. Sales spiked with the release of Pikmin 3, and with the recent release of The Wonderful 101 hopefully the sales will continue to climb. The list below previews the software releases in next couple months and into the holiday season. Hopefully the upcoming releases will bring up the sales of the console. Wii U exclusive are marked in a yellow color.

Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3 expands on the gameplay of the previous Pikmin titles, in which the player commands a horde of up to 100 plant-like creatures called Pikmin and uses their unique abilities to explore in-game worlds and uncover treasures within them. Pikmin can be directed to accomplish various tasks, such as building bridges, destroying barriers, and defeating enemies. The Pikmin themselves come in various colours that signify their special abilities or immunities to hazards. For example, red Pikmin are immune to fire and blue Pikmin can enter water without drowning.

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is an action-adventure game with physical toys, open world creation and story-driven gameplay. Characters, play-sets and other features are brought into the game using figurines and discs with the included Infinity Base. With the exception of non-humanoid characters, such as those from the Cars series, each character has a double jump and a default set of attacks, as well as an ability unique to each figure. For example, Sulley can roar to scare others whilst Violet can turn invisible. There are two main modes in this game: Play Set and Toy Box. Each play set is essentially a self-contained world with its own gameplay, based on a specific movie or series with recognizable characters and storylines. Characters from one world cannot enter into another world, but players can put any character together in Toy Box mode. Toy Box is a sandbox mode that players can fully customize and explore.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Blacklist introduces a new gameplay mechanic called Killing in Motion, allowing the player to highlight targets and take them out in quick succession while on the run. The game is set in a third-person perspective so the protagonist and the objects around him are visible. In the Wii U version, the Gamepad controller's touchscreen acts as an interface to access gadgets and other features from the protagonist's arm-mounted computer, or OPSAT. It also incorporates the screen and motion controls to highlight enemies through thermal vision when using the Killing in Motion mechanic.

Rayman Legends

The game carries on the style of gameplay from Rayman Origins in which up to four players simultaneously make their way through various levels. Lums can be collected by touching them, defeating enemies, or freeing captured Teensies. Collecting Teensies unlocks new worlds, which can be played in any order once they are available. Along with Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies returning as playable characters, players can now control new female character Barbara and her sisters, once they are rescued from certain stages.

The Wonderful 101

In The Wonderful 101, players control a horde of superheroes from an isometric viewpoint and can turn them into various objects called "Unite Morphs". As levels progress, players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes gathered, the greater the special morph powers can be. Players can use "Unite Morph" forms to battle off enemies, solve puzzles or traverse the environment at the cost of depleting the player's battery meter. The meter can be recharged by performing normal attacks or by picking up batteries dropped by a defeated enemy. Enemies will also drop "O parts", the in-game currency used to buy upgrades, new "Unite Morph" abilities and items. To transform the horde of heroes, shapes are drawn on the Wii U GamePad's touchscreen or right analog stick the corresponding symbol of a form, such as an L for a gun or a squiggly line for a whip. The GamePad can also be used to see things from a traditional third person angle and explore tighter environments better, such as indoors.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

he gameplay will be largely the same as the original version of The Wind Waker on the GameCube. However, the game will offer graphical updates and various new features from the original. The game will be updated with 1080p high-definition graphics. The Mysterious Castle will have more of a sepia tint, rather than black and white. The Wii U GamePad's touchscreen serves as a map and inventory, eliminating the need to toggle between gameplay and the menu interface. Players will be able to use motion controls to control the wind baton. Some weapons, like the bow, can be aimed using the GamePad's gyroscope, as in Ocarina of Time 3D. The game offers Off-TV Play which enables the player to play the game solely on the Wii U gamepad. The game can also be played on the Wii U Pro Controller, a controller similar to the one used in original game.

Sonic Lost World - October 22nd

Sonic Lost World is an action-adventure platforming game in which the player controls Sonic the Hedgehog in various levels that are largely influenced by earlier Genesis-era games. Levels range from side-scrolling 2D levels to fast-moving 3D linear levels to levels taking place on spherical worlds similar to the cancelled Sonic X-treme and the Super Mario Galaxy series. A new control system is introduced in this game; moving the directional controls will move Sonic at a moderate pace, allowing for more precision, while holding down a trigger button will engage his running speed, with an additional trigger allowing Sonic to use his spin dash.

Batman: Arkham Origins - October 25th

Arkham Origins will feature similar gameplay to its predecessors. The Remote Claw is a new gadget which allows Batman to target two objects and pull them together allowing him to knock enemies together or hit them with objects. Tethering two walled-points together creates a tightrope that Batman can traverse. The Shock Gloves allow Batman to block electric attacks, instantly disable some enemies and stun shielded ones, and short circuit some objects within the environment. Some gadgets present in the Batman: Arkham series return in Arkham Origins, including: the Cryptographic Sequencer, which is used for hacking security consoles; the batarang, a throwing weapon; the batclaw, used for hooking on to a surface; Smoke Pellets, used for stealthy exits and entries; Explosive Gel; and the Grapnel Accelerator, an earlier version of the "Grapnel Boost".

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - October 29th

he game will feature three main cities; Havana, Kingston, and Nassau, which reside under Spanish, British and pirate influence, respectively. The game will also feature 50 other 'unique' locations to explore, with a 60/40 balance between land and naval exploration. Assassin's Creed IV will have a more open world feel, with missions similar to those found in Assassin's Creed, as well as fewer restrictions for the player. The world opens up sooner in the game, as opposed to Assassin's Creed III, which had very scripted missions and did not give players freedom to explore until the game was well into its first act.

Wii Party U - October 29th

Wii Party U is a multiplayer video game consisting of a standard board game with mini-games, similar to Mario Party. Over 80 different new mini-games will be available. Multiple people can play mini-games using the Wii U GamePad.

Call of Duty: Ghost - November 5th

Call of Duty: Ghosts takes place in a near future following an attack from space via kinetic bombardment that changed the global balance of powers in the world. As a result, many of the great powers are devastated and the United States lost its superpower status, its industry base and infrastructure was decimated and the US became a vulnerable developing nation. Ten years later, a powerful enemy from south of the equator invades the weakened nation, overwhelming the crippled military and occupying many states, but remnants of US special operation forces from every branch came together to create a specialized unit called the "Ghosts", an elite paramilitary group of soldiers who are determined to eradicate all threats to protect the United States.

Watch_Dogs - November 19th

Watch Dogs is an open world action-adventure stealth video game in which players control a vigilante named Aiden Pearce (voiced by Noam Jenkins), who can hack into various electronic devices tied to the city's central operating system (ctOS), allowing various methods for the player to solve numerous objectives.[ Examples include hacking into people's phones to retrieve bank data and steal funds, triggering malfunctions in equipment to distract other characters and hacking into traffic lights to cause collisions. Players can also receive information on civilians via augmented reality feeds, providing the player with information on demographics, health and potential behavior. Objectives showcased in presentations include finding specific targets to kill, evading the police and following potential victims in order to stop their would-be killers. Combat utilizes a combination of stealth components and parkour, along with the mechanics of a cover-based third-person shooter.

Super Mario 3D World - November 22nd

The game follows a similar play style to Super Mario 3D Land, which combines the free-roaming gameplay of 3D Mario titles with the mechanics of 2D side-scrolling platforming games in the series. Four different playable characters are available in Super Mario 3D World: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and a blue Toad. Similar to their appearances in Super Mario Bros. 2, each of the four characters possesses unique abilities and controls differently: Mario has average running speed and jump height; Luigi jumps higher and falls slower; Peach can jump and float through the air for a short period of time but does not run as fast; and the Toad runs the fastest but cannot jump as high.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - December 6th

The game continues on from the side-scrolling platform gameplay of Donkey Kong Country Returns, in which Donkey Kong and his companions must travel across a variety of levels to reclaim their home from vikings. Along with Diddy Kong, who is equipped with his barrel jetpack for crossing large gaps, the game now features Dixie Kong, who can use her ponytail to gain extra height in the middle of her jump, and a yet unannounced character. Like the previous games, these characters can be played individually in multiplayer or serve as power-ups for Donkey Kong in the single player campaign. Dixie and Diddy appear to have individual DK Barrels, with Dixie's colored pink for identification.

Wii Fit U - December

ike its predecessors Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, Wii Fit U focuses on engaging the player in physical activities, including yoga and strength training, through use of the Wii Balance Board, a platform peripheral in which the player stands upon during play that measures both the player's weight and center of balance. Wii Fit U introduces activities that incorporate the Wii U GamePad into their gameplay, as well as activities that were featured in the previous games. Existing Wii Fit (Plus) owners can transfer all their save data and records into Wii Fit U.

Mario Kart 8 - Spring 2014

The game continues the traditional gameplay of the franchise, in which characters from the Mario universe race against each other in go-karts, attempting to hinder their opponents or improve their racing performance using various tools found in item boxes. Returning features from previous installments include motorbikes and 12-player racing from Mario Kart Wii, and hangliders and underwater racing from Mario Kart 7. New to this series is a focus on anti-gravity sections, allowing racers to drive on walls and ceilings. The game will feature local and online multiplayer modes for up to twelve racers. A new feature, called Mario Kart TV, allows players to use Miiverse to share clips from their races.

Bayonetta 2 - 2014

The game's exclusivity to the Wii U resulted in complaints by some fans of the original game. In response, Atsushi Inaba, a Producer at Platinum Games, said Bayonetta 2 would not exist if Nintendo had not partnered with Platinum Games to make the game. Because of this, it will be released exclusively on the Wii U. Work on the game is based on feedback the staff received from the first Bayonetta game to bring various improvements. Nintendo is not involved in the making of the game other than as an "observer" and the staff have been pleased with their experience.

Super Smash Bros. - 2014

Like previous games in the series, Super Smash Bros. is a competitive fighting game in which up to four players from various Nintendo games fight against each other. Players use a variety of attacks to damage their opponent, increasing their damage percentage which makes them easier to knock out of the playing field. Smash Balls, first introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, make a return, allowing whoever obtains them to perform extremely powerful attacks. The game is presented in high-definition visuals on Wii U and black-outlined characters on the Nintendo 3DS. Both versions of Super Smash Bros. will contain the same number of playable characters, but feature exclusive stages. The Nintendo 3DS version will include more stages based on Nintendo's handheld video games, while the Wii U version will have more stages designed after home console releases.

X - 2014

In a similar fashion to its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles, the game plays as an open world role-playing video game, with an emphasis on exploration. Traveling can take place on foot, or in large humanoid robots, mecha, approximately four times the size of the average playable character, called "Dolls", that the player may opt to control. The Dolls have the ability to fly, traverse water, and transform into vehicles such as motorcycles or tanks. Aerial battles will also take place in the game.

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09-17-2013, 05:10 AM
mario kart 8 and that super smask bros for wii u gonna make the wii u rise nigga lol

09-17-2013, 05:12 AM
mario kart 8 and that super smask bros for wii u gonna make the wii u rise nigga lol

They're the only reason I'll be a getting a WiiU

09-17-2013, 09:21 AM
Super Smash bros and Mariokart 8 interest me.