Our 5 Most Anticipated Wii U Games and Everything We Know About Them
Look at any list of the most anticipated Wii U games and you’ll probably find Rayman Legends, Lego City, The Cave, and others. Those games will probably be great, but honestly speaking, they aren’t my most anticipated games for the Wii U. The reason they are being used in such lists is because Nintendo is remaining extremely tight-lipped about anything coming out past March. These are the only games we have a full reveal on so far. So, many Nintendo-doomsayers predict a lonely and boring 2013 for the Wii U because it’s being based on the handful of announcements we have so far for the first quarter of the year.
I’d like to help everyone expand their horizons just a bit more. First of all, we have to realize that Nintendo has changed its philosophy. I’m not sure I fully agree with it but instead of announcing their next year of plans at E3, Nintendo likes to reveal only a month or two ahead at a time. Instead of the E3 press conference, Nintendo makes constant Nintendo Directs to show month-by-month what you can expect next. Contrast this to the Nintendo of old:
- Shortly after the Gamecube launched Nintendo announced at SpaceWorld 2001: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Super Mario Sunshine, and Metroid Prime. Their full deck of cards in one fell swoop.
- In another occasion, at E3 2006, Nintendo revealed the upcoming games for the Wii at launch and beyond: Wii Sports, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, Super Mario Galaxy, Excite Truck, Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, Red Steel, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Disaster Day of Crisis, Project H.A.M.M.E.R., and a few more. Yeah, that’s like everything for the next year or more.
Nowadays, Nintendo doesn’t surprise me when they announce a game a week or two before it releases. If there’s some service Nintendo will be launching, they might tell you the full details on the day it launches. It’s almost silly, but they don’t show more than an itty bitty baby step forward in their plans. We have absolutely no clue what the release schedule looks like for the second half of the year. It may be absolutely brilliant but we’d never know until it happens.
So, that is the first thing I want to address. People, remember there are more games than Rayman Legends coming to the Wii U! We know about the existence of Zelda Wii U, and Smash Bros Wii U, and the EAD Galaxy team’s project, and Monolith Soft’s project, and Retro’s project, and Mario Kart Wii U, and a lot more. It’s just that Nintendo won’t show it to us until it’s very close to release. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know anything about them. Which is why I want to make a different kind of list. These are my 5 most anticipated Wii U games, and you won’t find Rayman Legends on it, nor Lego City. Heck, you won’t even find Pikmin 3 in it, as much as I’m looking forward to finally playing it. These are only going to be the games I really bought my Wii U for.
You may think we know nothing about these games, but I’m hoping to prove you wrong. Over the next two weeks I will be revealing my list and I’d like to write a full article about each one, detailing everything we know. You can guess what will be the next games on my list, but for now I direct your attention to the first game on the list and its accompanying 3500-word article (click on the title.) As I said, we know a lot more about it than you may think:
1. Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS: Everything We Know So Far