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Submitted by BootHammer 845d ago | opinion piece

The Next Generation of Platformers

BootHammer - "We are quickly approaching the launch of the Wii U and with that brings us familiar faces but with a High Definition face lift. The Wii U launch window promises to bring not one but two amazing next gen platform based titles. Platformers and Nintendo go hand in hand, so let’s take a closer look at these potential system sellers." (New Super Mario Brothers U, Rayman Legends, Wii U)

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TrendyGamers  +   845d ago
Rayman Legends and NSMBWU looked really fun.
AO1JMM  +   840d ago
Agree
BootHammer  +   845d ago
I was hoping for a new Metroid or F-Zero but both of these launch titles look like a lot of fun and should make great use of the new gamepad.
ApolloAdams  +   845d ago
Hopefully we see a robust comeback for platformers that this generation has lacked outside of a few game franchises such as Rayman,LittleBig Planet, Mario, and various arcade type ones.
Blastoise  +   845d ago
Sonic generations was pretty good
BABYLEG  +   845d ago
Head over to Xbox live arcade... There were no shortage of platformers
Splooshington  +   845d ago
Rayman Legends looks far more interesting than the Mario offerings.
Grimhammer00  +   845d ago
I loved Rayman origins on ps3. But, after playing it I felt done with platformers. I have to wonder if gaming as its matured, went away from platformers for a reason? Kiddies and retro lovers still get it of course. But, after you play Mario & rayman on wiiU...where to next? What will the system offer after the kiddish games you've finished? ZombieU is a start....asscreed3.....???
AO1JMM  +   840d ago
That game really fun to play.

@ Grimhammer00, "I have to wonder if gaming as its matured, went away from platformers for a reason"

So a machine gun in the center of the screen or a medevil axe was the right direction for the "matured" gaming we all know today?
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