The Wii U software lineup is Nintendo's strongest statement to the "core gamer" since they put blood and fatalities in Mortal Kombat II. Nintendo silenced the critics then and they will again.
Looking forward to it.
Me too. The world will be a better place.
Except it won't, especially the launch line-up. Even the Wii had quite a "core" line-up when it launched, and it kinda went downhill when everyone realised that casuals don't buy games!
Lack of achievements proves its a casual console.
@Pushagree The Wii U has an achievement system. It's just not mandatory.
Your first good post
Who are you and what have you done Nintendo PR representative, LX-General_Kaos
I was looking for a list of launch titles in the article but it didn't go into it. Can you list them for me please? I misread and thought the GameCube SW:RS2 was a WiiU release :s This Xmas will be interesting no doubt and it will certainly shape how and when MS and Sony choose to reveal their next gen consoles. Like many people said, it's about the long haul, can Ninty keep bringing the hardcore games and franchises?! I would like to see a new: 1) Lylat Wars 2) new IP like Conkers Bad Fur Day 3) Their own version of Perfect Dark 4) a Nintendo homegrown hack and slash One thing they can learn from Sony is having their own IP in almost genre if not all.
you can click on the links in the article (where it says "look at this list") to get to Nintendo's Wii U website and you will see the games.
There isn't a full list of the confirmed launch line-up available. Assassin's Creed 3 and Darksiders 2, Tekken Tag 2 and Tank Tank Tank are launch games, among many others. This is a full list of the launch window titles, http://www.digitaltrends.co... However, take it with a grain of salt, because Pikmin 3 is not going to be available at launch. Nintendo said "launch window" so you might not get all of these in November. You'll probably see Pikmin in March I'm guessing.
Me too but i'm still going to hold off until i see how the online pans out and the library builds. It doesn't matter what line-up Nintendo brings or Sony brings or Microsoft brings, the so called "hardcore" critics out there will always find something to not like. Most consumers don't spend time on game forums. So what people comment on doesn't always transpire into what the general public thinks. Personally i think the Wii U lineup is pretty strong but it still doesn't have that much in the must have department yet. To me at least. I expect we will see a very strong showing next fall when the rumored next XBOX and PS4 come out. That would be a smart move on Nintendo's part, have some strong games like Smash Bros. and by then the Wii U will be in full swing. Sony and Microsoft will likely show games in the making that are big coming out later while Nintendo should have games already available. How accurate is this topic though, they point out a picture of Bayonetta 2 but is it really cmoing out the same day as the Wii U or is it during the launch window? It's not really fair to compare past system launch games to the Wii U launch window and not the actual launch games.
That's funny because they just seem to get louder here. Nice read. I have never heard of "Kidtendo". Is that a new one lol? ...I wish my username was Kidtendo *sigh*.
there was a guy, a Sega guy back in the 16-bit wars. We worked at a movie theatre and he constantly called Nintendo "kidtendo." I doubt he was clever enough to coin that term himself. It must have come from somewhere. Or perhaps, it was a derogatory term he developed out of frustration whilst trying to balance his 32X atop his Genesis console... it was the only consolation for his folly.
We'll see. Nintendo and Microsoft will have a hard time winning the hardcore back. Besides, third-party support for the WiiU will drop like an "E" when you add an "ING" once the real next gen consoles release. Who would buy a dumbed down copy of COD and Madden Over the vastly superIor PS4 and Xbox 720 versIon.
Microsoft never lost the core gamer's, in fact Xbox 360 owners have a core title called Halo 4 launching in November. Gears Of War 3 launched last October and broke the previous Microsoft pre-order record. Microsoft successfully gained family and casual gamer's and it extended the life of the Xbox 360, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. They still put out some of the most core AAA titles each and every year, and they have had the best core year ever for XBLA this year alone. Sony tried to gain families and casuals as well, they just weren't as successful with the Move as they hoped. Now they are going to try and gain families back, which they had on lock in the last two generations. The 12 gig PS3 or whatever it is, is strictly for the casual/family gamer. Throw in the distinctive lack of really hardcore games Sony has the rest of the year, and the heavy push for "PS3 Essentials", its more then clear that Sony is trying to attract first time PS3 buyers/families/casuals. The Wii U is sold out everywhere for pre-order, you can try and downplay it all you want, Nintendo won this gen, and are launching the first next gen console. Sony and Microsoft will be 12-15 million units behind by the time they get around to launching.
Totally agree chunky, the 360 is without doubt the console of choice for hardcore gamers. Their exclusive games have hugely dedicated fanbases that last for years, unlike games like uncharted and killzone that hardly anyone plays anymore. MS may have introduced Kinect to attract the casuals but their dedication to core gamers has never waned.
Hugely dedicated fanbases? I guess you haven't heard of Little Big Planet... And what about Gran Turismo 5? People still play Killzone 2/3, Uncharted 2/3, and all the other hardcore titles. Warhawk has a cult following. As a "hardcore" gamer, I choose the system with more hardcore titles over the system with three big ones. 1.5 million online vs. 300,000 online seems big until you realize that either way, you get into a match quickly and never play the same people.
@heavenlysword GT5 and LBP communities are tiny compared to 360s exclusives. There are way more people online in forza for a start. Sony has nothing that can touch Gears and Halo in popularity. There are still loads of people playing Halo3 whereas KZ2 is a ghost town and its a newer game! Are you try to say Sony has more "hardcore" titles? Ha, you're very misguided.
Funny how when Microsoft went after the casual audience gamers give praise for them expanding the audience, but when Nintendo did it everyone called foul. This isn't a comment directed so much at you as it is to people in general. That said, on the Wii, Nintendo gave us, 2 3D Mario games, a 2D Mario game, 2 Metroid titles, a new Donkey Kong Country, 2 Kirby games, Super Smash bros., Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Sin and Punishment 2, Xenoblade, Last Story, two Fatal Frame games(Though not in America. I own the imports, however.), full Gamecube backwards compatibility, and an awesome back log of virtual console titles. I'd say that's a pretty well supported system as far as the core gamer is concerned. The problem with the Wii was that a lot of developers thought the Wii would fail and didn't give a lot of support. Then they saw how certain titles sold, and then tried to make bank on crappy shovelware titles. Good third party offerings were few and far between. Though there was a pretty good handful of great 3rd party offerings. Just nothing near the level that the PS3 and 360 enjoyed. Which is why I also own those systems.
Why must people always bring up other companies in an article?
This is debatable really. The problem is most of the Wii U line up that the "hardcore" titles are mainly 3rd party and most multiplatform. I think there is a step in te right direction with publishing bayonetta but they still have a long way to go. Nintendo really needs to start releasing mature titles along side its usual franchises
"The problem is most of the Wii U line up that the "hardcore" titles are mainly 3rd party and most multiplatform" "The problem is most of the 360 line up that the "hardcore" titles are mainly 3rd party and most multiplatform" "The problem is most of the PS3 line up that the "hardcore" titles are mainly 3rd party and most multiplatform" That is true of every console this gen. The bulk of games for core are 3rd party. How can it be a bad thing for Wii U but not for the other 2 that it also holds true for?
That is true but that isn't my point. My point is Nintendo seem to be relying on the third party to fill that mature gap which the trend has shown less exclusive and more multiplatform (unless you publish it then the garantee a game will stay exclusive is very small). Nintendo themselves are the only ones that can shake the "kidtendo" image by releasing their own mature titles (bayonetta is a nice start). Other platforms do not have this problem because they release their own mature titles which aid their image (just look at Sony. They release kids games but their image mature comes from their own games like Uncharted, Killzone). Remember Nintendo doesn't just release consoles but games too an if Nintendo want to shake the "kidtendo" image they need to start releasing their own mature titles
The Wii U is a brand new console, unlike the other two. There are more than 100 million PS3/360s out there, which means all those multiplatform titles have somewhere to be played in people's homes already. For someone who already has a 360, a PS3, or both, what motivation is there to buy a Wii U for Assassin's Creed III, or Arkham City? Not to say that the lineup isn't a good one, but it would be far more tempting if most of the heavy hitters were't available on a console many of us already own.
Hicken wrote: "Not to say that the lineup isn't a good one, but it would be far more tempting if most of the heavy hitters were't available on a console many of us already own." Well if that's the case both Sony and Microsoft better stop making PS3's and XBOX 360's, since according to you everyone already owns one. Which of course makes no sense. Also according to you, everyone gravitated from a Wii to a XBOX360 and PS3. Which of course isn't true. The Wii U is a new system and it offers unique expereinces not found on the PS3 and XBOX 360, namely the Gamepad. So of course those publishers will try and add new elements and new features to make it somewhat unique to the Wii U. So along with Nintendo franchises and a new spin on upcoming 3rd party games that could entice existing PS3 and XBOX360 owners as well. I guess now that the Wii U is coming out and it's becoming a hot item Hicken feels the need to downplay that system too. Anything that takes the PS3 out of the spotlight seems to undergo that extra layer of scrutiny from him.
And if someone has a Wii U, they can get an enhanced version of the game with extra functionality. The games it doesn't get will obviously be available on other systems. That does not however mean it isn't worth it. This generation is far more multiplatform games than exclusives. Except for the Wii, but that's for different reasons such as a lack of third party support.
Its all well and good having 'hardcore' titles at launch, but what us gamers want to see is these titles being released year after year, fou/five years down the line. Then we can truly say that Nintendo are catering for the Hardcore, right now, i have my reservations.
Welcome to the HD generation Nintendo , a bit late though.
Nintendo says hello to FULL HD video gaming not 576p/600p cough cough oh and the gamepad is just amazing and it makes alot of sense all ican say is WiiU for the win. Oh remember every1 on here said 3rd party wiiu games not even supporting 1080p well Balck ops 2/Assasins creed 3/Aliens CM,and lots more say hello and notice how the games that are supporting 1080p are the best graphics to date on any platform Hmmm,like i said before Ninty said Mario and co doesnt need 1080p to look good its not a requirement like games like Zelda/Metroid/Starfox ect.
Yet you can't BR films to watch on your WiiU. The best you can do is stream compressed dumbed down HD if it has Netflix or LoveFilm support. Well, it is a next gen console, damn well right it should do HD games considering its 6-7 years late to the party!
Well, better than any console. Not better than PC.
The problem is that most of the lineup you can get on your PS3 or 360
Ur wrong you can get half of the line up on ps3/360 but dubbed down ie Darksiders 2 on wiiu is 5 hours longer with a ton more options and better resolution same as Black ops 2 on wiiu is 1080p/60fps using higher resolution textures and lighting ect the list goes on and on Nintendo are publishing and co developing Razors edge better animations graphics and gameplay ect there isnt 1 game that is exact the same as ps3 counter part END OF think more content and better graphics on wiiu with every game announced so far.
games like Batman, Mass Effect 3 i already beat multiple times. Darksiders 2 i beat last week and put in well over 20-30 hrs into I'm not going to buy again and full $60 price tag. Ninja Gaiden i will not support because the developer shafts both PS360 gamers without fixing the major issues with those versions. these games only make sense for those who haven't bought them yet imo. so other than Mario, rayman there isn't much for me yet to shell out 350 especially when i have a lot of games to get this fall/winter. I'll purchase a Wii U next year.
Lets not lie to ourselves here. If you want the ultimate version of any game your best bet is the PC. However building an extremely powerful gaming PC will cost a lot of money which is why consoles are extremely popular. If the Wii can play Arkham City at 1080P at 60FPS with 16AA imagine what the PS4 and 720 will be able to do.
MarioStorm, Gears of Kong, Grand Theft Zelda.
after much deliberation I have took the plunge and pre ordered a black Wii U pro console.
if the line up is games we have already played years ago then count me unsilenced as that does not count in the slightest.
OHHHHHHHHH How teh internet cries have changed. GoNintendo. and before you say crap, I am a gamer and have a three systems bar the wii which I got rid of due to crap 3rd party graphics
@Metroid..... Of course you should get a better, longer, new game in the series as opposed to something you could get for PS3 & 360 4months beforehand. Your raving about a game like Darksiders 2 that Nintendo fanboys like yourself ranted about being a complete rip off of Zelda, (as well as PS fanboys saying the same about the game being a rip off of GOW). The ONLY interesting game that Wii-U has in the foreseeable future is Zombi-U, which may even sway me to get a Wii-U......But, really dude, who wants Darksiders 2 with expected, but nowhere near impressive, graphical improvements & a few extra hrs of gameplay, that the other versions are liable to get as downloadable content, when THQ realize they haven't sold enough Wii-U copies to justify extra content & improvements, which all costs extra $$$$$ in development costs. Basically LyonKing is right, we are getting nothing new with Wii-U, we are in fact getting something that we should have gotten 6yrs ago, in a console that can run games that actually look decent & are of a modern, acceptable standard. The fact is, Nintendo took everybody for a ride with Wii, it was a VERY EXPENSIVE PS2 or GC or Xbox, with a shiny white new outer coating & crappy, gimmicky, controller that was never fully realized, as it was never really meant to be, as it was just another Nintendo sales ploy to feed it's overpriced, underpowered console to the masses. Now, Nintendo are giving us a PS3 or 360, with another useless, controller aimed to get casuals wide eyed & giddy & along with the hardcore Nintendo fans, forking over another deceptively low price, as opposed to the competition.
Too much Wii-U praising..what's up ? I mean the console haven't even launched yet and already people are hyping it up like crazy ! :| I'm buying one myself,excited for it sure,but too much hyping,too much praising & defending for it is lame !
Nintendo to it's absolute credit has a very clear unified vision. MS too although slightly different in it's approach perhaps. You can look at both and understand what each brand is. Both gets results. Does anyone here know what Sony stands for these days as it seems a little lost
Sony release games. They dabble in gimmicks, but the majority of their games are still games. I just don't think they have any casual appeal anymore, try as they might and, you know, I'm OK with that. Maybe their focus will be the people who actual do buy their games.
Any company will of course go where they think the money is and Sony is no different here. I'd have bet success from Sony's plan to pump out exlusives like it's been doing and I think they made the right choice here Things have certainly changed though and I'm not sure they truly know what to do now as a result of the not exactly stellar success from these exclusives. I'm not sure they can sustain that same business plan and their casual attack really isn't working either. With this generation of change What can they honestly do next I think it's a very uncertain time for them and I question they ever truly knew what to do all this time or that it was just a case being the coolest kid on the block and they've been riding this wave- a lot of this carrying forward to now It's becoming more obvious to me that the Sony effect is being questioned by those that wonder why exactly it is they game with Sony in the first place. Just opinions but I predict a significant change next gen regards to this
We will see what happens with Playstation All Stars Battle Royale... There certainly are "core gamer" characters in the game but will the same people who played Twisted Metal and Infamous buy into it?
Its not going to silence anything.. Theres still over 30 core titles incoming that arent going on wii u.. AC & COD about all thats being released along side ps3/360.. give or take a cpl
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