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Submitted by stormtrooper 969d ago | opinion piece

Where are all the 1st Party Titles Nintendo?

With the Wii U out for several months it’s disappointing that there aren't very many 1st party titles. Since the Wii U’s release Nintendo has had to cut the price just to keep the system alive. If they don’t start releasing these titles soon the system could be forgotten before it even gets going. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Y_5150  +   969d ago
I can bet money Nintendo is going to have an all out crazy spew of first party games being announced @E3! If not, well they would be screwed. But again, they will show some BIG ONES!!!
chrispseuphoria  +   969d ago
I'm hoping for Super Smash Bros to release this Holiday. If they have this, I'm buying a Wii U.
guitarded77  +   969d ago
I'm excited to see what the next Zelda and Metroid are going to look like.

IDEA: If Nintendo would implement a trophy/achievement system, and add them to virtual console games, that would create a new incentive for us to replay many of them, and ease the waiting period we're in right now. I'd love to unlock some virtual awards in TLZ, Super Metroid and Mario Kart. It'd bee cool if there were Mii unlockables too.
MikeMyers  +   968d ago
Of course they will have a strong showing of content at E3. They knew the PS4 and Xbox were going to be hitting soon so they will have to have something to distract them.

What we have is basically Nintendo trying to let 3rd party publishers have some breathing room by not over-crowding the line-up with 1st party games and hurting the chances for them. In reality it could have been Nintendo relying on die-hard fans to keep the system afloat that buy new systems regardless of software line-ups. That is very risky mind you as it creates a negative image to your platform which is where we are now. The Nintendo Direct video tried to help but the problem is we still don't have much in terms of actual release dates for the bigger games.

Delays and long droughts between bi releases have always been a problem for Nintendo. I thought that they would have learned by now and them partnering with other developers like Platinum would help ease that. Apparently not.
showtimefolks  +   969d ago

they already announced bunch of stuff, the issue is most of it is in development but isn't due out anytime soon

why didn't nintendo prepare better for this? how can they launch a system without any support from their 1st or 2nd party studios? PS3 was the same way too

why do these game companies launch systems than ask us to wait few years before games start to come out on regular bases? by now someone should figure this out that a new system needs games

i hope MS and sony do better job of it with ps4 and next xbox

what hurts nintendo even more is they are famous for not getting 3rd party support so that's what hurts too, they have done nothing to improve their relationship with 3rd party publishers

when the biggest game of the year GTA5 isn't coming to your console along with a lot of other games than you need to fix something

i think nintendo was counting on the gamepad to sell wiiu, you see nintendo that's there problem casual gamers move on to other products while we the core gamers are here to stay

MS will get a rude awakening with kinect 2

home gaming console above all other apps,features need games and if you can't deliver than it will be a long gen
Y_5150  +   969d ago
They didn't announced enough Nintendo First Party titles that are coming out this year yet for the Wii U. The 3DS is getting the love right now!
delboy  +   969d ago

Trophy/achievement is ok for 3rd party games, but Nintendo games doesn't actually need them.
They have in game rewards like secret levels, and this is far better than a virtual trophy reward.
guitarded77  +   969d ago
Well, you can have those too? Just because a feature is added doesn't mean any other feature has to suffer. I've probably played the original Legend of Zelda some 50+ times through. I love the game, and still try to do an annual playthrough. Adding a trophy system to Virtual Console games would ass a whole new dynamic not just to new games, but classics like these. Beating Ganon is an accomplishment that many gamers would want to share... and for those who don't care about trophies/achievements... no biggie, just don't pay any attention to them.
3-4-5  +   969d ago
They are being developed. Good games take time.
Abash  +   969d ago
On the 3DS. In fact thats why I have yet to buy a Wii U, I get my Nintendo fix with SM3DL, Kid Icarus: Uprising, MK7, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and so on.
PopRocks359  +   969d ago
This would have been a better question before six games within that category were confirmed during a Direct conference. Release dates are another story though. We'll probably hear more either during another Direct or perhaps E3.

Also... "Since the Wii U’s release Nintendo has had to cut the price just to keep the system alive."

Uh... Nintendo never cut the price of the console as far as I know. Retailers did, and that cut was temporary.
LastXeno  +   969d ago
All of the main franchises have been confirmed for E3 (Mario, Zelda, Retro Studios, Xeno, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, etc).
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gamefiles  +   969d ago
retro studios? doin what? you know somtin??
jcnba28  +   969d ago
Retro Studios are building a new engine for Wii U as well as working on an unannounced title. I hope it's another Metroid fpa.
LastXeno  +   969d ago
Retro Studios was pulled last year. It's given their Metroid/ Star Fox/ New IP will be shown in 2 months or earlier via Nintendo Direct.
Dj7FairyTail  +   969d ago
A game that everyone want them to do.
What Devs did they hired
Naughty Dog, Vigil Games, Bungie and Crytek.

What do everyone want Metroid Prime 4.
What have they work on Metroid Prime 1-3 and Hunter and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

They already said they are not doing DKCR sequel. Since Monster Games are doing a 3DS port.

Star Fox will most likely be done by
Nintendo EAD or Platinum Games.

So what leave them. Metroid Prime 4 and it possible that they are working on a new IP.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   968d ago
I would want Post Metroid Samus Game.

I would rather the game just explore the Bounty Hunter in a Deus Ex. sort of way.
Maybe Metroid Prime with Other M/Splinter Cell/ GTA components.

The only other games I would think the insane amount of talent could be working on is and it be something everyone wants is:

Raven Blade (cancelled)
Eternal Darkness 2 (critically acclaimed cult classic)
Metroid Dread
Phil32  +   969d ago
Excited not just for E3, but hopefully a new Wii U-related Nintendo Direct!
admiralvic  +   969d ago
If you're going to make an editorial on a simple topic like this, the least you can do is make it right...

First off, the Wii U is not riding the Wii's success as the writer claims. What is actually a mirror of what they tried with the 3DS, which proves it's just a stupid business move (since the exact same thing is happening to the Wii U that happened to the 3DS...). While the Wii U would certainly benefit from more games (like Rayman Legends =.=) or first party titles like the author suggests (Pikmin 3!), the system also suffers from some other major problems besides the lack of games.

The thing is, people aren't over the "gimmicks" per se, Nintendo has just done a terrible job marketing the system. There have been numerous examples of people misunderstanding what exactly the Wii U is and a lot of people think it's just another add on for the Wii. Combine this with an overall lack of advertisement (I saw some confusing commercials at launch, but thats it), developers admitting they have no clue what to do with the gamepad, core gamers waiting for games that matter (Bayonetta 2) or a price drop and you have an understanding of whats going on.
InTheZoneAC  +   969d ago
can nintendo finally announce a full fledge gameboy like pokemon game for the wii u like x and y.

The 3ds is ruining x and y with the graphical limiations.

either keep it top down like previous iterations or go all out with a clean 3d world.
TheSkullkid  +   969d ago
Nintendo is showing mercy on the competition. If Nintendo released more than one first party title for the Wii U, it would spell armageddon for the 720 and PS4 before they even got the chance to launch. As inevitable as Sony's and Microsoft's ass whooping will be, Nintendo wants at least SOME challenge as minor and weak as it will be.
grassyknoll  +   969d ago
You are obviously 13 or under.
Whymii  +   969d ago
Although I can see where you get that impression, I seriously doubt a 13 year old uses reasonably correct grammar and punctuation. Not to mention correctly spells words like Armageddon and inevitable.

In fact, as deluded as he may be, at least he can write a coherent sentence, which is more than what can be said for most posters here. Perhaps deluded is too harsh, maybe incredibly optimistic is kinder.
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R00bot  +   969d ago
Haha, I wish.

Nintendo is constantly working on games, they never hold a finished game back to give mercy on the competition. Most companies want to have a monopoly, so if it was within Nintendo's grasp they wouldn't hold back.

Although I do expect quite a showing at this years E3, what with Smash Bros. screenshots, 3D Mario, Wind Waker HD, "X", Pikmin 3, and possibly more (mario kart?). Along with third parties and such, if they don't have a good E3 showing and the PS4 comes out with big triple A games then Nintendo may be in trouble.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   969d ago
They are not ready.Probably being saved for Fall and holiday season if they get out Mario Kart or smash bros around the holiday wiiUs will fly off the shelves.
Neko_Mega  +   969d ago
They need to hurry or people will stop caring, I wish the would redo ZombiU for the Wii U's pro controller.
illustratedDEO  +   969d ago
Not entirely sure the ball was in Nintendo's court in the first place, i mean come on what the heck is a launch window and where heck is their first party WiiU titles.In other News if people are checking out NeoGAF or the tweet-feeds Microsoft will begin weeding out their irresponsible dough bag ass hats starting with Adam Orth if their planning on not breaking the silence concerning next gen news until E3 2013.
truechainz  +   969d ago
Dumb article. This was answered in the direct months ago. If you want them to rush their IP's then you can bet they won't be as good. The HD transition is clearly giving them more trouble than they expected. They should have been better prepared for it, but they weren't. If you want Nintendo titles you are gonna have to wait. Otherwise don't waste time writing dumb articles like these and play something else until they come out.
BitbyDeath  +   969d ago
Would be awesome if they announced they had bought RARE back at E3. That'd probably win E3 or at least be pretty close.
R00bot  +   969d ago
Where are the 1st party games? In development. Nintendo takes their time with software. Just look to Pikmin 3, for example.
BuffMordecai  +   968d ago
If they announce a bunch of games at E3 I'll buy one, but as of now the game drought has been terrible.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   968d ago
I have been saying this since N64.

Nintendo needs a GameCube in every Genre.

They need another consistent-in-quality (gen after gen) exclusive FPS.

"Golden Eye" (Rare)
and It's Spiritual Sequel
"Perfect Dark" (Rare)

Where great and ground breaking shooters.
Some of Joanna Dark's Gadget were insane for a console of that power.

GC's n-Space dev. "Geist" was also a good attempt for a Shooter-esq.

They also need a contemporary open world title.
Like GTA.

This way they can grow the audience for these types of games on their own consoles, even if it takes several generations.
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