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Mario Kart Wii U Confirmed for Fiscal 2013

Today, Nintendo has revealed their financial results for the year ending 31st March 2013, and amongst them are some interesting details. A detailed analysis of Nintendo’s comprehensive release would reveal exactly that which Electronic Theatre has championed over the past few years – that Nintendo has a winning strategy, despite outward appearances – but perhaps more interesting is the revelation of several titles set to appear within the current financial year. Most notably, Mario Kart for the Wii U console. (Mario Kart, Pikmin 3, Super Mario Bros. Wii U, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2, Wii Fii, Wii U)

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mii-gamer  +   945d ago
abzdine  +   945d ago
nice yes but when will Nintendo invent new IPs?
jcnba28  +   945d ago
Nintendo have over 30 IPs more than any other game developer. They don't need any new IP's because they keep reinventing them all the time.

95% of Sony and Microsoft's IP's on the other hand consist of shooting things and blowing them up...
mcstorm  +   945d ago
Nintendos IP range is big enough to not need them. The Playstation brand and Xbox brand are still new so they are still finding there feet with there own IP's. LBP is becoming the face of Sony and MC is Microsoft's face so they will build games around them. But look at what Nintendo do each gen and yes they may give the same IP's but we will only be on Mario Kart 8 yet we have had 6GT games since 1998 yet Mario Kart came out in 1992.

Its all swings and round about's when it comes to who needs new IPs and who needs to make less of a game each gen.
Brucis  +   945d ago
The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandora's Tower aren't new IPs?
BlackWolf  +   945d ago
Zangeki no Reingleiv
Disaster: Day of Crisis
Captain Rainbow
Dillon's Rolling Western

Just to name a few.
G20WLY  +   945d ago
Even just the 'old faithful' IPs at a decent rate would be nice at the moment.

This might not come out until end of March next year! It needs to be here sooner than that IMO for the sake of (existing and prospective) Wii U owners everywhere and I'd like to see a bit more commitment from Nintendo as to when this will be released.

All projects run to deadlines - stop keeping fans hanging!
Nevers0ft  +   945d ago
New IPs are fine and dandy so long as they don't get in the way of me and MarioKart! The Wii version STILL gets loads of play at my place, although Nintendoland and BLOPS2 are slowly supplanting it... This should put MarioKart back on top of the pile during our boozy game nights.
lilbroRx  +   945d ago
"@when will Nintendo invent new IPs" every year like they've done for the past 25 years.

So far they have Wonderful 101 and Crashmo this year, with Measure Up and Wii U play coming later.

2013 They will probably have Monolith's X and Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem next year.

2012 They had Pushmo, Dillon's Rolling Western and Nintendo Land last year.

2011 They had Pandora's Tower and The Last Story the year before that.

2010 Xenoblade the year before that.

2009 Excitebots the year before that.

2008 Wii Fit, Wii Chase, Wii Chess, Fatal Frame 4 the year before that.

2007 Everybody Votes, Kororinpa, Mario & Sonic at the Olympics

2006 Excite Truck, Wii Sports

(There are tons more 1st party new I.P. in those years. These are just the one's I remember.)
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Highlife  +   945d ago
this will be the only wiiu game we get this year! Mario Kart is awesome.

This is all the nintendo is good for anyway. Mario Kart and Smash Bros.
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   945d ago
I'm thrilled to death. If that doesn't turn things around I do not know what will. When the folks at Nintendo come up with new ideas they usually use their cast of chracters to express them. In my opinion.
3-4-5  +   945d ago
this means we will see a lot of it at E3 in terms of how much they might show off.
evilunklebud  +   945d ago
this might compel me to look for a used wiiU...... might.
ARESWARLORD  +   945d ago
lol your funny evilunklebud used wii U with this line up might compel me to spend the PS4 money I have saved up on Wii u games instead.
evilunklebud  +   944d ago
I was being serious... imho, this device is currently not worth the price of admission, especially with the ps4 and the 720 on the verge of dropping.
Now, if they both drop the ball, I will reconsider the wiiU.... I certainly think the wii was worth having alongside my ps3 and 360... many happy hours with Galaxy.
sway_z  +   945d ago
Wii U is probably Nintendo's worst console launch ever!!

It's been 5 months since launch and all Nintendo fans have to get excited over is another Mariokart!!

...It's time the president of Nintendo Japan resigned. His position is untenable.

I am so fortunate to have had the good sense not to have fallen for the equivalent of a enhanced Fisher Price toy.

Terrible product marketing, terrible software drought and a completely novelty based controller, of which cost the Wii U competitive specification.

I expect disagree's from some of the ignorant Nintendo clan. But look! ...Look at the big picture!!
abzdine  +   945d ago
i also think they completly missed it and i feel like they rushed to get it out way before PS4 or next xbox just like Wii. All this reminds me of Gamecube, no TV ads and poor line-up at launch but at least the Gamecube was the most powerful console when it released.

Regardeless of these problems if you look at the Wii U only as a game console it has some nice and promising features. Experience shows that Nintendo machines shouldn't be bought when they release, good games always come at least a year later, plus all the price cuts.

When i see people crying over Rayman (come on..Rayman??) exclusivity this shows how poor Wii U software is so far.
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StraightedgeSES  +   945d ago
If you have plans on getting the Wii U then why do you care what games are on the console.

I'm just saying if you are not interested in the console or have no intention of buying the console then what is the point of caring what the company does with their console? I dislike Microsoft, and don't agree with any of their business practices yet I don't go to every Xbox article to talk about how I dislike the xbox brand.
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sway_z  +   945d ago
Yes I do care....know why? ...because I was vaguely interested in getting Wii U early on, and I care about 'Gaming' on all systems in general.

I'm not having a pop at Wii U gamers, I'm having a pop at Nintendo, because they are too stubborn to learn from past mistakes.

They may be profitable, but beyond the spoils is a 'Game Culture'.

It's as if you're insinuating nobody should comment unless they purchased the product.

...But hey, if you like forking out $300 for uncompetitive hardware, waiting for what seems like ages (Sega) for the games....then don't let me stop you.
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truechainz  +   945d ago

you can't expect anyone to believe you were ever interested in the Wii U (or gaming in general for that matter) if you say stuff like the wii u is an enhanced fisher price toy. Not to mention asking the president to step down when clearly you don't know a damn thing about how video game business run
rick1woller  +   945d ago
sway_z has lost it. Theres plenty to look forward to
Moonman  +   945d ago
The worst console launch is Kinect! MS and anybody who has touched it knows that 99% of it's games are still sad.
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ChickeyCantor  +   945d ago
"It's been 5 months since launch and all Nintendo fans have to get excited over is another Mariokart!! "

Regardless of launch line up. It's been a few years since a Console mario kart.

"I am so fortunate to have had the good sense not to have fallen for the equivalent of a enhanced Fisher Price toy. "

Oh I remember that when people called the Wii a fisher price toy. Trying to start the trend again?

"I expect disagree's from some of the ignorant Nintendo clan. But look! ...Look at the big picture!!"

Insulting people for being excited for a new mario kart. THAT'S ignorant.

"I'm not having a pop at Wii U gamers, "
^ lol

"It's as if you're insinuating nobody should comment unless they purchased the product. "
Yes! Let the ignorance flow.
It's your "I know it " better attitude and telling people what they should like. You're pretty much projecting here.

"...But hey, if you like forking out $300 for uncompetitive hardware, waiting for what seems like ages (Sega) for the games....then don't let me stop you."

Oh yes, cause every console was booming with 100 triple A games from the get go. Doom Glooming too much are we?
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lilbroRx  +   945d ago
No, that would and always will be the VirtualBoy.

The Wii U has been Nintendo's second best launch.
Venox2008  +   945d ago
wow, I bet u forgot for how long PS3 didnt have many good games.. :D
AJBACK2FRAG  +   945d ago
Lol! Most of the people that own one like it. I love my Wii U and consider it Nintendo's greatest home video console to date. I should know, I own all of them. For someone who extolls the virtues of looking at the big picture you come across small minded to me. Has the Wii U had a tough launch? Of course, but what makes you you dislike it sooo much that you come to this section of N4G to tell us something we already know? You're wasting your time. Wii U owners already know it's been a tough launch. We already know about the software lull. I really want to discuss the state of the Wii U after e3 with you. Mario Kart Wii sold 6 times the number of units than Gran Tourismo five did. What does that mean for the Wii U? Good things I'm sure. Believe me Mario Kart is something to get excited for but there's already been some excellent titles to come to the Wii U with many many more to come. Oh yeah, Sony execs. called the Wii a toy for years then copied the Wii remote completely! They called it Move. They should have called it "Wii remote". Mario Kart Wii actually sol in excess of sixty million copies. Nothing to get excited about though.
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scissor_runner  +   945d ago
Ok sway attack Mario kart because we know you are affraid of it. It represents a type of hardcore gamer that was the foundation of gaming. The nerdy skilled competitive gamers that thrived in arcades.

We know we know nintendo is not cool enough for you because you are too cool. It is not about image marketing or vocal minorities on the Internet it is and always will be about gaming.

It is my understanding that pop gamers are the casual ones. They talk a lot of crap but are not into the things they talk about. Sony has a lot of pop gamers, just look at god of war sales. Sony gamers don't like a challenge they want virtual playgrounds and soccer games where every one gets a trophy.
ARESWARLORD  +   945d ago
sway_z I don't own a 3ds and I have a 360 but don't play it. Im not on those pages leaving comments on a story that has F all to do with me. I am the most hardcore games you have ever met there Sway_z old boy been playing since the beginning of Video Games. Nintendo will not disappoint it will have awesome exclusives and in my past experience true gamers will buy the system and bitches will bitch.
ARESWARLORD  +   945d ago
Also there sway_z what's with the cheep shot on Sega?
Jek_Porkins  +   945d ago
That is what we call a day one purchase where I come from, Nintendo might end up with the most exclusives this year if we get games like Baynetta 2, Mario Kart, Zelda Windwaker HD, Pikmen 3, Wonderful 101 ect..

Looking forward to E3.
ApexHell  +   945d ago
when mario kart wii sold 30+ million your damn right they want another lol.
imXify  +   945d ago
I dunno but I think it will turn out like New Super Mario Bros U. Same Wii graphics and almost nothing new.
dubal-e  +   945d ago
THIS IS HUGE, no in the words of Donald Trump its YUGE.
truthhurts7400   945d ago | Spam
gedden7  +   945d ago
Mario Kart U, 3D Mario U, Wind Waker HD, Wonderful 101, Spinter Cell U, Pikmin 3, SUPER SMASH BRO U, AND MORE!!! WOW THIS year after E3 and Holiday season is gonna be SICK for Nintendo!!!!

I can't wait!

Nintendo will easily Dominate in sales...
the worst   945d ago | Trolling | show
MNGamer-N  +   945d ago
Hopefully the online will be kick-ass, instead of hacked bullet bills all day going backwards down the track, destroying everything.
truthhurts7400   945d ago | Spam
lema008  +   945d ago
Hmmm, everyone forget about the delays Nintendo is known for? I wonder how many of the games will actually make a appearance in 2013??

The Wii U do need these games to come out this holiday season, but Nintendo first party games all releasing on time is highly unlikely given Nintendo's track record.
truechainz  +   945d ago
more like the delays gaming in general is known for
auragenz  +   945d ago
No, lema008 got it right the first time.
scissor_runner  +   945d ago
Gt5 took 5 or more years to make lol. Remember when every thing on the ps3 got delayed because of the cell lol. It took Sony 4 consoles to come up with a real update to the dual shock lol. They still don't have a solid Mario kart, Mario bros, rpg, rts, sport line, space shooter, acade racer, true platformer, a real mascot that is liked by many people, franchises that actualy sell and they still lack the game play needed for Nintendo gamers to even care let along past ps2 owners.

I'm also noticing the guys in the uk are going extra hard for the Sony brand simply because they hate ms now. If ms was no more Sony would fadeaway it seems. I always hear but but Sony had it so hard in this gen. They got what they deserve. If Nintendo some how drops the ball on their next batch of games then we will have some thing to talk about. So far the only thing that deserves that is other m lol.

Oh yeah consoles are about games not specs.
truthhurts7400   945d ago | Spam
from the beach  +   945d ago
Release it as early in the console's life-cycle as possible and profit massively for the rest of the generation - sounds like a good course of action!
kirbyu  +   945d ago
This game better not have any transforming. It's now been used in Mario Kart 7 and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Nintendo, either introduce a NEW concept, or go back to basics.
jcnba28  +   945d ago
What do you not like about transforming? I think it adds to the fun.
kirbyu  +   945d ago
Ok, but I want to go back to traditional racing.

I also like to see better cart customization than in Mario Kart 7.

In addition to parts to choose, we should get colors to the cars, and add accesories, designs, and other stuff.

Maybe let us design courses too.
maniacmayhem  +   945d ago
Please video game GOD, please let this new Mario Kart have the same simple basics as N64's MK. If they need a gimmick then bring back the Double Dash two riders. Let the tracks be the main focus of fun and replay value.

Please fix the fact that racers in third and below automatically get the better weapons regardless on how far they are in relation to the racer in second or first. Please bring back the Ghost weapon to counter racers who horde the Star or Lightning weapon for the last lap!

Please put that blue shell on the ground that way it can hit multiple racers in back of racer in the number spot.

Oh video game God I know I ask for too much but this needs to happen in order to make Mario Kart the greatness it once was after the putrid which was Mario Kart Wii!
kirbyu  +   945d ago
What are you talking about? MKW was the best one. Why does everyone act like MK64 is the greatest thing ever to happen to racing, it's boring.
maniacmayhem  +   945d ago
Dear Video Game God, please strike this heathen down for saying MK64 was boring.

MKWii was terrible, the tracks were weak compared to the past and the inclusion of motorcycles was terrible and unnecessary. They included weapons that did nothing but help a weak player get to the front of the line. None of the newer weapons added anything special other than being an invincibility type Star.

There is a reason why everyone thinks MK:64 was the best one, because it was.
Jagsrock  +   945d ago
This is the game that was missing for the Wii U's launch titles. Mario Kart is a huge system seller.
i8urCAKE  +   945d ago
mario kart on wii u ? i would have never guessed...
RTheRebel  +   945d ago
A Sony Drone with the same comment?
I would have never guessed .......................
ZeekQuattro  +   945d ago
Well played my good fellow.
MuhammadJA  +   945d ago
YAY, another Mario!
Jirachi  +   945d ago
please step up the quality mk ds and mk dd blow wii and mk 7 out of the water.

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