In its recently-released financial documents, Nintendo updated its release schedule for the Wii U in 2015 and 2016.
I think we can safely assume Project Guard and Project Giant Robot aren't going to be full-fledged games, but rather something implemented into Starfox Zero, or something similar like that. That would whittle down the Nintendo releases to only 11 for 2015 and 2016. And the list of third party releases is pretty damn bad. I'm going to buy Freedom Planet, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and Fast Racing Neo, but there really does not seem to be much to brag about in the general scheme of things, regarding game releases for the Wii U. Yup, I have a feeling the NX will, in fact, be revealed AND released next year. The Wii U is looking pretty barren right now. Well, I will have months' worth of playing with Mario Maker and Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Zelda U (if that one doesn't become a launch title for NX). All in all, I think the Wii U has had a pretty damn good run when it comes to exclusive games, but it seems it will be short-lived. Oh, well. If that's the case... NX day one buyer here. :P
The main thing against NX next year is that they don't have anyone to make games for it! EAD 1 just finished MK8, with apparently more DLC on the way EAD 2 just finished Splatoon, and two Animal Crossing spin offs EAD 4 still making Mario Maker Tokyo EAD 2 just finished 3D world and Capt. Toad. Monolith just finished Xenoblade Retro just finished DK Sora still making DLC for Smash Bros EAD 5 is still making Star Fox So like, who is making the games for this thing? I know there's multiple teams, but i don't think the NX has had games in development long enough to have them out in 2016. If this is a high-spec home console, it should take several years to make games. Also if there were dev kits out there for third parties or even finalized specs, i think we would've heard something. If the NX comes out next year, it will be another drought of a launch with little support.
Mario Kart 8 was released more than a year ago. While it's true that they have released two awesome DLC packages since then, that probably still isn't enough to occupy the whole development team. Splatoon, I'll give you that one. It was a recent release. Super Mario Maker looks to be an awesome title, but it doesn't look like a high-budget game that would need a development team of several dozens, if not hundreds, of people to make. For starters, the game engines that power it have already existed for a long time now. Super Mario 3D World was released almost 2 years ago. Captain Toad, while a full fledged game on its own, has the same graphics engine, and was released 9 months ago. Xenoblade, I give you that one, too. Relatively recent release for such a big game. Donkey Kong Country was released more than a year ago. We don't know what Retro's been doing since then. DLC for Smash Bros probably isn't something that needs the full effort of the whole development team, like Mario Kart 8's DLC. Starfox Zero, yes, still in development. I give you that one, too. And, as you said, Nintendo has more development teams. So, who really knows? I don't think it's that unlikely.
Umm.. They listed Project Guard and Project Giant Robot as games to be released in their financial documents. Why on Earth would you make a silly statement like "I think we can safely assume Project Guard and Project Giant Robot aren't going to be full-fledged games, but rather something implemented into Starfox Zero", despite having no evidence to support your opinion other than flimsy speculation by others?
Actually, Nintendo did say during their treehouse event in 2014 that that might happen.
You're right in that it's just speculation from my part. Sorry if I spoke for everyone else, when I said "we" I was just talking in general terms. However, do you not think that this is a reasonable assumption? Did you check Project Guard and Project Giant Robot? Did they seem like anything that could eventually become full-fledged Wii U titles? Heck, Nintendo said they wasn't completely sure what he was going to do with these concepts in the end, whether they would be standalone games or implemented in another game. I'm betting on the latter.
Looks like it's time to sell mine before everyone else figures out it's a dead system. I'm not holding out for a zelda game anymore.
I've never sold a system and don't get people who do ... that said, I don't own a wii u, so what's your asking price? :-)
Sold mine recently for $340 with an extra controller and some games. Definitely worth it for a system that's becoming so obsolete so fast. I'm sure the NX will have backwards compatibility with Wii U titles, and hopefully Wii titles. But it's time for Nintendo to move on.
Still some decent games coming for rest of this year worth holding onto the wifi u for, seems dead from that point on so would be the time to sell If that's your thing. Personally I hope the next machine is full backwards compatible and we can use the gamepad and stuff with it.
I wouldn't. If you plan on selling it, wait. Nintendo games are evergreen, in 5 years they'll be selling for just as much as you paid for them, if not more. I remember when i sold my gamecube as a kid when everyone else was. Now Melee goes for 60 bucks in good condition and the mario party games all go for 40-50.
I hope you do sell it. Someone else can appreciate it for what it is and the more they buy it used the more mine will be worth more and collectible later. The Wii U is the next game Cube. Still 50 or 60 bucks for that system 13 years later and its exclusives sell for more than when they were new. My copies of wonderful 101, pikmin 3, 3d world, tropical freeze, and a few others will be worth a fortune in 5 to 10 years.
If they think Zelda could save the NX lunch theyr just f××××× ;g wrong. A loot of players will go on ps4 or xbox. Afther 25 years suporting Nintendo, this time also me to.
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