Most Promising Exclusive Wii U Games of 2014 and Beyond

"Join BootHammer as we take a look at the most promising exclusive games currently being worked on for the Nintendo Wii U. The console has certainly struggled to gain momentum but this year looks to change all that with fantastic titles coming from both Nintendo and other talented developers. Get ready to dust off the GamePad and get busy with a nice variety of games ranging from impressive RGP's to high paced brawlers." - BootHammer

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TomShoe3092d ago

If MK8 and Smash Bros. don't boost sales, I don't know what will.

randomass1713092d ago

X might help it. Titanfall boosted Xbox One. I can see a hardcore game like X helping wii U.

DarthZoolu3092d ago

Nintendo needs to make the next Zelda appeal to the same people that love SKYRIM. If Nintendo would make Metroid and Zelda way way way more ambitious. They need to focus on the hardcore crowd that spends more on games because we give systems legs. I get most of the AAA titles and I already have a WiiU but its a dust magnet right now.

ritsuka6663092d ago

Nintendo needs to make the next Zelda appeal to the same people that love SKYRIM'''

Nahhh... Thanks but no thanks.

ABizzel13092d ago

I agree with everything except Hyrule Warriors, which I simply can't see being anything more than another Dynasty Warriors, but this time starring Link and his arsenal of weapons. It'll probably sell decently (500k), but I just can't see it being more than another average Dynasty Warriors, with hopefully a good Zelda twist (not holding my breath).


X, isn't really going to help sell the Wii U. It might bring in some sells simply because it looks epic, and could be a great JRPG if done right. But considering Xenoblade struggled to break 1m on the Wii with its 80m install base at the time, I don't see it helping Wii U, especially if Mario Kart and Smash don't do it, which are consistently smash hits for Nintendo, with both selling over 7 million copies on the GameCube even though it was struggling.

Kart & Smash = 7 million sales on worse selling Nintendo console.
Xeno = 1 million sales on best selling Nintendo console.

Unfortunately I think Mario Kart and Smash will be the make or break for Nintendo. Kart will bring a huge sales boost, then we'll have to see how long it last. If it drops off quickly before E3, then we'll probably get another price drop later in the year before Smash Bros. And if Smash sales drop off quickly even with another price drop or cheaper SKU, then Nintendo is going to call it off for the Wii U.

There's one other game that could really ignite the Wii U sales, and that's a good home console Pokemon with a good online mode / Pokemon MMO. Even being bold enough to make Pokemon Z a Wii U exclusive would help.

Nintendo can get back in this if they launch Kart in May, and show up to E3 with Bayonetta looking amazing, X looking amazing, Smash looking amazing, A real 3D Mario single player looking amazing, Star Fox looking amazing, Metroid looking amazing, A few New IP's and some refresh (F-Zero / Kid Icarus / Earthbound), and that Pokemon game, and the Wii U is saved.

If they pull their E3 2013 stunt then we might as well wait for the next console -_-

thehobbyist3092d ago

Bayonetta 2, the new Zelda that's confirmed to be at this year's E3. There's still stuff. Oh, and the inevitable Mario Party game. Those always sell.

Monster_Tard3092d ago

A known hacking group is close to making a device to play backed up Wii-U games. I'm not condoning piracy but it would bump console sales.

Monster_Tard3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Oh okay, very insightful reason as to why it wont.

BlackWolf3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Well, let me help you with the insight. It could help bump the hardware sales, but it will detriment the software sales.

Nintendo and whoever makes games for the console will have their games hacked, and pirated, so they would not see income from that. They'll lose some money, and any 3rd party left will see more risk in making games for the console. So, in the long run, it's not a good idea.

Monster_Tard3092d ago

Hence why i said console sales and not games sales, this is not something I'm suggesting, it's something that is happening. =/

wonderfulmonkeyman3092d ago

And Nintendo will find a way to shut it down, or to upgrade the firmware in the console so that said devices won't be recognized anymore.

Which will likely lead to problems with other products that legit consumers use with the system.

Once again, hackers become the reason why we can't have nice things...

Monster_tard53092d ago

@wonderfulmonkeyman Nintendo wont find a way to stop them once they are already too far in. Nintendo couldn't stop it on the Wii or DS, MS didn't stop it on 360 and Sony didn't stop it on the PS3 or PSP, Sadly the hackers are winning.

wonderfulmonkeyman3092d ago

The Wii U is a whole different case than the Wii, though, thanks to the Gamepad.
That's going to be significantly harder to do a work-around for than the motion controls of the Wii.
This is a new gen with stronger security.
Game face, boys. Hackers won't always win.

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3-4-53092d ago

* Every game will help boost sales in the short & long term.

* Right away, there will be an initial boost in sales from every somewhat major game that is released.

* The more games that are released, the more appealing the console becomes in the long term from a buyer's perspective.

* Every game matters, every game counts, for every system.

greenlantern28143091d ago

They might gives sales a push but all the wiiu owners are the ones waiting these games I know I have been wanting MK8. I want some of these games but idk they will push consoles. Nintendo needs an aggressive advertising campaign that shows people the wiiu is different and new.

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kraideral3092d ago

Good lineup but the Wii U needs a new IP

randomass1713092d ago

*Ahem* Wonderful 101 and X.

LOL_WUT3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Something that caters to the west! ;)

Concertoine3092d ago

Why do people keep saying X is a new IP? Its most likely a new Xeno game

Geekman3092d ago

Miyamotos working on it.

iplay1up23092d ago

Zombi U, is not Nintendo, but you can't play it anywhere else and it is a new IP.

chronoforce3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

I agree Ninty should invest in more new IP but gamers have a bad habit of being very unrewarding in regard to new IP. Nobody really purchased wonderful 101 which actually attempted to use the game pad in ways other than a map,inventory or mini-games. the you-tube channel The Game theorists does a good job of explaining the disconnect between the "Innovation is dead!" mantra many people including developers seem to take and the actual spending habits of gamers.

As for Nintendo, their gamers are the worst offenders and seldom reward Nintendo for creating new franchises take a look at the GameCube. look at the 2D Mario games which are very derivative yet seem to sell way more than 3d titles which are by far more innovative.

It is sad that people disagreed with you, then they hurl insults at call of duty fans.

marloc_x3092d ago

Aww..I enjoy Wonderful 101 and Finest Hour for my Gamecube is my favorite of the four COD titles I own across three Nintendo consoles. Don't paint us all in one stroke chrono :)

wonderfulmonkeyman3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

Small example right there.
Nintendo HAS new IP's.

People just don't want to freaking LOOK for them, let alone give them a chance!

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Whatsupdog3092d ago

Dont own a Wii U, but Bayonetta 2 might just be the game that pushes me towards it!

randomass1713092d ago

Psst, get Smash! It's also super fun and fast paced. ;D

KonsoruMasuta3092d ago

I want to know about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem!

randomass1713092d ago

^This! we haven't seen so much as a screenshot since the teaser trailer. :( Must know more!

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory3092d ago

that because when it was announced it barely started development

Drithe3092d ago

The Wii U has some good games. It has more great games on it than the PS4 and Xbox One combined. Mario Kart is gonna rock. So will Zelda.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans3092d ago (Edited 3092d ago )

"It has more great games on it than the PS4 and Xbox One combined." I hat when people say something that dumb. The Wii U has been out for over a year now, and its just starting to get good games slowly. The PS4 and XB1 have been out for 4 hold months so what do you expect ?

OT: The Wii U has a solid lineup this year, not amazing but decent. Hopefully at E3 they announce some more good games. I want to see Zelda U, a new Metroid, and Super Mario Sunshine 2.

thehobbyist3092d ago

Good news, Wii U Zelda confirmed for E3 2014

Realplaya3092d ago

Don't forget to add that Nintendo has been making games in HD for a year so that.

Also don't downplay the lineup for 2014 for a company a year in that is amazing.

But I hope there is a mario galaxy 3 announced along with with some surprises.

Benjaminkno3092d ago

Except WiiU has Wii's entire catalog. So it's not that dumb.

And Nintendo is gravitating more towards Indie games, which is quickly becoming the future of gaming. And WiiU supports Indie games better than any other, least from my point of view.

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