The Wii U may not be as popular as the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean it can’t give its owners some truly awesome games. Nintendo can perhaps boast more exclusive titles than any other console. The below list comprises of the top five Nintendo releases we’re looking forward to in the coming year.
1. Super Smash Bros. (October 2014)
One of the most popular series by Nintendo finally sees its introduction on the Wii U. This is a must-have title for Nintendo fans as it features an all-star cast of characters including everyone’s favorite plumber Mario, Link from Zelda, Pokémon X and Y, and even the dog and bird from the classic NES title Duck Hunt. The fun will never stop as these characters go head-to-head against each other in Super Smash Bros.
2. Bayonetta 2 (October 2014)
The first Bayonetta was an awesome and stylish hack-and-slash game featuring a female warrior ‘Bayonetta’ on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Bayonetta 2 will be exclusive to the Wii U, and considering Nintendo’s core demographic of casual gamers, this one comes as a bit of a surprise. Our heroine now has a new hairdo and attire and looks seriously hot. Bayonetta 2 comes with two-player mode and the return of the series’ signature action-style gameplay.
3. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (November 2014)
Although multi-platform this title should appeal to gamers of all ages. Batman joins forces with his DC comrades to take on the villainous Brainiac. Over 150 unlockable characters are included from the Justice League and Lego including Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy (among others). Downloadable content (DLC) featuring characters from Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy and Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ universe will not however be available on the Wii U.
4. Watchdogs (November 2014)
Ubisoft released their answer to the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ series earlier this year to some serious positive acclaim. The game will combine sandbox style open-world action with the ability to hack into the system that controls the city, since everyone and everything is connected. Hopefully Ubisoft has improved the driving controls that were a little stiff on other platforms. For those who thought the Wii U is for kids, think again. The Wii U has grown up!
5. Mario Party 10 (expected 2015)
The party never stops when Mario is in town. The best part is that only Nintendo can make Mario games and for this reason alone the Wii U is worth it. The games are unique and fun and we’re sure Mario Party will be no different. Mario returns for a record tenth time in a virtual board game full of other, mini-games. THIS is the one to get.