Nintendo Shows Off Upcoming Titles in New WiiU Direct Presentation

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Have you been feeling less than enthusiastic about the Wii U lately?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Nintendo is well aware of fan unease, and has prepared a presentation stuffed with information to get fans buzzing again.  Read on for the details, and to watch it for yourself.

In a new video posted to the official Nintendo homepage, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata offered up a wealth of information concerning what his company has planned for the Wii U this year.  The whole thing runs just over 36 minutes, but if you’re just interested in the highlights, here’s a quick rundown.  A new Yoshi game is in the works, from the makers of Kirby’s Epic Yarn.  New installments of Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. are also in development, and will be shown at this year’s E3.   Another marque franchise, The Legend of Zelda, will be getting the HD treatment when a remake of Wind Waker arrives later this year.  A behind the scenes video for Bayonetta 2 was shown, as were trailers for The Wonderful 101 and Shin-Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem.   A new game from Monolith Soft was unveiled, codenamed “X,” although it is heavily rumored to be a sequel to last year’s Xenoblade Chronicles.  Finally, Iwata addressed fan unrest concerning the Virtual Console and overall system performance.  Multiple updates are the on way to (at least somewhat) address those concerns.  Phew… there’s plenty more in the video.  Check it out below.

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For those of you who just want to skip to the Bayonetta and Monolith videos, I’ve got those for you too.  First up is Monolith…

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Now for Bayonetta…

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Soooo let me ask you something, Wii U fans… are you feeling a little more excited now?  If Nintendo is willing to show off this much new content months before E3, it’s hard to imagine the level of awesome they’re preparing to unleash on us in June.  The mind boggles.


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    Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.