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Nintendo Confirms Wii U Launch Titles, Including Mass Effect

At the Nintendo E3 conference, Nintendo today confirmed a slew of titles coming to the Wii U, presumably in time for the console's launch. There were plenty of third party and first party titles, showing Nintendo's attempt to try to prove that the Wii U is a console for both hardcore and casual gamers.

The third-party lineup of games includes Mass Effect, Batman: Arkham City (which also features extra content made just for the Wii U), Scribblenauts Unlimited, Darksiders 2, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2: Director's Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Rayman Legends, ZombiU, Just Dance 4, Rabbids Land, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Among the first party games were Super Mario Bros U, Luigi's Mansion, Pikmin 3, Wii Fit U, Game & Wario, SiNG, Nintendo Land, and Lego City: Undercover. 

  • aftcomet
    Fail launch.
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  • s3anister
    lol Mass Effect
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  • osaeed88
    This is going to end bad!
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  • aftcomet
    Look I respect Nintendo but the Wii U is stupid plain and simple.

    First of all, the games it's launching with came out half a decade ago. The majority are rehashes of already existing games.

    And then it features a stupid tablet function. IT'S NOT EVEN MULTI-TOUCH. What can you accomplish with it? Swiping your finger to move a pointer. Why don't you just use a mouse? Cheaper, more accurate.

    Sorry but there's so many wasted resources in this it's disheartening. The money poured into having a touch-display built into a controller (which also requires beefier batteries upon many things) could have better been spent on a more powerful GPU/CPU, more RAM, redesigned controller without a stupid touch screen. There could have been so many improvements.

    Dreamcast 2012: Touch!
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  • aftcomet
    Also, the system needs more dancing/fitness/singing games. E3 "ONLY" had around 20. There's clearly not enough out there.
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  • beardguy
    Call me crazy, but I can see some really cool things being done with the tablet if implemented properly. At least Nintendo is trying to be innovative. Even if the Wii U fails, it could easily setup the future for some other brilliant console ideas that are similar (even if it's not Nintendo).

    Motion controls were just the beginning. I can't wait to see what the future of gaming holds. If every maker just stuck to the 2 plain controllers and a console, gaming would never evolve.
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  • aftcomet
    beardguyCall me crazy, but I can see some really cool things being done with the tablet if implemented properly. At least Nintendo is trying to be innovative. Even if the Wii U fails, it could easily setup the future for some other brilliant console ideas that are similar (even if it's not Nintendo). Motion controls were just the beginning. I can't wait to see what the future of gaming holds. If every maker just stuck to the 2 plain controllers and a console, gaming would never evolve.
    You're right, the next evolutionary step for Mass Effect is becoming like Dance Central 2.

    HDR, Tessellation, and Environments that change and react in real-time are a thing of the past.

    See, instead of pressing a button, I'd much rather say a phrase and wave my arms to accomplish the exact same thing.
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  • beardguy
    You clearly need to use more imagination more to envision whats possible. Maybe current attempts to evolve gaming are lame, but not as lame as keeping things exactly the same and only improving hardware specs.
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  • lightofhonor
    @aftcomet Half a decade old games? Which? It's Mass Effect 3, 3 months old, Batman, about 8 months but has new content, Trine 2, 6 months but has new content, and Ninja Gaiden which is 3 months old and has new content. So all these games will be under a year when the U launches, and almost all are enhanced.

    Second: Multitouch was never confirmed or denied. There is resistive multitouch.

    Third: It's the most powerful console... if you want better, buy a PC.


    But I guess haters going to hate.
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  • Antimatter79
    lightofhonor@aftcomet Half a decade old games? Which? It's Mass Effect 3, 3 months old, Batman, about 8 months but has new content, Trine 2, 6 months but has new content, and Ninja Gaiden which is 3 months old and has new content. So all these games will be under a year when the U launches, and almost all are enhanced. Second: Multitouch was never confirmed or denied. There is resistive multitouch.Third: It's the most powerful console... if you want better, buy a PC.But I guess haters going to hate.
    The article doesn't cite Mass Effect 3, only Mass Effect. Besides, a large part of the enjoyment of the Mass Effect series is following the story line and importing your character across all three games, not starting with the last game of the series, with arguably the worst ending of all. So either way it will suck. Bring out the first Mass Effect years after the game came out = fail. Launch with ME 3 and not having the ability to bring in your character from the first two games = fail. On another note, any new dance games in 2012 and beyond....fail fail FAIL!
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