Pikmin 3. Awesome.
What about last year when you said you wanted to appeal to the hardcore gamer?
What else do you have?
Batman: Arkham City. Cool cool.
Zombi U. This looks good. I’m liking what I’m seeing here, BUT I will hold my real opinions on the game until I play it. There was another game I was interested in playing before a Nintendo console launch that looked better in the trailer than it actually turned out.
Nintendo, come on. You’re holding out.
What else do the third parties have for us?
This is when I felt like something was off about the presentation. Last year, Nintendo was standing up and saying, we’re a console for everyone, and we want to bring the hardcore gamer back to us. Then you show us this. Why would you allow that? You could have skipped the casual stuff and shown it on the show floor. People will buy it regardless. If we're trying to bring the "hardcore gamer," we need something strong.
Then New Super Mario Bros U. Cool, a new Mario game, but isn’t this identical to the one that’s already on Wii? I mean, it looks incredibly similar...
|One is from Wii and the other from Wii U? Can you tell?|
Why are we talking about the 3DS here when there was a reserved 3DS Conference the next day? This particular presentation should have focused solely on the Wii U.
Still, no release date. No console specifications. Just more focus on the controller, which yes, is cool, but what else? We want more info!
Instead, you decided to focus most of the time on Nintendoland, which is fine. It’s a new game and all, but this conference showed us all something. You weren’t entirely honest about your “we want the hardcore crowd back.”
This conference showed me that the Wii U wishes to hold on to the casual audience with family games, and sprinkle some more mature rated titles in the mix as well. Guess what? The Wii already did that, and it was not taken seriously by most gamers. I suppose now there will be a lot of PS3 / XBOX 360 ports, but is that enough to win people over?
What’s really different about the Wii U other than:
- Tablet Controller
- HD Graphics
- More powerful than the Wii