The Wii U games Nintendo didn’t show at E3
Nintendo didn’t show all of its Wii U games at its E3 briefing, here are those it missed out including a surprise new title from Platinum Games
GAME & WARIO
Every new hardware needs a new WarioWareand this is Wii U’s. So why isn’t it called WarioWare? Because, we presume, its games will last a lot longer than the 3-5 seconds of that title’s “microgames”. As such, this appears to be more like Wii Play, designed to show off the capabilities of the GamePad, only with the Wario series’ distinct sense of humour. The name reminds us of Game & Watch – surely intentional – but there’s no evidence of any meaningful connection.
More an experience than a game, this title makes strong use of the Wii U GamePad, independent of the TV to explore virtual worlds by moving the GamePad around. Nintendo promises a personalised experience that can be shared with other users but it’s the potential for Pilotwings-style objectives that could transform this into more of a game.
An unexpected new title from Platinum Games (Bayonetta, MadWorld) Project P-100 sees players running around a town and recruiting an army of superheros in order to take on giant monsters. Off-screen space can be explored with the GamePad, and the extended cast of heroes, including Toilet Bowl Man and Bonzai Man, look to make this Platinum’s silliest game yet.
Expect a full summary of Nintendo’s E3 media briefing later in the night.