I haven’t hidden the fact that Nintendo, more or less, failed to talk me into thinking that I needed a Wii U in my life. With a lack of pricing, release date, launch titles or simply titles that I would actually be excited for, I’m currently in the ‘eh, I can wait’ camp.
Nintendo, however, currently has a Wii U Event scheduled to take place on September 13th in New York City, in which they plan on going into more detail about “how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment.” This could mean any number of things, but will the end result be enough to get more people to start preparing their homes for the Wii U? Personally, I hope it will be, because I want Nintendo to come out swinging. And that means giving everyone all the details they’ve been asking about and so many other details and surprises that people will begin telling Nintendo to shut up and keep some things to themselves.
Since Nintendo is supposed to be aiming for a holiday 2012 release, this may be their last chance to get such crucial information out there. Have they been paying attention to the release calendar for this year? There’s a lot of stuff heading our way and not enough money to do it all. A set release date and price could be the deciding factor between a purchase and a pass for many consumers.
It should be well known that Nintendo has the potential to make big announcements and reveals—remember that random Nintendo Direct when the 3DS XL was shown? And they already have Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Zombi U and Rayman Legends, so it’d be pretty decent of them to tease (or full on show) what else they’ve got in store for us. If they want to talk about how the Wii U will change gaming and entertainment, its online capabilities need to be one of their main topics of discussion, as well as a number of reasons to justify its existence. It’s one thing to have online access with your system, but it’s another matter entirely to get people to like it.
All that being said, we have a little under a month to speculate on what will actually go down at the Wii U event, so just about anything is fair game. I’m hoping for some Super Smash Bros. details; as far off as that is. Is that too much to hope for?
Kyree didn't have an N64 or Dreamcast as a kid (so sad) and he doesn't remember finishing any of his PlayStation games, but skip to the PS2/GC/Xbox era and everything changed. He hasn't been outside to play tag in forever, but he can recall playing way too much Smash Bros. and even more Kingdom Hearts; seriously, he can recite lines from it. I think he may have a problem.
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