Nintendo showed some good stuff at their Wii U Preview Event in New York this past Thursday. For one, we finally got a definitive release date of Nov.18th and a price for two versions of the Wii U (8GB is $299, 32GB is $349). NintendoTVii was shown off for a bit and aims to give us another means to watch TV and Movies, and we also got some games. Like, a lot of games. All of which are scheduled to release between November 18th and the end of March. Nice of Nintendo to tell us all this stuff with only two months until the Wii U’s release, but two months can be more than enough time if you use it properly.
Still, all of those games on the Wii U’s launch list, combined with its price tag, confirmed one thing for me:
It couldn’t hurt to wait some more.
Don’t get me wrong, Rayman Legends, ZombiU and the title formerly known as Project P-100, The Wonderful 101, look like a ton of fun. And, had I played the first Bayonetta and loved it, Bayonetta 2 would probably be a hard thing to pass up, but, as it stands, there’s nothing there that gets me all hot and bothered and foaming at the mouth. If you do get one at launch, then hey, more power to you. Go forth and journey into the world with your Wii U Gamepad in hand, er, hands. There’s just nothing there that I, myself, want. Yet. Nintendo is keeping its word when it comes to doing better with 3rd party support though; so you can’t rightfully fault them for that.
I’m just waiting for the ‘big stuff’ or, at the very least, some info on them. Maybe even a tease would’ve sufficed. I think I’ve mentioned before how Zelda, Pokémon or Smash Bros. were what I’m waiting on but, with the exception of Smash, nothing has been said about any of them. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive with no release date, but Nintendo still managed to make a teaser trailer for it. Then again, it is Platinum Games, so it’d be in your best interest to promote them.
All in all, I like how Nintendo’s Preview Event went, in terms of info. I still don’t see me buying one during, or around, it’s launch, as I’ll be just fine playing the waiting game with a PS3/Xbox 360, but if you told me you wanted one because there were games on it that you really wanted, I couldn’t blame you.
I still think $300/$350 is a tad bit high though, and the Wii U coming out in November doesn’t make the Fall gaming season any easier to brave.
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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Nintendo showed some good stuff at their Wii U Preview Event in New York this past Thursday. For one, we finally got a definitive release date of Nov.18th and a price for two versions of the Wii U (8GB is $299, 32GB is $349). NintendoTVii was shown off for a bit and aims to give us another means to watch TV