The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World, StarFox, Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Nintendo gave us a fantastic 2014 for the Wii U, and is looking like 2015 is going to be great too! But what exactly can we expect to see?
Splatoon is Nintendo’s latest IP, and it’s looking up to be a very unique Third-Person Shooter with platforming elements and customization. We’re particularly excited to see what it has to offer since it’s taking the summer spot that Mario Kart 8 took last year.
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Yoshi’s Woolly World is the first Yoshi title on a Nintendo home console since Yoshi’s Story back on the Nintendo 64, and it seems like it’s its first true sequel, the yarn textures on the game look gorgeous, and the 2-player co-op will probably bring the game to a high replay value.
The game was originally going to come out last year, but due to some delays it has been pushed to 2015, which is nice considering we won’t be getting many Nintendo 2D platformers this year.
Have you ever wanted to create your own Super Mario Bros. level? Well, Mario Maker is exactly that! It allows you to create levels from the most iconic 2D platformer Super Mario games, which revealed so far are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros U; which are arguably the most iconic in the whole series.
We aren’t so sure about the format of this game though, if it doesn’t get more options, or some sort of story mode or a set list of levels created by the developers, it’s probably going to be an eShop-only title or a budget release like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker when it came out last year.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Xenoblade Chronicles is arguably one of the best RPG’s for the Wii, and is no surprise that the reveal of a sequel on the Wii U has fans already hyped for it.
Weather we’ll be seeing again characters like Shulk is yet to be confirmed, but the gameplay seems familiar enough to make us feel safe, and the visuals stunning, and the story interesting enough to keep us excited.
Star Fox is easily one of the most recognizable franchises by Nintendo, and yet, is one that has had very few releases, and of those releases, some are very experimental like Star Fox Adventures, and it has so little releases, that the last true Star Fox game on a Nintendo home console came out back on the GameCube in 2005.
Another odd thing about it is that we know very little of it, in fact, there is no screen shots, not even a logo or teaser to go on from, that’s why we picked promo art from Star Fox 64 3D, all we know is that it’ll take advantage of the Wii U Gamepad’s features like the Touchscreen and the Gyro-sensor.
The Legend of Zelda
Even though we got an HD remake and a spin-off, the upcoming Zelda title marks the first true Zelda on the Wii U. and boy it’s shaping out to be a spectacular game!
Beautiful landscapes, exploration, huge open world, dungeons, and it takes advantage of the Wii U Gamepad in ways similar to the WindWaker HD.