Never fear, upcoming Wii U games are here – including some much-loved karting action, and a farting alien.
The Wii U has been having a hard time of it of late, with the success of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 overshadowing the sometimes forgotten Nintendo console. But, it’s alright, there are some great looking games coming out for the Wii U in 2014, and we’re here to give you the lowdown on our most anticipated titles. You can check out part one of this series over here, but if you’ve already seen that, let’s crack on with part two below.
Mario Kart 8 - 30 May 2014
The classic kart racer returns for its first lap on the Wii U. Hover your thumb over the accelerator in anticicipation of a perfectly-timed powerstart, making sure your shells and banana skins are primed. For the first time in a Mario Kart game, you’ll be able to play as all of Bowswer’s minions, as well as the usual classic characters like Mario and Yoshi, of course. Check out the newly released trailer for the game below. “Yahoo!”
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty – TBA 2014
The classic flatulent platformer returns for a new HD generation. Originally released in 1997, Abe’s Oddysee was highly-acclaimed, winning many awards, and this remastered version will expand on original in a lot of ways. “Follow me” and have a look at the GDC 2014 gameplay trailer below... *parp*.
Hyrule Warriors (working title) – TBA 2014
Originally teased towards the end of 2013 during a Nintendo Direct presentation, Hyrule Warriors has little known about it. What we do know however, is that it’s set to be a Dynasty Warriors-esque game set in The Legend of Zelda universe, and that’s more than alright with us. The teaser trailer below will get you suitably excited, I hope.
Yarn Yoshi official title not yet announced) – TBA 2014
Another obscure Wii U game here, revealed in a Nintendo Direct presentation back on 23 January 2013. The new yarn-inspired title is Yoshi’s first dedicated adventure on a Nintendo console since 1998’s Yoshi’s Story for the N64. Take a look at the snippet of footage from the last year’s presentation below.
Game footage courtesy of Nintendo3DS Youtube Channel taken from the Nintendo Direct presentation
Do any of the above titles put you at ease for the Wii U’s future? What else are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.