We got a flood of Wii U Game News this week and it’s time to break it down to see what’s new, what’s coming, and what’s canceled.
Rumor Alert: Some news outlets were reporting that Nintendo plans to stop manufacturing the Wii later this year, but so far, reports say the contrary. The company only moved about 4,500 units in Japan last week so could be the reports prove true, just as a later time? Maybe.
Pokemon Snap – Japan will get a new Pokemon game on the Wii U. The game, Pokemon Snap, is a photography-based game that is similiar to a shooter, where players take pictures of Pokemon rather than ..shoot things. The last Pokemon Snap game was released for N64 nearly 17 years ago, so fans are anxious to see the new update. Unfortuantely, reports say not to look foward to the game arriving in the States anytime soon.
Digital Lineup – Nintendo just revealed their digital lineup for Wii U and here’s what you can expect:
Lovely Planet – “With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you’re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet. If you downloaded the demo during the [email protected] promotion, you can save 15 percent off your purchase of ‘Lovely Planet’ until May 5, 2016. Click here to see a trailer for the game.”
Pokkén Tournament – Demo Version – “Try before you buy! In this free demo, battle Pokémon in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the ‘Pokkén Tournament’ champion.”
Mario Super Sluggers – “Missed out on this fun Wii game? You can now download it directly on the Wii U system! Rookies and veterans alike will be swinging for the fences in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote controller like a bat, or use a pitching motion to test your strike power from the mound. Play ball with up to four players, and select from nine unique stadiums – everything from an ice-filled castle to an urban cityscape. (additional accessories required; sold separately)”
Sales: Wii U games 99Moves, Baila Latino, and Luv Me Buddies Wonderland are currently on sale, while Stone Shire’is 50 percent off (reduced to $1) 9 a.m. PT on April 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1, and Canvaleon’ is 50 percent off (reduced to $4.95) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.
Canceled Games/DLC: Missed a canceled game announcement? Here’s the latest canceled games. Brandon Sheffield of Necrosoft Games canceled the company’s Gunhouse game that was planned for Wii U. Meanwhile, it was reported that Super Smash Brothers 4 is unlikely to receive an update or DLC, which some say points to the upcoming arrival of Super Smash Brothers 5.
Upcoming Games and DLC: Paper Mario: Color Splash is coming to the Wii U, the fifth in the Paper Mario series. Stay tuned for a more solid release date!
Also out this week is the new Nintendo mobile game Miitomo, which we previously covered here at GameTrone. The game is already #1 on the app store.