With everyone still talking about the big E3 battle between PS4 and Xbox One, I thought I would post a list of Wii U games coming this year that I'm excited about. Here goes.
1. New Super Luigi U - June 20, 2013
This isn't a full game, but I think it still deserves a spot on the list. This is DLC for the game New Super Mario Bros U. It removes Mario, redesigns all 82 levels for Luigi to make them more challenging and introduces Nabbit as a playable character. Isn't it about time Luigi got his own game?
2. Pikmin 3 - August 4, 2013
I only played a little bit of Pikmin 2 on Wii, but I'm really excited for this one. It looks super fun and has multiple control options.
3. Rayman Legends - September 3, 2013
Despite the unfortunate delay from earlier this year, this game still looks incredibly fun. The demo is available right now for Wii U, so give that a try. It looks amazing in HD.
4. The Wonderful 101 - September 15, 2013
It looks sort of like Pikmin, with super heroes. I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty awesome.
5. DuckTales Remastered - Q3 2013
The fantastic WayForward is remaking the original NES game DuckTales in HD, for Wii U. If you haven't played the original, it was difficult but a good game. I'm looking forward to the remake.
6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - October 2013
When the original Wind Waker for Gamecube was first shown, I was disappointed with the cell shaded graphics. How wrong I was. The game was a beautiful, fun, amazing Zelda game. The HD remake is coming out this year on Wii U, I'll be getting it for sure.
7. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - November 2013
Retro Studios has done an absolutely wonderful job reviving the Donkey Kong Country series. This second one on Wii U looks even better than the last one on Wii. Definitely looking forward to it.
8. Super Mario 3D World - December 2013
A brand new, 3D, HD, Super Mario for Wii U? Sign me up. I know a lot of people just wanted another Super Mario Galaxy, but I'm excited for this game. It looks like a ton of fun.
9. Sonic Lost World - Holiday 2013
A new Sonic game that's exclusive to Wii U and looks incredible? Sign me up! I'm anxiously awaiting this as I'm still a big Sonic fan, despite some of the previous games being terrible. The fact that this one looks so good and the last two, Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors, were great gives me a lot of hope for this new one.
That's my own personal list, but there are plenty of other good Wii U games releasing this year. And next year? Holy shit guys, just wait. Good times are ahead.