Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New 3D Mario And Mario Kart For Wii U This Fall?

It looks as if the Wii U is about to get an adrenaline shot of new and really big software this year. Nintendo has recently stated their intent to release not one but two brand new Mario titles for the Wii U this year in the form of the latest 3D Mario game and Mario Kart Wii U. This is in addition to Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and Wind Waker HD. If they can stay the course, the struggling system will have one of the biggest comebacks in recent memory.  Here is Nintendo's PR statement from this morning:
"Based on the strong lineup of upcoming software titles for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, Nintendo expects to return to Operating Income profitability by the end of the current fiscal year. During the next several months, Nintendo expects to launch new titles in the Mario Kart (Wii U), Super Mario Bros. (Wii U), Wii Fit (Wii U), Pikmin (Wii U), The Legend of Zelda (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Mario & Luigi (Nintendo 3DS) and Pokémon (Nintendo 3DS) franchises. These games, along with titles from Nintendo's third-party publishing partners, will help drive hardware momentum and introduce new audiences to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms."
This strategy also includes an absolute flood of indie games set to hit the system this summer and continuing well into the console's future. While big third party companies such as EA continue to bail on the Wii U, others who have shown continued support such as UbiSoft will reap the benefits of sticking with the Big N as their new strategy should drive the console into the hands of many eager Gamer's.

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