The Nintendo Wii U may receive some flak from Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 owners but that doesn’t mean this system won’t have its fair share of amazing video game titles for 2015. If you already own the Wii U or thinking about picking the console up, here are ten absolutely must pick up video games set to release throughout this year. Know of a video game set to release on the Wii U that may be worth checking out? Let us know in the comment section down below.
Splatoon: Release Date: May 2015
During E3 2014, Nintendo showed off a rather interesting title for their Wii U console. Splatoon is a third-person shooter that is based around multiplayer gameplay. The main goals for the game are to have players run out in and splatter their teams color in paint all over the map. Teams could fire upon each other lowering their health by shooting their paint guns at opposing players but the game allows the in-game characters to quickly transform into a squid which can then disappear into their teams paint color. When the round ends, the team with the most paint covering the map wins. This is certainly one game to keep on your radar as it’s not every day we see Nintendo making a new third-person shooter IP.
Mario Part 10: Release Date: March 20, 2015
Oh who doesn’t love a good game of Mario Party? This video game series has been going strong since its first release on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998! Mario Party 10 will play out very similar to the past installments. Gamers will guide their character through a virtual board to collect as many Stars as possible while also battling other players in a series of different minigames. Two new game modes will be present in Mario Party 10. Bowser Party will have one player controlling Bowser as it attempts to stop other players from reaching the end of the game board. Amiibo Party was also revealed and is said to incorporate the different Amiibo figures to unlock special abilities, we’re eager to see exactly how the Amiibo figures will work out in Mario Party 10.
Mario Maker: Release Date: TBD 2015
Remember the old NES days playing through Super Mario Bros. with your best buds? For those creative minds out there, we’re sure you thought of a better level design and wished you could see it played out. Well now you’ll have the ability to create your very own side-scrolling Mario level. The game was shown off during E3 2014 where Nintendo revealed that players would not only be able to create different levels but also play them in the old 8-bit NES style graphics of the new Super Mario Bros. U style. We can’t wait to see what incredible level designs some gamers can come up with!
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse: Release Date: February 20, 2015
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is the follow up title from Nintendo’s 2005 Kirby: Canvas Curse. The video game takes place when the evil Claycia puts a curse in Kirby’s world that drains all the color and freezes time. Kirby and Waddle Dee manage to escape the curse thanks to a paintbrush fairy. Now Kirby must stop Claycia and restore color into the world. The game plays out very similar to the DS Kirby: Canvas Curse release. Gamers will use the Wii U gamepad to create paths for Kirby to roll around and navigate throughout the level.
Xenoblade Chronicles X: Release Date: TBD 2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X is an upcoming JRPG and the spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles on the Nintendo Wii. If you played the original Xenoblade’s video game then you’ll find that the gameplay is similar. There is a large emphasis on exploration both on foot and within their mechs. Taking place in 2054, two alien species engaged in battle near Earth which resulted in collateral damage. The Earth governments found that the only way to prevent human extinction was to flee Earth in search of a new home. Players will take on the role of a passenger in an American evacuee ship that crashes upon a new planet known as Mira where a hostile alien race resides.
Yoshi’s Wooly World: Release Date: TBD 2015
It’s been a long time since we seen a Yoshi video game on home consoles. In fact, the last Yoshi home console game was released back in 1997, Yoshi’s Story for the Nintendo 64. While we don’t know too much of the story for Yoshi’s Wooly World, we do know that the video game will look similar and play out much like Good Feel’s Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Everything from the
environment to Yoshi himself will be made of yarn but players will find that his move sets are the same. Gamers will still be able to swallow enemies, produce eggs, and flutter his feet to jump higher while also using balls of yarn as weapons.
Star Fox: Release Date: TBD 2015
Almost ten years have passed since we’ve received an official main Star Fox title. During E3 2014, Nintendo revealed an early build of a Star Fox video game set to release this year for the Nintendo Wii U. Journalist at E3 reported that players will have two perspectives of their Arwing fighter. Gamers can get a view of the Arwing cockpit on the Wii U gamepad while the monitor will show a view of behind the Arwing much like past Star Fox installments. Nintendo has yet to release the story behind the 2015 release of Star Fox but it was noted that the video game would receive an episodic release.
The Legend of Zelda: Release Date: TBD 2015
Possibly one of the most anticipated video game releases for Wii U gamers is The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo will be releasing their next big Zelda title this year and it looks simply gorgeous. Again, we don’t have much information at all about story but we do know that the game will feature an open-world environment where gamers can choose to go where ever they please. Not only will Nintendo’s upcoming The Legend of Zelda video game release no longer feature a linear path but will include a reform version of the dungeons and puzzle-solving.
Mighty No. 9: Release Date: April 2015
An upcoming 2D platformer title known as Mighty No. 9 may hit home for some retro gamers out there. This video game resembles the hit Mega Man series which isn’t much of a surprise since the man behind the Mega Man series, Keiji Inafune, is also producing this upcoming indie release. While Mighty No. 9 doesn’t have any involvement with the Mega Man series, fans are already claiming this as the spiritual successor, most likely due to all similarities from Mega Man. Players will be taking the role of an Android named Beck who discovers all of his fellow androids and computer systems around the world has been infected with a nasty virus. Throughout the game players will have to face off different androids and learn who is behind the global virus attack and why.
Project Cars: Release Date: March 17, 2015
If you’re looking to pick up one racing title for the Nintendo Wii U this year then make that Project Cars. The video game plays out as a simulation racing title that will compete against top racing franchises such as Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport. Gamers can expect an updated physics simulation from Madness engine’s Need for Speed: Shift along with 67 drivable cars and 52 race tracks. Just take a look at that trailer, Project Cars looks to be an amazing racing simulator.