Despite the big console releases from Sony and Microsoft being just around the corner, Nintendo isn’t holding back on it’s end of year content.
Nintendo Europe has announced a number of launch dates. The line-up features the returns for many established series, and also a couple of original titles.
Looks like there’s plenty to keep Nintendo fans entertained well into 2014.
Here’s a run down of what’s coming…
October 4 – Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND
A download from Nintendo eShop that turns your Wii-U into a karaoke machine. It will feature 1500 songs at launch to warble through and regular additions to the library. Wannabe pop-stars can have their performances analysed by the system and can compete with others in the online European rankings.
October 24 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Developed and published by Capcom, now unlicensed lawyer Phoenix Wright returns to the courtroom, and 3DS, to practice his unique brand of pointing and shouting. A free downloadable demo is already available on Nintendo eShop.
October 25 – Wii Party U
As you may have guessed, Wii Party U is coming exclusively to Wii-U. Utilising the Wii-U GamePad and Wii remote controllers it promises many fun ways to compete and cooperate in a variety of mini-games, including Water Runners and Tabletop Football.
November 8 – Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Plumber, Hedgehog and friends go toe-to-toe again, this time in Sochi. Exclusively for Wii-U, the game will be playable online for the first time. To further add to the competitive spirit, each medal won online is tallied into medals won by that country. Just like the real Winter Games… sort of.
November 22 – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
In the latest adventure in the Legend of Zelda series, players will have more freedom to explore the various dungeons in the order they want. Many of the most essential items at Link’s disposal in the game will be available early on at a shop run by the character Ravio, which lets players rent or buy items before they embark on their next dungeon adventure. The game launches on 22nd November.
November 29 – Super Mario 3D World
Coming to the Wii-U, this latest addition to the Mario franchise features new power-ups, and new transformations for Mario. Set to launch two weeks after Sony’s PS4, Nintendo will be hoping the company flagship plumber isn’t overshadowed by the new system.
December 6 – Bravely Default
Featuring ‘augmented reality gameplay’, this spiritual successor to 2010’s Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, is highly anticipated by fans. Exclusively on 3DS, a special Collector’s Edition of the game, plus an exclusive artbook is available for those that pre-order the title.
December 6 – Scribblenauts Unlimited
Delayed in Europe, the newest Scibblenauts game now has a release date. Primed to compete in the Christmas markets, it’s the biggest game yet of the side-scrolling puzzle series. Scribblenauts Unlimited will be available for both Wii-U and 3DS.
Nintendo have also revealed a few big titles to look forward to next year, including:
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Party: Island Tour