Article written by Greg Aldridge.
Published on 06/06/2012 at 12:15 PM.
You have hopefully already watched the trailers that accompanied Nintendo’s E3 presentation. Here are some more trailers for Wii U games that were either in the line-up trailer or in the case of Rayman Legends, game play that was shown during the presentation. Excpet for Project P-100 these are all 3rd party games.
Project P-100 appears to be a curious cross between The Last Guy and Pikmin. In the face of an alien robot invasion you must round up the survivors and with their help repel the invaders. In bizarre Nintendo fashion you use the survivors as giant hands to manipulate object, as jellies (!) to bounce back projectiles and as human ladders. See what you make of it.
Tanks fighting giant monsters that threaten cities is a recurring theme in Japan and that’s part of what this game is about. A “battle party game” Tank! Tank! Tank! (there’s too much punctuation in game titles these days) sees you either cooperating with other players to take down said giant monsters with tanks equipped with a wide variety of weaponry or battling each others’ tanks.
Rayman Legends is a Wii U exclusive that takes up the mantle from the awesome Rayman Origins. Here are two game play segments that show off different parts of the game. The first gives an idea of the variety within the levels and the second demonstrates some of the more hardcore platforming action. Note the little green flying frog guy. He’s (it’s) a new character introduced for control by the player with the GamePad who uses the touch screen for control.
On to some game that have already seen releases on other platforms or that we know are forthcoming. First up and in the latter category is Darksiders II: Death Lives. A game whose events run parallel to those of the original Darksiders which was something of a surprise hit.
Frozenbyte’s Trine 2 has been around for a little while now and for its Wii U release gets a subtitle. Trine 2: Director’s Cut looks just like the gloriously coloured fantasy fun you would expect.
Last up for this post is the rendered Mass Effect 3 Take Back Earth trailer that you have probably seen a good few times before. It’s included here just to further highlight the fact that the Wii U is attracting the big 3rd party franchises.