Ever since selling my PS4 and committing to the Nintendo master race, I have annoyed my co-writers (mainly Joe) to no end about my love for all things Nintendo. Since I know there are others like me, I wanted to make an all inclusive list that highlights the remaining games (that I think will be worth purchasing) to be released on Nintendo’s Wii U. Don’t let anyone tell you that the Wii U lacks games.
Bayonetta 2 – October 24, 2014 [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00DC7G1WE]
“The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You’re bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta’s Umbran Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. Bayonetta comes packed in with the purchase of every retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.”
Stealth Inc. 2 – October 30, 2014
“The clones are on the loose again in the puzzling platformer sequel Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones. Break free from linear levels of the original game with a fully explorable overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. Use a variety of special equipment to unlock new areas and find new ways to complete old puzzles. Explore the game with a friend in a full co-op mode, where one player controls the clone and another uses a variety of tools and skills on the Wii U GamePad to keep the player protected and hidden. HD graphics running at a full 60-frames-per-second combine with tight controls to provide a smooth but challenging platforming experience.”
Costume Quest 2 – October 31, 2014
“In developer Double Fine’s triumphant return to Auburn Pines, our candy-crazed crusaders Wren and Reynold must once again protect Halloween from untold horrors, and grown-ups! Your favorite trick-or-treaters will come armed with a new batch of costumes they wear to transform into giant super powered fantasy Hallowarriors. Fans of the original can look forward to a sweet upgraded battle system and a story that is unmistakably Double Fine.”
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – November 11, 2014 [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00KJ8UOZE]
“In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
Players will unlock more than 150 unique characters from the DC Comics universe, including members of the Justice League and LEGO big figures such as Killer Croc, Solomon Grundy and many more. Fans of all ages will be able to control their favorite heroes and villains with new gadgets and abilities. Brainiac’s mind controlling abilities and the power of the Lantern rings bring unexpected twists to the classic characters’ personalities.”
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – November 18, 2014 [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00KX7672U]
“Serving as a prequel to the stories revealed in the TV series, Sonic Boom delivers a new Sonic experiences with collaborative gameplay at its core. Sonic and friends — Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the newest member of the team, Sticks — will work together as they face their most powerful enemy yet: Lyric, a giant and monstrous snake-like creature from an ancient race. Together, they must prevent Lyric from powering his army of robots and carrying out his plan to destroy the world.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric delivers a completely new action-adventure gameplay experience for Sonic fans. The detailed levels and emphasis on each character’s unique abilities give players more choice in exploration as they work as a team to stop the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric, before he can power up his army. Players will be challenged by over-the-top speed runs, but the heart of the game is focused on intense combat and brand-new abilities including the Enerbeam. This energy-charged cord can be used by characters to navigate the world like never before. Swing or zip-line across gaps, grab and throw enemies, take away their shields in combat, and explore alternate paths filled with lush environments and landscapes.”
Watch Dogs – November 18, 2014 [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00BGHUS3A]
“Watch Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic and living open world where players must use any means at their disposal to take down a corrupt system.”
Super Smash Bros. For Wii U – November 21, 2014 [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00DD0B0BM]
“Mario! Link! Samus! Pikachu! All of your favorite Nintendo characters are back, along with plenty of new faces, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the next entry in the beloved Super Smash Bros. series. Up to four players can battle each other locally or online across beautifully designed stages inspired by classic Nintendo home console games. With a variety of control options and amiibo support. Will also have 8 man smash!”
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker – December 5, 2014 [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00KWF38AW]
“The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars.”
NES Remix Pack – December 9, 2014 [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00NMV2F9I]
“NES Remix Pack is a compilation of two releases of NES Remix, the game that combines all the great Nintendo games into one remixed collection of fast-paced and crazy challenges.”
Swords & Soldiers II – Q4 2014
“The Vikings make their return from the original game, once again led by their ever-hungry chieftain Redbeard. But this time, they face two new enemy factions, the brutal and maniacal Demons, and another as-of-yet unannounced faction. Joined by likely and unlikely allies, it’s up to Redbeard to root out these new threats and restore peace to the lands.”
Art Academy Wii U – Q4 2014
“This fully featured version of Art Academy introduces new and more robust lessons that make it easy for anyone to learn the basics of drawing, or to go in-depth with more advanced techniques. Everyone from beginners to experts of all ages can learn, create and share works of art.”
Are there any Wii U games coming out in 2014 that I should have mentioned? Let me know in the comments below!