Nintendo Announces 2013 Wii U Lineup

January 26, 2013 | Alex Ramirez

Must See Entertainment and Style Videos


Nintendo has announced the 2013 release schedule for the Wii U, but gaming experts are still concerned about how strong the system's roster will actually be come spring.

One major reason to worry is the announcement that four of Nintendo's biggest planned releases, Game & Wario, The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, and Wii Fit U are vaguely slated for "the first half of the year." Considering the Wii U's already skimpy game lineup, big delays will only hurt sales and frustrate fans.

Gaming site Kotaku points out that "Nintendo hasn't released a...game of its own since the system's Nov. 18 launch and will wind up going as much as four months until it puts out a new one [Lego City Undercover, with Traveller's Tales]."

Kotaku also mentioned that most of 2013's early big multiplatform releases seem to be skipping the console, even though Nintendo promised that the Wii U would have a bigger array of third-party and multiplatform games than its predecessor. This gives the Playstation 3 and Xbxo 360 a big advantage over the fledgling console.

The new console is much more technologically competetive than its predecesor, so the lack of multiplatform releases seems to be more an issue of business and timing. Considering the fact that major releases like Mass Effect 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Assassin's Creed III are already available for the system, it's likely that most of these games will be rereleased later in 2013.

Whether future releases will be consistent with those for PS3 and Xbox 360 remains to be seen. However, strong exclusive titles like Monster Rancher 3 and Rayman Legends should help the console stay afloat until more third-party support and more highly-anticipated Nintendo games become available.

Check out the full list of upcoming Wii U and 3DS games.

Photo: 6aming.com

Topics: NEWS | NINTENDO
Must See
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 11,426,460
Why NFL Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson Counts His Blessings Why NFL Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson Counts His Blessings
Views: 7,586,317
Abby Wambach Will Do Whatever It Takes Abby Wambach Will Do Whatever It Takes
Views: 6,029,485

Featured Videos

Tobin Heath Closed-Space Dribbling Tobin Heath Closed-Space Dribbling Views: 1,175,887
Real Workouts: Randall Cobb Real Workouts: Randall Cobb Views: 23,406
Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Views: 70,968
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,499,214
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 11,426,460
Two-Ball Dribbling Drill With John Wall Two-Ball Dribbling Drill With John Wall
Views: 3,362,798
Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift
Views: 1,577,596
Dribbling Drills for Tighter Handles Dribbling Drills for Tighter Handles
Views: 4,333,222

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
6 Ways to Take Madden Mobile to the Next Level

6 Ways to Take Madden Mobile to the Next Level

Sony Reacts to Complaints Over 'H1Z1' Microtransactions

Sony Reacts to Complaints Over 'H1Z1' Microtransactions

The Top 6 Ways to Rock Live Events in Madden Mobile

The Top 6 Ways to Rock Live Events in Madden Mobile

YardBarker