I never really wanted to own a Wii U up until last year. It’s virtually impossible to ignore how strong Nintendo’s line-up was, and after Nintendo Direct last night it’s hard to imagine that they’re going to slow down soon. There are already countless reasons to finally pick up a Wii U, but my ultimate seller has to be Splatoon. And now it has a release date.
Man, Mario gets all the attention; the best mushrooms and even all the girls. That all changes this year, because it’s the year of Luigi. That’s the overall message from the perpetually delightful Nintendo president Satoru Iwata from yesterday’s Nintendo Direct.
Pikmin is another one of those absolutely genius Nintendo franchises that hardly anybody in South Africa gives a damn about. Designed by Shiggy Miyamoto, the ridiculously adorable, but strategic…uhh strategy game won over hearts and minds in the rest of the world. There’s a new trailer for Pikmin 3, headed to the Wii U next year – but my excitement is mixed with a bit of sadness.