After a fallow post-launch period, new games and remakes are coming to the Nintendo’s new console.
In one of the company’s regular Nintendo Direct Webcasts, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced several new games for the Wii U console, including remakes and new entries from the Zelda and Mario franchises. The Wii U is also adding a new version of its Virtual Console classic game shop, and a smartphone app for its Miiverse social network. Perhaps more importantly, spring and summer system software updates promise improved performance, especially for the Wii U’s slow menus and software launching.
Since the October 2012 debut of the Wii U, the system’s launch window software library has seen only a handful of new entries, and even fewer big name games. Nintendo hopes to change that with the announcement of new games from the Zelda and Mario series. The 2003 GameGube game The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is being remade with HD graphics for the Wii U for a fall 2013 release, and a second, new Zelda game is also in the works.