The lights are on
Wii U owners won't have to wait long to get their hands on Game & Wario. During today's Nintendo Direct video stream, Nintendo announced the game is scheduled to release on June 23 for $39.99.
Three new minigames, all designed to use the TV screen and gamepad in different ways, were also shown. The first is called Island (pictured above). In this game, players must use the gamepad to slingshot creatures called Fronks toward a spherical island surrounded by water. The island is divided into scoring zones. Where your Fronks land, determines your score.
The second game, Patch Work, is a puzzle-assembly game starring the Ninja Twins. The goal is to line up puzzle pieces on the two screens to create images. Two that were shown were of a horse and Mario.
The last minigame shown is Kung Fu, which NIntendo describes as a unique motion controlled split-perspective puzzle platformer. On the TV screen, it looks like a typical 3D platformer, with the camera following the character. On the gamepad, you see the same action from a top-down perspective, giving you a better idea of where the character is landing. The goal is to navigate platforms while collecting dumplings.
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This game looks pretty creative. I might get it....
This game looks awesome! I am so glad that i'll be able to pick it up on launch! I especially love the minigames Gamer and Kung Fu. Those minigames use the GamePad in such a creative way and look like tons of fun.
Summer is shaping up nicely for Wii U.
Creative, I agree!
Does this signal a change in pricing for next-gen or the Wii U? Or is Nintendo just going to start releasing price points based upon the actual game production rather than a fixed point?
The Game looks good but, really Game and Wario? That the best name they could think, really.
I shall wait for a review!
Hmm... That particular minigame resembles some of the classic Dr. M/Wario ones... and something out of Super Monkey Ball 3, lol.
I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY excited for this!
Never really into Game And Wario, but on Wii U, this just might be fun. Cool.
I just don't know. Warioware has always felt weird and I've never been able to understand why Nintendo made those kinds of games. This one seems a little more tame but who knows.