It’s hard to believe that of the hundreds of Mario titles that have come out since the 1980s, Mario himself is almost always the only playable character. Luigi has had his moments and in offshoot titles like Mario Tennis or Golf or whatever-the-shit, you can play as Peach or Toad or Wario or Bowser, but as far as the main line of platformers themselves, it’s always Mario and sometimes Luigi. Finally in the upcoming Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, players will be able to play as Princess Peach for the first time since Super Mario Bros in 1988.
Today is Nintendo’s day to try and leave an impression on gamers and they’ve started out with the announcement that the popular Super Smash Bros will be coming to not just the Wii U this fall, but the 3DS. And with the new editions, there will be two new characters added to the fighting roster— the Villager from Animal Crossing and Megaman. OH FUCK YES MEGAMAN. Now if there was any other decent reason to buy a Wii U, I might consider it.
Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire since its launch. How bad has it been for the Wii U? Estimates show that Nintendo only pushed around 50,000 consoles in the US during the entire month of January. That’s it.
I’m not entirely sure what the hell is wrong with Nintendo the last several years. They launched the 3DS with very few games and not a single best-selling first party title came out until a year later and only now we’re just hearing about a Pokemon 3DS game. They launched the Wii U, but the only launch titles were a few crappy games and some rehashed Xbox/PS3 games. And it won’t be until sometime later this year that Nintendo will be launching some of the first person franchises people buy Nintendos for.
Since October 22nd, a man whose legal name is Isaiah-Triforce Johnson has been camping outside of Nintendo World in New York City, to be the first person to get his hands on a Wii U console in 21 days. But because of the approaching superstorm Hurricane Sandy, Triforce was forced to evacuate his spot. Awww.
Johnson had begun the vigil on Oct. 22. Johnson was told by Rockefeller Center security, the landlord of the premises, to leave by 6 pm today.
So far, the Wii U has looked pretty decent for a console, at least it looks more like an actual console than a gimmicky toy, which is something. But should you rush out and get a Wii U on the first day when it launches later this year? IHCer Hollander has written an article on GamesRadar on why you might just consider snagging Nintendo’s new console.