Friday, September 28, 2012

Nintendo Presents The Wii U Experience - Video and Photos

Nintendo brings the Wii U to Los Angeles.
Nintendo is currently touring around the country showing off their upcoming Wii U console. While they were in Los Angeles, I was able to attend along with some of our friends from StreetPass Los Angeles. The event itself is a great move on Nintendo's part. Gamers who are more proactive about finding out the latest gaming news probably already know what they need to know about the Wii U, but many others are surely still on the fence regarding the purchase. A lot of families considering getting one are probably still confused as to what exactly the Wii U is - a new console or an expansion on the Wii. For the record, yes, it is a brand new console. It does not require you already own a Wii; however, you may play your Wii games and many of the accessories for it on the Wii U.

Anyways, this event is a great way to let the public finally get their hands on the Wii U and see for themselves whether they would want one.

I was able to play NintendoLand, Rayman Legends, Batman Arkham City Armored Edition, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, ZombiU and watch gameplay for several others. My friends and I had a fun time with NintendoLand, which seems to be following in the footsteps of Wii Sports and Wii Play. The game serves as the Wii U's tech demo while being plenty of fun for a party setting. Speaking of which, the event itself really did feel like one big Nintendo party with Nintendo even providing free drinks and cookies. There was also a photo booth with plushie Nintendo props.

Of the games I tried out, it was Rayman Legends which impressed me the most. We tried out co-op mode and the game incorporates music into the gameplay. Though not quite the same thing, the catchy music made me think of old-school Mega Man while we were playing. As much as I love Mario it's great to see Ubisoft deliver such a solid, yet different platformer for the Wii U. This is definitely a title to keep an eye out for.

Many thanks to Nintendo of America for throwing such a great event. Photos and event video are below. Enjoy!

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About the Author Rafael is the founder and video editor of Currrently a graduate student at California State University, Los Angeles pursuing his master's degree in Computer Science. He loves reading and learning about video game history and development. His dream is to be a video game designer.
Rafael es el creador y editor de video de Es estudiante de posgrado en la universidad del estado de california, los ángeles trabajando hacia su maestría en la ciencia de computación. Le encanta leer y aprender acerca de la historia y desarrollo de videojuegos. Su sueno es ser diseñador de videojuegos.