That’s what we need. More fire!
After a much better year in 2014, Nintendo has finally gotten the Wii U to a point where it is a solid purchase. After their appearance at “The Video Game Awards” this past week it is clear that the house of Mario is keen to keep the momentum rolling.
First off they showed the super interesting Mario Maker and how easy it is for players to create their own 2D side scrolling Mario adventures. Players can use graphic sets and special abilities from almost all of the 2d Mario games enabling some epic throwback level creation. It all looked super easy to use with simple stylus controls the order of the day. This is sure to be a hit with Mario fans as well as those attracted to creative games such as Minecraft and Project Spark.
Nintendo then brought out the big guns with Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma gave a gameplay demonstration of the upcoming Zelda Wii U title. Despite the English dubbing making the presentation seems about as exciting as a local council political debate there was a lot of new Zelda information to be had. A massive map, easier riding controls that will allow Link to shoot from horseback with ease and some impressive graphics were all on show giving Zelda fans plenty to look forward to.
Nintendo closed out the show with a host of awards including best racing title for Mario Kart 8, best fighting game for Super Smash Bros Wii U and the big one Developer of the Year. All of this has the once bleak future of the Wii U looking much brighter. It just goes to show you can never count an Italian plumber out for good.