The Wii U Games Nintendo Didn’t Mention – Game & Wario, Project P-100 & Panorama View
Even though Nintendo’s E3 conference focused on the Wii U, the gaming giants held back some of their upcoming games, including Game & Wario and Project P-100, both working titles.
Here is all we know about both games so far, straight from Nintendo’s own E3 press site:
GAME & WARIO:
Wario’s Wii U Masterpiece
Wario and his Diamond City friends are back in action. Game & Wario (working title) features a collection of games that use only the Wii U GamePad controller. The games retain the original flair and character of the micro-games from the WarioWare series.
To earn medals and various bonus items, players are encouraged to play a variety of games.
Arrow – This single-player game transforms the GamePad into a hi-tech bow (shaped like Wario’s mustache, of course) and arrow designed to defeat swarming enemies. Players hold the GamePad vertically with one hand to aim at enemies on the TV screen, while using their other hand to pull the arrow on the GamePad’s touch screen.
Ski – In this single-player game, competitors must lead the skier to the finish line by holding the GamePad vertically and tilting it left or right. The TV monitor will show the skier’s flashy moves to entertain the audience.
Shutter – In this single-player game, the player must use the GamePad like a telephoto camera lens to take photos of criminals hidden in the town before the time runs out.
Fruit – In this game for two to five players, the main player uses the GamePad to anonymously control one of many characters on the TV screen to quietly steal some fruit scattered all over the town. Once the thief completes the mission, the player passes the GamePad to the other players, who then must try to finger the suspect.
Additional games will be announced at a later time.
Game & Wario is a 5-player game. It is being developed by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems and will be available at the Wii U’s launch.
Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually. They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.
Players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes you gather, the greater your Special Morph Powers will be.
Players can use the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen to command heroes such as Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man and even Toilet Bowl Man. Heroes can also morph into gelatin to guard themselves from enemy attacks.
Players can also use the GamePad to explore areas unseen on the TV screen and solve puzzle elements.
Platinum Games, known for hit titles like Bayonetta and MadWorld, has partnered with Nintendo to apply its unique talent to the development of one of the first games for Wii U.
Project P-100 has been described as a ‘Mass-Hero Action’ game and is being developed by Platinum Games. This title will also be available at the Wii U’s launch, and is a single player game.
One further game heading to the Wii U is Panorama View. While this is more of an ‘experience’ than an actual game, Panorama View fully shows off the Wii U’s GamePad abilities. It seems as though Panorama View will function a lot like Pilotwings for 3DS, including tasks that the player must complete through the use of the GamePad. I wonder how it will turn out!
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