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Nintendo Land Minigame Collection Announced For Wii U

Matt Gardner
E3 2012, Miiverse, Nintendo Land, Nintendo Press Conference, Wii U games

We were hoping we'd get to see a bunch of Nintendo's finest at their E3 press conference this year. We didn't expect them to all end up in a minigame collection, though. Nintendo unveiled Nintendo Land as a collection of 12 small titles, which will be available at the console's launch, with NOA's Reggie Fils-Aime comparing the title to Wii Play.

The collection will include multiplayer games such as The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, which sees two melee players and an archer battling it out; Luigi's Ghost Mansion, which will feature asymmetric gameplay with one player using the Wii U GamePad's unique perspective to assist others; and Animal Crossing: Sweet Days.

Singleplayer games will include Donkey Kong's Crash Course, where you guide a rickety cart through a classic Kong obstacle course; and Takamaru's Ninja Castle, which will see you flinging shuriken via the touch screen.

There was a hint of an F-Zero title in the mix during Nintendo's roundtable last night, much to everyone's excitement.

“The GamePad doesn’t just introduce a new type of game play, it redefines an entire dynamic. With asymmetric game play, multiple experiences are possible in the same game at the same time. That’s transformative,” said Fils-Aime.

Expect plenty of MiiVerse interaction too.

It's uncertain at this point in time whether or not Nintendo Land will come bundled with the Wii U console or not, in the manner of Wii Sports.

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DivideByZero  Jun. 6, 2012 at 14:06


Those who had hoped that Nintendo were going to do something, well, good, might be sadly disappointed with this.

Mini games are fun, sure, but not enough to sell a console.

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