Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U, has been out for a few weeks now. While the console has a solid launch lineup with multiplatform and exclusive titles to satisfy all of the gamer demographics, there are a distinct lack of great first-party titles on the system. There is honestly even a lack of great first-party exclusive titles to look forward to, for that matter. Nintendo has promised things like a new Zelda and a new 3D Mario, but when?
What else is on the horizon? Like it or not, the fact of the matter is that Nintendo lives and dies by its first-party software and that’s the main reason I have yet to even consider buying a Wii U. Sure, I can play another 2D Mario and several games that have been out for months, but what about the Nintendo franchises I grew up with?
However, if Nintendo were to unveil information on some of these games on my list, it would go a long way towards convincing me and many other gamers around the world of the system’s validity. These five games were picked not only because I want to play them, but because I feel they would each specifically benefit from the Wii U’s unique features.