With great games only just recently hitting the Wii U, and plenty of other anticipated titles landing in 2014, things are starting to look up for Nintendo’s often overlooked console. That said, there hasn’t been a string of worthwhile downloadable exclusives whatsoever, but Ninty has plans in motion to change that in the immediate future with a couple of new and noteworthy games for its latest platform.
With the intention of bringing new life to pre-existing franchises on the Wii U, it wasn’t all that surprising to learn during the latest Nintendo Direct that NES Remix would be coming to the eShop. The new downloadable 8-bit romp features 16 classic NES games, but with a few major twists. Now players are tasked with completing challenges while tearing through select portions of classic games, and there are a ton of new experiences awaiting.
Some examples shown during the video included Link climbing up ladders and avoiding barrels in Donkey Kong, while another scenario has Mario trekking through classic Super Mario Bros. levels with the platforms continuously turning invisible. It’s almost a sure bet for anyone who cherished the NES and is looking for some unique twists. Best of all, NES Remix is available for download right now for $14.99 (£8.99).
Another eShop game coming to the Wii U this month is none other than a new take on the Dr. Mario series, only this time starring the iconic plumber’s little brother Luigi. Continuing on with the ongoing Year of Luigi theme in the latest Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata revealed Dr. Luigi would be releasing on December 31st, 2013 (January 15, 2014 for Europe). Priced at $14.99 or £8.99, it’ll cost fans the exact same price as the previously detailed NES Remix.
There are also some major changes to the game’s formula that help to differentiate it from the standard Dr. Mario experience. For example, Luigi will drop L-shaped capsules upon germs in an effort to eradicate the foul viruses. Other modes include: ‘Germ Buster’ which makes use of the Wii U GamePad’s touchscreen to maneuver pills; ‘Retro Remedy’ that throws users into a more traditional version of the game; and ‘Online Battle’ so that gamers can play against others from all over the world.
What do you think of Dr. Luigi and NES Remix, Ranters? Will you be picking up either game on the Wii U’s eShop?
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