The next few months are going to be lean for the Wii U in terms of releases. April was a lean month, Wii U owners received Injustice. May will give Wii U owners Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cut, the new Fast and Furious game, Resident Evil Revelations, and Lego Batman 2. June brings Game & Wario and in August gamers will see Pikmin 3. Pikmin 3 should help sell some consoles. Fall will bring some AAA multi-platform releases. In the next few months if gamers are looking to play something and they haven’t tried it yet, Lego Batman 2 and Deus Ex HR are great games. But its going to be hard to sell this to gamers who have seen this game hit less than $20 on most other platforms. Resident Evil Revelations looks great and for those who haven’t played it on 3DS it is a must buy. Pikmin 3 will be a must have for fans of the series.
Not impressed with the release schedule for the next few months? Here is another suggestion, what about looking at the Wii U Virtual shop? The releases have been slow but there are some options: Super Mario World, F-Zero and a handful of original NES games are available for purchase. Come May through July it looks like Super Metroid, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong are being released. This is a fantastic way to re-live some of the classics on the cheap.
The only other suggestion is the one which appeals to budget minded gamers like myself. The prices are coming down on Wii games fast and the Wii U supports backwards compatibility. Used, or new, several AAA Nintendo titles have fallen to $15-$20. Some gamers might have never owned a Wii and some who owned Wiis might have never played some of these great games. Interested in Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart, Mario Galaxy 1 or 2? Now is the time to pick them up. Many of the great 3rd party games have also dropped in price. Any of the Resident Evil games, Madworld, De Blob, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, the House of the Dead games, No more Heroes 1 and 2, Sonic Colors, Just Dance, and several others. This is also a great time to pick up a few lengthier RPGs on the Wii such as Xenoblades Chronicle, The Last Story and Monster Hunter Tri. XenoBlade Chronicles is very pricey for some reason, I would think high demand, low print run. But Monster Hunter Tri is under $20 and the Last Story is under $30 by now and both are great games.
Things are picking up for the Wii U and I hope by the holidays it is full steam ahead. For now, gamers will have to make due with a few releases here and there. Let’s hope Nintendo hits us with a strong release list in late 2013, early 2014.