Published on October 29th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Yoshi and Three Others Join the NintendoLand Attraction Venture
We are less than a month away from the release of Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U. Today, Nintendo announced the finalized three games that will be featured in its already growing list for the NintendoLand title.
Here are the games and their information according to the release:
- Yoshi’s Fruit Cart: Using the GamePad touch screen and stylus, the player draws a path for the Yoshi Cart to follow through each course. However, only the view of the course displayed on the TV screen shows fruit that must be collected and obstacles that must be avoided along the way to the goal. This fun attraction is a great example of the kind of integrated second-screen game play made possible by Wii U and the GamePad controller.
- Captain Falcon’s Twister Race: In this single-player Attraction based on the F-Zero racing franchise, players get a top-down view of the track on the GamePad, which is held vertically and turned to steer the vehicle through a winding, twisting track, as they try to hit checkpoints before time runs out. Driving across dash plates can provide a quick burst of speed, while obstacles like speed spikes, whirlwinds, other vehicles and even bombs can make for a dangerous run.
- Octopus Dance: In this single-player Attraction, players use the GamePad to mirror dance moves performed by a deep-sea dance instructor. The goal is to always be watching one’s own movements from the back to more easily mirror dance moves, but the dynamic interaction between the GamePad and the TV adds a unique twist. Players must be ready to switch between the views offered on the TV screen and the GamePad screen, as sometimes one view is more useful than the other.
Those who were able to snatch a pre-order for the Wii U Deluxe Set know that they will have 24 more gigabytes of storage space and NintendoLand included to get them started come launch.
If you are new to the game that is launching with the console, or even oblivious to the fact that Nintendo preparing for a new console launch, the game looks to provide and showcase the potential experiences that you can have with HD upgrade.
This is done similarly to what Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort did for the Wii when it releases.
Many iconic characters from the company have already been announced. Characters like Luigi and Samus will make an appearance in these themed mini-games. Other games include Mario Chase, Metroid Blast, Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, Pikmin Adventure, Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, Donkey Kong’s Crash Course, Takamaru’s Ninja Castle and Balloon Trip Breeze.
For those who are wondering, NintendoLand will also be sold separately for $59.99. The Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set will retail for $349.99 and the Basic Set for $299.99. The release date for both is Nov. 18, 2012.