Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nintendo Media Summit

Good for Nintendo!

They are ready for 2010, which should get everyone excited to dust off their Wii. Honestly, I mainly use my Wii to play Guitar Hero these days.

So we've got three big games on the way (maybe two, but should be three): Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, and Sin and Punishment: Star Successor.

Yeah, Super Mario Galaxy 2 looks sweet. The first one was sweet, and this one will probably be twice as sweet. There were soo many new gameplay features that hadn't been tried before SMG, and now with the inclusion of Yoshi, you can expect those to double for SMG2.

And the release date? In time for my birthday: May 23, 2010. BAM.

Metroid: Other M was my favorite game from last year's E3. Total surprise and totally awesome. It will take a turn away from more adventure-type Metroid games and focus on action. It blends 2D sidescrolling in completely 3D environments. Control will be handled digitally with the Wiimote turned sideways, but when it is aimed at the screen, a first-person view will allow Samus to aim precisely at enemies' weak spots, and possibly find hidden paths/items. Release date: June 27, 2010.

Woo! Sin and Punishment! Immediately after I started playing the N64 game from Virtual Console, I thought "This would handle so well with a Wiimote and Nunchuk." Voila, it was done. I think putting S&P on VC was just that tease gamers needed to get excited about an incredibly Japanese looking and playing arcade shooter. Release date: June 7, 2010.