Fri 18 Jan 2013
Back when Nintendo first announced its "launch window" lineup of games that would be available for the Wii U by March 31, we were decidedly unimpressed. The list was filled with warmed-over ports and uninspiring shovelware. Today however, that list got even less impressive, as Nintendo announced a few of the most anticipated games for the system won't be out until April at the earliest.
Exploration game Pikmin 3, mini-game collection Game & Wario, action title The Wonderful 101, and fitness update Wii Fit U will now arrive in "the first half of the year" according to Nintendo. All of these games were originally supposed to hit stores before March 31, but they aren't listed as "Q1" releases in Nintendo's latest plan.
The release calendar isn't totally barren for Wii U owners in the coming months. The impressive 2D platformer Rayman Legends is due on February 26, and Traveller's Tales' fun-looking, family-friendly adventure Lego City Undercover is coming on March 18. The system is also getting versions of Ron Gilbert adventure The Cave and first-person shooter Alien: Colonial Marines around the same time as other systems, not to mention intriguing, downloadable indie side-scrollers like Bit.Trip Runner 2 and Toki Tori 2.