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New Nintendo Video Reminds You Wii has Great Games

Posted by James Newton

Four minutes full of core titles

Wii's reputation as a family-friendly, casual gamer's paradise is well-storied and not undeserved; claims it's devoid of great third-party core games, however, are less accurate, and Nintendo UK clearly wants to set the record straight with its new "Play Wii" promo video.

Taking in everything from first-person shooters to strategy, and side-scrolling slashers to dungeon farm 'em ups, there's plenty of variety, with most of these titles already available. Take a look at the trailer below and for more information check out the game pages linked underneath.

ANNO: Create a New World, Red Steel 2, Rune Factory Frontier, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Guitar Hero 5, Little King's Story, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri), Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, Samurai Warriors 3, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies.

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User Comments (45)

jangonov

#4

jangonov said:

Wow, maybe they are trying to get hardcore status built up for e3. Maybe they won't embarrass themselves (and me a little since everyone knows how much I was looking forward to 09 and then had to explain what the vitality sensor did with a "I dunno what game they could use it for")

V8_Ninja

#6

V8_Ninja said:

(0:08): Why would you have the bar going down horizontally? What about going down vertically?

(0:11): AAAGH!!! ATTACK OF THE CIRCLES!!!

(0:23): While physically AWESOME, is that even possible?

(0:29): Majora's Mask all over again, huh?

(0:32): EPIC MUSIC WHILE FISHING!!! RAAAGH!!! :D

(0:38): You can ride WOLVES in the game?! :O Insta-buy!!! :D

(1:24): Really? I'm sorry, but how is a sports game "Hardcore"? I understand that it's considered to be good, but but saying the game is "Hardcore" just doesn't work!

(1:46): HAH!!! BUTTON MASHING NOOBS!!! TRY GUITAR HERO 3 FOR SOME REAL CHALLENGE!!!

(1:51): Y'know I wouldn't call a strategy game "Hardcore", but whatever.

(2:04): Nor would I call THAT game "Hardcore". But you know what, maybe that's just me.

(2:17): Is that game even OUT?!?!

(2:26): Wait, isn't the game's setting in ancient...whatever? Than why is their guns?!

(2:31): Alright, NOW THERE'S A MAN'S GAME!!! BING ON THE--oh, wait, there's two words that come after the title...humbug...

(2:49): Did the soundtrack just borrow from Metal-Punk Rock's latest album "THIS IS HOW YOU PLAY A GUITAR, BROTHER!!!"? what is this i dont even

(2:59): Okay, the insane rock music is fitting for Metroid: Other M since Team Ninja is taking the series in a new direction.

(3:16): God do I love that transition! It looks cool, feels smooth, and is just fitting for the subject matt-WHAT?!?! SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 TO ROCK MUSIC?!?! No. Nooo. NOOOOO!!!

(3:22): Y'know, the first thing that I think of when I hear over-exaggerated rock music ISN'T YOSHI!!! WTF!!!

(4:04): Oh yeah, I'm sure MegaMan 10 is FILLED with "Independent Spirit" when it's basically a rip-off of the previous games IN EVERY WAY!!! (P.S. To all the people who type before thinking, I'm not saying that the game is bad, just uncreative.)

Thinking about the video as a whole, do we REALLY need a "Wii is Hardcore!" advertisement? Just saying...

Cipher

#7

Cipher said:

There's a longer version on the Nintendo Channel in the UK which is about six minutes long, perhaps a little more.

And yeah, I think (I hope) this could do some good. I'll be using it, for sure.

YoshiSage

#12

YoshiSage said:

If there's anything I love to complain about, it's the slight shift to the casual demographic this generation. It's refreshing to be reminded that Nintendo hasn't left their core fanbase.

aaronsullivan

#13

aaronsullivan said:

@V8 NInja
You might wanna check your definition of hardcore. I don't think it matches up with anyone else's. :) There's nothing more hardcore that stats heavy strategy games or many sports games.

Pretty cool video.

opeter

#15

opeter said:

That OK, but the only problem is, the graphics are so ... outdated. But I must admit, playing Red Steel 2 is great, so is Muramasa.

ZarroTsu

#18

ZarroTsu said:

Muramasa's footage saddened me. Really I'd have shown footage of fighting the (secret) boss in which both main characters fight each other. Nothing really happened in the video, and it cut away whenever something good was ABOUT TO happen. :(

Sin and Punishment was probably the best video of the series, if only because the whole thing was gameplay, and there was a crapload of stuff happening on-screen, making it look down right exciting. I definitely need to buy this, when I have the money.

Guitar Hero 5's footage was hilarious though. (It looks the exact same as every other Guitar Hero game) Maybe if they hacked it for a custom song using the theme that was playing during the overall trailer, then synced that for it; then it'd have shown something moderately plausible.

Ahiru77

#20

Ahiru77 said:

I just saw this.....they do their best and i'll love them forever!!!! <3
Of the big list i have Monster hunter & Muramasa and i'm definetly getting the others.

10 stars for United Wii Stand!!!

AVahne

#22

AVahne said:

I don't need a video to remind me how awesome Wii games are. Call me a fanboy or something for some dumb reason, but I know how to find and see good games.

Albion

#24

Albion said:

Considering Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands wii sold only 15000 copy's I think its obviouse Nintendo has a problem getting taken seriously.
And the one for XBOX and PS3 sold somthing over 3 million combined.
Id be suprized UBIsoft ever spends a dim on making Wii its own game ever again.
If it wasent for japan monster hunter would have sold 220K in NA and 180K in the rest of the world. Good thing Japan knows the wii can be hardcore with its wooping 1 million sells.

I Nintendo needs to help its more hardcore games out cause they are simply not selling. Not sure if this kind of add will help at all though.

MrWout

#27

MrWout said:

I think it's great they put Muramasa in this montage, I think it is by far the oldest title in here, it sold reeaaally bad. But it was AWESOME so this seems as nintendo does really see which the good third party titles are despite the slim profits

WildPidgeyAppears

#29

WildPidgeyAppears said:

@15: since when do graphics make a game good or bad?

Also, nice to see the titles the real gamers play getting some recognition...even if it's only in the UK. I'm surprised they mentioned Muramasa because Nintendo kinda buried that game in the US without any promotion or love.

Also, shame on me for not having heard of Rune Factory before this video, but again, not promoted at all here. I might have to look into it, thanks to this vid!

MakeMyBiscuit

#31

MakeMyBiscuit said:

This is one example why Europe has more Wiis hooked up to the internet than the U.S.

Seriously, they should show that commercial in the U.S.

It reminded me why I love my Wii. It would have been perfect if they showed Wii classics like Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Excite Trucks and Metroid Prime Trilogy as well as mention the Wii to Gamecube back wards compatibility.

SWEET commercial!

GammaGames

#32

GammaGames said:

It shouldave shown : GameCube games on Wii, WiiSports Resort, LOZ:Twilight Princess, and maybe shown off some VC or WiiWare titles.

Vinsanity

#33

Vinsanity said:

Good for Nintendo UK. I HATE how NOA "advertises" the wii this generation. As in, they don't - at all. The only games that get a bit of love from NOA's advertising are 2 year old DS titles that, apparently, non-gaming country starlets enjoy playing. Like Nintendogs. Thats BS. I wish Nintendo would bring back the "Wii would like to Play" dudes, or get their own "Kevin Butler". SOMEONE to show off the killer games on the system that ARE DECIDEDLY NOT "Just Dance". Stuff like Tatsunoko VS Capcom, Fragile Dreams, No More Heroes 2, Sky Crawlers, Bit.Trip Runner, Red Steel 2, Cave Story, Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands, Sonic All Stars Racing, etc. etc. etc. And all those excellent games are just from the beginning of this year. Yet, most gamers don't know, or care, about those titles. Instead, they just keep claiming "My wii is collecting dust" or "there's nothing to play on wii". And Nintendo doesn't seem to care.

They're THE only first party who doesn't care, and its aggravating to say the least. So it's nice to see NOE make a commercial or two. Welcome to 2006, Nintendo - yes, you're involved in a console war, you fools.

Big_A2

#34

Big_A2 said:

@33.Vinsanity: Nintendo isn't involved in any kind of war, their fans like you are.

mjc0961

#35

mjc0961 said:

A video of "great games" that shows Guitar Hero 5 on the "click here to play" screen? lolno

JimLad

#36

JimLad said:

Many of those games don't get me excited, and I'm practically a fanboy. What then will an on-the-fencer think?
You just get this sense with many Wii games (and I'm not talking about shovelware) that they could have been so much more. Like they're not really pushing the envelope in any way, and are just less capable versions of the same types of games you could get on the 360/PS3. New customers know this, and it's this feeling that puts many of them off.

The problem that really gets to me is, the console is based on motion controls, that was it's big selling point. Yet so many third parties ignore this and try to make traditional type games based on outdated hardware, then they wonder why they haven't sold as well as their HD counterparts. Or even worse, they tack on motion and try to pass it off as a new experience.
They really need to play to the consoles strengths by looking at the most innovative Wii games like Excite Truck, Kororinpa, The Conduit, Red Steel 2 and the 'Wii' series games. Then BUILD ON THEM, that's how you make progress! Make something that stands out, and promote what makes it unique. And if you don't want to make motion games that's fine, but you should always approach it like it's going to be the best game ever made and ADVERTISE!!!!!!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF CRIMINY!! AHHHH
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Token_Girl

#37

Token_Girl said:

Oh man, so many games i want to buy but don't know when I'll have time to play.

Maybe 3rd parties have a point about Ninty releasing too many AAA titles

M00se

#38

M00se said:

i love wii but only metroid and galaxy really were the only top notch ones.

Highlar

#39

Highlar said:

Who cares if they aren't "top notch" games? Many of those games, if not all of them, are great in their own ways. The video just goes to show that the Wii has a wide variety of games, covering all kinds of game genres.

I agree with some of the above comments, though, that NoA is pretty bad these days. As much as I think Reggie is a great face for NoA, the way he's running things with advertising, importing games from overseas, etc. is quite on the "not good" side these days. Reggie needs to wake up and listen to gamers...yes, we want games like Disaster Day of Crisis over here, and Captain Rainbow, and Fatal Frame 4. We WANT that variety over here. Come on, NoA...you really need to wake up. I hope you show us at E3 that the waking has begun!

Wolfcoyote

#41

Wolfcoyote said:

I have to agree with many of the above posts stating that NOA just doesn't try hard enough concerning marketing the best of the third-party to their core audience, but I'm thinking that with the Wii, the definition of the core audience has been skewed now that non-gamers and casuals have purchased the units more than anyone else. I'll also go out on a limb and say that the attempt to correct North America's more experienced gamers' perceptions of the Wii's library has been "too much, too late" in 2010, especially with the PS3 and 360 as competition.

RyuZebian

#42

RyuZebian said:

LOL at guitar playing during Galaxy 2 footage and not Guitare Hero 5! :D Maybe because SMG 2 is way more badass? :)

EdEN

#43

EdEN said:

There have always been "core" titles availbale for Wii going back to the launch of the console. It's just that people like to bitch about "no good games on Wii" to go with the flow.

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