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You'll Enjoy This HD Wii U Third Party Software Video

Posted by James Newton

Darksiders II, Ninja Gaiden and more

We brought you the list of third-party Wii U games yesterday, but if a picture is worth a thousand words then this video could buy and sell the Oxford English Dictionary 40 times over.

Showing off games from Darksiders II to Ninja Gaiden III: Razor's Edge, the machine certainly makes those games gleam. While none of this really shows off what the new controller will bring to the experiences, it certainly shows the console has got third-party support on board from the get-go, with some fantastic-looking titles on the way.

It should be noted that Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed these games are running on Xbox 360/PS3 hardware.

Warning: Contains violent material.

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User Comments (32)

sykotek

#3

sykotek said:

I read somewhere else that the actual footage is taken from 360/PS3 counterparts. I just wanna say, it's just a mock up video. These are projected to look roughly similar to 360/PS3 graphics.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#4

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Tekken, Tekken, Tekken.....I wouldn't say that's an out and out hardcore game btw....Arkham City? Yes please. Ghost Recon looks promising too.

LightSamus

#6

LightSamus said:

I don't think I like this move, if the controller can be played alone without the TV, then vice vera is possible right? Unless they release a controller without the screen (which is fully compatible with every game) I think I'll support Nintendo with my 3DS only :)

LEGEND_MARIOID

#7

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

You have to have the console on and be in range to play games on the Wii U controller alone I imagine

Fuzzy

#8

Fuzzy said:

Darksiders 2. Awesome. And Batman, but I probably would have played that on PS3 before the Wii U is out.

FonistofCruxis

#9

FonistofCruxis said:

None of those game interest me at all. If only the the third-party line-up for this had was as interesting games as the third-party games that were shown at the reveal of the 3DS.

Lolza64

#10

Lolza64 said:

The game i'm most interested in out of all of these is Aliens Colonial Marines, but at least we know now that nintendo has the ability to reclaim the hardcore gaming crowd with this new console.

rjejr

#14

rjejr said:

um, I think you're all missing the point. This isn't about graphics so it doesn't matter what system they are showing, it's about blood and violence and guns. And blood. Nintendo sold all their Wiis to aunts and uncles and old age homes, none of whom have any interest in buying another console as they are all still playing Wii Sports. This is to convince gamers who already own a PS3 and/or Xbox360 that they can spend the money on WiiU for Zelda and Mario and still buy the other games they want for the system. If it was about graphics they could just show Nintendo games. Nobody does graphics better than Nintendo on their systems, no 3rd party game matches Brawl or SMG or DKCR or Kirby's Epic Yarn. It's not about the graphics, it's about the blood. Copious amounts of blood.

Linkuini

#16

Linkuini said:

Are you sure that all of those were from PS3 and Xbox 360 versions? Because those "Aliens" clips where at least two different enemies grab hold of the gun in your hands seemed like they were conceived just for that Wii U controller. Either that or it's a really funny coincidence. :)

komicturtle

#17

komicturtle said:

@17
It's confirmed by Reggie, so...
Don't forget about DarkSiders2 developer confirming that WiiU is more poweful than 360/PS3. Then we have that garden video that was confirmed to have been made by early development kits.

In terms of how much more powerful the system is, well, thats still to be determined.

irken004

#18

irken004 said:

Arkham City automatically makes me want to buy a WiiU, even if this version comes out a year behind the 360/PS3/PC version.

kurtasbestos

#19

kurtasbestos said:

Why do I feel like the new U wave of shovelware will equate to games that you can find on other systems? Nintendo's tech demos looked way more exciting to me than any one of these games.

erv

#20

erv said:

So wait. The wii had the perfect control setup for fps games, yet got two or three.

The WiiU has a worse setup and now it gets loads... ???

MasterGraveheart

#21

MasterGraveheart said:

Loving every second of it! Now... how about "Darksiders I: Darkest Edition," "Batman: Arkham City: Last Laugh Edition," and "Ninja Gaiden Compilation featuring I & II" so we can play catch-up without having to buy competitor systems? :)

Pew

#22

Pew said:

@20 The WiiU is supporting wiimote. So hope fully we can play fps with wiimote controllers

Mabbit

#24

Mabbit said:

Darksiders and Ninja Gaiden?
YES! BOOBIES!!!
:D

Edit: Awww, I had Darksiders mixed up with Darkstalkers... I'm really sad now :(

Game-Over

#25

Game-Over said:

Hopefully EA are working on a Fight Nite for Wii U, plenty of titles from Capcom would be nice too.

Henmii

#26

Henmii said:

"It should be noted that Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed these games are running on Xbox 360/PS3 hardware"

I want to see footage running on wii u hardware, and I want to see those games 100% confirmed!!! And I want to see awesome games from Nintendo! I am not convinced yet!

MARIOOO

#30

MARIOOO said:

ha another irish guy on this (Game-Over) im happy to see all the third parties on board cause it means WiiU will be a real contender in the console market
hope its not too expensive and plays DvDs so i could trade in PS3 4 it

JustanotherGamer

#31

JustanotherGamer said:

SomeHow it seems to me that the CEO's of the 3rd party developers are trying really hard to sound like they actually believe in Nintendo this time around. Nintendo Wii U could be the console that has strong 3rd party support this time. N64, GameCube and Wii didn't have strong 3rd party developer support. The Wii U had better or will end up as the "Could've been console" The Games seem to be promising. Hopefully a lot of these games will be ready at launch?

DrDaisy

#32

DrDaisy said:

I'm not happy with Nintendo using other hardware to showcase its own; that's dishonest. I think I'll just wait until all the games shown in this video are out (even the ones I have no interest in) on Wii U before considering a purchase, just to make sure none of them get "cancelled" (more likely some of these games were never planned for Wii U to begin with). And they better not skimp on Ninja Gaiden's blood either.

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