The 6 most important Wii U games so far

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Only had a handful of games are currently playable on Nintendo Wii U - but as E3 showed us, there are a whole host of massive AAA names coming to the system.

The most important games for the Wii U will be the ones that deliver both a great gaming experience and take advantage of Nintendo's tech to provide something the 360 and PS3 can't.

We've singled out what we think were the six most important Wii U games to be announced at E3. They may not all be mind blowing blockbusters but they each offer something you'll only find on Nintendo's new machine.


It's not going to be a Crysis 2 beater in terms of alien blasting FPS gameplay. The environments don't look as pretty as Battlefield 3 and the voice-acting for the heroic Londoner protagonist is, well, hilarious.


But, since there are few games out there that have revealed just how they will bring some Wii U innovation to their gameplay, this one makes it in as an intriguing title at the very least.

The Wii U controller can be used to control gunplay in first person mode, making turning left, right, 180 or pirouetting as quick as your movements in real-life. A possible plus if well executed.

What's more intriguing is how the Wii U aims to enhance multiplayer. With one person taking the usual FPS reigns with a standard Wii controller, another uses the new Wii U 'tablet' to manage and dictate enemy AI from above.

Will it work? We don't know but you won't find anything quite the same on PS3 and 360.


Whether it's Oracle in Batman or Tank in The Matrix, there's something incredibly cool about being the overseer back in base feeding the hero the information he or she needs.

That's exactly what Ghost Recon Online looks like it's going to give players the opportunity to do. With a similar offering to Killer Freaks From Outer Space, the Wii U controller allows players to dictate play from above, only this time it's latched on to solid and sought after franchise.

It was the ad below that sold us on the idea. With the Wii U involved, all of a sudden the usually mundane task of keeping the team together, setting waypoints and keeping track of fallen looks as good as scoring headshots.

Plus you get to hang out with people who say things like "Let's dance amigos."

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We don't know whether Assassin's Creed on the Wii U will be a port of the one of the series titles to have already hit PC, PS3 and 360, whether Ninty fans will be jumping in at number 3 or whether they'll get a completely different story.


Either way the name of a hardcore title like Assassin's Creed will certainly have made a large group of people sit up straight who may have previously felt deflated by Nintendo recently.

Of course there were more than a few hardcore titles announced for the Wii U at E3 including Batman: Arkham City, Darksiders II and Ninja Gaiden 3, Assassin's is the only one so far that's had its special Wii U features hinted at.

We're expected touchscreen maps and inventory systems, which will assist the freerunner who wants to keep on the move. What's more intriguing, however, is the notion of Eagle Vision being contained on the tablet.

How this will be implemented hasn't been discussed but we think a first-person Eagle Vision mode that make use of the controller's gyro to some extent could work. It could make scanning for glyphs a bit quicker and easier.


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