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Tecmo Koei Wii U titles all day-one digital – report

Thursday, 8th November 2012 05:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

According to GoNintendo‘s interpretation of a 4Gamer report, all Tecmo Koei games released on Wii U in Japan will launch day-and-date on the console’s eShop. The three Japanese Wii U launch titles are all cheaper online than at retail, too – Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (¥7,140 retail, ¥6,300 eShop), Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII (¥9,240 retail, ¥8000 eShop) and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (¥7,140 retail, ¥6,300). The Wii U launches in Japan in early December; it hits the US On November 18 and Europe on November 30.

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  1. TD_Monstrous69

    OK, is it me, or does it seem like the Wii U is lacking originality? Sure, the Nintendo TV functionality is nice, and the tablet controller I’m sure can yield interesting gameplay ideas down the road, but here’s the thing, that’s down the road. What exactly is this company doing now that makes the Wii U interesting, or a compelling purchase? Because quite frankly, I don’t see it anywhere.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Digital Bamboo

    Well, let’s see: A new kind of controller that will be used in new & interesting ways from day one. Full backwards compatibility. Controllers from the previous generation which can be used day one (remind me the last time that’s happened), the wooing of indie developers with the Unity deal, the promise of Nintendo 1st party games in HD, & one of the strongest launch lineups in gaming history.

    You sure you’re really looking?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. TD_Monstrous69

    @2 OK, u have some valid points, but one notion I’d like to challenge is the “new control scheme being used in new & interesting ways from day one”. Now I don’t doubt it yielding interesting gameplay ideas, but just right now, I just don’t see any really compelling content for it that just screams I must have this (outside of maybe Zombi U). Also, the “promise of Nintendo first party games in HD”, right now, there’s only two first party games in HD, and that’s Super Mario Bros U, and NintendoLand, unless you’re really counting the Tecmo Koei titles up there as mentioned being “published by Nintendo”. I don’t doubt they aren’t working on future titles, but just right now, there’s next to nothing. Now the indie devs thing u mention, I won’t dispute. Because I think it’s good when any publisher gives indie developers a platform to make games (plus, I did remember seeing something a while back that did look interesting, though I can’t remember what it was exactly).
    Also, their launch line up is strong, I’ll give you that. But here’s the thing, a lot of their titles in their launch line up are games that’ve been out for at least eight months to a year on other systems. I mean, why exactly would I want to play Arkham City on the Wii U, when it’s nearly the same game from the PS3 and 360? Only with Armour, and the detective mode’s now tied to the controller. Also, why would I play Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U, Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty Black Ops II or even the supposedly less shitty version of Ninja Gaiden 3? Also, how’s the “Nintendo Network” supposed to work? Like PSN, like Xbox Live, like Steam, or like a bit of all three? Because it’s 10 days before its launch, and they still haven’t answered that question.
    So, u ask me if I’ve been really looking? Yes, I have been, and I hate to say it, I’m not impressed, I’m worried. I hate to say it because I actually like Nintendo, they were how I got into console gaming in the first place. But what I’m seeing from them is just a really uninspired push out of the gate for their try at HD gaming. Everything I’ve said about them here isn’t meant to be bashful, I’m just making a critique out of a place of concern.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. OlderGamer

    TD man you should think about using the enter key. Press it twice to make a line of space between paragraphs. I know I am long winded and type a lot, but you have to make break up that text a bit.

    And btw Digital Bambo +1

    I was considering selling mine on Ebay, I have a premium preordered. But there is no way i can live with doing that. I am too freaken excited for new hardware. And WiiU and the games line up look fantastic to me.

    #4 1 year ago