news\ Feb 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Nintendo Direct showcased upcoming third party games


If you're a Wii U owner, I understand your anger regarding the recent delay of Rayman Legends. However, Nintendo wants to prove that the Wii U still has the Third Party support it needs.

This month we'll have two fantastic eShop games. Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm is a follow up to Gaijin Games' amazing rhythm based platformer. Zen Pinball 2 from Zen Studios will introduce a number of fantastic pinball tables such as Marvel Pinball and Plants vs Zombies.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate is also on the horizon, and looks to bring back that awesome Metroidvania style gameplay that past Castlevania handheld games were built on, but combining it with some awesome 3D visuals. Fans will be able get their hands on this game on March 5th.

On March 19th, the Wii U will feel the need for speed with Most Wanted. It will be the first third party title to fully incorporate Miiverse functionality into the gameplay. The game will also feature an exclusive co-driver mode and the Ultimate Speed Pack at no additional charge, which included 25 additional High Speed Races and Speed Runs, five new cards and more than 70 new speed-themed milestones.

Not one, but two Monster Hunter titles will be making their way to both the Wii U and 3DS, on the same day! Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate might be a port of sorts of Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii, but make no mistake, this game will be bigger and better than ever. Plus, come on, Monster Hunter on the Wii U!!

March 26th will see the release of Activision's first person shooter, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, which will blend first-person action with resource management, and of course, surviving the zombie horde.

Fighting game fans should get excited for Injustice: Gods Among Us, where players will be able to duke it out with some of their favorite DC heroes and villains like Batman, Superman, The Joker and Wonder Woman. You should look out for this title on April 16th.

Lastly, Disney Infinity, the answer to Activision's Skylanders, will be making its Wii U and 3DS debut in June alongside the other consoles as well. Disney enthusiasts should keep a close eye on this game as it looks to celebrate a ton of Disney franchises.

September is a long way away, but these games should make the wait slightly more bearable, until we can finally get our hands on the fantastic looking Rayman Legends.

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