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10 Wii U games that should be on your radar

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Trine 2: Director’s Cut

Frozenbyte’s side-scrolling action puzzle-platformer Trine 2 is returning as a director's cut specifically for Wii U. This version is said to contain content that the Finnish developer had to cut from the original. It will also include the recent expansion Goblin Menace, which hit Steam on September 6.

The game supports local and online co-op with the GamePad and three Wii remotes, introduces a Magic Mayhem party mode, and offers control options optimized for the Wii U. Look for it in the eShop at launch.

Pikmin 3

It’s been a long time coming: Pikmin 3, scheduled for release in 2013, arrives nearly nine years after Pikmin 2 for the GameCube.

The gameplay is familiar, but you can tilt the GamePad to direct your Pikmin army or use the controller to view the game map and switch between leaders.

Pikmin 3

Special mention: Bayonetta 2

bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 won’t be appearing at launch, but it’s definitely one you’ll want to look out for. Developer Platinum Games is making it exclusive to Nintendo’s console alone — a bold move, as it forces fans to either invest in a Wii U or go empty-handed.

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Tags: Wii U, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Platinum Games, Capcom, Junction Point, 5th Cell, Namco Bandai, Frozenbyte

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