President Satoru Iwata announced today on a Nintendo Direct Webcast that a 3D Super Mario Series, Mario Kart and two Legend of Zelda games are all in the works for the Wii U.
The GameCube game The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is being remade with HD graphics for the Wii U while another game starring Yoshi is in development. Nothing more was said about them, as we’ll have to wait until June’s E3 expo to test the games out.
Iwata also announced a new version of the Virtual Console classic game shop and a smartphone app for the Miiverse social network. Games from the NES and other old Nintendo consoles will be available for $5-to-$9. Iwata added that there will be improved Wii U performance with spring and summer software updates.
Previously on GeekWire: Sony boss: We’ll let Microsoft unveil its console first, then make ours better
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- key specs
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- Game formatOptical disc, Downloadable
- Online featuresMultiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity8 GB
- Controller typeWireless
- Motion controlsAccelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
- Video outputsComponent, HDMI (v1.4), RCA / composite, S-Video
- Backward compatible1 generations