Nintendo's "launch window" for the Wii U runs through the end of March. But what's in store for beyond that? Nintendo UK's James Honeywell said in an interview released Friday that there will be lots of "fantastic" games for not just the new console but the 3DS as well.
"As well as a strong launch line up, we've also got a really strong Q1," Honeywell told the Official Nintendo Magazine. "We've got a lot of fantastic titles - Monster Hunter, Ninja Gaiden, Sing Party, fantastic titles for everyone. And beyond - I'm sure E3 will be another great show and there will be lots of fantastic titles to come."
Not mentioned by Honeywell for the Wii U Q1 time period is also releases like "Rayman Legends", "Aliens: Colonial Marines", and "The Wonderful 101" among others. Beyond Q1 we should expect "Bayonetta 2", "Dragon Quest X", "Injustice: Gods Among Us", and "Project Cars" with a new "Super Smash Bros.", "The Legend of Zelda" and a new 3D "Mario" expected to make an appearance at E3.
On the Nintendo 3DS side of the aisle, "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon" and "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" lead a charge of new titles in the first three months that also includes "Fire Emblem: Awakening" and a new "Brain Training" game. There's still "Ace Attorney 5", "Monster Hunter 4" and other titles yet to be announced for E3 and beyond.
With all that said, the Wii U still faces some challenges for 2013 primarily in the form of cheaper PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles and the looming release of the next-gen PS4 and Xbox 720.