Those with a Wii U have a lot to look forward to in 2015 according to a newly released software schedule shared by Nintendo of America. According to a story by Forbes from Sept. 2, Nintendo has detailed their 2014 and 2015 Wii U software lineup by emphasizing nearly a dozen high-profile Wii U exclusives slated for release in 2015. Detailing the first half of the year and latter portion of 2015, the lineup looks quite diverse and appealing for those with a Wii U.
After making a splash at E3 2014, it looks as though Wii U owners won’t have to wait too long for Splatoon as Nintendo is anticipating a first half of 2015 release date for the new IP. Joining Splatoon in early 2015 looks to be Yoshi’s Wooly World, Mario Maker, and Project Giant Robot – all of these titles played a heavy role in Nintendo E3 2014 showing. While the opening half of 2015 sounds promising, Nintendo really kicks things into high gear with the latter half of 2015 with titles like Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Project Guard, Star Fox Wii U, and Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Arguably the biggest release of 2015 from Nintendo for Wii U will be The Legend of Zelda Wii U. Zelda Wii U is slated for a 2015 release and will likely be Nintendo’s big holiday title of 2015. Following E3 2014, Aonuma confirmed that the title will be playable at E3 2015 and has since gone on to detail the game’s open world design and how the Wii U GamePad may be utilized. There is much to learn about Zelda Wii U, but Aonuma has stated that the game is only possible on Wii U as the GamePad allows for new gameplay ideas to be created. Find his full quote below and full story here:
We also need a game map that depicts the world as it is. The GamePad is very effective for this. Innovations in this game are only possible due to Wii U hardware.
You can take a look at Nintendo’s 2014 and 2015 Wii U lineup here. This doesn’t represent the full software lineup for 2014 or 2015, but it does give a nice glimpse into the future.