One of the Wii U launch titles Nintendo’s been hyping up since E3 2012 is Nintendo Land. It’s a mini-game collection filled with numerous “attractions” inspired by classic Nintendo games. The thing is, you don’t want to go into a mini-game collection blind. You want to have some kind of idea, however vague, of what games you’ll be getting. Especially since it seems like Nintendo Land will cost $59.99 when it appears on November 18, 2012.
Fortunately, a full Nintendo Land attraction list reveal was part of the schedule for today’s Wii U presentation in New York. We now know every game that will be in the collection. While some received a little extra attention, Metroid Blast in particular, most were either revealed via the Nintendo Land page on Nintendo.com and minor announcements.
Anyways, let’s see what Nintendo Land has to offer!
- Animal Crossing: Sweet Day
- Balloon Trip Breeze
- Captain Falcon’s Twister Race
- Donkey Kong’s Crash Course
- The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest
- Luigi’s Ghost Mansion
- Mario Chase
- Metroid Blast
- Octopus Dance
- Pikmin Adventure
- Takamaru’s Ninja Castle
- Toshi’s Fruit Cart
Of those 12 attractions, 6 are multiplayer games. The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, Metroid Blast and Pikmin Adventure are cooperative multiplayer games where people work together on a team to accomplish some kind of goal. Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, Luigi’s Ghost Mansion and Mario Chase have competitive and cooperative elements, as they pit users wielding Wii remotes against the player using the Wii U gamepad.
I have to admit, I did really enjoy trying Nintendo Land at E3 2012. I don’t think it’s worth $59.99, but it will be a nice pack-in for people grabbing the $349.99 deluxe Wii U bundle.