Nintendo Releases New Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Screenshots
Although Sony and Microsoft are the gaming companies garnering the most attention this holiday season, there are still those out there that happen to own a Wii U, and who happen to enjoy their experience with Nintendo’s foray in to the current generation of gaming. Of course some third-party companies have backed out of support for the console due to the fact that they don’t want to develop games for hardware that more closely resembles the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 instead of their contemporaries, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. The most prominent departure was Electronic Arts, which left Nintendo scrambling to find more first-party content to produce; they were also left trying to keep what third party support they had left, and most of it is still decent. However, as has been true with most Nintendo consoles, the main draw is its exclusives. Nintendo knows this, and just put up this Twitter announcement for a game coming out in February (i.e. when it might make more sense to buy a next-gen console because of a larger game catalog).
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 19, 2013
Bad pun aside, this is definitely interesting. Some retailers have pulled back on their support of the Wii U, even to the point of actively ignoring it beyond what stock they already have, and not ordering any further consoles to sell. Since Nintendo is clearly still quite invested in making the Wii U their flagship, including putting quite a bit of effort in to a franchise title for the system, Nintendo seems content to go how they’ve been going, and hope for the best. Hopefully, this barrel of monkeys (and one giant gorilla) is as fun as some purport that to be.