The Best New Wii U Games of 2014

April 2014

1. LEGO The Hobbit

LEGO The Hobbit

LEGO video games seem to improve as they get even more releases tied to popular franchises. Those famous yellow stud blocks got tied to Star Wars, Batman, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones etc. This LEGO-fied interpretation of The Hobbit adventures is just as good the LEGO games that came before them. Getting to experience The Hobbit’s unexpected journey, encounter with Smaug and more becomes even more of a joy with the well-known humor of LEGO games. Sure, Wii U gamers have to wait until April 22, but it’s worth the wait.

2. NES Remix 2

NES Remix 2

The 1st edition of NES Remix was the perfect nostalgic quick fix that mobile/handheld gamers could constantly play. Nintendo noticed just how awesome it was outside of the home and probably figured,” HEY! This game would be even more incredible with the Wii U gamepad!” Turns out that idea was right. This sequel offered remixed stages of classic Nintendo franchises with various characters and brand new NES stages for your minigame pleasure. The new Super Luigi Bros. and 1990 Nintendo World Championship inspired mode make this a welcome downloadable purchase for Wii U owners.

3. Child of Light

Child of Light

A platforming RPG? Sounds like one of the strangest video game combinations we’ve ever heard of. Thankfully, Ubisoft’s Child of Light focuses on Aurora and her friendly blue orb who traverses around several beautifully animated levels as they battle with several fantastical beasts. If you still play old school Final Fantasy games, then you’ll finally have a modern yet still classic RPG to get attached to.

May 2014

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June 2014

1. Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

Yacht Club Games ode to old-school, 8-bit gaming comes in the form of Shovel Knight. This downloadable Wii U/3DS game is a action/adventure platformer that’s packed with charm. The miniature Shovel Knight himself is out to save the Enchantress, which means he has to deal with terrible enemies and tough-to-navigate levels. This is old-school gaming at its finest.