1. Skylanders: Trap Team
Another year means there’s a brand new Spyro Skylanders game to get addicted to. This year’s Trap Team comes with a pretty nifty gimmick – defeating evil foes leads to them getting transported to the real-world via physical crystal shards. Then you get to have these defeated villains fight on your side and become do-gooder’s. Get yourself that brand new Traptanium Portal and adopt some of those awesome new figurines.
2. Bayonetta 2
Ladies and gentlemen, Bayonetta 2 is clearly the front runner for the best Wii U game currently on the market. The over-the-top action gets even crazier this around, as you now have to deal with angry demons on top of those enraged angels. Bayonetta’s huge arsenal comes with brand new double katanas, a beautiful crossbow, a massive hammer and so much more. This PlatinumGames production is one of the best action/adventure games ever.
3. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
WayForward’s platforming halF-genie gets another run in this new installment…THIS TIME, WITH PIXELATED PIRATES! You take control of the beautiful Shantae once again as you hunt down 20 genie magic shards across Sequin Island. This island happens to feature fun platforming sequences, fun magical items to use and hilarious dialogue instances with the game’s swashbucklers. This downloadable Wii U exclusive is a retro gamer’s dream come true.
1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SMASH IS BACK, SON! Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U is the ultimate love letter to retro gamers, fighting-party game heads and longtime Smash fanatics. You really can’t pass up a game that lets you fight with Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man and FREAKIN’ MEGA MAN! This game has everything – a huge roster, a massive single-player party mode, an incredible selection of classic tunes, MEWTWO and so much more to get addicted to.
2. Watch Dogs
Wii U owners had to wait a good while to join the hacking and blasting action of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs. For Wii U console owners who haven’t had the chance to play this open-world shooter, now’s the time to dive into its world. The DLC is available thankfully and the great mix of undercover hacking action remains intact. Take on the moniker of Aiden Pearce and cause havoc with your hacking expertise, this time on the Wii U.
1. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Color as surprised by the fact that this former minigame turned into such an excellent full release. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker gives Princess Peach’s aide the main even spotlight in this fun puzzle platformer. This spin-off from Super Mario 3D World features a nice collection of stages that utilize your navigation skills to the fullest. There’s coins to collect, turnips to fling, hammers to use and plenty more instances where your adventures with Toad change up.