The Wii U’s unique second screen offers a lot for sports game fans to be excited about. Unique views for strategies, statistics, and more have been suggested and implemented in the first line of sports (& racing) games for Wii U hitting the market between the system’s release and early 2013. Here are a few of the most anticipated selections from the Wii U’s extensive upcoming list.
Madden NFL 13
For football fans and sports gamers, there’s nothing like a great game of Madden football, and the Wii U is busting out with the latest installment of the franchise with high quality graphics and the most current database of players. Famous CBS sports commentary makes every game feel like Superbowl Sunday, and the new Career Connection mode adds a story aspect to the classic franchise. With Career Connection, players can live through the legacy of a famous athlete, or create their own adventure as an up and coming player or coach.
But what may be the most exciting about the Wii U version of Madden NFL 13 is what the Wii U’s gamepad brings to the field. Madden NFL 13 for the Wii U comes packed with brand new, system-exclusive features that use the controller to the fullest including new techniques for play-calling, team management, and strategy planning without cluttering the main screen.
Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed
For fans of the classic kart racing genre, Sonic and his friends from various SEGA franchises are coming to the Wii U in Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed. The newest entry in the Transformed series of Sonic racing games will feature a variety of exclusive features focused on the Wii U’s gamepad. The gamepad will host a variety of functions such as showing a map of the course, showing first person viewpoints of the player and their opponents, and even doubling as a rear view mirror when held up to the television screen.
The Wii U edition also uses the system’s asymmetrical gameplay for exclusive battle modes. One player with the Wii U gamepad fights to defeat up to four of their Wiimote-equipped friends. A bonus edition of the game will also be available, featuring an exclusive character and course for diehard fans.
ESPN Sports Connection
For fans of casual sports gaming and their families, ESPN Sports Connection will be available for the Wii U, filling the hole left by the lack of an official Wii Sports follow-up by Nintendo. The game includes a wide variety of modes including golf, soccer, tennis, football, baseball, and racing, each mode using the gamepad in unique ways. For example, in golf mode, players can use the gamepad to get a 360 degree view from the perspective of the hole. This package of sports (& racing) games for Wii U is ideal for families and parties, but also includes a singular play mode. COOL BONUS FEATURE: For players who want to feel more progress than dropping the extra belly fat, ESPN Sports Connection is set to have hundreds of in-game achievements, each one unlocking ESPN themed gear to customize your avatar.
If you prefer your sports set to a beat, Just Dance 4 is the ultimate exercise/music genre hybrid for the Wii U. The new installment in the popular franchise continues to provide players with dozens of the latest songs such as “Call Me Maybe”, “What Makes You Beautiful”, and “Moves Like Jagger” along with classics like “Rock Lobster” and “Oops… I Did It Again!” The Wii U version is also set to include the exclusive puppet mode. Using the gamepad, one player enters dance moves in real time that up to four other players must follow.
No matter how you game, the highly anticipated sports (& racing) games for Wii U have you covered later this year and all through 2013.